Daily News: December 5, 2012

TMA Chicago/Midwest Chapter Announces 2013 Officers, Directors


The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association has announced its officers and board of directors for 2013. Kevin A. Krakora, Mesirow Financial Consulting LLC, has been elected president. Daniel P. Wikel, Huron Consulting Group, is now president-elect.

Joining Krakora and Wikel are Ryan Jaskiewicz, 12five Capital, vice president, communications; John Kemp, Wolverine Partners, vice president, education; Aaron Hammer, Sugar, Felsenthal, Grais & Hammer, vice president, programming; Robert Stegmann, Wells Fargo Bank, treasurer and Barb Yong, Golan & Christie, secretary.

New directors elected to serve three-year terms are Peter Roberts, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; David Enghauser, Cole Taylor Bank and Mark Leipold, Gould & Ratner, LLP.

Suzanne Koenig, SAK Management Services; Carl Lane, Willow Tree Consulting and Bernadette Baron, Baron Business Consulting were elected to the chapter’s Memorial Scholarship Foundation Board.

“In 2012, we worked hard to create events that enhanced the value of both membership and sponsorship and appealed to a broader range of attendees,” said Harold Israel, 2012 president. “We focused on providing programming unique to our association that offered measurable value to our members. It has been an honor to serve as president and lead the chapter through these developments.”

“As we look forward, we will continue to solidify our position as the leading professional development organization for corporate renewal and turnaround professionals, as well as serving as a resource on current events, trends and related business issues that affect our industry,” stated Krakora.

The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The Turnaround Management Association is a chapter of the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management.