CHICAGO – TMA Global announced the election of Milly Chow, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, as 2017 President. The announcement was made during The 2016 TMA Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Chow’s term will begin on January 1, 2017.
“I am honored to assume the role of President of TMA. I will look to continue to enhance membership value and connectivity among our members and chapters,” said Chow. “Being a member of TMA has provided me with a tremendous global platform to cultivate professional relationships and opportunities across chapter, regional, national, and international levels. As President of TMA, I hope to share that message and grow similar opportunities for our current and future members. It is also very important to me to create and foster awareness of the value of TMA, both within our industry and within the global business community.”
Chow has extensive expertise in complex and multi-jurisdictional financial restructurings, distressed mergers, and acquisitions and debtor-in-possession financings involving restructuring matters across Canada. For the past 20 years, she has been providing advice to debtors, purchasers, lender syndicates, secured creditors, monitors, receivers, trustees, and other stakeholders in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, forestry, oil and gas, airline, retail, automotive, environmental, telecommunications, media, marketing, financial services, information technology, biomedical, and mining.
Current TMA President David F.W. Cohen, Gowling WLG, will transition to Chairman in 2017 and J. Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, will transition to Immediate Past Chair.
Joining Chow, Cohen, and Victor on the 2017 TMA Executive Board are:
Corporate Secretary – Jeffrey Hampton, Saul Ewing LLP
VP – Certification – Matthew S. English, CTP, Arch + Beam
VP – Chapter Relations – Scott Eisenberg, Amherst Partners LLC
VP – Communications – Annette Jarvis, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
VP – Conferences – Teresa Kohl, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
VP – Education – Richard Infantino, CTP, Deloitte CRG
VP – Finance – Kevin Krakora, CTP, KPMG LLP
VP – International Relations – Lukas Fecker, Innovation Brain
VP – Membership – James Van Horn, McGuireWoods LLP
Member-At-Large – Sharon Kopman, Great American Global Partners LLC
Member-At-Large – Jukka-Pekka Joensuu, Corenet
Member-At-Large – Thomas E. Pabst, HYPERAMS LLC
Chapter Presidents’ Council (CPC) Chair – Derek Meek, Burr & Forman LLP
Chapter Presidents’ Council (CPC) Vice-Chair – D.J. Miller, Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Chapter Resource & Response Council Chair (CRRC) – Richard Bochicchio, TD Bank NA
Chapter Member-At-Large – Sally C. Barton, KeyBank
Chapter Member-At-Large – Janine Figueiredo, Hahn & Hessen LLP
Chapter Member-At-Large – Michael S. Goodman, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Ex-Officio Member – Gregory Fine, CAE, TMA Global CEO
Each of these board members is also part of the 2017 TMA Board of Trustees. The following 32 members and six alternates are additional Board of Trustees representatives:
Board of Trustees At-Large Positions
Steven F. Agran, CTP, MorrisAnderson
Michael C. Appel, Appel Associates
Kelly J. Bourassa, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Duncan S. Bourne, CTP, Wynnchurch Capital Ltd
Tyrone S. Courtman, EACTP Fellow, Cooper Parry Group Ltd
Amy Edgy, Jones Day
David E. Fraimow, LBC Credit Partners Inc.
Frank Grimaldi, Gordon Brothers
William Henrich, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Harold D. Israel, Goldstein & McClintock LLP
Michael Klein, Cooley LLP
Jeffrey J. Knopping, Benefit Street Partners
Suzanne Koenig, SAK Management Services LLC
Leonardo Lins Morato, Mayer Brown LLP
John Nestel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Jonathan P. Reimche, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
James B. Shein, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Mgmt.
Heidi J. Sorvino, LeClairRyan
Scott Y. Stuart, Esquify, Inc.
Bryce A. Suzuki, Bryan Cave LLP
Judy K. Weiker, Manewitz Weiker Associates LLC
Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia
Stanley Julien, BMO Bank of Montreal
Allen G. Kadish, DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP
F. Duffield Meyercord, Carl Marks Advisors
Marianne Mortimer, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Peter A.S. Pfeiffer, RSM US LLP
Edward J. Sanz, CTP, ABTV
Robert W. Schleizer, CTP, BlackBriar Advisors LLC
Hon. Chris Sontchi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware
Teri L. Stratton, PiperJaffray & Co
Spencer M. Ware, CTP, AlixPartners
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.
Board At- Large Alternates
George P. Blanco, CTP, Enterprise Management Advisors LLC
Harold J. Bordwin, Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC
Peter Chadwick, BRG Capstone
Glenn E. Siegel, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Daniel P. Wikel, CTP, Huron Consulting Group
Allen Wilen, CTP, EisnerAmper LLP
About TMA Global
TMA Global (turnaround.org) is the leading organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring, and distressed investing. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 8,300 members in 55 chapters worldwide, including 32 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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