NEFA Elects New Officers at Funding Symposium
The annual business meeting of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) was held this year on Friday, September 14, during NEFA’s Funding Symposium at the Renaissance Washington, DC DuPont Circle Hotel, in Washington, DC. Officers and Directors for 2013 were elected during the business meeting.
Elected to lead NEFA on the Executive Committee for 2013 were: John Rosenlund, CLP, of Portfolio Financial Services, as president; Kyle Gilliam, CLP, of Arvest Equipment Finance, as vice president; Tara Aasand, of Great American Insurance, as secretary; and John Donohue, of Direct Capital, as treasurer. 2012 NEFA president, Hugh Swandel, of the Alta Group, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as immediate past president.
Elected as Directors for NEFA for 2013 were: Mike Coon, of TAB Bank; William Ford, Jr., of Ford Financial Services; Brad Harmon, CLP, of First Star Capital; Terey Jennings, CLP, of Financial Pacific Leasing; Jesse Johnson, of LeaseTeam; Jim Merrilees, CLP; Tim Mathison, of P&L Capital; David Normandin, CLP, of PacTrust Bank Equipment Finance; Bruce Smith, of Diversified Capital Credit; Gary Souverein, CLP, of Pawnee Leasing; and Diane Williams, of Bankers Leasing.
“We are fortunate to have such a capable and willing group of volunteers to guide the association through the coming year,” said Gerry Egan, executive director of NEFA.
Chris Enbom, CLP, of Allegiant Partners, and Frank Peretore, of Peretore & Peretore were honored for their board service as they completed their terms this year. Also honored for her successful efforts as conference chairperson, was Lori Dean, CLP, of Arvest Equipment Finance.
The 2012 Funding Symposium drew over 180 attendees from across the US and Canada including a record number of visitors and new attendees. Guests included NAELB president elect, Corey Bell; ELFA president and CEO, Woody Sutton; and Dennis Brown, VP government relations, ELFA.