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David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award

This award is presented annually to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the association's federal or state advocacy programs.

The award is named for David H. Fenig, who served as an accomplished advocate on behalf of the equipment leasing and finance industry in his role as ELFA Vice President of Federal Government Relations from January 2004 to December 2011. The first award was presented posthumously to Fenig at ELFA's Capitol Connections event in Washington, D.C., on May 15, 2012.

The award will be presented at Capitol Connections each year. Eligible candidates must:

  • Have made an extraordinary contribution to or served in a highly distinguished manner in connection with the advancement of the association's advocacy programs, including activities by federal, state and local legislative and regulatory bodies, and national and international standards-setting organizations.
  • Have played an outstanding leadership role representing ELFA in promoting the importance of advocacy on behalf of the equipment leasing and finance industry and ELFA to constituencies outside of ELFA and its membership.

Please send nominations by March 13 to Matthew Hart at mhart@elfaonline.org. The Award Committee will make a final selection and present the winner at the opening luncheon of Capitol Connections.

Previous Winners:

  • 2023:  Chris Enbom
  • 2022: Charles W. Cross
  • 2021: Randy Haug
  • 2020: Not awarded due to pandemic
  • 2019: Moorari K. Shah
  • 2018: Conrad J. Eimers
  • 2017: Robert Boyer
  • 2016: Dennis Brown
  • 2015: Valerie Hayes Jester
  • 2014: Robert J. Rinaldi
  • 2013: Julia R. Pierce
  • 2012: David H. Fenig