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MEET THE

Executive Team

Ronald D. Romain

Executive Chairman
Ronald D. Romain Bio

Ronald Romain is Executive Chairman of United Companies. United is a multi-faceted finance and transportation organization, comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc., Romain Automotive Group, United Leasing & Finance, and Tri-State Aero.

Mr. Romain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Southern Indiana (USI). He is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations including the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors, Regency Commercial Associates Board of Managers, Koch Enterprises Board of Directors, Southwest Indiana Business Early Childhood Roundtable, Signature School Foundation Board of Directors, Golf Gives Back Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Evansville Regional Business Committee.

Amy Romain Barron

Chief Executive Officer
Amy Romain Barron Bio

Amy Romain Barron is Chief Executive Officer of United Companies. United is a multi-faceted finance and transportation organization, comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc., Romain Automotive Group, United Leasing & Finance, and Tri-State Aero. Amy is the third generation of Romain family ownership. She has been involved in various aspects of the companies for over 20 years.


Ms. Romain Barron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She is involved with numerous civic and community organizations, currently serving as a member of the Deaconess Health System Board of Directors, member of the Welborn Baptist Foundation Board of Directors, and as a past President of the Evansville Day School Board of Trustees. Her past involvements include serving on the First Federal Savings Bank Board, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation as President, YWCA as a Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, and the Leadership Everyone (formerly Leadership Evansville) Board of Directors as Vice President.

Martha Ahlers

President
Martha Ahlers Bio

Martha Ahlers has more than 30 years of commercial leasing and finance experience. She joined United Leasing & Finance in 1996 as an Account Manager. During her tenure she has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and currently serves as President.


Ms. Ahlers holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. She has been involved in numerous civic and professional organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Indiana. In 2020, Ms. Ahlers was elected Chair of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Board of Directors and served on the Board of Directors since 2014. During her tenure, she served on the ELFA’s Executive, Nominating, Personnel, and Fair Business Practices Committees. From 2015 to 2016, Ahlers was Chair of LeasePAC, ELFA’s nonpartisan federal political action committee.

Rick Schulz

EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Rick Schulz Bio

Rick Schulz is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Companies which is comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc., Romain Automotive Group, United Leasing & Finance, and Tri-State Aero. He directly manages the company’s accounting, finance, and treasury departments. Mr. Schulz has been with the companies for over 30 years. Prior to United Companies, he worked in Indianapolis with a regional public accounting firm and with RCA, General Electric, and Thomson Consumer Electronics holding various financial management roles.

Mr. Schulz graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis. He earned the CPA designation in 1986 and is a member of American Institute of CPAs, CPA Society, among other professional organizations.

Mr. Schulz is actively involved with numerous philanthropic organizations. He is a past Chairman of the Board and current Advisory Board member for Youth First and past Chairman of the Board and Executive Board member for the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE).

Doug Petitt

EVP HR & Chief People Officer
Doug Petitt Bio

Doug Petitt joined United Companies in 2019.  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Petitt enjoyed an extensive career in the energy business with Vectren Corporation. There he served in many functions, including Vice President – Government Affairs, Vice President Marketing & Customer Service and Chief Information Officer.


Mr. Petitt is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Economics and the University of Dayton with an MBA. He is active in the community and serves as Vice Chair of the Golf Gives Back Board, Chair of the Pro-Am for the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance, board member of the YMCA of Southwest Indiana, board member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and board member ofthe Evansville Regional Economic Partnership.

Brad Harrison

EVP Supply Chain & Procurement
Brad Harrison Bio

Brad Harrison is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Harrison is a Certified Public Accountant. Upon graduation, he joined Citizens Bank in Evansville, Indiana initially in the Commercial Credit Department and was subsequently promoted to Commercial Loan Officer.


In 1978, Mr. Harrison joined an Evansville-based Accounting Firm. Over the next 10 years he received a number of promotions and became a Partner in the Firm. In 1992, Mr. Harrison founded the Accounting Firm, Vowells, Harrison and Co. CPA’s focusing on Accounting and Taxation for clients in the Evansville area.


In 1998, he sold his accounting practice and joined United Leasing & Finance of Evansville, Indiana initially as Director of Accounting, managing the daily accounting functions for the leasing company. Mr. Harrison was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Accounting for United Companies. In this capacity, he was responsible for the management of all accounting functions and accounting personnel employed by all of the business units known as United Companies. Currently, Mr. Harrison serves as Executive Vice President for United Companies, reporting directly to Ron Romain, with responsibilities in corporate income tax, internal audit, and strategic planning.

