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CLFP Foundation Approaches 500 CLFPs

October 20, 2017, 07:00 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 22 individuals who sat for the 8-hour web-based exam have passed. The CLFP Foundation anticipates breaking the 500-member mark prior to 2018 which is the highest it has ever been.  The newest CLFPs are:

  • Katherine Adams, CLFP - BancorpSouth Equipment Finance
  • Amber Deffert, CLFP - Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc., an Umpqua Bank Company 
  • Brian Friedly, CLFP - Ascentium Capital LLC
  • Buck Hemphill, CLFP - BancorpSouth Equipment Finance
  • Misty Johnston, CLFP - Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc., an Umpqua Bank Company 
  • Sara Leung, CLFP - First American Equipment Finance
  • Hugh Telford Lindsay, CLFP - BancorpSouth Equipment Finance
  • Aaron Loum, CLFP - Arvest Equipment Finance
  • Paul MacDonald, CLFP Associate - Ascentium Capital LLC
  • George Muhoray, CLFP - Customers Commercial Finance
  • Christine Nelson, CLFP - Ascentium Capital LLC
  • Michael Pulito, CLFP- First American Equipment Finance
  • William John Rawding, CLFP Associate - Ascentium Capital LLC
  • Janice Schawillie, CLFP - First American Equipment Finance
  • Taryn Schawillie, CLFP Associate - First American Equipment Finance
  • Richard Scheib, CLFP - Ascentium Capital LLC
  • Samuel Smith, IV, CLFP - Customers Commercial Finance
  • Benjamin Stehle, CLFP - Direct Capital a CIT company
  • Michael Van Ryen, CLFP - Thermo Fisher Financial Services
  • Jason Warren, CLFP - BancorpSouth Equipment Finance
  • Benjamin Watts, CLFP - Ascentium Capital LLC
  • Lisa Wollney, CLFP - ESC Financial Services, Inc.

Mr. Muhoray, Vice President at Customers Commercial Finance attended the Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals hosted by Ascentium Capital and stated, “I chose to seek the CLFP designation for multiple reasons: brush up on my skills; learn about new topics and concepts; and audit the course to see if it is something to consider for other employees.  All goals were met.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 495 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates. For more information, call Executive Director Reid Raykovich, CLFP at (206) 535-6281 or visit:

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