A pivot with purpose is only as impactful as the people who make it so. And as we journey into TMA Tomorrow, our pivot with purpose has been defining, perhaps generationally so.
We have defined tomorrow by embracing today. We have pivoted to adapt to an ever-changing landscape made especially challenging by the pandemic. But just as we do as restructuring professionals, we seized the moment, showed what it means to be Better Together, and collectively lifted each other up to show our support of each other in a most urgent time.
This month, we celebrate TMA at IMPACT 2020: The TMA Annual Experience. That experience will show us for the innovative, creative, energetic, and storied professionals we are. As the first organization in the corporate restructuring space to hold a worldwide virtual conference, we will define today and lay the foundation for tomorrow.
The experience being created for IMPACT 2020, albeit virtual, will invite you into a world of pure TMA imagination, and your experience will be what you want it to be. Whether it be learning, networking, or connecting because of a hobby or common interest, IMPACT 2020 is your opportunity to be you. It is for you, about you, and designed in a way to maximize your TMA moment for as long as you want and in ways that will test the power of intellect and imagination.
When you engage in IMPACT 2020, know this is the culmination of the tremendous efforts not only of one of our most storied Annual Planning Committees ever but of the groundwork laid by chapters and TMA Global, which collectively have created hundreds of opportunities to connect through virtual education and networking programming since the pandemic shutdown came so unexpectedly our way.
At IMPACT 2020 we celebrate you, our TMA community, and our leaders and our volunteers who have defined us in such fantastical ways. This Annual is called IMPACT 2020 because all of you have made an impact and will continue to do so, and are continuing to reinvent the value and impact of what it means to be part of TMA.
As we celebrate the culmination of another year at TMA, we celebrate IMPACT through TMA Innovation that is the pathway to TMA Tomorrow. With fortitude we have persevered. With focus we have forged forward. And with imperativeness and urgency we will show how our pivot with purpose has created Impact for us all.
Today, we are all TMA Proud because we are standing together and creating value in new ways. We continue to create opportunity and build new relationships while reinforcing existing relationships that have withstood the test of time and, now, even a pandemic.
The value of being a TMA member has never been greater, more urgent, or more impactful. Engaged volunteerism at the heightened level our members have gravitated to has never been more evident. And because of the trusted relationships we rely on and continue to build, we will sustain, thrive, and be more impactful than ever before going forward.
Thank you all for being TMA strong, proud, and ready to take on the challenges of TMA Tomorrow. I am confident that the impact you have made and will continue to make will reap great personal and professional rewards for your hard work in these dark days. When the sun again shines, we will pause and look back on how we defined an industry and strengthened the many personal and professional relationships that are TMA.
Scott Y. Stuart, Esq.
TMA Global CEO