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CLFP Foundation Adds 40 New CLFPs

August 29, 2018, 07:10 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation announced that 40 individuals who sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam during the months of July and August, have successfully passed. They are:

  • April Beamenderfer, CLFP – Leasing Specialist Manger, BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Chad Boivin, CLFP Associate – Senior Lease Accountant, Beacon Funding Corporation
  • Tearinea Briscoe, CLFP – Supervisor, Managed Print, Canon Financial Services, Inc.
  • Chang Cho, CLFP – Senior Vice President, Regional Credit Officer, The Huntington National Bank
  • Judith Cummings, CLFP – Sales Coordinator-Staff Officer, The Huntington National Bank
  • Kris Dragoo, CLFP – Senior Credit Officer, Partners Capital Group, Inc.
  • Joseph Franco, CLFP – Account Executive, Cloud Lending Solutions, Inc.
  • John Freeman, CLFP – Vice President, Senior Commercial Credit Officer III, BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
  • Melissa Hanson, CLFP – Associate Manager, Financing Services, Stryker
  • Christopher Hepler, CLFP – Region Vice President, Truck & Equipment Group, Element Financial Corporation
  • Sara Hobbs, CLFP – Manager of Broker Development, JB&B Capital, LLC
  • Steven Holben, CLFP – Finance Manager, ENGS Commercial Finance Co.
  • James Jankowski, CLFP – Risk Manager, UniFi Equipment Finance, Inc.
  • Jerry P. Jarnagan, CLFP – Leasing Strategy Program Manager, Xerox Corporation
  • Kirsten Kleven, CLFP – Associate Financial Analyst, BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company
  • Christy Kusilek, CLFP – Solution Architect, Tamarack Consulting, Inc.
  • Samantha Lardi, CLFP Associate – Business Analyst, Client Services, Odessa
  • Shawn Lowe, CLFP – Vice President, BancorpSouth Equipment Finance
  • Rene Macfarlane, CLFP – Equipment Leasing Analyst, BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company
  • Aaron Massie, CLFP Associate – General Counsel, Beacon Funding Corporation
  • Michael Matar, CLFP – Relationship Manager, BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company
  • Catherine McDonald, CLFP – Documentation Manager, IEMFS, Ltd. dba GSG Financial
  • Kathy McGrath, CLFP – Compliance Filing Manager, Great American Insurance
  • Michael McKeever, CLFP – Vice President, First American Equipment Finance
  • Lisa Mediare, CLFP – Asset Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  • Heather Miller, CLFP – Assistance Vice President, Portfolio Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  • Mark Molenkamp, CLFP – Senior Manager, Financial Operations, Stryker
  • Jeffrey Ostholthoff, CLFP – Assistant Vice President – Commercial Portfolio Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  • Danielle Patti, CLFP – Director of Operations, UniFi Equipment Finance, Inc.
  • Mark Rader, CLFP – Sr. Applications Engineer, Canon Financial Services, Inc.
  • Kyle Rafferty, CLFP – Portfolio Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  • Michael Renfro, CLFP – Senior Account Manager, Great American Insurance
  • Delroy Stauffer, CLFP Associate – Business Development Associate, Odessa
  • Ian Steidel, CLFP – Senior Underwriter, Great American Insurance
  • Jeffrey Teucke, CLFP – Senior Vice President, UniFi Equipment Finance, Inc.
  • Blake Tollefsen, CLFP – Product Specialist, Great American Insurance
  • Christine Williams, CLFP – Partner – BFS Transformation Services, Global Asset Finance Consulting Leader, Genpact, LLC
  • Wilbert (Tony) Williams Jr., CLFP – Risk Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  • Clint Williamson, CLFP – Senior Account Manager, Summit Funding Group, Inc.
  • Laura Witow, CLFP – Executive Assistant, Madison Capital, LLC

“The Certified Lease & Finance Professional’s Manual was recommended to me as a means to continue learning and further expand knowledge. I studied the CLFP Manual, (highly recommend it no matter of your experience) and decided to attend the Academy for Lease & Finance Professional’s. Sitting for the CLFP exam to test and certify my knowledge made sense to me. All this to maximize my expertise and knowledge to better serve my clients and the industry. Along the way, met some terrific Leasing and Finance Colleagues!” – Christopher Hepler, from Element Financial Corporation, who attended the Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals in Philadelphia which was hosted by Odessa.
The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 615 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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