Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
If there are overused words and phrases for 2020, they are understandably “new normal,” “pivot,” and “uncertain.” If you are looking for alternatives to “uncertain,” I suggest the following substitutes: unsettled, unresolved, unsure, unpredictable, and, my personal favorites, irregular, hairy, and...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
I am writing this article as I stare out over my backyard, having spent, yet again, another day working diligently from my home office. Despite being at home now for almost six weeks, the ongoing “new normal” of home quarantine doesn’t really feel so normal, and I hope for all of us that it never...
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Life is predictably unpredictable. We have all been reminded of this in the last few weeks and months in connection with the looming global pandemic. Just typing that sentence is a surreal experience. As I write this, the coronavirus—officially named SARS-CoV-2, with its disease being named COVID-...
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As TMA Global president last year, one of my primary goals was to lead TMA to a place where it would be more forward-facing. To that end we set out to raise the profile of the organization both in North America and internationally. Now, as TMA Global chair, I have established the goal of...
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It is with great excitement, and candidly some trepidation, that I assume the position of TMA Global President for 2020. A long line of fantastic people have held this position, and I want to thank each of them for the work they put in to give us all a TMA that is healthier, more vibrant, and...
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I am writing this article while en route to Paris to attend TMA European chapter leaders’ meetings and the TMA UK Annual Conference in London. The uninterrupted time on my flight has given me an opportunity to reflect on the enriching experiences I have had this year proudly serving as TMA Global...
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From speaking to several TMA members recently, many feel that this year has flown by particularly quickly. Whether that perception is influenced by an increase in our restructuring activity or melancholy associated with the impending winter, I nonetheless agree with the observation. For me, my term...
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Months of thoughtful planning and diligent effort by volunteers and TMA Global staff are about to pay enormous dividends with The 2019 TMA Annual, September 25-27, at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. Featuring outstanding education sessions and a variety of social events intended to help you build...
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As we pass the halfway point of 2019, our industry still ponders where we are in the current economic cycle and if signs of change are finally on the horizon. Default rates remain low, and capital is still abundant in most sectors. Interest rates have plateaued, and the Federal Reserve has already...
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In this year of a more forward-facing TMA, I wanted to recognize and express my gratitude to the leaders and chapters who continue to raise the bar on the value of TMA membership with their development and support of TMA regional conference opportunities. Our regional conferences are near and dear...