The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Individual Awards. These awards recognize three members that have gone above and beyond for TMA, demonstrating that the TMA community is truly #BetterTogether. The 2020 Individual Award recipients will be recognized and celebrated for their achievements at IMPACT 2020: The TMA Experience, September 29-October 1.
TMA is the largest nonprofit serving corporate renewal and restructuring professionals worldwide, with hundreds of active volunteers who give generously of their time to produce networking events, training, and mentorship. The professionals associated with the Emerging Leader, Chapter Impact, and Outstanding Individual Contribution Awards have demonstrated #TMAInnovation, dedication, and commitment to TMA through their engagement as members and volunteers. It takes a unique individual to balance professional pursuits with volunteer activities, bringing fresh ideas to an organization or spearheading a successful chapter program.
The TMA Awards Committee vetted numerous award submissions this year before the final selections were made. Many thanks to the Awards Committee co-chairs, Alan Kadish, Esq., Archer & Greiner P.C., (TMA New York City) and Rich Infantino, Deloitte (TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington), as well as the TMA Awards Committee members listed below for the countless hours of effort put into the review and selection of the winners. Congratulations to the following award winners for their extraordinary dedication and commitment to TMA.
Evan Hill, Emerging Leader
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
TMA New York City
Evan Hill is a counsel in the Corporate Restructuring Department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City. He focuses his practice on complex corporate and financial restructurings and advising companies, sponsors, hedge funds, banks, investors, and acquirers in all aspects of out-of-court restructurings and exchange offers, Chapter 11 reorganizations, and distressed mergers and acquisitions. From 2018 to 2019, Hill served as the chair of the TMA NextGen Committee, which was created to provide education, networking, and business development opportunities for restructuring professionals aged 35 and under. Hill has also served as a member of the chapter board of directors since 2018. Hill has worked hard to advocate for the TMA NextGen community and has helped the organization adapt and execute on innovative programming initiatives in 2020 in light of COVID-19.
Jennifer Meyerowitz, Outstanding Individual Contribution
Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC
Jennifer Meyerowitz is Managing Director at Keen-Summit Capital Partners in Atlanta. She is responsible for business development, marketing, strategy, and project management and she focuses on real estate dispositions, lease modifications and terminations and corporate finance engagements for her clients. With experience in restructuring, bankruptcy law, and advising distressed companies spanning more than 20 years, Meyerowitz has served as an attorney, consultant, management, sales, and company leader in the industry. Since its inception, Meyerowitz has been involved with TMA’s Network of Women (TMA NOW) and from 2018 - 2020, she was its Co-Chair and made significant changes in the composition and implementation of the NOW Committee, which will impact all future committees and improve collaboration. She has served on the TMA board of trustees since January 2017, has participated on numerous TMA committees including the Awards Committee, the Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee and is a regular speaker for TMA Global and the TMA Atlanta Chapter.
Barbara Yong, Chapter Impact
Golan Christie Taglia LLP
Barbara Yong is a partner at Golan Christie Taglia LLP in Chicago. Yong is an experienced bankruptcy attorney representing consumers, small to mid-sized businesses and business owners in all chapters of bankruptcy. She represents both debtors and creditors and helps distressed companies restructure their debt. Prior to going into private practice in 1986, she was special assistant attorney general in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. A frequent speaker on bankruptcy and asset protection planning, Yong is the founder of the annual Chicago Equal Pay Day Rally. She has been an active member of the TMA Chicago/Midwest Chapter for over 16 years and has been an integral part of the chapter’s growth and success throughout her tenure. Yong is known for taking on multiple roles within in the chapter. From 2007 to 2009, she was co-chair of the chapter’s TMA NOW group. From 2010 to 2013, she served in various leadership roles within the Chicago/Midwest chapter including director, secretary, vice president of programs and co-chair of the Membership Committee.
TMA 2020 Awards Committee Members
Mary Ann Domuracki, MMG Advisors, TMA New York City
Scott Gautier, Robins Kaplan LLP, TMA Southern California
Randi M. Hershgordon, Gibraltar Business Capital, TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington
Rich Infantino, CTP, Awards Committee Co-Chair, Deloitte CRG, TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington
Allen G. Kadish, Awards Committee Co-Chair, Archer & Greiner P.C., TMA New York City
Matt Lupton, Focus Management Group, TMA Dallas/Ft. Worth
Sharon F. Manewitz, Manewitz Weiker Associates LLC, TMA New York City
Jennifer Meyerowitz, Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC, TMA Atlanta
Cathy L. Reece, Fennemore Craig PC, TMA Arizona
John Salmas, Dentons Canada LLP, TMA Toronto
Reed Upson, Business Capital, TMA Northern California
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is the most professionally diverse organization in the corporate restructuring and corporate health space. Established in 1988, TMA has almost 10,000 members in 54 chapters worldwide, including 34 North American chapters. Members include turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, advisors, liquidators, and consultants, as well as academics, government employees, and members of the judiciary. Visit turnaround.org/become-member for more information and to join.
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