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Claton Chandler Selected to Oversee Conslolidated Fleet Office


Cabinet Secretary Robert W. Ferguson, Jr. today announced the selection of Claton D. Chandler as executive director of the State Fleet Management Office, effective October 4, 2010.

An experienced fleet administrator, Chandler has most recently served as the state fleet manager for the state of Oklahoma, providing statutory oversight for the acquisition, management and maintenance of 9,000 vehicles in nearly 60 state agencies. His work experience also includes serving as a development officer for a non-profit organization serving at risk children and as a program manager for strategic and global operations, asset, and life-cycle management within the U.S. Army.

Chandler’s responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the fleet operation for the state of West Virginia, which consists of more than 7,000 state-owned passenger vehicles and aircraft. He will develop short- and long-terms plans, implementing best fleet management practices, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations and monitor and analyze utilization and maintenance of the fleet.  Chandler will work collaboratively with staff, management, state agencies, political leadership, vendors and other stakeholder groups to develop streamlined, transparent processes while achieving optimum operating costs.

“As the consolidated fleet program evolves, Claton will spearhead this transition by formulating the policies and procedures necessary to provide accountability and cost-efficiencies,” said Cabinet Secretary Ferguson.  “With his vast knowledge and experiences in the management of fleet vehicles, I am confident that he will quickly identify the areas to be addressed in order to produce positive outcomes in this program. His leadership skills and understanding of fleet management operations will truly benefit the newly created Fleet Management Office and our state government as a whole.”

A graduate of East Central State University, Chandler attained his master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma City University.  Other certifications include Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) from the American Public Works Association and most recently, receipt of a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.   

The 2010 State Legislature passed legislation consolidating the state’s fleet under the Department of Administration.


Diane Holley-Brown