The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 25 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed. The newest members have They are:

1. Katherine Baker, CLFP – President, MC2 Finance
2. Karla Beran, CLFP – Legal Supervisor, Amur Equipment Finance
3. Christopher Bough, CLFP – Senior Account Manager, Amur Equipment Finance
4. Kyle Boysen, CLFP – Controller, Amur Equipment Finance
5. Zachary Burghardt, CLFP – Senior Account Manager, Amur Equipment Finance
6. Logan Dickey, CLFP – Financial Accountant, Amur Equipment Finance
7. Joel Freebersyer, CLFP – VP of Finance, MC2 Finance
8. David Gernhard, CLFP – Vice President, Credit & Collections, Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC
9. Richard Griffin, CLFP – AVP, Equipment Finance Sales Executive, The Huntington National Bank
10. Jared Goldberg, CLFP – Director of Business Development, Kalamata Capital Group
11. Christopher Little, CLFP – Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, The Huntington National Bank
12. Carol Maurer, CLFP – Business Development Manager, The Huntington National Bank
13. Benjamin Mussehl, CLFP – Leasing Sales Team Lead, Compeer Financial
14. Claire Nelson, CLFP – Senior Credit Analyst, Amur Equipment Finance
15. Trevor Petersen, CLFP – Credit Analyst, North Mill Equipment Finance
16. Megan Reigstad, CLFP – Business Relationship Manager I, Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc.
17. Christopher Rooney, CLFP – Vice President/Relationship Manager, The Huntington National Bank
18. Melanie Rudiger, CLFP – Vice President Operations, The Huntington National Bank
19. Shelby Schut, CLFP – Usage Portfolio Administrator, Stryker
20. Rema Shamon, CLFP – Vice President, The Huntington National Bank
21. Zachary Shiffman, CLFP – Vice President, The Huntington National Bank
22. Ricardo Small, CLFP – Executive Vice President, Director, Cadence Bank
23. Michelle Speranza, CLFP – SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, LEAF Commercial Capital Inc.
24. Stacie VanBibber, CLFP – Collection Manager, Amur Equipment Finance
25. Whitnee Yager, CLFP – Manager, Funding, Amur Equipment Finance

Baker attended the ALFP in Cincinnati, OH hosted by Great American Insurance Group and stated, “I have been involved with the AACFB for several years now and noticed that many of my well-respected peers in the industry had the letters CLFP behind their names. I was always curious about the meaning of those letters. When I learned that CLFP stood for Certified Lease & Finance Professional, I became very eager to earn the respectful designation as well. I wanted to be recognized in the finance and equipment leasing industry as someone that was both knowledgeable and a person of character. After reading the book, taking the course, and passing the test, I have a whole new understanding and respect for those letters and their true meaning. I now understand that they represent experience, wisdom, education, perseverance, and character. I haven’t taken a test in many years, and I was very nervous about passing at my age. I am so thankful that I trusted in God to provide me with the strength and tenacity to get me through this and he did. I am so excited to join my husband Joel, also a new CLFP, and get to know the rest of the CLFP family which we will treasure for years to come.”

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