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TMA Global Elects J. Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, 2015 President

Oct 6, 2014

(TMA Global)

CHICAGO, October 7, 2014 – TMA Global, the largest organization dedicated to corporate renewal, announced the election of J. Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, as 2015 President. The announcement was made during The TMA Annual Conference on October 1 in Toronto, Canada. Victor’s term will begin on January 1, 2015.

“I am very excited to assume the key leadership role as TMA continues to expand its international presence and drive membership growth through our successful NextGen and Network of Women initiatives,” said Victor. “As President, I will work with our global chapters to enhance local, regional, national and international programming and to create more value for our members and the industry.”

Victor is a founding partner and managing director of SSG Capital Advisors and a nationally recognized leader in the restructuring industry. With over 30 years of experience representing middle market companies in special situation transactions, he has completed over 150 sale, refinancing and restructuring transactions in North America and Europe for companies facing operational, financial or legal challenges. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and prior to his transition to investment banking in 2000, he was a partner and a senior member of the bankruptcy and restructuring department at Saul Ewing LLP.

Current TMA President Kevin J. Carey, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware, will transition to Chairman in 2015 and Thomas M. Kim, CTP, Managing Director and Founder of r2 advisors llc, will transition to Immediate Past Chair.

Joining Victor, Judge Carey and Kim on the 2015 TMA Executive Board are:

Corporate Secretary - Andrew Toft, Andrew M. Toft Attorney at Law
VP - Certification - Bernadette Barron, Barron Business Consulting
VP - Chapter Relations - Richard Bochicchio, Sterling National Bank
VP - Communications - Mette Kurth, Arent Fox LLP
VP - Conferences - Jeffrey Hampton, Saul Ewing LLP
VP - Education - Harold Israel, Goldstein & McClintock LLP
VP - Finance - Kevin Krakora, Mesirow Financial Consulting LLC
VP - International Relations - Jukka-Pekka Joensuu, Corenet
VP - Membership - Jonathan Reimche, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Member at Large - Michael Appel, Appel Associates LLC
Member at Large - Scott Eisenberg , Amherst Partners LLC
Member at Large - Thomas Pabst, HYPERAMS LLC
Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Chair - Joseph Heim, Dopkins & Company LLP
Chapter Resource and Response Council (CRRC) Chair - Milly Chow, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Ex-Officio Member - Gregory Fine, CAE, TMA Global CEO

The vice chair of the CPC and three chapter member]at]large positions will be determined later this year.

Each of these board members is also part of the 2015 TMA Board of Trustees. The following 28 members and 8 alternates are additional Board of Trustees representatives (the roster will be rounded out by the 2015 roster of Chapter Presidents):

Board of Trustees

Michael Beal, McNair Law Firm PA
Noel Boeke, Holland & Knight LLP
Matthew Bordwin, GA Keen Realty Advisors | Great American Group
Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital Ltd.
David Cohen, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Van Durrer, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Matthew English, Arch + Beam
Anthony Gerbino, Freestone Partners LLC
Brent Hazzard, GE Capital
Mary Jo Heston, Lane Powell PC
Richard Infantino, Deloitte CRG
Annette Jarvis, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Robert Katz, Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc.
Carl Lane, Willow Tree Consulting Group LLC
Robert Lemons, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Derek Meek, Burr & Forman LLP
Omar Mirza, Clarien Bank Limited
John Nestel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
James Nichols, Eide Bailly LLP
Peter Pfeiffer, McGladrey LLP
Cathy Reece, Fennemore Craig PC
John Salmas, Dentons Canada LLP
Edward Sanz, Anderson Bauman Tortellot Vos & Co.
Keith Shapiro, Greenberg Traurig LLP
James Shein, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Lunelle Siegel, Corporate Funding / BP Claims
Michael Wagner, PNC Business Credit

Board Alternates

Steven Agran, MorrisAnderson
Amy Ferber, Jones Day
Frank Grimaldi, Gordon Brothers Group LLC
William Henrich, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Jeffrey Knopping, KCAP Financial Inc.
Heidi Sorvino, Hodgson Russ LLP
Scott Stuart, The Garden City Group, Inc.
Judy Weiker, Manewitz Weiker Associates LLC  


About TMA Global
TMA Global ( is the leading organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring, and distressed investing. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,300 members in 49 chapters worldwide, including 31 in North America. Members include turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters, and consultants, as well as academic, government, and judicial employees.

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