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Wright Express names new Government Account Manager

Industry veteran Veronica L. Collins will draw on her experience to cultivate and expand partnerships with state and municipal fleets

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE (April 15, 2004) — Wright Express has tapped industry veteran Veronica L. Collins as its new Government Account Manager.

Collins, who has worked at Wright Express for more than a decade, will oversee the company's existing 19 state accounts and work to develop partnerships with new state and municipal fleets. Collins will also be responsible for Wright Express' annual Government Fleet Advisory Board meetings, and will represent Wright Express at key industry events. She will report directly to Bernie Kavanagh, Vice President of Strategic Accounts.

Wright Express is the nation's leading provider of fleet management services and has developed specialized programs to handle the needs of government fleets, including tax exemption reports and online account management. Collins, a graduate of the University of Maine, has held several positions at Wright Express, developing experience in both sales and operations functions. Most recently, she was a senior district sales manager in the Midwest.

“We are very pleased that Veronica has accepted this important position,” said Fred Madeira, Vice President and General Manager, Relationship Management. “She brings energy, knowledge and a wealth of experience to the position as well as a real focus and dedication to both the customer and the prospective customer. We believe she will be very successful in further developing our already strong government account business as well as help shape our continuously evolving offerings for the important government market.” Collins lives in Orchard Lake, Michigan with her husband.

About Wright Express
South Portland-based Wright Express is the leading provider of fleet charge cards to the fleet maintenance and fueling industry with its cards accepted at more than 160,000 locations. Wright Express also provides information management, payment processing, and financial services to fleets through card partnerships with oil companies and fleet management companies. Through its own universal card program, its partners' card programs and its MasterCard program, Wright Express has more than 4.5 million commercial cards in its markets. Wright Express LLC, a subsidiary of Cendant Corp., employs more than 600 people at its headquarters in South Portland, Maine and its subsidiary in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about Wright Express, please visit

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