The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation presented the 2017 Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence to Brian Schonfeld at the NEFA Fall Funding Symposium in Atlanta. The award was created to acknowledge the CLFP who has contributed the most to the industry and best represents the CLFP ideals for the year.
Schonfeld is currently the manager of information systems and analytics at Pawnee Leasing and served five years on the CLFP board including one year as president in 2015.
Reid Raykovich, CLFP executive director, said, “Brian was on the board for several years and was the go-to person for every project. He assisted in every foundation initiative and never complained about the workload. Even after serving the board, he worked on the exam rewrite, sharing his time and knowledge and has never received the proper recognition. He is the true embodiment of a CLFP and is very deserving of this award.”
Upon receipt of the award, Schonfeld added, “I am humbled and grateful to be selected by my fellow CLFPs to be this year’s recipient of the Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence. The CLFP community is truly some of the best and brightest our industry has to offer, and to not only be included among them but recognized as well is a great honor. I would be remiss if I did not thank those with whom I worked closely with during my tenure on the board of directors, and I hope in some small way I was able to help the foundation grow and mature to its present form.”