ELFA Announces Members of 2024 Business Council Steering Committees

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the results of the association’s business council steering committee elections. The committees provide input on the direction of the association, meeting the needs of members in their respective areas and serving as a bridge between ELFA members, the ELFA’s board of directors and staff. Each committee keeps its finger on the pulse of the industry, assessing sector trends and how they may impact the ELFA’s membership and the association itself.

The following individuals will serve on the five committees in 2024. The committee members are elected by the business council membership for a term of two years on a staggered basis.

The bank business council steering committee represents bank-owned or bank-related organizations that utilize internal funding. They may encompass bank departments, divisions or affiliates, or divisions or subsidiaries of bank holding companies. The members are as follows:

  • Jill McKean-Bilby, BOK Financial (Chair)
  • David Beck*, Central Bank of St. Louis
  • Jon Biorkman, BMO (Board Liaison)
  • Mark Boyer, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • Eric Bunnell*, Arvest Equipment Finance (LeasePAC Liaison)
  • Robert Campbell, Flagstar Financial & Leasing
  • Michael Clune*, First American Equipment Finance, an RBC/City National Company
  • Craig Colling, Ascentium Capital, a Division of Regions Bank (Emerging Talent Advisory Council Liaison)
  • Laura Elrod Eckhardt, Frost Equipment Leasing and Finance
  • Mark Farlin*, LEAF Commercial Capital (Membership Liaison)
  • Kristopher Foster*, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Amy Gestal, Huntington Technology Finance
  • Bryan Grantham*, Regions Equipment Finance
  • Matthew Hand*, U.S. Bank
  • David Jaliman, Atlantic Union Equipment Finance
  • Aaron Jensen, Farm Credit Leasing
  • Marcela Melendez*, First Bank Chicago
  • Keith Moore*, Wintrust Commercial Finance
  • Sarah Palmer*, Underwriting and Asset Management Executive
  • Amrita Patel*, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
  • Theresa Provencher*, Bank of America Global Leasing
  • Linda Redding, JPMorgan Chase Bank – Equipment Finance Group
  • Robert Seltzer, BciCapital
  • Marci Slagle, BankFinancial (Membership Liaison)
  • Stan Walker, Citizens Asset Finance, a division of Citizens Bank
  • Amy Weum, Farm Credit Leasing (Equity Committee Liaison)
  • Donna Yanuzzi, 1st Equipment Finance FNCB Bank) (Women’s Council Liaison)

The captive and vendor finance business council steering committee represents financial services organizations that provide sales-assisted financing and vendor and manufacturer support activities, either on a third-party or captive basis. The members are as follows:

  • Joe Banister*, LEAF Commercial Capital (Chair)
  • Bruno Amalberti, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • Don Bryson*, Canon Financial Services
  • Kathy Canum, Canon Financial Services (Board Liaison)
  • Mark Casel, Key Equipment Finance
  • Linda D’Amico, Cisco Systems Capital (Equity Committee Liaison)
  • Joe Inferrera*, Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services
  • Xiang Ji*, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance (Membership Liaison)
  • Corey Kerns, GreatAmerica Financial Services
  • Mark Lombardi*, Healthcare Financial Services, GE Healthcare
  • Jeremy McCulloch*, Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services
  • Dan Nuss*, U.S. Bank
  • Shirley Pridgen, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance (Women’s Council Liaison)
  • Josh Snider, Caterpillar Financial Services
  • Justin Tabone, EverBank
  • Camtu Vo, DLL (Emerging Talent Advisory Council Liaison)
  • Chad Volkert, John Deere Financial
  • Dan Willems Van Dijk, CNH Industrial Capital

The independent business council steering committee represents non-bank-owned organizations that provide financing through lines of credit, discounting relationships or other funding vehicles. The members are as follows:

