Five GreatAmerica Employees Complete Financing Certification

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – Five GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation employees passed the Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) exam to receive the CLFP designation.

The five are Todd Jarvela, Direct Programs Group Director; Tawnya Stone, Enterprise Strategic Technology Director; Stephanie Severin, Chief Credit Officer and Vice President; Ryan McHugh, Unified Communications and IT Group Vendor Relationship Manager;  and Nick Nielsen, Unified Communications and IT Group Vice President of Sales.

The designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers and peers in the equipment finance industry. The 8-hour certification exam is administered several times each year. There are currently 290 Certified Lease Professionals in 36 states and 3 countries.

About the CLFP Foundation

The CLFP Foundation is an education and certifying body created to raise the industry standards among equipment leasing and financing professionals.

About GreatAmerica

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and has a staff of over 475 employees with offices in Georgia, Minnesota, and Missouri. We provide financing and consulting services in all fifty states and some U.S. Territories. GreatAmerica is organized into seven business units: Office Equipment, Unified Communications and IT, Automotive, HealthCare, Direct Programs, Specialty Markets, and Portfolio Services. Visit

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