Joshua Cohen, president of the TMA Connecticut Chapter, ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days recently in the 2018 World Marathon Challenge.

Cohen was part of a 16-person group that called itself “Team Hold the Plane,” whose members raised more than $1 million for 11 organizations that included the ALS Association, Stand Up to Cancer, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The races started in Antarctica January 30 and ended in Miami February 5.

Cohen and the other 49...


Daniel Connell, Regions Bank

Thomas B. Humphries, Sirote & Permutt PC


Tyler Rives, Pivotal Group Inc.


Kevin Bishop, Renasant Bank

Blake Goddard, AloStar Capital Finance

Ellis J. Pointon

Gary L. Selden

Joe F. Upson, Loeb Term Solutions

California - Northern

Wistar Morris Chubb, B2B CFO

Stewart Hanlon, White Oak Global Advisors LLC

Drew Lieberman, The Keystone Group


Shara C. Cornell has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She has six years of experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, including large Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Cornell holds an LLM in bankruptcy and a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.
Robert J. Frezza has joined Ankura as senior managing director based in New York. Frezza has more than 33 years of...


Julian Lester Alexander III, 

Frederick Clarke III, 
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell PA

Brooks A. McElveen, 
Accounting, Economics and Appraisal Group


Craig J. Bolton, MidFirst Bank

Patrick A. Clisham, Engelman Berger PC

Randy Nussbaum, Sacks Tierney PA


Ron C. Bingham II, 
Stites & Harbison PLLC

Rebecca Jablonski, Ritchie Bros.

Thomas L. Minick, 
Commend Capital, LLC

Vishal Samtani...

Andrew Blaesing, Matt Dossey, Peter (Che) Carrasquillo, and Catherine Kendall have joined Aurora Management Partners LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blaesing and Dossey are associate directors, Carrasquillo is a senior consultant, and Kendall is marketing and administrative manager. Blaesing, who previously was an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a CPA. Dossey, who also was previously an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche,...


Matt Johnson, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Molly Kjartanson, Quarles & Brady LLP

Hannah R. Torres


Filmon M. Sexton IV, 
King & Spalding LLP


Ian Renwood, Azurium

California - Northern

Kenneth Chan, Macquarie Group 

Noah Schottenstein, Baker Botts LLP

California - Southern

Matt Beck, Phoenix Investment Funds

Jan Ibey, Crestmark Bank

Michael McSweeney, TriVista



Murray Bibb, Porter, White & Company

California - Northern

Jonathan Comeau, Avidbank

Michael J. Haftl, AlixPartners

Veronica T. Iles, Burr Pilger Mayer Inc.

Frank A. Wisehart, RGL Forensics

Phillip Zhou, Cogent Valuation

California - Southern

Laurie I. Buss, C-Suite Creative

Jerome S. Cohen, 
Cohen & Bordeaux, LLP

Jyotsna  Desai, US Bank

Allan Gibbel, Veritas Financial Partners

Maria J....

John Hyde has joined Graphic Arts Advisors (GAA) as a director and member of the firm’s senior team. He has over 25 years of experience in the print and graphic communications industry and has worked with numerous clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, family succession planning, restructuring, and orderly liquidation. Hyde founded Rampart Associates, a consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing and related industries, which was later acquired by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL). He served as NAPL senior vice...

TMA Delegation Meets with U.S. Ambassador to China

A TMA delegation comprised of professionals working in the People’s Republic of China met with U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus and members of his senior staff in Beijing in July. The private meeting gave members of the delegation the opportunity to discuss with Baucus the economic situation in China at the same time that the Chinese government was taking unprecedented steps to try to engineer a rally in the country’s stock market.

The meeting with Baucus began an effort by TMA to build market awareness for the turnaround and...


Diane L. Munson, Tatum


Hayes Ashcraft, 
Guggenheim Securities LLC

Jochen Chang, Conway MacKenzie Inc.

David M. Felts, 
Brookwood Associates LLC

Brian S. Gagel, Renasant Business Credit

Eric T. Lee, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Armin Naghashzadeh

Jared S. Schlosser, 
AloStar Business Credit

Joshua Thomas, 
Habif Arogeti & Wynne LLP

California - Northern

James Haslem, 
Huntley Mullaney Spargo & Sullivan...