Remembering Our Dear Friend and Colleague

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The equipment finance community recently lost a great one.

Shannon Green spent her professional life in our industry. Her distinguished tenure includes 16 years with Financial Pacific Leasing and over 12 years with Orion First Financial. As a senior leader for both companies, her influence was felt by everyone fortunate enough to have known her–co-workers, industry peers, and clients alike. Mrs. Green stressed collaboration, integrity and fun–she was the embodiment of these core values for both companies. Besides being an influential leader and motivator, Shannon was an empathic and nurturing person towards all. Her management style was one of empowerment–enabling those around her to flourish in their jobs, grow their careers, and be solid contributors within their organizations. Even those who only briefly met her could sense these intrinsically positive qualities about Shannon.

Mrs. Green’s contributions to the industry were impactful. After becoming a Certified Lease & Finance Professional in 1999, she helped promote her organization by mentoring many future CLFPs––contributing to its body of knowledge, and serving on the CLFP Board of Directors. Shannon also actively participated in the Equipment Lease & Finance Association (ELFA) and the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) serving on panels, participating in session presentations, and spearheading annual ELFA LeasePAC company campaigns. Most notably, it was Shannon’s passion for promoting women in leasing that many will remember her for most. She helped encourage many young women who have gone on to become leaders––thanks to her mentorship and demonstrated passion within this industry.

Shannon lost a sudden and swift battle with cancer on December 25th ––leaving behind a husband and two children.

Celebration of Life

In addition to her friends and family services, Orion First will host an open house style remembrance. Anyone who knew Shannon and wants to come share stories with others are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, January 21st
4pm to 7pm
Pacific Grill Event Center: Pearl Ball Room
1530 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you donate to your local cancer society to help find a cure for this devastating disease.

We encourage you to share your fondest memories and stories about Shannon by signing her guestbook here.