Andrew Eller Recognized


Andrew Eller Recognized

Andrew Eller, CLFP, of First American Equipment Finance was awarded the annual Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence by the Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation.

The award was created in 2012 to acknowledge the CLFP who has contributed the most to the industry and best represents the CLFP ideals for the year. Nominees are submitted by the CLFP membership and the final winner is voted on by the CLFP Board of Directors.

First American has 133 CLFPs and Associates and employs two of the nine Cindy Spurdle Award winners. Alan Sikora, CLFP, CEO of First American, said, “The CLFP program has enabled hundreds of professionals to gain a deeper understanding of our industry. At First American, it is a fundamental component of our professional development strategy. Andrew’s commitment to his colleagues and our industry is inspiring.”

“It is an honor to be recognized as the recipient of the 2020 Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence," said Eller. "The contributions that were made this year to successfully pivot the Foundation’s operating procedures to digital experiences truly speaks to the resiliency of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, partnering organizations, current and prospective CLFPs. We have continued to grow and strengthen our CLFP community through the pandemic and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a contributing factor to this success. Thank you to the Foundation and all CLFPs for your unwavering dedication to continually educate our industry.”

The CLFP designation identifies individuals as knowledgeable professionals to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the leasing industry. For more information, visit

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