CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Kemp of Wolverine Partners has been named president of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA Chicago/Midwest) for 2017. Nick Miller, of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, was named president-elect.
Kemp is managing partner of Wolverine Partners, and has over three decades of experience as an operating and finance executive, including providing financial advisory and investment banking services for both for debtors and creditors. He has worked with both healthy and distressed middle market and large companies across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, the automotive aftermarket, healthcare, retail (including e-commerce), consumer, industrial, business and financial services.
Continuing in their roles as officers are Ben Smith, Huron Consulting Group, treasurer and Candice Kline, Sidley Austin LLP, secretary and Mike Egan, Monroe Capital LLC, immediate past president.
New officers elected to serve one year terms were Angela Allen, Jenner & Block LLP, vice president, communications; Lou Marosi, Linkage Capital Management LLC, vice president, education and Rob Meyers, Republic Business Credit LLC, vice president, programs.
Kline, Dave Mack, Pathfinder Group LLC and Kat Parker, HYPERAMS LLC were elected as new directors for three year terms. Continuing directors are Allen, Marosi, Smith and Melissa Dimitri, Grant Thornton LLP, Michael Brandess, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP and Alex Boerema, AlixPartners.
"It has been an honor working with the leadership teams and volunteers to produce engaging programs that have drawn robust attendance from our diverse membership," says Egan. "Our chapter, which continues to be one of the largest and most active, is comprised of members who have deep levels of experience and expertise that help us grow collectively as an association, in our individual careers and within the restructuring and financial community."
"I'm excited about leading our chapter and building upon the successes of previous years," says Kemp. "Our efforts will focus around the theme 'together, membership has its privileges.' We will continue to provide innovative programming and networking events; find ways for members to engage and drive business referrals within our community, and create opportunities for members to expand their knowledge of topics relevant to our profession."
In all, more than 65 volunteer leaders, including officers, directors and committee chairs and members, comprise the Chicago/Midwest Leadership team.
About TMA Chicago/Midwest:
The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The Turnaround Management Association is one of the largest, fastest-growing chapters of the only international nonprofit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Incorporated in 1991, the award-winning 900-member Chicago/Midwest Chapter this year celebrated its 25th year of serving its community. Its active membership participates in more than 30 events annually, including educational workshops, networking programs, forums, and conferences. For more information about the organization and membership, visit www.tmachicagomidwest.org.
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