Equipment Finance Cares Adds Dargy, McKenna and Bufferd to Advisory Council

Equipment Finance Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the equipment finance industry, added Kirsten Dargy of LTi Technology Solutions, Sean McKenna of Great American Insurance Group and Hollis Bufferd of Star Hill Financial to its advisory council.

Dargy is marketing manager at LTi Technology Solutions. With a background in equipment finance marketing, Dargy will contribute insights to the council, elevating the organization’s capacity to tackle pivotal challenges and stimulate innovation. Her expertise and strategic perspective will make her an asset to the team.

“What an absolute honor it is to be invited to be on the advisory council for Equipment Finance Cares,” Dargy said. “I have been watching closely to what this group has done for not only the industry, but for the community around them. I have always wanted to be involved some way and am overjoyed that I now have the opportunity. There is nothing I enjoy more than giving back to my local community and now I can help do that on a wider scale.”

McKenna is national sales manager at Great American Insurance Group. McKenna, a rising star in the equipment finance sector is fueled by a passion for philanthropy and has showcased a track record of early leadership success, McKenna will inject fresh energy and innovative perspectives into the council’s mission to create a positive impact.

“Equipment Finance Cares was introduced in 2021, and I had the privilege of participating in the inaugural event,” McKenna said. “This initiative was created to emphasize the human aspect of equipment finance. I quickly discovered that by engaging in these events and contributing to the community, it became possible to establish meaningful connections with people on a more profound level. I am thrilled to be joining the advisory council, especially because I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact it has had on individuals within the equipment finance industry.”

Bufferd is CEO of Star Hill Financial. Bufferd brings a robust and inspiring leadership presence to the council. Since the inception of Equipment Finance Cares, she has been an unwavering supporter, demonstrating a deep commitment to giving back to the industry. Her longstanding dedication and enthusiasm will make her an invaluable asset to the council.

“I am truly honored and excited to be appointed to the EF Cares advisory council,” Bufferd said. “Joining this esteemed group allows me to contribute to meaningful initiatives that align with my passion for giving back to the industry. Together, we’ll make a positive impact and inspire positive change. I look forward to the journey ahead with enthusiasm and dedication.”

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