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CLFP Foundation Adds 8 Members After Successful ALFP

January 22, 2016, 07:05 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation recently held its first Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals (ALFP) of 2016. The event was hosted by Stearns Bank in Albany, MN and all eight of the individuals who sat for the exam at the conclusion of the event passed. 96% of those who attend an ALFP and studied prior to attending have passed the eight-hour exam.

The first CLFPs of 2016 are:

  • Kristian Dolan, CLFP – COO – Tamarack Consulting
  • Cindy Fleck, CLFP – Director, National Accounts – GreatAmerica Financial Services
  • Michelle Fuchs, CLFP – VP/Business Development – Stearns Bank
  • Mikki Henkelman, CLFP – Syndication Specialist/Sr. Credit Analyst – Stearns Bank
  • Marc Keepman, CLFP – President/CEO – KLC Financial
  • Daryn Lecy, CLFP – VP of Operations – Stearns Bank
  • Jim Peach, CLFP – VP/Sales Manager – Stearns Bank
  • Spencer Thomas, CLFP – Executive Vice President – KLC Financial

When asked why he pursued the CLFP designation, Mr. Keepman stated, “I chose to become a CLFP because we as an industry are raising the bar in 3 critical areas of commercial application: our performance, our ethics and our self-regulation.  This is a good way to accomplish all three and is the way of the future.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment lease and finance industry. For more information, call Executive Director Reid Raykovich, CLFP at (206) 535-6281 or visit

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