As I understand the vision of TMA’s founders over 30 years ago, they were building a community of like-minded professionals who were focused on corporate renewal and rehabilitation, not simply bankruptcy and liquidation. They envisioned a community which facilitated knowledge sharing, established credentials, and passed on their tools to others to expand awareness of the group’s efforts to turn around more companies. Now, given our approximately 9,000 members worldwide, the 31 founding members had quite an impressive vision for TMA.

As the premier global organization dedicated to...

My first few months as TMA Global president have been extremely rewarding and informative. It has been a pleasure interacting with TMA Global volunteer leaders and staff, attending various chapter events and meeting chapter leadership, and spending time with our professionally diverse membership. I have felt welcomed at each event and walked away with ideas for improving our overall TMA experience and what TMA Global can do to enhance membership relevance and improve member connectivity.

I have learned that while our TMA chapters share many attributes, each is unique in terms of its...

One of the most rewarding aspects of volunteer leadership at TMA Global is the frequent interaction I have with TMA members from around the world. Although differences exist in local insolvency laws and restructuring customs, global turnaround professionals share a fundamental focus on improving liquidity and profitability of underperforming and distressed companies to support employees, customers, suppliers, lenders, and equity holders. It is this shared focus on preserving and enhancing the value of these companies that unites restructuring professionals regardless of where they are...

When I first joined TMA early in my career, my objectives were quite simple. Like all of my peers, I wanted to meet and interact with other professionals in the restructuring community, build a professional network, benefit from high-quality, relevant professional education, and maybe even have a little bit of fun along the way.

After many years of active and beneficial membership in the Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter, I found myself moving into leadership positions in the chapter, including, ultimately, chapter president. I also found myself actively involved with others in the...