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CEO Speaks Transcript 1.14.23

Happy Saturday, and welcome to CEO Speaks for Saturday, January 14, 2023. As we journey into 2023 and meet the challenges that lie ahead as we manage through the truest of economic uncertainty in some time, the one certainty we can count on is the wealth of resources and opportunities available through TMA. During the past several months, we have highlighted the meaning of that one connection that makes us 10,000 connections strong. And at this year's Distressed Investing Conference, we celebrate that you are part of something bigger. More than a theme, being part of something bigger is the beginning of another TMA story. It speaks to the connections we have made and those we have reinforced. It reminds us that there are more connections to make and more opportunities to seize upon as we create the journey that is our story.

Every year tells a new chapter of the TMA story, and this year, for the first time in many years, what it means to be part of something bigger has come to be appreciated like never before. Being part of something bigger means that for solo practitioners to members of the largest firms alike the TMA community, is one that supports and thrives because of the level of diverse opportunities they can be called upon in many different ways. We pride ourselves on the local opportunities made available through our chapters as much as we do those made possible through our regional, global and international efforts. We have resources, talent, and just plain old camaraderie for when we want it, need it or just to know and be reassured that it is there. This is what defines us. This is what makes us stand out. This is the essence of our TMA vibrancy. I hope like me you take a moment in this new year to reflect upon what it means to be part of something bigger. Because in that the one connection you are, is a critically important link, and the basis of this TMA family that feels like home.

As we begin to create the story of this year at the Distressed Investing Conference in just a few weeks, be reminded that with each connection you make and those that you have amassed over many years, the resources of TMA are there to support you in your professional journey. From friendships to business referrals and seizing on professional networking opportunities, who you are in the TMA universe stands out. Because of every one of you, this big tent is better, stronger, and bound to grow. So, in this new year, it is my hope, whether your focus is local or your journey to the far reaches and pursuits of opportunities presented through TMA, that you know you are part of something bigger and that with that knowledge that you are bigger, stronger and more vital and vibrant too. Global President Jim Van Horn and I look forward to hearing your TMA story throughout this year starting in two weeks at the 2023 Distressed Investing Conference, where you will experience something bigger in some of the most robust education and networking opportunities we have ever had. We hope to see you there. As always, thanks for taking the time to listen today. In the one connection that is you, your input is critical. Your contribution is paramount, and your engagement is the foundation that will create a better TMA for all our members. Until next time, I'm Scott Stuart. Be safe, resilient, and TMA proud!