 

Ryan Kassenbrock

EVP Administration
Ryan Kassenbrock Bio

Ryan Kassenbrock joined United Companies in 1999 and has served in various roles across business units in areas of Accounting, Finance, & Operations.  In 2016, Mr. Kassenbrock was promoted to President of Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI).  Most recently, in July 2022, Ryan was promoted to his current position as Executive Vice President – Administration for United Companies, where he has responsibility for Risk Management, Facilities, Asset Management, Employee Benefits, and Strategic Projects.  He is a member of the United Companies Steering Committee.


As an Evansville, Indiana native, Mr. Kassenbrock earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.  He proudly serves as a member of the USI Romain College of Business Board of Advisors.

Meagan Brien

VP & General Counsel
Meagan Brien Bio

Meagan Brien joined United Companies in 2022 as Vice President & General Counsel.  Meagan was previously a partner at the law firm Dentons Bingham Greenbaum LLP, part of a large, multinational law firm, where she focused on corporate litigation, fiduciary litigation, and outside business counsel, all for a variety of industries.  This outside business counsel emphasis allowed her to problem solve for her clients, which included large and small closely held businesses, nonprofits, and financial institutions.  Meagan is licensed to practice law in Indiana, Illinois, and her native Kentucky.  She has practiced before the state and federal courts of these jurisdictions, as well as numerous administrative bodies.
During her almost twelve years in private practice, Meagan was recognized seven times as an Indiana Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, earned the state-wide award from the Indiana Lawyer as a Leadership in the Law Up and Coming Lawyer, and locally was awarded the Perdue Leadership Award for service to the Evansville Bar Association.  Meagan earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctorate from the McKinney School of Law, Indiana University – Indianapolis.  Meagan enjoys being active in her community and has served on numerous boards including that of Youth First, Inc.,the Evansville Bar Association, University of Kentucky Alumni Club (Greater Henderson Chapter), The Literacy Center, Evansville Day School, and the Junior League of Evansville.

Sales Executive Team

Daniel Diekmann

VP Business Development
Daniel Diekmann Bio

Daniel Diekmann has been a part of United Leasing & Finance since June 2021, serving as the Vice President of Business Development. His primary mission is to spearhead United’s expansion efforts across both established and emerging industries, with an unwavering commitment to delivering world-class customer service. Prior to joining United, Daniel enjoyed an extensive career in the plastics manufacturing industry, where he held various roles, including owning his own product design, manufacturing, and distribution company. His proven track record of success in this field has prepared him well for driving United’s growth.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Indiana University, complemented by a Minor in Business Administration. In addition to his professional endeavors, he actively contributes to the community by serving on the board of Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana and Ncompass International. Daniel’s dedication to excellence, both in his work and community involvement, mirrors United’s commitment to delivering exceptional service and making a positive impact.

 

John Roettger

EVP Business Development
John Roettger BIO

John K. Roettger began his career with United Companies in 1986 as the General Manager of Romain Buick, Inc. Through July 2018, he served as President of Romain Automotive Group. Seeing opportunity to use his vast automotive experience to develop new business relationships for another of the United Companies’ business units, Mr. Roettger joined United Leasing & Finance as Executive Vice President of Business Development in 2018.

Mr. Roettger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and his Master in Business Administration from Indiana University. He is a member of several honor societies including Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and Beta Gamma Sigma. Along with numerous community and civic memberships, Mr. Roettger was a dedicated board member for Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, being recognized as JASWIN Volunteer of the Year in 2018. He also served as past President of the Evansville Morning Rotary Club.

 

Mike Stoddart

Sales Manager
Mike Stoddart Bio

Phone: 812-485-3583
Email: mstoddart@unitedevv.com
Focus Area: Fleet Services

Mike Stoddart has been in banking and finance since 1986 and with United Companies almost 20 years. He is an expert in fleet services, working in that industry the entire time he has been with United Leasing & Finance. Mike is an Army veteran and has two kids and five grandkids. He and his wife Julie love cheering on the University of Kentucky, being bums on the beach, and traveling — the farthest they have traveled is to Australia.

