The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 19 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Carri Bell, CLFP – Vice President, Operations Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  2. Jason Bednarek, CLFP – Vice President, National Program Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  3. Michelle Bingham, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Risk Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  4. Brandon Boeck, CLFP – Source Review Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  5. Kate Booker, CLFP – Vice President – Portfolio Manager, TriState Capital Bank 
  6. Raymond Buckley, CLFP – Vice President, Area Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  7. Shanel Connor, CLFP – Operations Manager, Officer, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  8. Justin Forbrook, CLFP – Relationship Manager, Vice President, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  9. Erica Fraley, CLFP – Equipment Finance (BBG) Internal Sales Representative, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  10. Paula Griffey, CLFP – Vice President, Credit Analyst, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  11. Juyon Ham, CLFP – Senior Corporate Counsel, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  12. Derek Hardenbergh, CLFP – IT Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  13. Alyssa Lawrence, CLFP – Funding Administrator, Quality Equipment Finance 
  14. Dominic Lount, CLFP – Vice President, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  15. Jennifer Sharp, CLFP – VP – Area Manager (TX & LA) – Capital Equipment Group, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  16. Christian Taggart, CLFP – Vice President – Equipment Finance, Cadence Bank 
  17. Jennifer Williams, CLFP – S&UT Compliance Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 
  18. Carleton Zaruba, CLFP – Chief Operating Officer, Quality Equipment Finance 
  19. Marina Zubtsova, CLFP – Officer – Quality Control Analyst, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance

Alyssa Lawrence from Quality Equipment Finance attended the US Bank Equipment Finance Online ALFP earlier in May and shares, “The CLFP title is an important factor in the equipment finance industry because it shows the time and effort a person has put into [their] career. After being involved for over 9 years, I decided to pursue the designation to take the next step in my own career. The Foundation and its resources offer so much to anyone wanting to do the same.” 

Raymond Buckley, of US Bank Equipment Finance shares a similar reason for pursuing the designation, stating, “After being in the equipment finance industry for over 25 years, I have seen the importance of the CLFP designation grow.  I wanted to take my decades of experience and enhance what I already knew, or thought I already knew, with the academic knowledge base of the CLFP course.  The course allowed me to get caught up on current rules and policies.  I’m smarter for taking the course, better equipped and with a deeper knowledge base, and up to date on the latest practices and applications in the industry.”  

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