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TMA Announces Winners of the 2021 Chapter & Individual Awards

CHICAGO, IL – The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Chapter & Individual Awards. These awards recognized three members and four chapters that have gone above and beyond for TMA, demonstrating that the TMA community is truly the most influential in the industry. The 2021 Chapter & Individual Award recipients will be recognized and celebrated for their achievements at The 2021 TMA Annual Conference in Nashville October 26-29.

TMA is the largest nonprofit serving corporate renewal and restructuring professionals worldwide, with hundreds of active volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to produce networking events, educational programming, and leadership opportunities. The individuals associated with the Emerging Leader, Chapter Impact, and Outstanding Individual Contribution Awards and the chapters associated with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, the International Chapter Excellence Award, the North American Chapter Excellence Award, and Most Innovative Program Award have demonstrated the true meaning of TMA Tomorrow because of their enthusiasm, diligence, commitment, and forward-thinking ideas. 

The newly formed Chapter & Individual Awards Committee vetted numerous award submissions before their final selections were made. TMA would like to show its gratitude and express our thanks to Awards Committee chair Jane Mitnick, SM Financial Services Corporation (TMA New Jersey) for her hard work as well as the committee members listed below for the countless hours they put into the review process and selection of the winners. Congratulations to the following individuals and chapters for their extraordinary dedication to TMA!

2021 Emerging Leader Award Winner 
Evan Farrell, The Keystone Group (TMA Chicago/Midwest)

2021 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award Winner 
Sharon Kopman, Oak Point Partners (TMA Southern California)

2021 Chapter Impact Award Winner 
Cindy Mustard, Celtic Capital Corporation (TMA Southern Ohio/Northern Kentucky)

2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Winner 
TMA Chicago/Midwest 

2021 International Chapter Excellence Award Winner 
TMA Romania 

2021 North American Chapter Excellence Award Winner 
TMA Chicago/Midwest   

2021 Most Innovative Program Award Winner 
TMA Toronto 

TMA 2021 Chapter & Individual Awards Committee Members
Pankaj Amin, SC Ventures (TMA New York City)
Scott Gautier, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (TMA Southern California)
Josef Mintz, Blank Rome LLP (TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington)
Vlad Nastase, Concilium Consulting (TMA Romania)
Jennifer Stam, Norton Rose Fulbright (TMA Toronto)

About TMA
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 for more information and to join.

Media Contact:
Jodi Talley
Director, Marketing & Communications
(312) 578-2033