Laura Quinlan

Sr. Corporate Account Executive
Laura Quinlan Bio

Phone: 516-241-8738
Email: laura.quinlan@unitedevv.com
Focus Area: Transportation

Laura Quinlan has been with United Leasing & Finance since March 2018, though she has 30-plus years of experience in the industry. She started as a sales admin and later became the manager of the New York office, then transitioned into a relationship manager, and now works directly with our clients as a Senior Corporate Account Executive. Laura loves working and talking with clients and always is excited to get a deal done. When she’s not in the office, she loves being on the water fishing, boating, swimming, or enjoying the views.

 

Casey Delgado

Sr. Corporate Account Executive
Casey Delgado Bio

Phone: 812-485-3619
Email: casey.delgado@unitedevv.com
Focus Area: Fitness

Casey Delgado has had a remarkable career as a professional baseball player, spending three years as a pitcher for the New York Mets. In this next chapter of his career at United Leasing & Finance, he is using his background as a professional athlete to help our customers in the fitness space solve their business and financing needs.

 

Eliza Jolliff

Corporate Account Executive
Eliza Jolliff Bio

Phone: 812-485-3656
Email: eliza.jolliff@unitedevv.com
Focus Area: Fitness

Eliza Jolliff started her career with United Leasing & Finance eight and a half years ago as a receptionist at Terre Haute Chevrolet. Since then, she has worked her way up and became an account executive with United Leasing & Finance, specializing in fitness franchise relationships. Whether she is showing, riding, or just enjoying them, Eliza loves horses and has had horses since she was 5 years old. She also loves spending time with her husband Andy, two kids, and dog Taz.

Veronica DeKett

Corporate Account Executive
Veronica Dekett Bio

Phone: 812-485-3587
Email: veronica.dekett@unitedevv.com

Veronica DeKett moved to Evansville from Philadelphia more than three years ago and came to United Leasing & Finance with a background in broadcast journalism. For her, researching a story and informing viewers of the news they need to know is the same process she uses now to connect to clients and help them find the services they need to grow. Outside of the office, a lot of Veronica’s time is spent spoiling her puppy Mary Tyler Moore.

 

Kevin Boeke

Corporate Account Executive
Kevin Boeke Bio

Phone: 812-485-3592
Email: kevin.boeke@unitedevv.com

Kevin Boeke brings 26 years of industrial sales experience to United, working with heavy industrial/MRO equipment for manufacturing and construction facilities in the greater Evansville region. He and his wife Holly have three children. Coaching has been a passion of Kevin’s for years, and he’s had the opportunity to coach Evansville youth basketball, softball, and most recently for the Newburgh Naturals baseball team. For Kevin, coaching allows him to not only help kids develop athletically as great teammates but also as great young adults in the Evansville community.

Jon Payne

Corporate Account Executive
Jon Payne Bio

Phone: 812-485-3671
Email: jon.payne@unitedevv.com

Jon graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a degree in biochemistry. He then obtained a Master of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology from Indiana University’s School of Medicine in 2018. After a brief stint in medical research, Jon realized he craved a more social professional environment and transitioned into a sales career, most recently with Thompson’s Honda in Terre Haute, Indiana, before joining the United family. Born and raised in Terre Haute, Jon currently resides in Robinson, Illinois, with his wife and young daughter. In his free time, Jon enjoys playing golf, studying market trends, and spending time with his family.

 

Tim Diersing

Corporate Account Executive
Tim Diersing Bio

Phone: 812-485-3667
Email: tim.diersing@unitedevv.com

With two decades of success in mortgage sales, banking, and business development, Tim is a seasoned lender dedicated to fostering collaborative relationships and witnessing the growth of new and existing clients. Outside of the office, he cherishes time with his wife, two daughters, and two grandsons. A true Pittsburgh sports enthusiast, Tim is known for his spirited passion for his home teams. When he’s not on the field umpiring fast-pitch softball, you’ll find him meticulously caring for his lawn, reflecting his attention to detail both at work and home.

 

Cindy Williamson

Corporate Account Executive

Phone: 812-485-3610
Email: cindy.williamson@unitedevv.com
Focus Area: Fitness

Cindy Williamson has been a member of the United Leasing & Finance team since March 2022. She began her career with United as a Sales Administrator, was promoted to Sales Administrator Manager, and then transitioned to her current role of Corporate Account Executive, where she works with customers in the Fitness industry. Having previously worked behind the scenes, Cindy is excited to work directly with customers, leveraging her experience to provide exceptional service and build lasting relationships.

Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Indiana. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and going on hikes with her German Shepherd, Loki.

Steven Caudill

Corporate Account Executive
Steven Caudill Bio