The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 17 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. John Bender, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Program Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  2. Kimberly Brennan, CLFP – Staff Accountant, AP Equipment Financing
  3. Jacquelyne Burdette, CLFP – Digital Marketing Manager, AP Equipment Financing
  4. William Burns III, CLFP – Vice President – Food & Beverage Division, First American Equipment Finance
  5. Marc Cimon, CLFP Associate – AVP, Senior Financial Analyst, First American Equipment Finance
  6. Richard Cook, CLFP – Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager, The Huntington National Bank
  7. Wendlyn Dixon, CLFP – Customer Service & Titling Manager, AP Equipment Financing
  8. Carol Gabbert, CLFP Associate – Project Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  9. Kathryn Georgiana, CLFP – Program Manager, DLL
  10. Noah Gerlach, CLFP – Equipment Finance Associate, First American Equipment Finance
  11. Tracy Middleton Plank, CLFP – Manager Structured Sales Support, DLL
  12. Katelyn Saxton, CLFP – AVP, Marketing, First American Equipment Finance
  13. Brian Smith, CLFP – SVP, Risk, AP Equipment Financing
  14. Dannika Valdez, CLFP – Operation Team Lead, AP Equipment Financing
  15. Jerell Vincent, CLFP – Business Development Executive, Delta Financial Group
  16. Heather Wohaska, CLFP – Equipment Finance Specialist, First American Equipment Finance
  17. Anna Ziegler, CLFP Associate – Vice President, Risk Management, First American Equipment Finance

AP Equipment Financing hosted a private, virtual Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals (ALFP) and now ranks as the #10 employer with the most CLFPs (26).  Wendy Dixon attended that ALFP and stated, “This is such an exciting time for me! I wanted to pursue the CLFP designation because I have fallen in love with the financing world. It excites me to know how much I have gained from this experience and still what is yet to come. Sure, my mind was challenged, and I doubted myself at times, but told myself every day that I had this! The CLFP Foundation and its representatives have been so supportive throughout this entire experience and I’m looking forward to the future and the possibilities.”

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, Africa, and Australia. For more information, visit