  • Jonathan Albin, Nexseer Capital (Chair)
  • Kimberly Adair, Amur Equipment Finance
  • Craig Ault*, Honour Capital
  • Hollis Bufferd*, Star Hill Financial (LeasePAC Liaison)
  • Lisa Corby, Verdant Commercial Capital (Emerging Talent Advisory Council Liaison)
  • Jacquie Cripe, Mitsubishi HC Capital America (Women’s Council Liaison)
  • James Currier, Finloc USA
  • David Gernhard, Transport Enterprise Leasing
  • Eric Gross, Dext Capital (Board Liaison)
  • Kent Hammett*, Equify Financial
  • Autumn Heseltine, Insight Investments
  • Eric McGriff, 36th Street Capital (Equity Committee Liaison)
  • Jena Morgan*, 360 Equipment Finance
  • Christopher Pagano*, Mitsubishi HC Capital America
  • George Parker*, VenSource Capital
  • Jennifer Sablowski, Wheels
  • Mark Scardigli, Trio Capital Solutions (Membership Liaison)
  • Harrison Smith, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
  • Paula Summers, Civista Leasing & Finance
  • Peggy Tomcheck, Aspen Capital Company

The service providers business council steering committee represents organizations and firms providing a variety of related services to the members of the other four business councils. Associated company types include accounting, collections, law, consulting, software, equipment management, university/government, executive recruiting, insurance, nonprofits/associations and publishers. The members are as follows:

  • Jeffrey Bilbrey, Leasepath (Chair)
  • Tara Aasand, LTi Technology Solutions
  • Nuria Blais*, Assurant
  • Alistair Canal*, Syndifi
  • Susan Carol*, Susan Carol Creative (Membership Liaison)
  • Donna Christensen*, CSC
  • Benjamin Court, Stinson
  • Danielle Dolloff*, Liventus
  • Jon Gerson, Executive Solutions for Leasing and Finance (Membership Liaison)
  • David Herrera, Bigfoot Forklift
  • Randy Haug*, LTi Technology Solutions (Board liaison)
  • Basil Karatzas, Karatzas Marine Advisors
  • Barbara King, Capgemini America
  • Sean McKenna*, Great American Insurance Group
  • Kinna Pattani, Alfa (Equity Committee Liaison)
  • Kim Riggs-Mounger, Orion First Financial (LeasePAC Liaison)
  • Colleen Shelby*, instaCOVER
  • Kelby Spring, Equifax (Emerging Talent Advisory Council Liaison)
  • Craig Swiderski*, Select Voice & Data
  • Michael Toglia*, Equipment Finance Advisor
  • Adam White*, Equifax

The small-ticket business council steering committee represents financial services organizations primarily involved in transactions under $250,000, either individually or through lines. The members are as follows:

  • Rob Ceribelli, Channel (Chair)
  • Erik Anderson, Northland Capital Equipment Finance (LeasePAC Liaison)
  • Anita Colvin, U.S. Bank
  • Paul Fogle, Quality Equipment Finance
  • Brent Hall, Alliance Funding Group (Membership Liaison)
  • Adrian Hebig, Channel
  • Maggie Holly, Hanmi Bank (Women’s Council Liaison)
  • Gustavo Lichtenberger*, DLL
  • Will Mennesson, AP Equipment Financing (Emerging Talent Advisory Council Liaison)
  • Chad Palmer*, Western Equipment Finance
  • Kayla Perlinger, Oakmont Capital Services (Membership Liaison)
  • Brad Peterson, Channel (Board Liaison)
  • Brian Rodd*, Securcor Financial Group
  • Dave Schlauderaff*, Merchants Bank Equipment Finance
  • Greg Sting*, PEAC Solutions
  • Todd Wainwright, Amur Equipment Finance
  • Taylor Zwickl*, Huntington Equipment Finance

Asterisks indicate members who were newly elected or re-elected in the 2023 elections. Each committee includes a liaison from the association’s “People Power” committees, including the Emerging Talent Advisory Council, Equity Committee and Women’s Council.

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