ELFA Releases Details About 2024 Equity Forum, July 9-10 in Philadelphia



The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released details about the third annual ELFA Equity Forum, celebrating and advancing diversity, equity and intergenerational collaboration in the equipment finance industry. The event will take place on July 9-10 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA.

“The Equity Forum is more than a conference—it’s a journey of inclusion and empowerment,” DelRoy Stauffer, CLFP, chair of the ELFA equity committee, which is involved in planning and hosting the forum, said. “Join us July 9-10 for eye-opening insights and practical tips on how to bring more equity and inclusion to your workplace and your community. Don’t miss out!”

Educational sessions will be offered in a variety of formats: keynotes, panel discussions and workshops. Attendees will also have access to multiple networking opportunities, best practices and resources for continued growth.

Planning Committee

ELFA recognizes the members of the 2024 Equity Committee who are hosting the Equity Forum, as well as the task force planning the event (marked with *):

  • *DelRoy Stauffer, CLFP, vice president, sales, Odessa (committee chair)
  • *Beverly Brinkley, vice president, senior business systems administrator, First Commonwealth Equipment Finance
  • *Robin Corney-Horst, business development manager – healthcare, DLL
  • Linda D’Amico, executive director, Cisco Systems Capital
  • Debra Devassy Babu, shareholder, Darcy & Devassy (formerly Askounis & Darcy)
  • Julia Gavrilov, partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff
  • Nathan Gibbons, CLFP, chief experience officer, QuickFi
  • Christopher Johnson, senior vice president and president, Pitney Bowes
  • Eric McGriff, chief risk officer, 36th Street Capital
  • *Kinna Pattani, associate director – head of global finance practice, Alfa
  • Nancy Robles, president, Eastern Funding
  • Tania Sode, organizational development director, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance
  • Scott Thacker, CLFP, CEO, Ivory Consulting (immediate past chair)
  • Motofumi Tohda, CLFP, vice president / information systems, Tokyo Century (USA)
  • Ernest Tsorvas, senior vice president, national sales manager, Fifth Third Bank
  • Matthew Vazzana, CLFP, national account executive, Huntington Technology Finance (emerging talent advisory council liaison)
  • Amy Weum, CLFP, regional vice president, Farm Credit Leasing

The registration fee for the Equity Forum is $540. To register, visit www.elfaonline.org/events/2024/EQ24.


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