The CFLA & ELFA Collaborate

Scott Long, CFLA - April 28, 2023 - Featured Content Area

The CFLA & ELFA met to share best practices and collaborate on matters that impact members.

On April 26, we travelled to Washington, DC, to meet with our counterparts at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).

ELFA is the trade association representing companies in the US $1.1 trillion equipment finance sector. Its 600 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers.

ELFA advocates, shares intelligence, and hosts events that support the US industry – much like how the CFLA operates in Canada.

Each CFLA team member met with their official counterparts to compare best practices, share resources, and identify new strategies we can use to help enhance our service offerings. This visit also opened two-way communication between our associations to continue working together and advancing our industries. 


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Meet the group:

From left, back row: Ralph Petta (President & CEO, ELFA), Bill Choi (VP, Research & Industry Services, ELFA), Jeff Quigley CLFP (VP, Finance & Administration/CFO, ELFA), Andy Fishburn (VP, Federal Government Relations, ELFA), Scott Riehl (VP, State Government Relations, ELFA), Edward Rosen (Director of Governance, ELFA), Scott Long (Manager, Membership & Communications, CFLA), Marcel Buerkler (Director, Policy, CFLA), and Michael Rothe (President & CEO, CFLA).
From left, front row: Amy Vogt (VP, Communications & Marketing, ELFA), Eboni Preston-Laurent (Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ELFA), Kelli Nienaber (Executive Director, ELFA Foundation), Lisa Ramirez (VP, Business & Professional Development, ELFA), Julie Benson CAE (VP, Membership Marketing, ELFA), and Stephanie Godinho (Manager, Events & Professional Development, CFLA).

Regrets: Lalita Sirnaik (Director of Finance & Administration, CFLA)


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