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CLFP Foundation Holds 2 Online Academies and Adds 30 New CLFPs

Monday, June 22, 2020   (0 Comments)
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CLFP Foundation Holds 2 Online Academies and Adds 30 New CLFPs


June 22, 2020 - Due to COVID-19, two previously scheduled in-person Academies for Lease & Finance Professionals (ALFP), were moved to an online format. The first was hosted by U.S. Bank Equipment Finance in May and the second by Arvest Equipment Finance this month. Eric Bunnell, CLFP - president at Arvest Equipment Finance stated, “We were looking forward to hosting again in Kansas City but when we realized that wasn't an option, we adjusted our plans to move forward with the online class. I observed the sessions and I was very impressed with the experienced instructors that the CLFP Foundation lined up and how they presented the material.”

Following both ALFPs, the Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation welcomed the following new CLFPs and Associates:

1. Amanda Albertsson, CLFP – Vice President of Sales, Fernwood Capital & Leasing
2. James (Jay) Bankston, CLFP – VP, Equipment Finance Business Development Rep., Arvest Equipment Finance
3. Brett Blankenship, CLFP – Manager of Customer Support, LTi Technology Solutions
4. Michelle Castor, CLFP – Director of Contract Administration, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
5. Anita Colvin, CLFP – Vice President, Director of Sales, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
6. Katie Crawford, CLFP – Vice President, Equipment Finance Specialist, Arvest Equipment Finance
7. J. Patrick Doud, CLFP – Account Executive, Zions Equipment Finance
8. Regina Eckendorf, CLFP – Vice President, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
9. Maria Ehlers, CLFP Associate – Commercial Relationship Manager, American Equipment Financial Services, LLC
10. Leslie Harty, CLFP – Sales Support Specialist, Arvest Equipment Finance
11. Kacie Haugen, CLFP – Financial Analyst, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
12. Austin Johnson, CLFP – Finance Manager, Commercial Capital Company, LLC
13. Derek Johnson, CLFP – Partner, 10-4 Financing, LLC
14. Eric Johnston, CLFP – Business Development Rep., Vice President, Arvest Equipment Finance
15. Amber Kodet, CLFP – Business Analyst, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
16. Jenaleigh Lathrop, CLFP – Sales Support Specialist, Arvest Equipment Finance
17. Ryan Ledden, CLFP – Implementation Manager, LTi Technology Solutions
18. Isaac Leman, CLFP – Vice President, U.S. Bank Manufacturing Vendor Services, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
19. Andrew Lepley, CLFP – Leasing Credit Manager, Assistant Vice President, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
20. John Marshall, CLFP – Principal, JRM Business Advisory & Consulting Services, LLC
21. Jackie Moore, CLFP – Credit Analyst, Arvest Equipment Finance
22. John (Clark) Parker, CLFP – Asset Manager, Arvest Equipment Finance
23. Matthew Peters, CLFP – Sales Manager, Commercial Capital Company, LLC
24. Jason Peterson, CLFP – EVP of Finance, JenCas Financial, Inc.
25. Megan Syltie, CLFP – Operations Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
26. Jeffery Swift, CLFP – Vice President, Credit Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
27. John Thomsen, CLFP – Regional Sales Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
28. Annie Weets, CLFP – End of Lease Manager, AVP, Asset Management, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
29. Kayla Werkman, CLFP – Financial Analyst, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
30. Justin Wilmes CLFP – AVP, Inside Sales Manager, Healthcare Vendor Services, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance

Annie Weets, CLFP, end of lease manager, assistant vice president at U.S. Bank Equipment Finance explained why she pursued the designation, “The breadth of knowledge required to obtain the CLFP designation encompasses the entire leasing life cycle and all of the departments involved. Having this knowledge makes me a more valuable resource to my company and to my customers. Having the designation is just an outward sign of my commitment and passion for an industry that I love.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 905 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates in the United States, Canada, India and Australia. For more information, visit
CLFPFoundation.org.