Mercury Associates announces executive appointments, new customers

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Mercury Associates — a fleet, travel and relocation management consulting firm based in Gaithersburg, Md. — has announced the appointment of Stephen W. Burnett as associate vice president in the firm’s fleet management consulting practice; Janis D. Christensen, CAFM, as senior manager and director of corporate fleet management consulting services; Al Lundy as senior associate fleet consultant; and Dayton Rumbough as associate fleet consultant.

Burnett has worked for more than 200 clients in his 35-year career as a management consultant and started fleet management consulting practices at both Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche) and David M. Griffith & Associates Ltd. (now Maximus Inc.). While Burnett will concentrate his efforts on expanding Mercury’s fleet management consulting services to school districts, he also will continue to serve a number of past clients and new Mercury Associates clients in the Southeastern United States, where he will head up the newly established Atlanta office of the firm.

Christensen is responsible for directing the activities, consultants and associates in Mercury’s new corporate fleet management services division and will continue as a consultant and managing editor to Automotive Digest. Prior to joining Mercury Associates, Christensen was president of her own fleet management consulting company, Christensen & Day Group. Christensen brings her team of senior associate consultants in corporate fleet management consulting to Mercury Associates. Prior to founding Christensen & Day Group in 1997, Christensen worked at TRW for more than 20 years, where she was responsible for all fleet management activities. She is a past vice president of the National Association of Fleet Administrators and received NAFA’s Distinguished Service Award.

Lundy has more than 40 years of experience with Navy and Air Force fleet management programs. Rumbough has extensive federal fleet management experience.

Within the last two months, Mercury Associates has been awarded contracts by Toyota Tsusho of America, the State of California, Coinmach Services Corp., Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, N.C.), Colorado Springs Utilities, the National Capital Region of the U.S. General Services Administration, the Federal Acquisition Service of GSA, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and the Virginia Department of Transportation.