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TMA Global Elects Blake Cassels’ Chow as 2017 President

November 21, 2016, 08:04 AM

TMA Global announced the election of Milly Chow, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, as 2017 President. The announcement was made during The 2016 TMA Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Chow’s term will begin on January 1, 2017.

“I am honored to assume the role of President of TMA. I will look to continue to enhance membership value and connectivity among our members and chapters,” said Chow. “Being a member of TMA has provided me with a tremendous global platform to cultivate professional relationships and opportunities across chapter, regional, national, and international levels. As President of TMA, I hope to share that message and grow similar opportunities for our current and future members. It is also very important to me to create and foster awareness of the value of TMA, both within our industry and within the global business community.”

Chow has extensive expertise in complex and multi-jurisdictional financial restructurings, distressed mergers, and acquisitions and debtor-in-possession financings involving restructuring matters across Canada. For the past 20 years, she has been providing advice to debtors, purchasers, lender syndicates, secured creditors, monitors, receivers, trustees, and other stakeholders in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, forestry, oil and gas, airline, retail, automotive, environmental, telecommunications, media, marketing, financial services, information technology, biomedical, and mining.

Current TMA President David F.W. Cohen, Gowling WLG, will transition to Chairman in 2017 and J. Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, will transition to Immediate Past Chair.

Joining Chow, Cohen, and Victor on the 2017 TMA Executive Board are:

  • Corporate Secretary – Jeffrey Hampton, Saul Ewing LLP
  • VP – Certification – Matthew S. English, CTP, Arch + Beam
  • VP – Chapter Relations – Scott Eisenberg, Amherst Partners LLC
  • VP – Communications – Annette Jarvis, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • VP – Conferences – Teresa Kohl, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
  • VP – Education – Richard Infantino, CTP, Deloitte CRG
  • VP – Finance – Kevin Krakora, CTP, KPMG LLP
  • VP – International Relations – Lukas Fecker, Innovation Brain
  • VP – Membership – James Van Horn, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Member-At-Large – Sharon Kopman, Great American Global Partners LLC
  • Member-At-Large – Jukka-Pekka Joensuu, Corenet
  • Member-At-Large – Thomas E. Pabst, HYPERAMS LLC
  • Chapter Presidents’ Council (CPC) Chair – Derek Meek, Burr & Forman LLP
  • Chapter Presidents’ Council (CPC) Vice-Chair – D.J. Miller, Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
  • Chapter Resource & Response Council Chair (CRRC) – Richard Bochicchio, TD Bank NA
  • Chapter Member-At-Large – Sally C. Barton, KeyBank
  • Chapter Member-At-Large – Janine Figueiredo, Hahn & Hessen LLP
  • Chapter Member-At-Large – Michael S. Goodman, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Ex-Officio Member – Gregory Fine, CAE, TMA Global CEO

Each of these board members is also part of the 2017 TMA Board of Trustees. A press release issued by the TMA lists 32 members and six alternates who are additional Board of Trustees representatives.

TMA Global is the leading organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring, and distressed investing. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 8,300 members in 55 chapters worldwide, including 32 in North America. Members include turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters, and consultants, as well as academic, government, and judicial employees.

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