ELFA Unveils Agenda for Hybrid 2023 Credit & Collections Management Conference

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association unveiled the agenda for its 2023 Credit & Collections Management Conference, which will be offered both in-person June 7-9 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio in San Antonio and virtually at a discounted rate. The event will address new and emerging issues relevant to credit and collections professionals and emerging professionals in the equipment finance industry.

“This is the event to get the big picture on what’s happening with credit and collections,” Sarah Palmer, chair of the ELFA’s credit and collections planning committee, which plans and hosts the conference, said. “Our discussions are going to be timely and thought-provoking, ranging from shifting economic winds to climate financing to the distributed workforce. Plus, attendees will have outstanding opportunities to network with both senior professionals and newcomers.”

Topics addressed at ELFA Credit & Collections Management Conference will include:

  • Climate Financing for Credit
  • Tools, Tricks and Technology to Defend Against Fraud
  • Results of the 2023 Collections Effectiveness Survey and the Credit Managers Survey
  • 2023 Economic Outlook with Economist Jeff Jensen of Keybridge
  • Legal Update
  • How Would You Do the Deal?
  • Recover, Settle or Sue?
  • Underwriting: Key Market Risks and New Markets
  • Credit Scoring in a Recessionary Environment
  • Collections War Stories and Strategies for the Next Go-Around
  • Workforce Trends in 2023
  • Top 10 Trends with ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta
  • Roundtable Sessions for Bank and Non-Bank Equipment Finance Companies

Attendees also will have a chance to participate in networking opportunities — including a People Power Brunch, Newcomers Reception, Hosted Reception and more — and browse an interactive exhibit hall featuring the latest industry solutions.

Members of the 2023 credit and collections planning committee who are helping to plan the Credit & Collections Management Conference include:

  • Palmer, Underwriting and Asset Management Executive, Key Equipment Finance (Committee Chair)
  • Lewis Cohn, Managing Partner, Cohn & Dussi
  • Alexander Darcy, Shareholder, Darcy & Devassy (formerly Askounis & Darcy)
  • Robert Fagan, Vice President of Customer Service and Collections, Eastern Funding
  • Daniel Goderis, Director of Portfolio Management, GreatAmerica Financial Services
  • Christine Holguin, Industry Credit Lead, Fifth Third Bank
  • Chris Jung, Director of Americas Credit and Risk Officer, Cisco Systems Capital
  • Cecile Latouche, Chief Risk Officer, 36th Street Capital
  • Louis Maslowe, Chief Risk Officer of Commercial Domain, DLL (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Scott McCann, Senior Credit Officer, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Michael Mount, CLFP, Senior Vice President and Credit Executive, U.S. Bank
  • Dana Pace, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations and Asset Resolution, PNC Equipment Finance
  • Kevin Prykull, CLFP, Adjunct Professor in Finance, Duquesne University
  • Martina Rider Porter, Partner at Hemar, Rousso & Heald
  • James St. Clair, Outsourcing Director, DLL
  • Jim Tobin, Director of Retail Credit for VFS US, Volvo Financial Services
  • Thomas Ware, President, Tom Ware Advisory Services

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