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CLFP Foundation Adds 19 New CLFPs

Posted 06/03/2024

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 19 individuals who recently sat through the online proctored CLFP Exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Sandra Anderson, CLFP – Business Analyst – Senior, The Huntington National Bank
  2. Parker Bullard, CLFP – Sales Associate, The Huntington National Bank
  3. Paula Cole, CLFP – VP, Finance Segment/Region Liaison, The Huntington National Bank
  4. Jacob Crouch, CLFP – Vice President, The Huntington National Bank
  5. Alex Ducharme, CLFP – Equipment Finance Sales Executive, The Huntington National Bank
  6. Amy Henrikson, CLFP – Equipment Finance Sales Executive, The Huntington National Bank
  7. Ridge Johnson, CLFP – Portfolio Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  8. Matthew Kilarski, CLFP – Vice President – Channel Sales, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  9. Todd Madson, CLFP – VP of Strategy, The Huntington National Bank
  10. Michelle McKie, CLFP – Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  11. Nathan Meyer, CLFP – Equipment Finance Sales Executive, The Huntington National Bank
  12. Jill Murphy, CLFP – Senior Vice President, Managing Director, The Huntington National Bank
  13. Sharon Pietras, CLFP – Vice President, Associate General Counsel, The Huntington National Bank
  14. Katie Riggs, CLFP Associate – Corporate Counsel, Dext Capital
  15. Jahnise Schneider, CLFP – Client Solutions Operations Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  16. Danielle Shields, CLFP – Human Resources Director, Dext Capital
  17. Katherine Sumner, CLFP – Equipment Finance Sales Executive, The Huntington National Bank
  18. Robert Tomlinson, CLFP – Vice President, Portfolio Manager – Lender Finance, The Huntington National Bank
  19. Amber Wellhoefer, CLFP – Commercial Portfolio Manager III – Equipment Finance, The Huntington National Bank

I believe this certification to be extremely challenging and being able to call myself a CLFP is rewarding and humbling,” shares Nathan Meyer of Huntington National Bank. “I’m eager to gain extensive knowledge in all areas of the leasing world I may not be exposed to on a day-to-day basis. The CLFP is a great way to network with other individuals in the leasing world, continue building relationships, and to bring on new opportunities of growth to my organization.”

The CLFP Foundation recently hit a historic milestone of 1,500 CLFPs, and invited Sharon Pietras (the 1,500th CLFP) to share her experience. She says, “I pursued the CLFP designation because it is highly respected in the equipment and finance industry. Each CLFP professional is held to the highest standards of integrity, commitment, and excellence. As a new member of the CLFP Family, I am so excited to push my career to the next level, so that I can be that helping hand for the next generation of CLFPs.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the commercial equipment finance industry. There are Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates located throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, India, Pakistan, Africa, and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.CLFPFoundation.org


Mel Vinson
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