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ELFA Accepts Nominations for Distinguished Service Award
July 5 Deadline for Submitting Candidates for Recognition
as Outstanding Volunteers to the Equipment Finance Industry
Washington, DC—The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announces it is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award, which honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the association and the equipment finance industry. The award winner will be formally recognized during the ELFA 52nd Annual Convention in Orlando in October, and will be profiled in Equipment Leasing & Finance magazine and the ELFA SmartBrief e-newsletter.
ELFA's ability to achieve its goals is largely dependent upon the work of a large number of volunteers from within the membership. Volunteers perform a number of functions:
- Act as information experts and consultants on a full range of industry issues
- Represent the industry in a variety of regulatory and legislative matters
- Analyze market trends and assist in research
- Serve as content experts for conference planning, promotion and delivery of key information and knowledge
- Assist in the positive positioning of asset finance to providers of debt and equity
Without the help of volunteers, ELFA could not perform its many functions, or provide the current range and quality of products and services to our membership and the industry.
With the introduction of the Distinguished Service Award in 2004, ELFA has established a formal process for identifying and rewarding key volunteers, who because of their outstanding contributions deserve special recognition. The Distinguished Service Award honors not only the individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Association and the industry, but also serves to encourage others to contribute to the development and growth of the industry.
All ELFA members are invited to nominate a member (including themselves) whom they believe merits this award.
Nominations must be submitted to ELFA by Friday, July 5. For information on eligibility and nominating criteria and instructions on nominating, please go to http://www.elfaonline.org/About/Awards/DSA/
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the $725 billion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its more than 575 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 has been equipping business for success for more than 50 years. For more information, please visit www.elfaonline.org and follow ELFA on Twitter @elfaonline.