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Phil Neuffer

Senior Editor of ABF Journal

Phil Neuffer is senior editor of ABF Journal.

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Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance

Carolyn Amberg Elise Barbuck Samantha Beadle Amber Benavides Erica Blundo Christy Bookhout Kathie Capparelli Tabitha Carpenter Linda Clements Katie Crawford, CLFP Allison Dease Suzann Fakhoury, CLFP Michelle Fuchs, CLFP Julia Gavrilov Janelle Gorski Sandy Graydus Elise Hardy Melinda Haynes Renee... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Michelle Fuchs, CLFP

Michelle Fuchs, CLFP Vice President/Business Development Manager Stearns Bank   Michelle Fuchs is a natural when it comes to conversation. In her 26 years with Stearns Bank, she’s made thousands of cold calls, built countless connections and worked through just... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Ana I. Lage

Ana I. Lage Assistant Vice President and Documentation Manager Eastern Funding Ana Lage joined Eastern Funding as a funding officer in 2011. She quickly excelled by focusing on collaboration to create enhancements that improved workflows within originations. Her enthusiasm for... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Suzann Fakhoury, CLFP

Suzann Fakhoury, CLFP Vice President, Operations Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance ELFA, PRMIA, Credit Risk and Climate Change Risk, California Trucking Association, Arizona Trucking Association   Having worked in various roles prior to her current position as vice president of... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Mandy Laddie

Mandy Laddie Strategic Execution and Business Transformation Manager Regions Equipment Finance ELFA, Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, SAFe Practitioner In a relatively short tenure, Mandy Laddie has gained exposure across every area of the equipment finance and leasing space, affording her... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Kristina Kinyon

Kristina Kinyon Credit Manager Dext Capital Kristina Kinyon began her career in commercial finance with a sales-centric organization that provided financing to non-bankable customers. This is where she learned the value of credit and sales teams working together and discovered... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Allison Dease

Allison Dease Senior Vice President and Documentation Management Group Indirect and Direct Lead Truist Equipment Finance   Allison Dease has 23 years of experience in the equipment finance industry primarily working in documentation roles. Following the merger of BB&T and... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Kimberly King, CLFP

Kimberly King, CLFP Business Development Representative Navitas Credit AACFB, ELFA, NEFA As a business development representative, Kim King establishes and fosters relationships with Navitas Credit’s broker and syndication partners. King attributes much of her success to the mentorship she’s received... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Jenny Jarose

Jenny Jarose Senior Director, Human Resources & Administration LTi Technology Solutions ELFA, Human Resources Association of the Midlands – Omaha, Society for Human Resource Management, The ESOP Association Jenny Jarose brings more than 16 years of experience to her role... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Jackie Jacobs, CLFP

Jackie Jacobs, CLFP Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager Fleet Advantage Jackie Jacobs is an experienced fleet transaction analyst and project manager who provides input and analysis that enables Fleet Advantage to launch pioneering programs that reshape the way... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Renee Hazard

Renee Hazard Executive Vice President, Founder Targeted Lease Capital AACFB, NEFA Renee Hazard started in the equipment finance space straight out of college at Evans National Leasing. In that first role, she started to develop her passion for finance, cycling... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Melinda Haynes

Melinda Haynes President Onset Financial ELFA Melinda Haynes is president of Onset Financial. After joining the company in 2018, she was named president in 2019. Before Onset, she worked for 30 years at a regional bank where she was senior... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Elise Hardy

Elise Hardy Vice President of Sales First Financial Equipment Leasing Elise Hardy is a dynamic leader who has played a vital role in the equipment finance industry over the last 10 years. As the first woman to serve as a... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Sandy Graydus

Sandy Graydus SVP, Corporate Operations LEAF Commercial Capital ELFA As LEAF Commercial Capital’s senior vice president of corporate operations, Sandy Graydus is a tremendous contributor to the company’s growth. She brings a unique perspective on diverse areas of operation, including... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Janelle Gorski

Janelle Gorski Portfolio and Asset Manager  Midland Equipment Finance ELFA Janelle Gorski started her career in equipment finance in 2015 with Heartland Business Credit (HBC) where she oversaw the collections, customer service and end-of-lease departments. She also backed up roles... read more

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