NEFA Committees

NEFA Committees provide a forum for members to get involved and volunteer to move initiatives forward for the organization. If you would like to join a committee contact Kale Tissue at

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee facilitates the associations ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, and to attract, retain, and promote outstanding professionals from all backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.

Shannon Wong
Great American Insurance Group


The Education Committee creates, plans, and implements the education goals of the association. The committee leads educational programing throughout the year through various mediums and events (in-person and virtual).

Anne Dalgaard
Dynamic Rentals


The Legal Committee provides a forum for legal professionals to develop best practices as well as formulate and provide legal updates of interest to the association membership.

Dennis Dressler
Dressler Peters


The purpose of the NEFA Marketing Committee is to actively contribute to the knowledge enhancement of our membership. The committee will focus on developing educational materials and best practices that benefit the membership. These resources may take the form of written content, webinars, or presentations at regional events and conferences. We hope to create a collaborative environment and equip the membership with tools for success in the field of marketing.

Blair Dawson
Sterling Rose Solutions


The Membership Committee helps with targeting prospective members and encourages them to join the association. The committee welcomes new members into NEFA during their first year of membership, providing periodic check-ins, encouraging participation, and connecting the new members with other members. The committee also helps to identify inactive members and encourage their participation within the association.

Bob Hanna
Cohn & Dussi, LLC

Rising Professionals

The Rising Professionals Committee identifies young professionals within the association, determines their needs and expectations, and develops initiatives specifically designed to support the growth of young professionals within the equipment finance industry. The committee works to recommend and implement educational, networking, and other programs and initiatives.

Dan Osterhout
Revelation Machinery

Member Benefits

The Member Benefits Committee works to develop member discounts and value add programs for the membership.

Tamara McCourt, CLFP
Huddle Business Capital, LLC

Conference Planning

The Conference Planning Committee works to develop conferences that offer excellent education (working in tandem with the Education Committee), phenomenal networking, and wonderful experiences for attendees. The committee helps determine the conference theme, keynote speaker(s), and networking activities throughout the conference.

Women in Leasing

The Women in Leasing Committee provides a forum for women in the industry to connect, network, and develop long term personal and business relationships. The committee provides annual in-person opportunities to connect and network.

Shari Lipski, CLFP
ECS Financial Services

Philanthropy Committee

The Philanthropy Committee provides a forum for members to participate in philanthropic activities that benefit local or national non-religious and non-political charities.

Sean Scampton