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December Foundation News In Brief

Prepare for the Year Ahead 

2018 is nearly here and the Foundation has research and resources that can help you in your strategic planning. Don't miss out on the State of the Equipment Finance Industry (SEFI) report, a comprehensive look at the $1 trillion dollar equipment finance industry. The SEFI identifies and discusses several emerging trends and new technologies that may pose risks or opportunities for industry participants.

Be sure to review these additional resources in preparation for the year ahead: These popular resources and many more may be accessed for free via the Foundation's online Library.


Scott Thacker Receives Steve R. LeBarron Award 

New Foundation Chairman Jeffry Elliott honored Scott Thacker, Chief Executive Officer, Ivory Consulting Corporation, with the Steven R. LeBarron Award for Principled Research during the Foundation’s Annual Board Meeting gathering in Naples, FL. Thacker has been a dedicated leader of numerous research project steering committees, including Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Applied Economics, and the recently-released video on emerging technology. The Steven R. LeBarron Award is presented annually to the Research Committee member who demonstrates the insight, fortitude, and dedication exemplified by LeBarron.

Thank you to our generous 2017 donors.
We are grateful for your financial support and look forward to your continued involvement in our mission to inspire thoughtful innovation for the industry.

Looking for the Next Generation Workforce?

The Foundation's Internship Center provides a platform for students in search of internships and companies with opportunities to connect with them. If you are an equipment finance company that offers internships, post your opportunities today.

Guest Lecture Program Puts You Ahead of the Class!

As we look ahead to January, it is time to start planning your own Guest Lecture Program (GLP)! The GLP is designed to help increase awareness of the equipment finance industry to students and attract new talent. If you are interested in sharing your own experience, visit our website to learn more.

Are You a Researcher or Industry Expert Looking to be Published?

The Foundation is seeking thoughtful articles for the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing. Authors should review the Journal Guidelines and industry topics and submit their articles by January 8 for the Winter Issue.
Coming Soon:
Updated Industry Snapshot