Carlos Oropeza
Director, Marketing

tom-callahan-accepting-awardNORTHBROOK, Ill. — Donlen is proud to announce that Tom Callahan, President was named the winner of the Gold Executive of the Year American Business Stevie® Award in the Automotive, Transport Equipment and Transportation category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards yesterday. Donlen was also awarded the Silver Company of the Year American Business Stevie Award.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented last night to the winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the American Business Awards for this prestigious recognition,” said Callahan. “My ten years at Donlen have been the highlight of my career. It has been rewarding to work with each Donlen employee who is dedicated to the complete satisfaction of our customers. Thank you for this recognition. ”

Tom has deep roots in the automotive and commercial fleet industries. He began his career at Ford Motor Company where he held various sales and management roles including field sales, merchandising, and operations. Additionally, Tom held global leadership positions in general management, sales management, product development, quality, and operations in North America, UK, Japan, and Australasia with GE Commercial Finance—Fleet Services and GE Consumer Finance.

In his role as President, Tom is a member of the Hertz Executive Committee. In addition, Tom has served as President of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

About Donlen

Donlen develops the fleet management industry’s most innovative technology solutions and offers a proactive, hands-on approach to customer service. For more than 50 years, Donlen has empowered its customers to focus on their core business and drive continuous improvement in their fleet’s operational and financial performance. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ). For more information about Donlen’s best-in-class fleet management solutions, visit

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations 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