Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equiping Business for Success

Women's Leadership Forum

April 01, 2019 - April 02, 2019

Conrad Washington
Washington, DC


The ELFA Women's Leadership Forum will be held April 1-2 at The Conrad Hotel in Washington, DC. This event will focus on leadership development for women at all stages of an equipment finance career.

The theme, "Find Your Superpower," celebrates the idea that there is a superhero inside all of us -- we just need the courage and skills to put on the cape! The agenda will feature dynamic speakers and offer time for attendee interaction and networking with other industry leaders. You'll leave this event with valuable insights and powerful tools to enhance your career. This event is open to women and allies. Men are encouraged to attend and we welcome your participation.

Registration is limited to 150 attendees.

Sponsored by the ELFA Women's Council.    

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
ELFA Members $695.00

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Available Functions

  Dine Around - Community Table Dinner Group

Speakers

Martha Ahlers

President
United Leasing & Finance



Rochelle Carrington

Sales Training, Keynotes, Business Strategy, Leadership and Management Development, Business Development, Hiring and Speaker
Sandler Training


As a seasoned executive, sales professional and consultant, Rochelle Carrington guides companies in reaching their critical goals to drive increased revenue and more effectively manage their sales and management processes. Rochelle Carrington A self made millionaire and the CEO of Sandler Training, Rochelle has advised, trained and coached large companies including Time Inc and Georgia Pacific as well as small enterprises on best practices to develop stronger sales teams, create better hiring practices and lead organizations more effectively. Rochelle possesses over 23 years of experience in sales and sales management. She built her training business into a seven figure company in less than 10 years and is the top female franchise owner within the global Sandler network of 250 business owners. Prior to Sandler, Rochelle spent much of her career at some of the most highly regarded publishing companies including Conde Nast Publications, Hearst Magazines and Meredith Corporation. As an award winning salesperson and sales executive, she recruited and led a national team at magazines including Glamour, marie claire, Teen and Golf for Women. Each week, Rochelle trains company leadership and sales professionals using a vibrant, fun and interactive style of delivery which enables teams of all capabilities to incorporate their learnings into their every day lives. She has been the featured speaker at a variety of national associations across the country and has won numerous awards for her sales and training skills. She is the author of a forthcoming book entitled “Believe it to Achieve It...the Sandler Way." Rochelle holds a B.A from Luther College in Decorah, IA and resides with her family in New York.
 

Jennifer Fanz

Country Sales Manager, US Healthcare
DLL



Lori Frasier

SVP, Strategy and Performance Management
Key Equipment Finance


Frasier is senior vice president of strategy and performance management at Key Equipment Finance. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, market research, client insights, sales performance and analysis, portfolio management, project management, and employee development initiatives. She joined Key Equipment Finance in 2003 in global human resources management.  She served as senior vice president of human resources and administration before being promoted to senior vice president of strategic services in 2009.  Prior to joining Key she held various positions at First Data/Western Union.  
 
Throughout her career, Frasier has been actively involved in a volunteer capacity with ELFA, as the chair of the organization's Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee, chair of the organization's Human Resources task force, and member of the Compensation and Diversity Steering Committee.  She is presently a member of the ELFA Board of Directors.
 
   

Tanya Menon

Associate Professor, Fisher College of Business
the Ohio State University


Tanya Menon is Associate Professor at Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. Her research on decision making, influence, culture, teams, and networks has been cited in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Times of London (UK), The Guardian (UK), and The Times of India. She has taught courses on Persuasion, Negotiations, Teams, and Organizational Behavior and was the winner of the 2017 Best EMBA professor and 2013 Best Elective Award at the Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business.

As Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, she won the teaching award in 2006 (working professionals) and 2007 (full time MBAs). She has conducted executive programs all over the world.

Prior to graduate school, she was a research assistant in INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and an intern in Morgan Stanley's London office. Menon earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard University in 1995, and her Ph.D. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is currently Associate Editor at Management Science Journal. She wrote a book with Dr. Leigh Thompson, Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to transform wasteful habits (2016, Harvard Business Review Press). Her tedxohiostateuniversity talk was recently featured on ideas.ted.com, Ted.com’s main site (go.ted.com/tanyamenon), reaching over 1.2 Million views.


Kara Miyasato

Sr. Manager, Marketing
Stryker Flex Financial


Kara Miyasato is the Sr. Marketing Manager for Flex Financial, Stryker’s financial services arm. In this role, she and her team are responsible for the creation of new financial products, marketing communications, analytics, and events & training for North America and Europe.
In 2007, Kara began her career at Stryker and has held multiple individual contributor and management roles within Flex Financial in both operations and marketing. She has also held roles on Stryker’s Government team and data standards team. Her focus throughout her Stryker career has been around employee engagement, customer service, and continual process improvement.
Kara holds degrees in philosophy and economics from Santa Clara University, attained her Master’s degree in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She sits on the board of directors for the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society and resides in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her husband, Cullen, and her son, Kai.
Kara is passionate about diversity & inclusion and has led sessions with Stryker to help shed light on unconscious bias and other related topics.

