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ELFA Announces Hybrid Credit & Collections Management Conference; Members Recognized

April 11, 2024, 07:15 AM

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the agenda for its 2024 Credit & Collections Management Conference and recognized the members who are serving on the Credit & Collections Planning Committee. The Conference is offered both in-person June 5-7 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, and virtually at a special discounted rate. The event will address new and emerging issues relevant to credit and collections executives and emerging professionals in the equipment finance industry.

“This is the event to get the big picture on what’s happening with credit and collections,” said Sarah Palmer, Chair of the Credit & Collections Planning Committee. “Our discussions are going to be timely and thought-provoking, ranging from shifting economic winds, to electric vehicle financing, to hot topics in fraud. Plus, attendees will have outstanding opportunities to network with both senior professionals and newcomers.”

Topics addressed at the ELFA Credit & Collections Management Conference will include:

  • Credit Scoring and the COVD Influence, featuring expert speakers from Equifax, Experian and FICO
  • Hot Topics in Fraud
  • The Electric Rush to Greener Pastures
  • Results of the 2024 Collections Effectiveness Survey and the Credit Managers Survey
  • Economic Update
  • ELFA Update on Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank
  • Legal Update
  • Navigating the Shift: Exploring the Retreat from Equipment Financing Amidst Market Changes
  • How Would You Do the Deal?
  • Recover, Settle or Sue?
  • M&M Post Deal Discussion – Post-Mortem
  • Top 10 Trends in Equipment Finance with ELFA Board Chair Rob Boyer
  • Roundtable sessions for bank and non-bank equipment finance companies

Attendees also will participate in networking opportunities—including a People Power Brunch, Newcomers Reception, Hosted Reception, evening at Signers’ Hall at the National Constitution Center and more—and browse an interactive exhibit hall featuring the latest industry solutions.

Planning Committee
ELFA recognized the members of the 2024 Credit & Collections Planning Committee who are helping to plan the Credit & Collections Management Conference, including:

  • Sarah Palmer, Head of Credit, AML and Commercial Finance, DLL (Committee Chair)
  • Ian Campbell, CLFP, Director of Customer Service & Loss Mitigation, Channel
  • Lewis Cohn, Managing Partner, Cohn & Dussi, LLC
  • Alexander Darcy, Shareholder, Darcy & Devassy PC (formerly Askounis & Darcy)
  • Robert Fagan, Vice President of Customer Service & Collections, Eastern Funding LLC
  • Daniel Goderis, Director, Portfolio Management, GreatAmerica Financial Services
  • Christine Holguin, Industry Credit Lead, CCA Financial, LLC
  • Chris Jung, Director, Americas Credit & Risk Officer, Cisco Systems Capital Corporation
  • Scott McCann, Senior Credit Officer, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.
  • Michael Mount, CLFP, SVP, Credit Executive, U.S. Bank
  • Dana Pace, Senior Vice President, Director of Operations & Asset Resolution, PNC Equipment Finance
  • Kevin Prykull, CLFP, Adjunct Professor in Finance --Duquesne University,
  • Martina Rider Porter, Partner, Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP
  • James St. Clair
  • Jim Tobin, Director Retail Credit, VFS US, Volvo Financial Services
  • Rob Vickery, Jr., SVP - Regional Credit Officer, Huntington Bank
  • Thomas Ware, President, Tom Ware Advisory Services, LLC

More Information
The agenda and registration details for ELFA Credit & Collections Management Conference are available at

For additional risk management tools and market insights for the equipment finance industry from the ELFA Knowledge Hub, visit the Risk Management page of the ELFA website.

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