The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation announced the 2021 officers of its board of trustees, including Scott Thacker, CEO of Ivory Consulting, as chair; Nancy Pistorio, president of Madison Capital, as vice chair; Zack Marsh, CFO of Orion First Financial, as secretary/treasurer; and Ralph Petta, president and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, as president. Jeffry Elliott, senior managing director of Huntington Equipment Finance, is immediate past chair. The officer elections were held following the board‘s annual meeting.
New members appointed to the ELFF board of trustees include Shari Lipski, principal of ECS Financial Services; William Tefft, SVP of asset management at Pacific Western Bank; and Bonnie Wright.
“The foundation’s 2021 board represents a wealth of expertise, talent and experience in the equipment finance industry,” Thacker said. “We are privileged that each one of them shares a strong passion for the three key components of our mission — research, education and sustainability — and we are fortunate to benefit from their volunteer time and commitment as we collectively work to advance the foundation for the benefit of the equipment finance industry.”
Trustees continuing on the board for 2021 include:
Jeffrey Berg, executive vice president of DLL
Katie Emmel, chief operating officer of International Decision Systems
Christopher Enbom, CEO and chairman of AP Equipment Financing
Valerie Gerard, co-CEO of The Alta Group
Miles Herman, president and COO of LEAF Commercial Capital
James Johnson, Ph.D, retired, professor of finance at Northern Illinois University
Brian Madison, president of TrinityRail Leasing and Management Services
Bonnie Michael, vice president, legal and general counsel – United States for Volvo Financial Services
Michael Romanowski, president of Farm Credit Leasing
Thomas Ware, president of Tom Ware Advisory Services
Donna Yanuzzi, director of vendor and small business equipment finance at F.N.B. Equipment Finance
Kelli Nienaber will continue to serve as executive director.
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