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David Powell CFLA Member of the Year Award Recipient: Julien Bigras

Scott Long - September 23, 2022 - Featured Content Area

Julien Bigras was announced as 2022’s David Powell CFLA Member of the Year.

Bigras has gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the asset-based finance and leasing industry’s future success.

Charlottetown, PE, Canada, Sep. 23, 2022 – During the closing banquet at the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association’s (CFLA) National Annual Conference on September 22, Mike Rusch of Jim Pattison Group and Chair of the CFLA’s Board of Directors presented 2022's David Powell CFLA Member of the Year Award to Julien Bigras, Managing Director of Core Capital Group Inc.

From left-to-right: Michael Rothe (CFLA), Julien Bigras (Core Capital Group Inc.), and Mike Rusch (Jim Pattison Group)

“The 2022 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. “They’ll do whatever it takes to ensure our success for years to come.”

Bigras joined the CFLA’s Board of Directors in 2020 and became Chair of the CFLA’s Future Leaders’ Initiative in 2021. Since then, Julien has moulded the Future Leaders Initiative into a well-functioning committee that spotlights exemplary leaders in the industry. He also spearheaded a networking event at the CFLA’s Toronto office earlier this year to bring the industry’s future leaders together since the pandemic prevented them from meeting for so long. 

Julien Bigras shares a few words after receiving his award.

"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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Scott Long
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