Bryan Segedi, formerly of Ernst & Young, and Anne Taylor, formerly of Deloitte, have been named to Conway MacKenzie’s board of directors as independent directors. Segedi spent more than 30 years with Ernst & Young LLP, ascending to deputy global vice chair of Assurance services, where he was responsible for more than 77,000 professionals and $12 billion in global revenues. Taylor recently retired from Deloitte, where she was a vice chairman and managing partner of the Houston office, after a 30-year career. She was the first woman...

Arizona

Adam T. Keck, FSW Funding

Michael Marsh, Lee & Associates | Commercial Real Estate Services

Ryan Wood, FTI Consulting

Atlanta

Frederick B. Beilstein III, The Beilstein Group LLC

California - Northern

George A. Arce Jr., Centers Dynamic Partners Inc.

Amanda Cui, BPM

Colin Hooper, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Derek Rosenstrauch, CIBC Asset Based Lending

California - Southern

Martin Arzac, Clearlake...

William J. Hass, CTP, a former TMA chair and enthusiastic advocate for the organization and its Certified Turnaround Professional program, died on January 7 while on a ski trip in Breckenridge, Colorado. He was 71.

Hass was found unconscious on a black diamond run at Breckenridge Ski Resort and taken to Breckenridge Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. “Dad died doing what he loved, peacefully and painlessly, though all too soon,” Hass’ son Charlie said in a Facebook post.

Hass served as TMA chair in 1994 and was one of 24 test-takers to sit for...

The Hon. Kevin J. Carey has announced that he will retire from bench effective August 31 after 19 years, the past 14 of which he served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the District of Delaware. A former TMA Global president and chair, Carey said he expects to remain active in the industry after he leaves the court.

Carey was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 25, 2001, and while serving there was designated by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to also serve as a visiting judge in the...

Christopher Arnett and Nicholas Grossi, CTP, have been promoted to managing director at Alvarez & Marsal. Arnett and Grossi are members of the firm’s Restructuring & Turnaround group in Dallas and Chicago, respectively. Arnett has more than 16 years of restructuring experience and among his primary areas of concentration are bankruptcy planning and implementation, business plan assessment, strategic analysis, valuations, plan formulation, and negotiation of financial restructurings. Grossi specializes in cash flow forecasting and...

Arizona

Julie M. Birk, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Blaise Najafi, Pivotal Group

Scott Robson, KDB Management Inc.

Tyler Stamets

John Trusiak, SMS Financial LLC

Atlanta

Jeff Amershadian, Covenant Capital Investors

Kristopher Bryant, Balbec Capital LP

Andrew Fancher, Eagle Business Credit

Charles James, SouthStar Capital

Daniel Simon, DLA Piper LLP (US)

David M. Skogen, Global Connection Inc.

Michael N. Zembillas,...

10 TMA Members Are New Fellows in the American College of Bankruptcy

Hon. Kevin J. Carey, former TMA Global president and chairman, is among 36 bankruptcy and insolvency professionals who will be honored as Fellows in the 30th class of the American College of Bankruptcy during ceremonies at the Hotel Del Coronado, near San Diego, on March 15.

Carey is a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the District of Delaware. Other TMA members among the new Fellows being recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the...

Alabama

Michael Alexander, AEA Group LLC

Arizona

Jason D. Curry, Quarles & Brady LLP

Jonathan Evans, Guaranty Solutions LLC

Pasquale J. Nigro, Deloitte & Touche

Jay C. Stuckey III, Landmark Title Assurance Agency

Atlanta

Austin Bruce Alexander, Balch & Bingham LLP

Chris Coutu, Hudson Place Financial LLC

Rusty Fleming, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gwendolyn J. Godfrey, Morris Manning & Martin LLP...

Tom Buck, CTP, has joined GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, as a principal and member of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice. He oversees operations in the firm’s New York office. With 20 years of experience advising companies, lenders, and creditors, Buck was most recently a principal with EisnerAmper. He has handled operational turnarounds, financial restructurings, divestiture transactions, merger integration, enterprise improvement, and orderly liquidations. He holds an MBA from Wake...

Alabama

Dannelly J. Shelton, AEA Group LLC

Sarah A. Stephens, Stephens Law Offices LLC

Atlanta

Britney Baker, King & Spalding LLP

Miguel Cadavid, King & Spalding LLP

Jack Dougherty, Emory University

Drew Minner

James C. Morgan

Timothy F. Smith, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

California - Northern

Jon Comeau, California Bank & Trust

California - Southern

Jerry Elliott, Elliott Group

Alex Marinescu, Futures Fins

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