The National Equipment Finance Association appointed Chad Sluss, MSA, executive director and CEO, succeeding Michael Toglia, who will be leaving the role of executive director in September. Toglia was appointed executive director in 2018. Sluss will take the helm of the organization on Sept. 1 with a brief transition period planned.
Sluss has held various positions in strategic marketing and communications, operations, business development, and member services and retention, including his most recent position where he spent nearly 13 years working for an international membership organization offering strategic leadership, management and services to members and clients worldwide.
“I’m honored to be joining the National Equipment Finance Association and pleased the board of directors have entrusted me to serve as your next executive director,” Sluss said. “NEFA is very important to the industry and provides a community of professionals with the opportunity to network, learn, share best practices and develop long standing relationships. I look forward to partnering with the NEFA board of directors, volunteer leaders, members at large, staff and key stakeholders to further enhance the organization and the value it offers to the membership. I hope, when it’s safe, to see you at a future NEFA event.”
“I am extremely excited to welcome Chad to NEFA, he comes to us with extensive association management experience and a wealth of knowledge of working with members and managing conferences,” Daryn Lecy, VP of operations at Oakmont Capital Services and president and chairman of the board for NEFA, said. “Chad has a passion for small businesses and our membership that supports that large population. He thoroughly enjoys networking and has a history of developing strong member relationships by working to bring value to them. Chad’s energy and vision for the future of NEFA make him a great choice to navigate the current environment and lead us to new heights.
“I would like to thank Mike Toglia for his time and efforts leading NEFA the last couple years, which included the exciting release of our new website. I wish him the best and look forward to continuing to see Mike at future NEFA events.”
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as NEFA’s executive director,” Toglia said. “Leaving the position was a difficult decision, but I am very confident Chad and the board of directors will do a spectacular job of leading the association to new heights in the future. I would like to thank the boards of directors and all NEFA members for their support during my tenure, and I look forward to seeing everyone at a future NEFA event.”
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