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CLFP Foundation Adds 21 Members

December 13, 2017, 07:05 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that twenty-one equipment finance professionals recently passed the 8-hour industry examination.  16 of these individuals passed after attending the Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals in the Philadelphia area that was hosted by BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital.  The newest CLFPs are:

  • Pam Brayley, CLFP – Documentation Supervisor, First National Capital
  • Julie Dickerson, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Quality Control Manager, BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Trish Gillis, CLFP – Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation
  • Sean Laird, CLFP Associate – Inside Sales Manager - Equipment Finance, Summit Funding Group
  • Austin Law, CLFP Associate –Assistant Vice President, OneWorld Business Finance LLC
  • Mike Lefkowitz, CLFP – Credit Manager, Marlin Equipment Finance
  • Lauren Markoe, CLFP – Senior Business Development Manager, Marlin Equipment Finance
  • Pete McCaffrey, CLFP – National Sales Manager, Marlin Equipment Finance
  • Jim Moschos, CLFP – Vice President, Healthcare and Clean Technology, DLL Financial Services Canada
  • Dee Nariz, CLFP – Customer Service Representative, First National Capital
  • Michael Rabinowitz, CLFP – Senior Vice President, Equipment Finance Senior Commercial Credit Underwriting Officer, BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation
  • Keith Reilly, CLFP – Vice President, BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation
  • Sade Robbins, CLFP – Sales Representative, Franchise, BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Samantha Whittemore, CLFP – Sales Operations Manager, Blue Street Capital, LLC
  • Ron Schaefer, CLFP – Vice President, Senior Credit Officer – BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Matt Senseney, CLFP Associate – Credit Underwriting Officer, BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation
  • Kyle Spalding, CLFP – Account Executive/Vice President, BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Angelique Wargo, CLFP – Senior Quality Control Specialist, BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Annette Watkins-Harris, CLFP – Vice President - Senior Commercial Credit Officer, BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Bernadette Zhyzneuski, CLFP – Sr. Business Development Manager, Marlin Business Bank

Rob Boyer, CLFP, President at BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp. stated, “At BB&T, we encourage our high potential associates to take the CLFP exam. This is a key element in our strategy to develop our growth-minded associates that display the desire to advance within our organization. The achievement of passing the CLFP exam indicates to us that these individuals possess a comprehensive understanding of the industry’s major subject matter areas and therefore an awareness of the segments of the business that exist beyond the myopic realm of their particular expertise. Our associates also found that attending the Academy for Lease and Finance Professionals provided them with a comprehensive review of the body of knowledge. They felt confident sitting for the exam the following day and successfully passed.”

The CLFP designation is the only certification for the Equipment Finance Industry. There are currently 521 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, call Executive Director Reid Raykovich, CLFP at (206) 535-6281 or visit

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