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ELFA Launches “Equipment Finance Matters” Podcast

Posted 03/10/2020
Equipment Finance MattersWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association today launched Equipment Finance Matters, a new podcast showcasing insightful interviews with leaders in the equipment finance industry. The podcast features a diverse group of executives sharing how they joined the industry, their top pieces of leadership advice and their personal stories of overcoming challenges and achieving successes. To listen to the podcast, visit  

The podcast was developed by the Emerging Talent Advisory Council (ETAC), a committee of up-and-coming employees from ELFA member companies working to encourage professionals to get involved in the association early in their careers and to attract the best and brightest to the industry.  In 2017, ETAC launched a popular “Ask a Leader” series of written interviews with industry executives. The interviews were so well received that ETAC conceived of expanding the series into a podcast format.  

“We thought, why not take it to a podcast?” recalls Alexa Carnibella, ELFA Director of Professional Development and host of the new podcast. “This is a chance to get up close and personal with some fascinating leaders in our industry. We’re excited for listeners to get to know our first guest, ELFA Board Chair Martha Ahlers, and hear career wisdom from members with a range of backgrounds and experiences.”

The first season of the Equipment Finance Matters podcast will include six episodes. The first episode, “Soft on People, Hard on the Issues,” features ELFA Board Chair Martha Ahlers, President of United Leasing & Finance. Ahlers shares her top three pieces of advice for someone starting out in equipment finance, her biggest professional challenge and skills for success. Along the way, she and host Alexa Carnibella talk bumper stickers, diversity in the industry, fashion and finance, and Pepsi.

For more information about the Equipment Finance Matters Podcast, visit or contact host Alexa Carnibella at

About ELFA
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly $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 575 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. For more information, please visit

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