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ELFA Equipment Management Conference Returns In-Person in 2022, Committee Recognized

January 21, 2022, 07:20 AM

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the 2022 Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition will be held in-person on Feb. 13-15 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. The annual conference draws asset managers, equipment appraisers, remarketers and service providers to the industry.

“We are excited to get back together in-person at the 2022 Equipment Management Conference,” said Tom Monroe, Chair of the ELFA Equipment Management Conference. “Our committee is planning terrific networking opportunities, educational content and professional development for attendees. We look forward to learning and networking with industry colleagues and friends on Feb. 13-15!”

Highlights will include:

  • Sector sessions offering an overview and outlook of market conditions for a variety of equipment segments, including trucks/trailers, alternative energy, aircraft, IT/computers/tech, construction, rail, healthcare, material handling and inland marine transportation.
  • Hot-topic sessions including:What’s Hot? What’s Not?; The Impact of Alternative Fuel Sources; and Supply Chain Management, Issues & Solutions
  • Career-building sessions on the basics of equipment management and how to plan a career in asset management
  • Keynote address by John E. Silvia, Ph.D., investment professional and former Chief Economist for Wells Fargo
  • Off-site tour of the Pima Air & Space Museum
  • An exhibition of equipment appraisers, remarketers, auctioneers and others
  • Networking receptions with attendees back together in person

Planning Committee
ELFA is pleased to recognize the subject matter experts on the 2022 Equipment Management Committee who are involved in developing the program content for the Equipment Management Conference. The members of the committee are:

  • Thomas Monroe, SVP, ATEL Equipment Services, ATEL Capital Group (Committee Chair)
  • Carl Chrappa, Senior Managing Director, The Alta Group LLC (Committee Chair Emeritus)
  • Nicholas Coscia, Equipment Manager, Asset Management Americas CT&I, DLL
  • Anthony Gordon, Manager of Asset Management, Farm Credit Leasing
  • Laura Grill, Asset Management, Truist Equipment Finance Corp.
  • Thomas Harford, SVP - Equipment Management Group, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
  • Robert Herb, Vice President, Global Asset Manager, Healthcare & Clean Technology, DLL
  • Philip Houser, Director, Asset Management, CIT
  • Elizabeth Jaramillo, Vice President - Asset Management/New Business Support, Key Equipment Finance
  • Kelly Lane, Senior Vice President, Asset Management, BciCapital, Inc. (BciC)
  • Robert Mercogliano, Strategic Account Manager - Financial Services, bidadoo Inc.
  • James Merz, SVP - Head of Equipment Management, Fifth Third Bank
  • Andrew Pace, Chief Operating Officer, Asset Compliant Solutions (ACS)
  • Jane Rethmeier, CEO, Harbor Capital Leasing, Inc.
  • Joseph Santora, Managing Partner, Irontrax
  • Kevin Sensenbrenner, SVP/Senior Managing Director, Head of Asset Management, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
  • Douglas Simon, Administrative Vice President, Head of Equipment Management, M&T Bank Corporation
  • Micheal Smith, President & CEO, RTR Services, Inc.
  • Kevin Toye, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Global Leasing
  • Wade Whitenburg, Strategic Accounts: Finance & Insolvency Management, Ritchie Bros.

More Information: The full agenda and registration details for the Equipment Management Conference are available at

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