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The Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA) announced Mike Rusch, President of Jim Pattison Lease, as the Board of Directors’ newest Chair. After a two-year term, Angela Armstrong, President of Prime Capital Group Inc., and the first woman to Chair the CFLA’s Board, officially handed her role to Rusch during the CFLA’s Annual General Meeting of Members on October 28, 2021. Armstrong remains an active Board Member and participates in many committees, like the Women in Asset Finance and Executive Committees.  

Rusch has served on the CFLA’s Board of Directors since 2015 and joined the Executive Committee in 2019. Rusch also leads Jim Pattison Lease, a long-standing member company offering customized fleet management solutions and vehicle leasing to commercial and public sector enterprises. Jim Pattison Lease is the largest privately held Canadian fleet lessor, with over 48,000 vehicles under management across Canada.

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