Martha AhlersEvansville, IN – Martha Ahlers, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Leasing, Inc. (ULI) was officially appointed as Vice Chairman of the 2016 Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Board of Directors. This appointment was recently decided during the ELFA election for the 2016 Officers and Board of Directors.

“Since being appointed to the ELFA Board of Directors in 2013, Martha’s recent election as Vice Chairman of the 2016 ELFA Board of Directors is a distinctive honor for Martha as well as United Leasing, Inc.,” stated Ron Romain, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Companies, parent company to United Leasing, Inc.

Mrs. Ahlers, who started with ULI in 1996, stated she “appreciates the opportunity to serve as Vice-Chairman for the ELFA Board of Directors and is eager to assist the organization with her industry knowledge and expertise.” Mrs. Ahlers has over 20 years of progressive commercial leasing experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. Mrs. Ahlers resides in Evansville with her husband, Jeff, and son, Nick.


About ELFA

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association representing financial services companies and manufacturers in the $1.046 trillion U.S. equipment finance sector.

ELFA represents more than 575 member companies, including many of the nation’s largest financial services companies and manufacturers, as well as regional and community banks and independent medium and small finance companies throughout the country.

Members include:

  • Broker and packagers
  • Investment banks
  • Service providers
  • Independent leasing and finance companies
  • Captive finance companies
  • Commercial banks
  • Diversified financial services companies

ELFA membership also includes a number of multinational financial and manufacturing companies operating in the U.S. The clients of ELFA members range from Fortune 100 companies to small and medium sized enterprises to governments and non-profits. Visit ELFA Website


About United Companies

Founded in 1964, United Companies is a privately owned corporation headquartered in Evansville, Ind. It is comprised of United Leasing, Inc., Professional Transportation, Inc. and the Romain Automotive Group. United Companies has evolved into a multifaceted financial and transportation services organization with more than 3,000 corporate accounts. With more than 7,200 associates, United Companies has direct operations in 40 states and the District of Columbia and manages assets in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. The collective organization is a uniquely different enterprise by its customer focus, innovative financing structures and superior service, all supported by the reputation and integrity of our people. For additional company information please visit United Companies Website.

Martha Ahlers, Vice President and COO of Evansville-based United Leasing, Inc. (ULI) announced today that ULI has officially entered into a funding program relationship with 19th Capital Group.

“The team at United Leasing is pleased to initiate a partnership with 19th Capital Group and its minority owner, Celadon Group, Inc., one of the largest and most progressive transportation and logistics companies in North America,” stated Ahlers. “Today’s transaction of funding a portfolio of trucking assets for use throughout the U.S. marks a new and anticipated long-term and solid business relationship between ULI and 19th Capital Group.”

About 19th Capital Group and Celadon Group, Inc.:
19th Capital Group is an emerging capital provider within the North American transportation industry and is minority owned by the Celadon Group. 19th Capital Group specializes in assisting publicly traded and mid-size trucking companies with fleet and owner operator financing. 19th Capital Group provides asset specific terms, financing and structured leasing for these companies. For additional company information please visit www.19thcapital.com.

Mattingly CharitiesPresented by United Companies

December 3, 2015 at USI Theatre with Special Guests Albert Pujols and Toby Keith

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Evansville, IN – Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, today announced Evansville’s Pete Paradossi has been named Mattingly Charities Event Director for the “An Intimate Evening with Friends presented by United Companies” fundraising event being held Thursday, December 3rd, at the USI Theatre, within the University of Southern Indiana’s Performance Center, Evansville, Indiana.

“We are excited Pete has joined our Mattingly Charities team in Evansville.” said Don Mattingly.  “Pete is a successful business leader, who also shares our passion and commitment to serve the underprivileged youth of Evansville.”

The event, hosted by Don and Lori Mattingly, will include a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and baseball superstar, Albert Pujols. It will conclude with musical entertainment featuring country music singer, songwriter icon, Toby Keith.

Founded by former New York Yankees captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, Mattingly Charities was created to serve under-privileged youth by supporting programs throughout the country that promote baseball and softball participation.

Mattingly Charities is also proud to announce Evansville’s United Companies has stepped up to become the presenting sponsor of the December 3rd fundraising event.

“United Companies is excited to team up with Don Mattingly and Mattingly Charities to support their fundraising efforts to launch Mattingly RBI next baseball season.” said Ron Romain, CEO and President. “Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball sponsored program designed to promote and provide disadvantaged youth the opportunity to experience baseball and softball. We are proud to be part of Don and Lori Mattingly’s efforts to bring such a great program to Evansville.”

