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ELFA Announces Plans for 2024 Equity Forum, July 9-10 in Philadelphia

Posted 05/29/2024

Members of the 2024 Equity Committee Recognized

Washington, D.C. – The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association today announced plans for the third annual ELFA Equity Forum, celebrating and advancing diversity, equity and intergenerational collaboration in the equipment finance industry. Equipment finance professionals representing all industry sectors and experience levels are encouraged to attend the Forum on July 9-10 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for an enlightening experience that promises to spark meaningful dialogue and drive positive change.

“The Equity Forum is more than a conference—it's a journey of inclusion and empowerment,” said DelRoy Stauffer, CLFP, Chair of the ELFA Equity Committee, which is involved in planning and hosting the Forum. “Join us July 9-10 for eye-opening insights and practical tips on how to bring more equity and inclusion to your workplace and your community. Don’t miss out!"

Educational sessions will be offered in a variety of formats: engaging keynotes, thought-provoking panel discussions and practical workshops. Attendees will also have access to multiple networking opportunities, best practices and resources for continued growth.

Planning Committee

ELFA recognizes the members of the 2024 Equity Committee who are hosting the Equity Forum, as well as the task force planning the event (marked with *):

  • *DelRoy Stauffer, CLFP, VP, Sales, Odessa (Committee Chair)
  • *Beverly Brinkley, VP, Sr. Business Systems Administrator, First Commonwealth Equipment Finance
  • *Robin Corney-Horst, Business Development Manager - Healthcare, DLL
  • Linda D'Amico, Executive Director, Cisco Systems Capital Corporation
  • Debra Devassy Babu, Shareholder, Darcy & Devassy PC (formerly Askounis & Darcy)
  • Julia Gavrilov, Partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
  • Nathan Gibbons, CLFP, Chief Experience Officer, QuickFi
  • Christopher Johnson, SVP & President, Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services
  • Eric McGriff, Chief Risk Officer, 36th Street Capital
  • *Kinna Pattani, Associate Director - Head of Global Finance Practice, Alfa
  • Nancy Robles, President, Eastern Funding LLC
  • Tania Sode, Organizational Development Director, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc.
  • Scott Thacker, CPA, CLFP, Chief Executive Officer, Ivory Consulting Corporation (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Motofumi Tohda, CLFP, Vice President / Information Systems, Tokyo Century (USA) Inc.
  • Ernest Tsorvas, Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager, Fifth Third Bank, National Association
  • Matthew Vazzana, CLFP, National Account Executive, Huntington Technology Finance (Emerging Talent Advisory Council Liaison)
  • Amy Weum, CLFP, Regional Vice President, Farm Credit Leasing

The registration fee for the Equity Forum is $540. To register, visit www.elfaonline.org/events/2024/EQ24.  

About ELFA
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the $1 trillion 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 580 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 60 years. For more information, please visit www.elfaonline.org.

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Amy Vogt