The Turnaround Management Association is proud to announce the new slate of association leaders whose terms begin January 1, 2024. Allen Wilen, CTP, EisnerAmper LLP, will serve as TMA Global President.
Wilen’s TMA involvement includes more than 16 years of leadership roles at the local, regional, and global levels of the organization, including TMA New Jersey President, Chair of the TMA Certification Oversight Committee, and most recently as Vice President of Finance.
“I am honored to have been selected by my peers to lead this incredible organization next year. TMA is responsible for many of the personal and business relationships I have forged over the years, and now it is my time to pay back all the efforts put forth by the previous presidents of the organization,” said Wilen.
TMA added two new Executive Board positions this year: TMA Global President-Elect and TMA Global VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. TMA eliminated the Immediate Past Chair position.
Rachael Smiley, Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC, will become the first TMA Global President-Elect.
“Being chosen as TMA’s first-ever Global President-Elect is an extraordinary honor. The connections I have built through TMA have been a powerful force in my career. I look forward to sharing my passion for this organization and the unparalleled value of TMA involvement with the turnaround industry worldwide,” said Smiley.
Janine Figueiredo, Thompson Coburn LLP, will become the first TMA Global VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
“As someone who holds diversity and inclusion as a key personal value, I am excited to fill this inaugural role for TMA. I’m heartened that our association is investing at such high levels in its DEI commitment and look forward to partnering with members across TMA to build an inclusive, equitable path forward for the organization,” said Figueiredo.
TMA Global Chair Jane W. Mitnick, SM Financial Services Corporation, will remain in the position of TMA Chair in 2024, as the Immediate Past Chair position has been eliminated.
"We are thrilled to usher in a new chapter of leadership for our association,” said TMA CEO Scott Y. Stuart, Esq. “With the addition of the President-Elect position, we are ensuring seamless continuity and a steadfast vision for the future. Additionally, the introduction of the Vice President of DE&I highlights our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These strategic steps will not only fortify our organization but also empower us to reach new heights in our mission. Together, we are poised to make a significant impact by championing our values and embracing a future that is inclusive, diverse, and bright," added Stuart.
The 2024 TMA Executive Board:
President - Allen Wilen, CTP, EisnerAmper LLP.
President-Elect - Rachael Smiley, Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC
Chair - Jane Mitnick, SM Financial Services Corporation
Corporate Secretary - Josef Mintz, Blank Rome LLP
VP – Certification - Frank Turner, CTP, KCP Advisory Group LLC
VP – Chapter Relations - Robert Patrick, SC&H Group Inc.
VP – Communications - Anne Pichler, r2 advisors LLC
VP – Conferences - Jennifer Meyerowitz, SAK Healthcare
VP – DE&I - Janine Figueiredo, Thompson Coburn LLP
VP – Education - Brian F. Gleason, CTP, Phoenix Management Services
VP – Finance - Sally Barton, KeyBank
VP – International Relations - Eva Ringelspacher, Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner GmbH
VP – Membership - Frank Grimaldi, Gordon Brothers
Chapter Presidents’ Council Chair - Rachel J. Mauceri, Robinson+Cole LLP
Chapter Presidents’ Council Vice Chair - Robert Saunders, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Chapter Resource & Response Council Chair - Michael Rosow, Maslon LLP
Member-At-Large - Lilies Lanway, FrontWell Capital Partners
Member-At-Large - Elizabeth Aboulafia, Cullen and Dykman LLP
Member-At-Large - Vlad Nastase, SC Concilium Consulting SRL
Chapter Member-At-Large - Paul Lopez, Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett, P.C.
Chapter Member-At-Large - Stan Mastil, Gavin/Solmonese LLC
Chapter Member-At-Large - Joseph Richman, FTI Consulting
Each of these board members is also part of the 2024 TMA Board of Trustees. The following members are additional Board of Trustees representatives:
Board of Trustees; One-Year Term
Steven Agran, CTP, Carl Marks Advisors
Mica Arlette, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
John Baumgartner, Grant Thornton LLP
Cameron Belyea, Clayton Utz
Pauline Chow, Birch Lake Associates LLC
Daniel DeMarco, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Jennifer Faubion, Cairncross & Hempelmann PS
Allen Kadish, Archer & Greiner PC
Jill Kirshenbaum, Briar Capital LP
Jay Krasoff, CTP, Chiron Financial Group
Jennifer Mercer, FTI Consulting
Heidi Sorvino, White and Williams LLP
Jennifer Stam, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
New or Re-Elected Board of Trustees’ Members; Two-Year Term
Angela Allen, Jenner & Block LLP
Matt Becker, Deloitte
Stephen Emerson, Dry Creek Capital Partners
Stephen Gerald, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
Michael Goodman, SSG Capital Advisors LLC
Frank Grell, Latham & Watkins LLP
Neil Gupta, SSG Capital Advisors LLC
Peter Hartheimer, Sherwood Partners Inc
Michael Jacoby, CTP, Phoenix Management Services
Jeanine Krattiger, Carl Marks Advisors
Jeffrey Krause, Gibson Dunn
John Mueller, Lippes Mathias LLP
Sari Placona, McManimon, Scotland & Baumann LLC
Jonathan Reimche, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Joseph Richman, FTI Consulting
Marc Skapof, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
Bryce Suzuki, Snell & Wilmer LLP
Neema Varghese, NV Consulting Services LLC
In addition, the presidents of TMA’s North American chapters and international affiliates also serve as Trustees. This list is finalized in early 2024.