The Turnaround Management Association is proud to announce James E. “Jim” Van Horn, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, as 2023 TMA Global President. His term begins on January 1, 2023. Current TMA President Jane W. Mitnick, SM Financial Services Corporation, will transition to TMA Chair in 2023, and Matthew S. English, CTP, Arch + Beam, will transition to Immediate Past Chair.
Jim Van Horn is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and focuses his practice on restructuring and insolvency law. A Chambers USA rated attorney for the past eight consecutive years (2015-2022), Jim has deep experience working directly with senior management, investors, creditors and other stakeholders in matters ranging from out-of-court workouts and prepackaged and prearranged Chapter 11 reorganizations to cram down plans of reorganization and sales of substantially all assets. He is experienced in representing corporate debtors, secured creditors, asset purchasers, official committees of unsecured creditors, liquidating trustees, receivers, investors, and other stakeholders in bankruptcy courts and other courts throughout the United States.
“I am very honored and excited to serve as TMA Global President. As President, I look forward to working closely with our chapters in the U.S. and internationally to enhance vibrant programming, expand membership growth, and support our highly successful Network of Women, DE&I and NextGen initiatives. I will also focus on creating more value for our members and the industry by leveraging the influence of TMA to drive restructuring and distressed transaction business to our members.”
Jim’s TMA involvement includes leadership roles at the local, regional, and global levels of the organization. Jim has served in TMA Global and chapter leadership positions for 20 years, including serving on the Executive Board for six years as VP-Conferences, VP-Education, Chapter Resource & Response Committee Chair, and numerous leadership and committee roles, in addition to serving four years in total as President of two different chapters (Chesapeake and Pittsburgh).
“Over the last 20 years, Jim has been an important member of the TMA leadership on the global and chapter levels,” says TMA Global CEO Scott Y. Stuart, Esq. “His vision for the future of TMA, is one we are enthusiastic about. We look forward to what Jim will bring to TMA as we continue to build a strong path forward in 2023.”
Joining Van Horn, Mitnick, and English on the 2023 TMA Executive Board are:
Corporate Secretary - Sally C. Barton, KeyBank
VP – Certification - Michael T. von Lehman, CTP, Meridian Management Partners LLC
VP – Chapter Relations - Rachael L. Smiley, Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC
VP – Communications - Anne O'Donnell, r2 advisors LLC
VP – Conferences - Frank Grimaldi, Gordon Brothers
VP – Education - Brian F. Gleason, CTP, Phoenix Management Services
VP – Finance - Allen Wilen, CTP, EisnerAmper LLP
VP – International Relations - Vlad Nastase, EACTP, Concilium Consulting
VP – Membership - Josef Mintz, Blank Rome LLP
Chapter Presidents’ Council Chair - Robert Patrick, SC&H Group, Inc.
Chapter Presidents’ Council Vice Chair - Rachel Jaffe Mauceri, Robinson+Cole LLP
Chapter Resource & Response Council Chair - Stephen Emerson, Dry Creek Capital Partners
Member-At-Large – Lilies Lanway, FrontWell Capital Partners
Member-At-Large - Jonathan P. Reimche, CTP, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.
Member-At-Large - Cynthia Romano, CTP, CohnReznick LLP
Member-At-Large - Michael A. Rosow, Maslon LLP
Member-At-Large – Sean T. Smith, Blue Spruce Management
Member-At-Large - Marc Sullivan, CTP, Phoenix Management Services
Each of these board members is also part of the 2023 TMA Board of Trustees. The following members are additional Board of Trustees representatives:
Board of Trustees; One-Year Term
Jason Boland, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Kelly Bourassa, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Paul Deutch, Omni Agent Solutions
Hon. Jean FitzSimon, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (ret.)
Evan Gonzalez, AIG, Inc.
Michael S. Goodman, SSG Capital Advisors LLC
Peter S. Hartheimer, Sherwood Partners Inc.
Richard Infantino, CTP, Deloitte
Suzanne Koenig, CTP, SAK Management Services LLC
John “Jack” O'Connor, Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC
Bryce Suzuki, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Amy Swedberg, Maslon LLP
New or Re-Elected Board of Trustees’ Members; Two-Year Term
Elizabeth Aboulafia, Cullen and Dykman LLP
Steven Agran, CTP, Carl Marks Advisors
Mica Arlette, PricewaterhouseCoopers
John Baumgartner, Grant Thornton LLP
Cameron Belyea, Clayton Utz
Pauline P. Chow, Birch Lake Associates, LLC
Daniel A. DeMarco, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Jennifer K. Faubion, Cairncross & Hempelmann PS
Janine Figueiredo, Thompson Coburn LLP
Allen G. Kadish, Archer & Greiner PC
Jill Kirshenbaum, Briar Capital Real Estate Fund
Jay H. Krasoff, CTP, Chiron Financial Group
Jeffrey C. Krause, Gibson Dunn
Jennifer E. Mercer, Paladin
Jennifer Meyerowitz, SAK Management Services LLC
Eva Ringelspacher, Deloitte GmbH
Heidi J. Sorvino, White & Williams LLP
Jennifer L. Stam, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In addition, the presidents of TMA’s North American chapters and international affiliates also serve as Trustees. This list is finalized in the New Year.
About Turnaround Management Association
TMA is the most diverse group of professionals in the turnaround, restructuring, and corporate health space. It is the only non-profit global organization that allows members of the industry to build their personal brand and develop their professional network. Members include turnaround specialists, attorneys, accountants, advisors, liquidators, and consultants, as well as academics, government employees, and members of the judiciary.