Other notable corporate sponsors who have committed to-date include: Skanska USA, University of Southern Indiana, CD Corporate Design, Brinker’s Jewelers, Franklin Street Dentistry, Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro, CKB Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar and Pistons Bar and Grill.

For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate online please visit www.MattinglyCharities.org.  To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ray Schulte.

About Mattingly Charities and Mattingly RBI

Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, was created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities.

In conjunction with MLB’s RBI program, Mattingly Charities will establish Mattingly RBI Evansville and will provide funding, services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public.

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Mattingly Charities - An Intimate Evening with FriendsPresented by United Companies

Mattingly Charities, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, announced their first organization fundraising event in Evansville, Indiana will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30pm-10:00pm, at the USI Theatre, within the University of Southern Indiana’s Performance Center. An Intimate Evening with Friends presented by United Companies, hosted by Don and Lori Mattingly, will include a cocktail reception, a live and silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and baseball superstar, Albert Pujols and will conclude with musical entertainment featuring country music singer, songwriter icon, Toby Keith. Founded by former New York Yankee captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager, Don Mattingly created Mattingly Charities to serve under-privileged youth by supporting programs, throughout the country, that promote baseball and softball participation. “Lori and I are very honored and excited to officially kick-off Mattingly Charities in my hometown.”  said Don Mattingly, 1985 American League MVP.  “On December 3rd, we look forward to announcing a very special relationship with Major League Baseball’s RBI (Reviving Baseball Inner Cities) program to serve the disadvantaged youth of Evansville.” For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate on-line please visit www.MattinglyCharities.org and/or want to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ray Schulte.


About Mattingly Charities and Mattingly RBI Mattingly Charities, is a non-profit organization, created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities.
 
In conjunction with MLB RBI program, Mattingly Charities will establish Mattingly RBI Evansville and will provide funding, services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public.

logoThe Web.com Tour returns to beautiful southwestern Indiana for the Fourth Annual United Leasing Championship April 27 through May 3 at Victoria National Golf Course.

United Leasing would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Evansville Sports Corporation, the volunteers, and the community as a whole for embracing this event and making it a huge success for Evansville and the surrounding region.

Please join us by purchasing a ticket at ulcgolf.com. 100% of proceeds benefit the local charity of your choice through the Old National Golf Gives Back program.

United Leasing is thrilled to once again serve as the title sponsor for the Web.com tour, bringing world class golf and entertainment to the greater Evansville area.

United Leasing once again made the list of Top 100 places to work in Indiana. To see the full article and list of all 100 companies, visit the Indiana Chamber website here.

The parallels between the game of golf and the day-to-day activities of the business world are easily comparable. Recently I attended the 2014 United Leasing Championship and watched professional golfers strategically plan each shot as they navigated every hole …

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2014 Business of the Year United Companies trophyOn September 10, 2014, The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana selected United Companies as the 2014 Norman P. Wagner Businessof the Year Winner. United Companies was chosen for this prestigious award by meeting the detailed criteria including building its capital investment in Southwest Indiana, community participation reflecting a profound regard for citizens in the area and making an overall difference in the quality of life in our region. United Companies and its associates are proud to be recognized by The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana as the 2014 Business of the Year.

The Wednesday Tropicana Pro-am at the United Leasing Championship has concluded and we could not have asked for better weather or a better course. The first place team had a score 47, not only did THEY have a 47, but the second place team had a 47 as well. The winner was determined through a scorecard playoff, starting with the #1 handicap hole.

First Place: 
Professional: Chris Smith
Amateurs: Dr. Jim Rasp, Scott Weaver, Mark Weaver & Matthew Golitko

Second Place: 
Professional: Justin Thomas
Amateurs: Norm Bafunno, Tom Kazee, Jim Lentz & David Hudson

Third Place (with a score of 48):
Professional: Zach Sucher
Amateurs: Tim Hoehn, Byron Douglas, Scott Alpers & Craig Larson

Fourth Place (6 teams tied with a score of 48- determined by scorecard playoff):
Professional: Roland Thatcher
Amateurs: Kevin Fletcher, Andy Mohr, Pat O’Brien & Jeff Mayer

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all for your participation.

Over 100 local children participated in the Old National Bank Youth Clinic Tuesday afternoon at Victoria National Golf Club. Participants learned golf fundamentals from Web.com Tour players and even managed to get a few autographs!

Photo provided by Kenneth May Photography