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

NEFA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seeks to facilitate 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 mission of the Education Committee is to implement the education goals of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) by planning and coordinating industry leading educational programs throughout the year for the NEFA Finance Summit, NEFA Funding Symposium, online education and through other various mediums. The Education Committee is responsible for developing excellent industry leading programs for the various NEFA events (in-person and virtual). The Education Committee will assist the NEFA team in securing speakers and panels, to ensure the theme, tracks (if applicable), and overall programs offer tangible value to the attendees.

Don Cosenza, CLFP
North Mill Equipment Finance


The committee is in place to provide a forum for legal professionals, within NEFA, to develop best practices and formulate legal updates of interest to the membership.

Dennis Dressler
Dressler Peters


This purpose of the Marketing Committee is to work with the NEFA staff to create, communicate, deliver, and exchange offerings that market NEFA to the member community and beyond. The Committee creates and reviews proposed marketing strategies and works with the NEFA staff to see them through to completion. The Marketing Committee will ensure marketing activities effectively accomplish the mission to engage members and help entice prospective members to the Association.

Blair Dawson
STRIPES Leadership Program


This committee is charged with helping the staff target prospective members and encourage them to join the organization. Additionally, the committee will work with the NEFA team to welcome new members into NEFA during their first year of membership with periodic check-ins, encourage participation and connect the new members with other members. The committee will also work with the NEFA staff to identify inactive members and encourage their participation within NEFA.

Bob Hanna
Cohn & Dussi, LLC

Rising Professionals

The purpose of the Rising Professionals Committee is to identify young professionals within NEFA, determine their special needs and expectations, and develop initiatives specifically designed to meet those needs. The Rising Professionals Committee will work to recommend educational, networking, and other programs and initiatives to the NEFA staff and Board of Directors.

Dan Osterhout
Revelation Machinery

Member Benefits

The committee’s purpose is to work with the NEFA staff and Board of Directors to develop member discount and value
add programs for the membership.

Tamara McCourt, CLFP
Huddle Business Capital, LLC

Conference Planning

The purpose of the conference planning committee is to work with the NEFA staff and Board of Directors in developing a conference that offers excellent education, phenomenal networking and a great experience for attendees. The conference planning committee will help determine the keynote speaker(s), educational programs and 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 group meets during each of the NEFA conferences for a luncheon. This Committee will be meeting throughout the year, in between conferences, via phone and video call.

Shari Lipski, CLFP
ECS Financial Services
Stephanie Hall, CLFP
Quality Equipment Finance