Education Advisory Committee

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Meet the Education Advisory Committee

AAPL’s Education Advisory Committee serves as a vital resource in the establishing and developing educational programs and materials for distribution to AAPL members. They are tasked with assisting in the planning, producing, and maintaining comparable and uniform information specific to the private lending industry to be useful for members, media, and future legislative platforms. To learn more about the practices and procedures of the Committee, please read the AAPL-EducationCommittee-Policy

Advisory Committee

The Education Committee consists of five current members of AAPL and one ex-officio position. These volunteers are appointed to two-year terms.

Melissa Martorella, ESQ.
Melissa Martorella, ESQ.(Ex Officio) Geraci LLP, AAPL's general counsel
Sam Kaddah
Sam KaddahLiquid Logics
Steve Kuptz
Steve KuptzTrinity Mortgage Fund
Erica LaCentra
Erica LaCentraRCN Capital
Beeta Lecha
Beeta LechaSpiegel Accountancy Corp
Jeff Levin
Jeff LevinSpecialty Lending Group
Clay Malcolm
Clay MalcolmAdvanta IRA
Randy Newman
Randy NewmanTotal Lender Solutions
Chris Ragland, MBA
Chris Ragland, MBANoble Capital

Interested in serving on the Education Advisory Committee in the future? Complete this application and send it to

Conflict of Interest Statement

All Committee members who provide services on behalf of the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) and in the investment of AAPL shall perform their duties impartially and in compliance with the ethical standards applicable to the investment of other AAPL members, including the Code of Ethics for AAPL, so as to assure fair, competitive access to and participation in the AAPLs investment process by all responsible financial institutions, suppliers, contractors, and providers of services. All members shall conduct themselves in such a manner as to foster consumer confidence in the integrity of the AAPL. Those who makes or influences any decision for the AAPL, shall refrain from any personal or financial business activity which would create an actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the proper performance and execution of the AAPL. Committee members of the AAPL who are involved in the investment of funds or services shall not, at any time, receive, accept, take, seek, or solicit, directly or indirectly, anything of economic value as a gift, gratuity, award, reward, favor or other compensation of any type from any person or financial institution with whom the AAPL must investigate. Whenever a member has a financial or personal interest in any matter coming before the Committee, the affected person shall a) fully disclose the nature of the interest and b) withdraw from discussion, lobbying, and voting on the matter. Any transaction or vote involving a potential conflict of interest shall be approved only by AAPL management and disclosed in the sanctions.

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