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TMA at 35: A Proud Past & Bright Future

Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton

The Turnaround Association Management is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and it is my honor and privilege to serve as Global Chair during this exciting milestone. This anniversary is a testament to the dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment of current and former TMA leaders, members, and staff.

With upmost gratitude, I want to first acknowledge TMA’s founders, who were pioneers of the industry with the vision and foresight to bring together individuals across disciplines in the restructuring, corporate renewal, and insolvency industry. My guess is that TMA's founders could never have envisioned how TMA would grow—from an under 100-person group to the nearly 10,000-member strong organization it is today, with a membership and chapter presence that is only forecasted to grow in the coming years.

Over the past 35 years, TMA has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in the careers of its members, serving as a resource to them when navigating their clients and businesses through complex financial and operational challenges by providing innovative strategies and tools for successful outcomes. Just like any anniversary, a milestone like this invites reflection on past successes and how to build on them to improve moving forward. We at TMA are no different—and I can assure you that your TMA membership is even more necessary and relevant today than it was in 1988. TMA supports its members with its deep understanding of the industry by providing educational offerings from industry experts; global certification with our CTP, EACTP, and CTA programs; and opportunities for connectivity at five global conferences annually and hundreds of local and regional events. TMA is lighting the way forward as the preeminent association in the industry and I could not be prouder.

Please join me in person this month at The Annual in San Francisco or at another TMA-sponsored event as we reflect on this remarkable journey and take pride in the positive impact TMA members have had on businesses, employees, and the economy as a whole. With experience and knowledge, TMA members have been a lifeline to their clients countless times, guiding them through uncertainty and helping them emerge stronger and more resilient.

Here's to celebrating the past achievements of TMA and looking ahead to the exciting opportunities that the future holds. Your membership in TMA and dedication as a leader, volunteer, member, or certified professional will undoubtedly lead you to excellence and enhance the role you play in shaping our industry. Having such an engaged membership is truly what makes TMA so exceptional. Congratulations to all our members, leaders, and founders on TMA’s continued success and growth. I look forward to working together to make an even greater impact in the years to come!

Stay safe, be well, and remain #TMAProud.


Jane W. Mitnick
TMA Global Chair




Jane W. Mitnick

Jane W. Mitnick

SM Financial Services Corporation

Jane W. Mitnick is the 2023 TMA Global President. She is president of SM Financial Services Corporation, an entity formed to invest in and manage the purchase of financial assets, from trustees and fiduciaries, particularly judgments, preferences, notes, and accounts receivable. She serves as receiver, special fiscal agent, assignee for the benefit of creditors, escrow agent, shareholder, trustee, and liquidating trustee. Mitnick co-leads the team in the collection and monetization of receivables in the insolvent healthcare space from hospitals to professional practices.

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