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ELFA Unveils Plans for Emergence2024, Recognizes Committee

June 05, 2024, 07:20 AM
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The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association revealed the agenda for Emergence2024, a two-day event focused on cultivating the next generation of equipment finance industry leaders. Taking place July 11-12 in Philadelphia, the agenda will feature hot-topic sessions and interactive networking opportunities, all centered around the theme “Dream Big, Start Small, Level Up.”

“Emergence2024 is the premier event for emerging leaders in the equipment finance industry,” said Matt Vazzana, CLFP, Chair of the Emerging Talent Advisory Council (ETAC), which is involved in planning and hosting the conference. “This event will deliver key insights, practical strategies and unique networking opportunities to accelerate professional growth. We are excited to help the next generation of talent elevate their careers and can’t wait to see everyone on July 11-12.”

Highlights of the Emergence2024 agenda include:

  • After You Press Start: How to Unlock Levels to Advance as a Leader in Your Career
  • Become a Multiplier of the Talent Around You - Learn strategies to become an extraordinary leader who levels up the performance and potential of your team.
  • Career Pathways - Explore options and best practices to drive your personal and professional growth within the equipment finance industry.
  • Level Up Lightning Exchange: Ignite Your Inner Leader - Discuss leadership topics in small groups with industry veterans.
  • Near-Term Economic Outlook for the Equipment Finance Industry - Economic insights from a Keybridge economist.
  • Multiple networking opportunities, including a networking breakfast and lunch, cocktail reception, optional fun walk, dine around and more!

Planning Committee
ELFA recognized the members of its 2024 Emerging Talent Advisory Council who are hosting Emergence2024, as well as the task force planning the event (marked with *):

  • Matthew Vazzana, CLFP, National Account Executive, Huntington Technology Finance (Committee Chair)
  • *Amanda Brubaken, CLFP, Group Lead, Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc.
  • Eric Cable, Director - Lender Finance and Capital Markets, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • *Craig Colling, CLFP, Senior Vice President - Vendor Channel Leader, Ascentium Capital, A Division of Regions Bank
  • Lisa Corby, Syndication Manager, Capital Markets, Verdant Commercial Capital LLC
  • James Cress, Vice President & General Manager, Stryker Flex Financial (Board of Directors Liaison)
  • Kirsten Dargy, Marketing Manager, LTi Technology Solutions
  • Jacquelyn Dusseau, CLFP, Director of Data Analytics & Corporate Development, Fleet Advantage, LLC
  • *Sylvianne Evans, CLFP, Documentation Manager, US Bancorp Business Equipment Finance
  • Nicolas Goehring, SVP, Lead Portfolio Manager - Equipment Financing & Leasing, Associated Bank
  • *Steven Holben, CLFP, Senior Director, Digital Sales Strategy & Originations, Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc.
  • *Trevor Kemp, Senior Risk Analyst, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc.
  • *Jenaleigh Lathrop, CLFP, Equipment Finance Trainer, Arvest Equipment Finance
  • Austin Law, CLFP, Portfolio Manager, Stryker Flex Financial
  • Will Mennesson, CLFP, VP, Head of Credit, AP Equipment Financing
  • *Jake Nguyen, CLFP, VP, Credit Manager, Wintrust Specialty Finance
  • Turner Parlin, Head of US Business Development, Alfa
  • *Jordan Reeve, Implementation Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
  • Vanessa Roberts, CLFP, Customer Success Coach, Leasepath
  • *Kelby Spring, Financial Services Sales Manager, Equifax
  • *Camtu Vo, Manager of Product Development, DLL

More Information
Details about Emergence2024 are available at

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