Daily News: December 18, 2014

TMA Chicago/Midwest Announces 2015 Officers

Aaron L. Hammer of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer, and Mike Egan, Monroe Capital were named president and president-elect of the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the TMA.

Joining Hammer and Egan as 2015 officers are Zach Garrett, Goldberg Kohn, who remains as VP, communications; Mark Melickian, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer as VP, education; Barb Yong, Golan & Christie, VP, programs; John Kemp, Wolverine Partners, who remains treasurer; Nick Miller, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, secretary; and Dan Wikel, Huron Consulting Group, past president.

New directors elected to serve three-year terms on the chapter’s board are: Lou Marosi, Linkage Capital Management; Ben Smith, Huron Consulting Group; and Angela Allen, Jenner & Block.

“We are excited to begin a new year and to incorporate new ideas to advance our chapter goals,” said incoming President Hammer. “As the leading professional development organization for corporate renewal and turnaround professionals, we believe we offer the most innovative programs, professional development and educational support that benefit our members, corporate sponsors and the industry as a whole.”

“As my term as the Chicago/Midwest TMA President comes to a close, I want to thank our committee members who volunteer their time and expertise to continuously improve our annual programs during this, the Year of Committees. Under their guidance, the chapter made several notable changes, including unique programming topics and speakers, venues and different events that reenergized our chapter and helped to engage new members,” says outgoing President Dan Wikel, Huron Consulting Group and 2014 President. “Under the leadership of incoming President Aaron Hammer, the organization is well-positioned to advance our chapter into the New Year.”

In all, more than 60 volunteer leaders, including officers, directors and committee chairs and members, comprise the Chicago/Midwest Leadership team.