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Stearns Bank, N.A. Adds 37 New CLFPs

May 06, 2019, 07:15 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation announced that 37 individuals who sat for the CLFP exam following two private Academies for Lease & Finance Professionals hosted by Stearns Bank, N.A., have successfully passed. They are:

  • Mitchel Anderson, CLFP Associate – Assistant General Counsel
  • Ryan Anderson, CLFP – Vendor Relations Lead
  • Dawn Brouillet, CLFP – Sr. Production Manager
  • Angela Burg, CLFP – Lease Operations Supervisor
  • Nathan Cmelik, CLFP – Lead Credit Analyst
  • Amanda (Mandy) Eiynck, CLFP – Vendor Relations Supervisor
  • Josh Ellison, CLFP – Credit Analyst Supervisor
  • Sarah Engdahl, CLFP – Controller – Equipment Finance Division
  • Ann Erickson, CLFP – Chief Compliance & Audit Officer
  • Eric Felland, CLFP – Lead Credit Analyst
  • Joseph Frank, CLFP – AR Manager
  • Jordan Hopkins, CLFP Associate – Junior Attorney
  • Adam Horsch, CLFP – Credit Analyst
  • Theodore Jacobs, CLFP – Funding Team Lead
  • Craig Kern, CLFP – Vendor Relations Supervisor
  • Jordanne Kissner, CLFP Associate – Assistant General Counsel
  • Melissa (Missy) Koltes, CLFP – Broker Relations Supervisor
  • Tina Kurzhals, CLFP Associate – Assistant General Counsel
  • Paige Luethmers, CLFP Associate – Broker Relations Lead
  • Mindy Lund, CLFP – Sales Manager
  • Spring Nelson, CLFP – Senior Assistant General Counsel/AVP
  • Tatum Noreen, CLFP – Client Relations Lead
  • Nathan Pearson, CLFP – Data & ALM Officer
  • Lori Popp, CLFP – Post Close Imaging Manager
  • Jen Rakotz, CLFP – Client Relations Supervisor
  • Tracy Schneider, CLFP – Sales Assistant Lead - Broker
  • Erin Secord, CLFP – Credit Supervisor
  • Kelly Skalicky, CLFP – CEO & President
  • Laura Smith, CLFP – Data Project Manager
  • Jennifer Steichen, CLFP – Financial Analyst
  • Jennifer Stich, CLFP – Closing & Compliance Manager
  • Margaret (Maggie) Terres, CLFP – Sales Assistant Lead - Medical
  • Jacki Thielen, CLFP – Sales Assistant Supervisor
  • Meredith Ulrich, CLFP – Jr. Financial Analyst
  • Brian Vogel, CLFP – Post Close & Servicing Manager
  • Melissa (Missy) Vos, CLFP – Sales Assistant Supervisor
  • Stephanie Wentland, CLFP – Strategic Delivery Manager.

Skalicky, CEO and President of Stearns Bank, N.A., said, “The CLFP Handbook has been a valuable go-to resource for us because the CLFP program provides a thorough, in-depth examination of leasing and equipment finance and the unique historical and legal underpinnings, distinctive regulatory and compliance requirements, atypical origination methods and wide variations in sourcing and pricing structures, specialized funding, titling, and post-booking servicing processes unique to our industry. At Stearns Bank, N.A. we take tremendous pride in having the most knowledgeable, most experienced, and most highly trained professionals in the industry. True to our strong culture of teamwork and our collective commitment to learning and growing, over 40 of our incredibly dedicated, determined and inspiring Stearns Bank, N.A. professionals prepared together, studied together, and sat for the CLFP course and exam. I am so tremendously proud of our Stearns Bank, N.A. team, and I am personally honored and inspired to work side-by-side with each and every one of them!”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 704 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit

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