Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equiping Business for Success

History

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association was founded as the Association of Equipment Lessors in 1961. In a relatively short time, the equipment leasing industry grew from a fledgling industry to a major force in the U.S. economy. In 2011, the association celebrated its 50th anniversary. Today, the association is looking forward to another 50 years of equipping business for success.

Video: ELFA Through the Decades

Learn more about ELFA's history

Milestones - A list of notable achievements in the association's history from 1961 through 2011.

Past Presidents and Chairmen - A list of association leaders through the years.

History of Equipment Leasing, a 1985 article from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Journal of Equipment Lease Financing.

50th Anniversary Articles

A series of articles celebrating the association's golden anniversary in 2011 from ELFA's flagship magazine.