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Michael A. Toglia
Executive Director & CEO | P:
(847) 562-5057

Michael Toglia was named the Executive Director/CEO of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) in October 2018. He possesses over 30 years of experience in the equipment finance and commercial finance industries having held various leadership roles in credit underwriting, operations, business origination, sales management and capital markets for companies including Textron Financial Corporation, GE Capital and CIT Group. He has been an active member of NEFA and its predecessor associations for many years and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of NEFA Newsline Magazine. Michael is also the Founder of Equipment Finance Advisor – a leading online publisher serving the equipment finance industry.

Blair Dawson
Marketing Director | P: (847) 232-0866

Blair Dawson joined NEFA in 2020 as the Marketing Director. She possess over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, special events, and conference planning, having held positions at two regional Chamber of Commerces, the United Way, and most recently, the Montgomery County Department of Housing & Community Development. Please contact Blair with any questions related to marketing, conferences, and regional events. 


Patty McDevitt
Association Coordinator | P: (847) 380-5052

Patty McDevitt joined NEFA in 2019 as Association Coordinator. She possess over 30 years of experience in publishing for print and online publishers focused on the equipment finance industry. Her experience includes supporting business operations, sales and marketing teams, as well regional event and conference planning. Please contact Patty with any questions related to membership as well as conference /event registration.  Press releases and Newsline subscription inquiries may also be sent directly to Patty.