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Equipment Finance Cares Announces Panels and Foundations for April Texas Event

March 21, 2023, 07:03 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

The Equipment Finance Cares Texas event hosted by Wintrust Asset Finance, a subsidiary of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A., will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX.

“Equipment Finance Cares is excited to bring our platform to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area,” said Jesse Johnson, founder of Equipment Finance Cares. “We are grateful to Wintrust Asset Finance for hosting and also our sponsors for making these events possible.”

The “Human Side of Leasing” panel, moderated by Sean McKenna, Great American Insurance, includes Travis Melchior, LTi Technology Solutions; Kareem Jernigan, Leasing Associates; Nancy Robles, Eastern Funding; and Riley Nemeth, Wintrust Commercial Finance. Topics of discussion include mental health of employees, DE&I, engaging with the younger work force, and work life balance.

The “Best Practices” panel, moderated by Jesse Johnson, Consult Disrupt, includes Kirk Phillips, Wintrust Commercial Finance; Jill Mckean-Bilby, BOK Financial Equipment Finance; Dave Fate, Stonebriar Commercial Finance; and Patrick Hoiby, Equify LLC. The panel will focus on sharing industry best practices, current state of equipment finance, women in leasing, succession planning, and maintaining company culture in a hybrid environment.

Equipment Finance Cares is a platform that showcases how equipment finance professionals and organizations are giving back to their respective communities. Foundations currently showcased for this event includes Love Life Now Foundation, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Chris Walker Educational Fund, St Anthony’s Academy, Stonebriar ESG Initiatives, and Neuro Assistance Foundation.

The day will conclude with a networking event co-sponsored by NEFA. “Wintrust is honored to host Equipment Finance Cares here in Texas,” said Phillips, President & CEO of Wintrust Commercial Finance. “Wintrust believes in the work that Equipment Finance Cares is doing in the industry and wants to do our part to support the local Dallas community.”

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