Amy Nelson

President, Global Healthcare & Clean Technology
DLL


Mrs. Nelson is the President for Global Business Unit Healthcare and Clean Technology of DLL. Prior to this role, Mrs. Nelson served as the Chief Financial Officer for DLL's Global Vendor Finance Division. DLL is a fully owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group, specializing in asset-based finance programs for equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors all over the world. DLL operates in over 35 countries and has assets in excess of €34B.
 
Prior to DLL, Mrs. Nelson worked at Bank of America Leasing (formerly Fleet Capital Leasing) in various roles of increasing responsibility within Finance. Her most recent focus was on the acquisition and consolidation efforts of several acquisitions made between 1998 and 2001 when she left to join DLL.
 
Mrs. Nelson is currently on the ELFA Board of Directors and served previously as a member of the ELFA Financial Accounting Committee.
 
Mrs. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University. She serves on the Board of Directors for Philips Medical Capital, a LLC owned jointly by DLL and Philips Medical Systems North America.

Deborah Reuben, CLFP

President
Reuben Creative, LLC


Deborah Reuben, CLFP is President of Reuben Creative, LLC a consulting firm specializing in strategic process and technology consulting for lending and leasing.  An equipment finance industry veteran, she has a broad professional background in both financial services (Wells Fargo and TCF) and the software industry (HCL and Linedata Capitalstream).  
 
Author of multiple articles, she is a contributor to studies and publications and authored The Certified Lease & Finance Professionals' Handbook Sixth Edition. A frequent speaker at industry events, she served as chair of the ELFA Operations and Technology committee, is a founding member of the ELFA Women's Council.
 
Known for connecting the dots in unconventional ways, her unique industry experience, creative facilitation approach, and a keen eye for future trends enables her to bring forward-thinking insights and original ideas to developing roadmaps for the future. A trusted advisor for leaders who want to leverage cutting-edge technology to achieve their business goals, she helps teams to see the bigger picture, understand technology possibilities, stretch the imagination of what could be, and chart a course for transformative change.

Kris Snow

President, Cisco Capital
Cisco Systems Capital Corporation



Jud Snyder

President
BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company


Jud Snyder is the President of BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company and BMO's Senior Executive for Southeast Wisconsin.
 
Jud joined the Bank in 1994 and is responsible for leading the growth and development of BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company. This includes strategic and managerial responsibility for sales, operations, underwriting and equipment management capabilities within the Equipment Finance Company.
 
Prior to taking on his current role, he had roles in credit, sales and sales management in Equipment Finance prior to taking on the President's role in 2008. In 2010, he moved into the bank as M&I's Head of Specialized Industries. In this role he was responsible for Equipment Finance, Global Trade, Health Care, Dealer Finance, Agribusiness and Sponsor Finance. Following the BMO acquisition in 2011, he moved back into the head role at Equipment Finance with the mandate to leverage the business across BMO and grow the business to scale.
 
Jud obtained his BA in Russian and Economics from UW Madison ('94). He is currently the Chairman and an Officer of ELFA (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Ballet (Immediate Past Chair & President and Executive Committee Member), The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (Trustee), United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Teach for America and Froedtert Health Systems.
 
Jud lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin with his five children.

Michelle Speranza

SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
LEAF Commercial Capital Inc.



Sponsors

Hotel Information
A block of rooms is being held for attendees of the 2019 Women’s Leadership Forum at The Conrad Washington, 950 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. A special conference rate of $259 per person per night plus tax, single/double occupancy, is offered to attendees on Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1. Check in time is 3:00 pm, and check-out time is 12:00 Noon.
 
Please call Reservations at 1-800-774-1500, provide your arrival and departure dates and mention ELFA Women's Forum 2019 in order to get the ELFA group rate.
 
Hotel Reservations Online:
We strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservations online. Please use this link: http://group.conradhotels.com/ELFAWomensForum2019
 
Make Hotel Reservations by Tuesday, March 5, 2019! Reservations after this date are based on availability and may be at a higher rate..
 
Getting There
The Conrad Washington is located 4 miles from the Washington National Airport (DCA), 29 miles from the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and 34 miles from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). The hotel is located 1 mile from the Amtrak Train Station at Union Station. Further directions may be found on the hotel website at https://bit.ly/2BBUoGa.
 
Parking
Valet parking only is available at the hotel for $59 per night with in/out privileges. For further information about this property, including driving directions, visit their website at https://bit.ly/2BBUoGa.

Conrad Washington
950 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

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