Women in restructuring represent a growing and ever-important part of our professional community worldwide, and we at TMA are ever-proud of these members’ accomplishments. As we approach our TMA NOW Summit, one of most engaged and connected conferences of the year, I wanted to share one of the most impactful and important moments of my career. Cecelia Goetz was a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in the Eastern District of New York and my mentor. Though I probably didn’t even realize she was mentoring me at the time, what she did for me set me up for professional success for a lifetime.

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In an age where everything moves so fast, ours has become a culture characterized by immediacy. We have essentially come to expect everything on demand because we can get almost anything on demand. We often carry these same expectations into our business dealings and demand immediacy there as well. If we join an organization like TMA, we expect our membership to lead immediately to a deal. Today, I want to step away from immediacy and talk about the TMA that is the building block to tomorrow.

Of course, we all seek professional connections that lead to work opportunities, but we...

Change is hard. But change is necessary for growth, professional development, and brand building. In this year of opportunity at TMA, we are embracing change. We understand that, as we change the conversation we are having, and we will continue to have dialogue and debate so that as we journey forward we create a better, stronger, and more vibrant TMA.

To date we have accomplished a great deal with regard to changing the conversation and the feel of this TMA. We continue to strive to connect chapter leaders with each other so that no chapter lives in isolation from others. We will...

Welcome to the year of opportunity. Together we will face challenges, break through barriers, and make the unimaginable our reality. This Big Tent is about to get bigger and greater than ever before. I welcome you to come on this 2019 journey with me.

The year has already gotten off to a great start. With Global President Jeffrey Hampton and Chair Kevin Krakora, CTP, at the helm, the promise of what is to come will ensure a TMA experience for our members like never before.

Jeffrey brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to his presidency. Having...