Moving to a new city can be an isolating experience, but for Linc Rogers, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (TMA Toronto), the power of the TMA community helped him instantly feel at home and connected.
In 2004, as a fourth-year associate working in the Restructuring and Insolvency Group in the Toronto office of Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Rogers was asked to relocate to Chicago—a city he’d never even visited previously—to assist in opening up a new representative office.
Rogers credits TMA as the single biggest factor that made the transition to a new city go smoothly. He already knew a number of Chicago turnaround professionals from TMA conferences and was able to quickly make new connections by attending educational and networking events.
“These familiar faces went out of their way to make introductions, answer questions and provide guidance on both living and working in the city.”
— Linc Rogers (TMA Toronto)
“Having returned to Toronto in 2007, I still cherish the connections and friendships I made through TMA while working in the US including former TMA Chicago presidents Dan Wikel, Kevin Krakora, and Carl Lane, to name just a few,” said Rogers. He remains an active member of TMA Toronto and is one of a group of board members focused on advancing the TMA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
“I’m excited about our various outreach initiatives and our ongoing efforts to make TMA even more vibrant and dynamic and reflective of the communities we serve.”
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