The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation elected officers for its 2023 board of trustees. The board officers serving are Nancy Pistorio, president of Madison Capital as chair; Zack Marsh, CFO of Orion First Financial, as vice chair; Miles Herman, president and COO of LEAF Commercial Capital as secretary/treasurer; and Ralph Petta, president and CEO of Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) as president. Scott Thacker, CEO of Ivory Consulting, is immediate past chair. The officer elections were held following the board‘s annual meeting.
New members appointed to the foundation board of trustees include:
Andrew Blacklock, vice president, strategy and business operations, Cisco Systems Capital
Cindy Fleck, senior vice president and general manager equipment finance, Channel
David Normandin, president and CEO, Wintrust Specialty Finance
Ricardo E. Rios, COO, Commercial Equipment Finance
“It’s a privilege to have the leadership experience, professional expertise and commitment of our Trustees to guide the Foundation in 2023,” Pistorio, said. “We’re grateful for their dedication to furthering the Foundation’s mission, which benefits the entire equipment finance industry.”
Trustees continuing on the board for 2023 are:
Peter Bullen, executive vice president, Key Equipment Finance
Christopher Enbom, CEO & chairman, AP Equipment Financing
Valerie Gerard, co-chief executive officer, The Alta Group LLC
Shari Lipski, principal, ECS Financial Services, Inc.
Mark Loken, vice president, Credit, Farm Credit Leasing
Nancy Robles, president, Eastern Funding LLC
William Tefft, SVP equipment management, Pacific Western Bank
Thomas Ware, president, Tom Ware Advisory Services, LLC
Donna Yanuzzi, senior vice president, Equipment Finance Officer, First National Community Bank (FNCB)
Kelli Nienaber will continue to serve as executive director.
Steven R. LeBarron Award
Research Committee chair Thomas Ware honored Christopher Enbom, CEO and chairman of AP Equipment Financing with the Steven R. LeBarron Award for Principled Research. A member of the Foundation Research Committee (FRC) and a foundation trustee since 2018, Enbom has participated on several FRC steering committees on topics ranging from independents, AI/robotic technology, funding securitization and syndication, as well as an upcoming foundation paper on the supply chain.
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