ELFA Unveils Agenda for Emergence2022 Leadership Program on July 14



The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released a detailed agenda for Emergence2022, a leadership development program for emerging talent in the equipment finance industry. The one-day event, which will be held July 14 in Superior, CO, is designed to help up-and-coming employees from ELFA member companies gain new leadership skills, devise strategies to shape their careers and develop a network of peers as they progress in their careers.

“Emergence2022 is a hands-on leadership workshop designed specifically for emerging talent,” Martin Klotzman, CLFP, chair of the Emerging Talent Advisory Council (ETAC) of the ELFA, which is involved in planning and hosting the conference, said. “What leadership skills are necessary to excel in equipment finance? What tools do managers need to thrive in a rapidly changing world? We’ll be developing a toolbox and have a chance to interact and to role play. We look forward to learning and networking with members of the emerging talent community on July 14.”

The agenda for Emergence 2022 will focus on the theme “think, act and empower like a leader.” Pierre Quinn, a motivational speaker and author of two books on leadership, will serve as facilitator. The program will include:

  • A networking breakfast
  • Ask a Leader panel and Q&A featuring senior equipment finance leaders
  • Difficult Discussions: Where’s the Playbook? – Best practices for successfully navigating difficult conversations as a leader
  • Leading with CARE: Courage, Awareness, Resilience and Execution
  • S. economic outlook featuring economist Jeff Jensen of Keybridge Research
  • A networking lunch
  • Navigating Uncertainty and Change in the Workplace
  • Now, It’s Your Turn: Attendees will work through real-life scenarios using the day’s learnings to create actionable plans
  • Emerging leaders evening networking event
  • Dine Around optional dinner outing

The members of the 2022 ETAC and the the task force planning the event (marked with *) include:

  • Klotzman*, CLFP, Senior Manager of Marketing and Product Management, Ivory Consulting (Committee Chair)
  • Amanda Brubaken*, Senior Program Manager, Mitsubishi HC Capital America
  • Eric Cable*, Director of Lender Finance and Capital Markets, CIT
  • James Cress, Vice President and General Manager, Flex Financial (Board of Directors Liaison)
  • Cole Farmer*, CFO, Blue Street Capital
  • Nicolas Goehring, Senior Vice President and Underwriting Manager, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
  • Steven Holben, CLFP, Director of Digital Sales Strategy, ENGS Commercial Finance
  • Xiang Ji, Commercial Risk Senior Manager, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance
  • Svetlana Kralik*, CLFP, Assistant Vice President and Credit Manager, U.S. Bank (Chair-Elect)
  • Sharon McGarvey, Business Development Manager, Odessa
  • Sean McKenna, National Sales Specialist, Great American Insurance Group
  • Will Mennesson, CLFP, Vice President of Credit, AP Equipment Financing
  • Zorina Olson, Web Operations Director, JDR Solutions
  • Jordan Reeve*, Aftermarket Territory Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services
  • Harrison Smith, Vice President, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
  • Ryan van de Boogaard*, CLFP, Leasing Manager, Key Equipment Finance
  • Matthew Vazzana*, CLFP, National Account Executive, Huntington Technology Finance
  • Camtu Vo*, Commercial Technology Analyst, DLL

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