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6 November 2019

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Tessa Shaffer
LTi Technology Solutions
(402) 493.3445



November 6, 2019 – The Chris Walker Education Fund Committee, in conjunction with the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) are celebrating another successful fundraiser held during the recent NEFA Funding Symposium conference in Atlanta, GA. Sponsors and attendees gathered at the Park Bench piano bar in Atlanta for this ticketed event on Thursday, October 3rd, where they raised over $16,000.

This highly successful fundraiser ensures that the Chris Walker Education Fund (CWEF) will be able to continue offering grants to support education opportunities for professionals across the equipment leasing and finance industry in 2020. These grants support industry-related education certifications, such as the Certified Lease and Finance Professionals (CLFP) designation, education development initiatives for NEFA, and other educational endeavors.

Special thanks go out to all the attendees who made this such a great evening. Additional thanks go to the NEFA Executive Director Michael Toglia, as well as the NEFA board for their sustaining support of this and other educational fundraising initiatives for the Chris Walker Education Fund. The CWEF Board also thanks the generosity of all the sponsors, at every level, who helped make this fundraising event possible:

Gold Sponsors:
Allegiant Partners Equipment Financing
Dressler Peters, LLC
ECS Financial Services
Great America Finance Services
Hanmi Bank
IDS Asset Finance Technology
LTi Technology Solutions
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff
The Alta Group
Channel Partners Capital
Silver Sponsors:
Boston Financial & Equity Corporation
Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato
KLC Financial
Oakmont Capital Services, LLC (OCS)
Pawnee Leasing Corporation
Securcor Financial Group
Streamline Financial Services (SFS)
Financial Pacific Leasing
  Bronze Sponsors:
36th Street Capital
KS State Bank, Baystone Government Finance
Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP)
Wintrust Specialty Finance

Education was always important to Chris Walker, as a NEFA Member and Member of NEFA's Board of Directors. When Chris passed away in 2011, many NEFA Members and other industry professionals wanted some way they could make a donation to honor Chris and continue his great service to this industry. This resulted in the creation within NEFA of the Chris Walker Education Fund.

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Chris Walker Education Fund Committee:

Randy Haug
LTi Technology Solutions
Chris Lerma, CLFP
AP Equipment Financing
Guy Selinka, CLFP
Streamline Financial Services
Hugh Swandel,
Meridian OneCap Credit Corp.
Stephanie Hall, CLFP
Black River Business Capital
Kayla Perlinger, CLFP
Oakmont Capital Services, LLC
Kim King
National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA)

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