Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers and Trustees, Presents Research Award

December 5, 2018

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation announced its 2019 Board of Trustees.

Board Officers serving are:

  • Jeffry Elliott, Senior Managing Director, Huntington Equipment Finance, as Chairman

  • Scott Thacker, Chief Executive Officer, Ivory Consulting Corporation as Vice Chairman

  • Nancy Pistorio, President, Madison Capital LLC, as Treasurer; Ralph Petta, President Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, as President

  • Paul Laurenza, Member, Dykema Gossett, as Secretary

The officer elections were held during the Board of Trustees’ Annual Meeting.

The new members appointed to the Foundation Board of Trustees include:

  • Chris Enbom, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, AP Equipment Financing

  • Lori Frasier, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Performance Management, Key Equipment Finance

  • Valerie Gerard, Senior Managing Director, The Alta Group LLC

  • Zack Marsh, Chief Financial Officer, Orion First Financial, LLC

  • Michael Romanowski, President, Farm Credit Leasing Service Corporation

Other 2019 Trustees are:

  • Jeffrey Berg, Executive Vice President, DLL

  • Katie Emmel, Chief Operating Officer, International Decision Systems

  • Eric Hanson, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital

  • Randy Haug, Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, LTi Technology Solutions

  • James Johnson, Ph.D, Retired, Professor of Finance, Northern Illinois University

  • Donald Link, Vice President and General Manager, Medium and Small Ticket Finance Division, Hitachi Capital America Corp.

  • Bonnie Michael, Vice President, Legal and General Counsel, Volvo Financial Services

  • Thomas Petersen, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

  • Thomas Ware, Senior Vice President, Analytics and Product Development, PayNet, Inc.

  • Kelli Nienaber, Executive Director, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

Steven R. LeBarron Award

Research Committee Chair Thomas Ware honored Kelly Reale, VP, Strategy and Performance Management, Key Equipment Finance, with the Steven R. LeBarron Award for Principled Research during the Foundation’s Annual Research Planning Meeting. Reale has been a dedicated participant of numerous Foundation Research Committee projects including Managed Solutions and Driverless Vehicles/Robotic Technologies.

Source: ELFA