Suzanne Deveney 
VP of Marketing 

Rappeport_Donlen_ABANORTHBROOK, IL  — Donlen, North America’s fastest growing fleet leasing and management company, announced today that CEO Gary Rappeport was named the 2009 American Business Awards (ABA) Stevie Award Winner in the Executive of the Year – Services category. Awards were handed out at a gala event held in New York City on June 22, 2009. 

“I’m honored to receive this award, but it really belongs to everyone at Donlen whose passion and willingness to go the extra mile every day for our customers has enabled us to achieve great recognition for the company,” said Gary. “I’m proud to be part of such a dedicated team.” 

Gary was honored for his numerous leadership achievements. Under Gary’s direction, Donlen has had exponential growth over the past five years. His focus on employee satisfaction, corporate social responsibility, and environmental consciousness has put Donlen in the forefront of workplace excellence, earning the company numerous recognitions from the International Association of Outsourcing ProfessionalsCrain’s Chicago Business, the National Association of Business Resources, and previous honors from the ABA. 
The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing business awards program in the United States, and this year more than 2,600 entries from corporations, non-profits, and government agencies were submitted for consideration across a broad range of categories. More information about The American Business Awards and the full list of Stevie Award winners and finalists is available at

About Donlen 
Donlen, with headquarters in Northbrook, IL, and offices nationwide, is a global provider of innovative fleet management programs. Since 1965, Donlen has offered its clients highly personalized and responsive customer service. Donlen has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business “List of 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago for 2009,” National Association for Business Resources “101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago” in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and as a “Top 100 Global Outsourcing Leader” by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) each year from 2006-2009. For more information about Donlen, visit

About The Stevie Awards 
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at