NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) of New York today announced its 2013 Board of Directors and Membership Initiatives, led by incoming Chapter President Teresa Kohl.
Ms. Kohl is joined on the Board's Executive Committee by William Lenhart, Chairman and Co-Chair of Corporate Governance; John Lemanski, President-Elect; Frank Grimaldi, Treasurer; and Barry Seidel, Vice President and General Counsel.
"I look forward to working with this tremendous team to continue to grow our Chapter and identify ways to support our members through new initiatives, including our recently launched Pro Bono and Governance committees and our expanded Academic Relations committee," Ms. Kohl said. "All of our efforts are focused on making the TMA NY Chapter a vital resource for restructuring professionals."
TMA NY's Pro Bono initiative, led by Jeffrey Gaynor was established to partner with TMA Global and other national non-profit organizations to provide resources for small businesses affected by extraordinary circumstances such as Super Storm Sandy. The Pro Bono committee will also solicit and develop volunteer opportunities for members in the New York metropolitan area.
Ms. Kohl is a Director for SSG Capital Advisors and has more than 15 years of experience specializing in crisis management and turnaround advisory. She has completed over 75 restructuring matters including refinancing and sale transactions for middle market companies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts.
"We are so pleased to have Teresa leading us in 2013," said Mr. Lenhart, the 2012 Chapter President. "Her clear vision, dedication, creativity, and enthusiasm are truly an asset to the entire restructuring community."
Mr. Lenhart is a Partner and National Director in the New York office of BDO Consulting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 25 years of experience practicing accounting and business consulting.
Mr. Lemanski is a Manager in the Valuation & Forensic Services Practice of Citric Cooperman with over 15 years of litigation support experience and over 25 years of business experience.
Mr. Grimaldi is a Director with Gordon Brothers Group LLC and is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships for the Appraisal & Valuation Division in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Mr. Seidel is a Partner in Dickstein Shapiro's Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice with more than 30 years of legal experience representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy courts and boardrooms across the country.
In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, the Chapter has named a slate of new vice presidents, including Judy Wolf Weiker, Manewitz Weiker, Chair of Academic Relations; Peter Otto, Malvern Hill Associates, Chair of Membership; Janine Figueiredo, Hahn & Hessen LLP, Chair of Programming; and Prof. Edward Altman, NYU Stern School of Business, Academic Advisor.
The full Board of Directors includes:
Pankaj Amin, SC Ventures
Michael Appel, Appel Associates LLC
Richard Bernard, Foley & Lardner LLP
Kathlene Burke, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Scott Chabina, Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC
Bruce Chesebrough, Alvarez & Marsal
Tom Fogarty, GECC-Energy Financial Services
Jeff Gaynor, TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC
Sheon Karol, Deloitte CRG
Kate Matson, BDO Consulting
Claude Mattessich, CIT Group Inc
Lorenzo Mendizabel, Epiq Systems Inc
Omar Mirza, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
Abby Parsonnet, FTI Consulting
Bert Weil, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
John Weiss, Alston & Bird LLP
Josh Weisser, Gibson Dunn
For more information, please visit www.ny.turnaround.org.
The Turnaround Management Association www.turnaround.org is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management.
SOURCE Turnaround Management Association of New York