ELFA Equipment Management Conference Returns in Person in 2022

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced that its 2022 Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition will be held in person from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. The annual conference draws asset managers, equipment appraisers, remarketers and service providers to the equipment finance industry.

“We are excited to get back together in person at the 2022 Equipment Management Conference,” Tom Monroe, chair of the ELFA’s Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition, said. “Our committee is planning terrific networking opportunities, educational content and professional development for attendees. We look forward to learning and networking with industry colleagues and friends on Feb. 13-15.”

Highlights of the event will include:

  • Sector sessions offering an overview and outlook of market conditions for a variety of equipment segments, including trucks/trailers, alternative energy, aircraft, IT/computers/tech, construction, rail, healthcare, material handling and inland marine transportation
  • Hot-topic sessions, including:
    • What’s Hot? What’s Not?
    • The Impact of Alternative Fuel Sources
    • Supply Chain Management, Issues and Solutions
  • Career-building sessions on the basics of equipment management and how to plan a career in asset management
  • A keynote address by John E. Silvia, Ph.D., an investment professional and former chief economist for Wells Fargo
  • An off-site tour of the Pima Air & Space Museum
  • An exhibition of equipment appraisers, remarketers, auctioneers and others
  • In-person networking receptions

The members of the planning committee for the event include:

  • Tom Monroe, Senior Vice President, ATEL Equipment Services, ATEL Capital Group (Committee Chair)
  • Carl Chrappa, Senior Managing Director, The Alta Group (Committee Chair Emeritus)
  • Nicholas Coscia, Equipment Manager, Asset Management Americas CT&I, DLL
  • Anthony Gordon, Manager of Asset Management, Farm Credit Leasing
  • Laura Grill, Asset Management, Truist Equipment Finance
  • Thomas Harford, Senior Vice President of the Equipment Management Group, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
  • Robert Herb, Vice President, Global Asset Manager, Healthcare and Clean Technology, DLL
  • Philip Houser, Director, Asset Management, CIT
  • Elizabeth Jaramillo, Vice President of Asset Management/New Business Support, Key Equipment Finance
  • Kelly Lane, Senior Vice President of Asset Management, BciCapital
  • Robert Mercogliano, Strategic Account Manager – Financial Services, bidadoo
  • James Merz, Senior Vice President and Head of Equipment Management, Fifth Third Bank
  • Andrew Pace, Chief Operating Officer, Asset Compliant Solutions
  • Jane Rethmeier, CEO, Harbor Capital Leasing
  • Joseph Santora, Managing Partner, Irontrax
  • Kevin Sensenbrenner, Senior Vice President/Senior Managing Director and Head of Asset Management, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
  • Douglas Simon, Administrative Vice President and Head of Equipment Management, M&T Bank
  • Micheal Smith, President and CEO, RTR Services
  • Kevin Toye, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Global Leasing
  • Wade Whitenburg, Strategic Accounts: Finance and Insolvency Management, Ritchie Bros.

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