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TMA Global Elects Milly Chow, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, as 2017 President

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 ( 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.