New Leasing Association in “Formation” in Arizona


Congratulations! You are invited to become a charter member of the newly formed Arizona Equipment Leasing Association (AELA). It is an exciting opportunity to stay involved and determine what is important to your business on both the local and national level. AELA is made up of working lease professionals that like you want to remain educated, promote leasing, and network with funding sources, share ideas, and market to potential clientele. As leasing professionals, we have seen the market change from both the funding and the client retention/solicitation arena. AELA will allow you to communicate, learn, and network with other leasing professionals at the local level while retaining your autonomy along with the benefits of economies of scale with your involvement with your trade association.


As an independent association, we are not associated with any major national leasing association presently. We wish to pursue our mission (see attached page 3) of promoting the industry while maintaining the networking environment that our region is nationally been recognized for. We are committed to the equipment leasing profession as brokers, funders, lessors, vendors, and/or service providers. We are here to enhance the local aspect of doing business in Arizona while maintaining the highest level of business ethics toward our members and everyone’s clientele.


Our charter members have been selected as leaders in our industry and our minimal initial dues will be collected to cover the costs of legally incorporating the association and maintaining its annual status. The purpose of the organization is to provide its members with a regional network of leasing and financing professionals regardless of the size of their organization with more contact than in a resort for a couple of days on a annual basis. We also welcome the larger organization’s financial professionals that wish to promote and maintain a regional presence and further the efforts of the collective group. This is a dynamic industry that’s only constant is its penchant for change and keeping up with what is happening both regionally and nationally can be a daunting task.


Please attend our inaugural meeting August 14, 2003 at 5:30 pm at McDuffy’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Tempe and bring the $25 annual fee and the attached application with you and receive a free cocktail for joining. Please RSVP by Monday August 11th. If you are unable to attend but would like to join please send your check and completed application to the treasurer: (See application below.)

AELA founding members



Patrick McCann, Treasurer

c/o Universal Financial Group

3021 E. Laurel St.

Mesa, Az. 85213


fax 480-218-0525


Patrick Sponsel

c/o Sharpe Equipment Leasing, Inc.

P.O. Box 10337

Glendale, Az. 85318


fax 623-934-9565


Bernice Truszkowski, CLP

c/o Equipment Funding, Ltd.

Po box 985

Scottsdale, Az. 85252

(480) 949-0710



Cletus Theibeau

c/o Manufacturer’s Leasing

818 E. Osborne

Phoenix, Az. 85020



Roger Marce

c/o Manufacturer’s Leasing

818 E. Osborne

Phoenix, Az. 85020


Irv Ellis

c/o LeaseCor, Inc.

346 West Frier Drive

Phoenix, Az. 85318

(602) 395-0463


Nancy Rosenberg

c/o Quality Financial

18 N. Sahuro Dr.

Gilbert, Az. 85233

(480) 813-9386


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