New Officers and Directors Announced by Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association

Dec 18, 2015, 12:21 ET from TMA Chicago/Midwest

CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Egan of Monroe Capital LLC and John Kemp of Wolverine Partners have been named president and president-elect, respectively, of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA Chicago/Midwest) for 2016.

Continuing in their roles as officers are Mark Melickian, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP, vice president, communications; Barb Yong, Golan & Christie LLP, vice president, education and Nick Miller, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, vice president, programs.  Aaron Hammer, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP, will continue to serve the Chicago/Midwest Chapter as immediate past president, while concurrently joining the TMA Global Executive Board for 2016.

New officers elected to serve three-year terms on the chapter's board are Ben Smith, Huron Consulting Group, who was elected treasurer, and Candice Kline, Sidley Austin LLP, who will serve as secretary.  Melissa Dimitri, Grant Thornton LLP; Michael Brandess, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP and Alex Boerema, FGMK, LLC were elected as new directors.

"I'm proud of this year's accomplishments and acknowledge and applaud the contributions our volunteers and members make to the industry and our chapter," says Hammer. "In 2015, we focused on analyzing and addressing the needs of our diverse membership, which includes Fortune 500 corporate gurus, solo practitioners, major private equity managers and other professionals in all stages of their careers."  

"I'm eager to take on this important role and expand on the success of previous years, build on existing initiatives while launching new ones, and continue to grow this chapter and solidify our position as the leading professional development organization for its members and a resource for industry experts," says incoming President Mike Egan.

In all, more than 60 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 non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Incorporated in 1991, the award-winning 1,000-member Chicago/Midwest Chapter will be celebrating 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


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