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Commercial Finance Association Announces 2016 Leadership Committees

October 05, 2015, 07:54 AM

The Commercial Finance Association (CFA) has announced its new Executive and Management Committees for its Fiscal Year 2016, that began October 1. The Committees, comprised of key leaders in the commercial finance industry, will guide the Association, make policy decisions, confirm new members and provide advocacy, education and thought leadership for the industry.

“CFA serves as the voice of the commercial finance industry, providing engagement, opportunity, professional development programs and advocacy for our members. We wouldn’t be able to achieve our mission without the hard work, dedication and insight of our Executive and Management Committees. We look forward to continually taking CFA to the next level because of the commitment and devotion of our leaders and members,” stated Bob Trojan, CFA’s Chief Executive Officer.

The Executive Committee is elected by CFA’s Board of Directors, made up of representatives from each member company, representing over 270 commercial finance firms, ranging from large financial institutions to entrepreneurial lenders. The Management Committee is then elected by the Executive Committee.
The CFA Executive Committee for 2016 includes:

Sami Altaher, FGI Finance
Robyn Barrett, FSW Funding*           
Michael Coiley, CIT Group       
David Crumbaugh, Latham & Watkins
Daniel deBrauwere, Capital One Business Credit   
John M. DePledge, Citi Commercial Bank    
David M. Ellis, Wells Fargo Capital Finance   
Steven C. Gold, Allied Financial Corp.*
Jeffrey K. Goldrich, North Mill Capital LLC       
Thomas A. Greco, Hilco Global           
David Grende, Siena Lending Group
Cole Harmonson, Far West Capital
Stewart W. Hayes, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Jonathan N. Helfat, Otterboug P.C.
Beatriz Hernandez, North Mill Capital LLC*   
Lawrence Klaff, GB Merchant Partners, LLC   
Dan Karas, Triumph Commercial Finance       
Edward P. King, King Trade Capital
Richard Kohn, Goldberg Kohn
David B. Kurzweil, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Joseph Lehrer, Fifth Third Bank
Kathleen Z. Lepak, People’s United Business Capital
Leigh Lones, Bibby Financial Services, Inc.*
Jonathan A. Lucas, CIT Commercial Services*
Michael Maiorino, People’s United Business Capital
Andy McGhee, AloStar Business Credit
Jeff McLane, Bank of America Business Capital
D. Michael Monk, Amerisource Funding
Andrea L. Petro, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Kwesi Rogers, Federal National Commercial Credit
Albert Spada, Santander Bank, N.A.
J. Michael Stanley, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc.
Marshall C. Stoddard, Jr., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Patrick B. Trammell, Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC
Robert Trojan, Commercial Finance Association
Brian J. Van Nevel, SPECTRUM Commercial Services
Peter York, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

*Denotes new Committee member as of 2016

The CFA Management Committee for 2016 includes:

Michael Maoirino, Immediate Past Chairman
Patrick B. Trammell, President           
Andrea L. Petro, First Vice President   
D. Michael Monk, Vice President of Finance
David Grende, Vice President
John DePledge, Vice President
Jeffrey K. Goldrich, Vice President

Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the international trade group of the asset-based lending, factoring and supply chain finance industries, with nearly 300 member organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. CFA provides education, networking opportunities and industry advocacy on a domestic and international basis to the commercial finance community.

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