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NEFA Holds 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, Officers and Directors Elected

October 19, 2020, 07:22 AM
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On Oct. 15, the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) virtually held the 2020 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting acts as the official platform to announce NEFA Officers and Directors for the next 12 months. Officers and Directors were voted on through a digital ballot system via DocuSign by the NEFA community. The voting period was open from Oct. 1 to Oct. 13 and, after achieving a quorum, ballots were counted by the Legal Committee. During the meeting Marc Keepman-KLC Financial and Immediate Past President and Chair of the Nominations Committee and Joshua Hasko-Messerli Kramer and member of the Legal Committee announced the process for voting and disclosed the new slate of Board Members.

Chad Sluss, Executive Director and CEO of NEFA, said, “We are thankful for the leadership provided by our Board members that served the organization in 2019-2020 and are excited to welcome our new Board members. The National Equipment Finance Association is well-positioned to continue to provide exceptional educational, networking, and overall industry relevance for our membership in these very unusual times."

NEFA Officers and Directors

NEFA’s new President & Chairwoman of the Board is Laura Carini, CLFP - Financial Pacific Leasing, and is joined on the Executive Committee by James Jackson-The Alta Group as Vice President; Scott Wheeler, CLFP-Wheeler Business Consulting as Treasurer; and Adam Peterson - Channel Partners Capital as Secretary. Daryn Lecy, CLFP- Oakmont Capital Services, LLC, will remain on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past President.

New NEFA President Carini said, “I am so excited for the new slate on board for 2020-2021. It is great to have fresh ideas from a wide range of member companies. This year we not only have representation and expertise in broker/lessor companies, but also in technology, collections, legal and accounting. This collaborative team will serve our members well in executing our many upcoming initiatives.”

New Directors of the association were also announced and include Paul Fogle, CLFP-Quality Leasing Co., Inc; Christy Kusilek, CLFP-Northteq; and Shawn Smith-Dedicated Commercial Recovery Inc. They are joined by the other tenured Board Members including Anne Dalgaard, CPA, CLFP-Dynamic Rentals, LLC; Robert Hornby-Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC; Lori Littleford, CLFP-Macquarie Equipment Finance; Jacklynn Manning, CLFP-AMUR Equipment Finance; and Beth McLean, CLFP-Northland Capital Equipment Finance. 

During the meeting, outgoing President Lecy presented a 2020 year in review; James Jackson-The Alta Group offered a financial update; Stephanie Hall, CLFP-BankFinancial and Andre Clifford, CLFP-BankFinancial offered an education update; Randy Haug-LTi Technology Solutions and Chair of the Chris Walker Education Fund Committee offered an update on the Chris Walker Education Fund; and Reid Raycovich, Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation, offered an update on the Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation.

Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award

Also during the meeting, the Executive Committee awarded Robert Hornby-Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, the Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award.

Immediate Past President of NEFA Lecy said “Robert was a clear and unanimous choice for the 2020 Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award for his countless hours helping our association navigate through several situations this year due to COVID-19. Robert has always been generous of his time in support of NEFA but he went above and beyond in 2020. We are very thankful for all of his help.”


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