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Stearns Bank, N.A. Adds 37 New CLFPs

Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Stearns Bank, N.A. Adds 37 New CLFPs

May 8, 2019 -
The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 37 individuals who sat for the CLFP exam following two private Academies for Lease & Finance Professionals hosted by Stearns Bank, N.A., have successfully passed. They are:

Mitchel Anderson, CLFP Associate – Assistant General Counsel
Ryan Anderson, CLFP – Vendor Relations Lead
Dawn Brouillet, CLFP – Sr. Production Manager
Angela Burg, CLFP – Lease Operations Supervisor
Nathan Cmelik, CLFP – Lead Credit Analyst
Amanda (Mandy) Eiynck, CLFP – Vendor Relations Supervisor
Josh Ellison, CLFP – Credit Analyst Supervisor
Sarah Engdahl, CLFP – Controller – Equipment Finance Division
Ann Erickson, CLFP – Chief Compliance & Audit Officer
Eric Felland, CLFP – Lead Credit Analyst
Joseph Frank, CLFP – AR Manager
Jordan Hopkins, CLFP Associate – Junior Attorney
Adam Horsch, CLFP – Credit Analyst
Theodore Jacobs, CLFP – Funding Team Lead
Craig Kern, CLFP – Vendor Relations Supervisor
Jordanne Kissner, CLFP Associate – Assistant General Counsel
Melissa (Missy) Koltes, CLFP – Broker Relations Supervisor
Tina Kurzhals, CLFP Associate – Assistant General Counsel
Paige Luethmers, CLFP Associate – Broker Relations Lead
Mindy Lund, CLFP – Sales Manager
Spring Nelson, CLFP – Senior Assistant General Counsel/AVP
Tatum Noreen, CLFP – Client Relations Lead
Nathan Pearson, CLFP – Data & ALM Officer
Lori Popp, CLFP – Post Close Imaging Manager
Jen Rakotz, CLFP – Client Relations Supervisor
Tracy Schneider, CLFP – Sales Assistant Lead - Broker
Erin Secord, CLFP – Credit Supervisor
Kelly Skalicky, CLFP – CEO & President
Laura Smith, CLFP – Data Project Manager
Jennifer Steichen, CLFP – Financial Analyst
Jennifer Stich, CLFP – Closing & Compliance Manager
Margaret (Maggie) Terres, CLFP – Sales Assistant Lead - Medical
Jacki Thielen, CLFP – Sales Assistant Supervisor
Meredith Ulrich, CLFP – Jr. Financial Analyst
Brian Vogel, CLFP – Post Close & Servicing Manager
Melissa (Missy) Vos, CLFP – Sales Assistant Supervisor
Stephanie Wentland, CLFP – Strategic Delivery Manager

Ms. Skalicky, CEO and President of Stearns Bank, N.A. stated, “The CLFP Handbook has been a valuable go-to resource for us because the CLFP program provides a thorough, in-depth examination of leasing and equipment finance and the unique historical and legal underpinnings, distinctive regulatory and compliance requirements, atypical origination methods and wide variations in sourcing and pricing structures, specialized funding, titling, and post-booking servicing processes unique to our industry. At Stearns Bank, N.A. we take tremendous pride in having the most knowledgeable, most experienced, and most highly trained professionals in the industry. True to our strong culture of teamwork and our collective commitment to learning and growing, over 40 of our incredibly dedicated, determined and inspiring Stearns Bank, N.A. professionals prepared together, studied together, and sat for the CLFP course and exam. I am so tremendously proud of our Stearns Bank, N.A. team, and I am personally honored and inspired to work side-by-side with each and every one of them!”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 704 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit