David Powell CFLA Member of the Year Award Recipient: Richard McAuliffe

Scott Long, CFLA - September 22, 2023 - Featured Content Area

Richard McAuliffe was announced as 2023’s David Powell CFLA Member of the Year.

McAuliffe continues to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the asset-based finance and leasing industry’s success.

Québec City, Que. Sep. 22, 2023 – During the closing banquet at the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association’s (CFLA) National Annual Conference on September 21, Mike Rusch of Jim Pattison Group and Chair of the CFLA’s Board of Directors presented 2023's David Powell CFLA Member of the Year Award to Richard McAuliffe, Head of Siemens Financial Services, Commercial Finance.

Richard McAuliffe

“The 2023 David Powell Member of the Year Recipient is not only an avid contributor to our industry and association but someone who cares deeply about its future,” said Mike Rusch. 

McAuliffe has been a fixture at the CFLA for an incredible 20+ years and past Board Chair from 2017 to 2019.  He served on countless committees, research projects, and, most recently, on the Executive Committee. 

McAuliffe is currently Head of Siemens Financial Services, Commercial Finance, in Oakville, Ontario. Prior to joining Siemens, Richard spent 17 years at Key Equipment Finance as the Head of Canadian operations, where he oversaw direct originations and vendor equipment finance programs. Before joining Key Bank, he was Associate Vice President and General Manager of TD Asset Finance. 

"The David Powell CFLA Member of the Year Award recognizes members who work to advance the industry’s priorities, the CFLA’s goals, and go above and beyond the call of duty,” said Michael Rothe, CFLA President and CEO. “A few years ago, we renamed the member of the year award to include the CFLA’s former president and CEO’s name, David Powell.”

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About the CFLA:

The Canadian Finance and Leasing Association is the only organization advocating the interests of Canada's asset-based financing, and vehicle and equipment leasing industry. Through the CFLA, members help shape the industry's future within the competitive financial services sector. 

Established in 1993 through the merger of the Canadian Automotive Leasing Association and the Equipment Lessors Association of Canada, the CFLA grew from 61 member companies to over 200 today.

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