Being a part of something bigger through TMA speaks to the optionality of all that our organization has to offer—always lighting the way forward as we raise the bar on member value everywhere you look in TMA Nation.
While summer may be slow for some, it is a time of grandeur at TMA, when we celebrate great regional opportunities and even one global opportunity too.
In late July, TMA Global hosted its NextGen Leadership Conference in Chicago, bringing together over 100 NextGen members from 18 chapters, a testament to the growing strength of our NextGen community and how they will positively impact the future of TMA.
Led by NextGen Co-Chairs Pat Bellot and Taurat Hossain, this conference offered mentoring, learning, and inspiration in practical ways. Starting with a TMA Bootcamp, now part of all global conference experiences, attendees were treated to the vast and practical skills of a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), taught by Certification Oversight Committee President Michael Lehman, CTP, Certification Oversight Committee Chair and TMA Global VP of Education Brian Gleason, CTP, and attorney instructors Rachel Jaffe Mauceri and Candice Kline.
The conference experience offered advice on in-person business development and networking, best practices on pitching deals, and an inspirational keynote presentation from former Top Gun fighter pilot Patrick Houlahan.
This kind of programming, like our organization, is real and relevant, exemplifying how we distinguish ourselves as the standout organization in the corporate restructuring, reorganization, and corporate health space. We combine practice with the practical takeaways our members can apply immediately.
Speaking of optionality, it wouldn’t be summer without the TMA Summer Extravaganza, hosted by the TMA SoCal and NorCal Chapters. This two-day event—billed as pure, undistilled networking—was exactly that.
Event Co-Chairs Kevin Otus and Liz Gonzalez, along with a committee of chapter volunteers, brought together nearly 150 TMA members, a grand display of what it means to be that one connection that makes us so many connections strong. A time to celebrate the power of connectivity held in Santa Barbara, California, this event always shows the best of TMA as we make connections, spend time with friends, and reinforce the importance of networking.
August brings the uniqueness of TMA optionality to the forefront with two special regional opportunities.
In mid-August, TMA Alabama, Atlanta, Carolinas, Florida, and Tennessee Chapters will host the Southeast Regional Conference, an opportunity that will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.
And having had a TMA Annual in Nashville, we know that the Music City does it right, and so will our Southeast chapters with a behind-the-scenes private tour of a real recording session with a country music recording star.
Education will cover important and timely topics on appraisals, lender liability, healthcare, and more. And of course great connectivity will be had as our members learn together and create value, all with a bit of Southern hospitality.
As the summer hits the homestretch in Saratoga, New York, the always-popular TMA Northeast Regional Conference will take place. A gathering rooted in tradition and hosted by TMA Connecticut, Long Island, New York City, Northeast, and Upstate New York Chapters, this opportunity always concludes with a special day at the Saratoga Race Track.
This conference will feature a keynote on leadership by Lt. General Russel L. Honore as well as can’t-miss education and networking.
Summertime allows us to experience TMA in these unique ways. It is a story of how vision and passion come together. It is how we showcase member value and tell our story of TMA Tomorrow. It is what it means to be #bettertogether and #TMAPROUD.
Scott Y. Stuart, Esq.
TMA Global CEO