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ACG Chicago Installs its 45th Board of Directors to Drive Middle-Market Growth

April 08, 2013, 07:17 AM

The Association for Corporate Growth Chicago (ACG Chicago), a professional organization driving middle market corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions, has elected its 2013 Board of Directors. Seven of the 29 Directors are new to the Board - bringing unique vision and leadership to already nationally known base of corporate leaders.

These new Directors bring extensive investment banking, commercial banking, financial, accounting, corporate management and legal expertise to help ACG Chicago build markets, lend financial and management expertise, and increase stakeholder value. They include Vice Presidents Terry Keating (Managing Director, Amherst Partners), John McGuire (Senior Vice President, Citibank), and Jeffrey Mengel (Partner, Plante Moran), and Directors Warren Lawson (VP Sales, ARI), Craig McCrohon (Partner, Burke Warren), and Sherman Wright, (Managing Partner, Common Ground Marketing).

The 2013 Executive Committee includes President Tom Turmell (Managing Director, TMT Capital Partners), Executive Vice President Suzanne Saxman (Partner, Seyfarth Shaw), Secretary Venita Fields (Senior Managing Director, Smith Whiley & Company), Treasurer Murray Lessinger (Managing Partner, White Oak Group), Past President Dustin Weinberger (Senior Vice President, GE Capital) and CEO Craig Miller (CEO, ACG Chicago).

Current Board members taking management and leadership roles in our Network development are Corporate Chair David Heinke (Business Development Executive, Grant Thornton), Entrepreneurship Chair Dan Howell (Senior Managing Director, Mesirow) joined by Co-chair John Bintz (Managing Director, Valuation Research Corporation), International Chair Mark Lanyon (Director, Morningstar), Private Equity Chair Ryan Rassin (Director, LBC Credit Partners), and Private Equity Research Chair Steven Bernard. Over 100 volunteers join these leaders in building entrepreneurship, increasing private equity investment, understanding international markets, and improving corporate strategy and management.

Eleven additional returning Directors are also actively engaged in developing new initiatives as well as our conference development to advance investment, financial stability, corporate growth and ultimately stakeholder value for our members and the community. They include Joseph A. Contaldo (Managing Director, Corporate Finance Associates – Chicago), Brian Crannell (Senior Director, Knowles Electronics), David Gaito (Senior Vice President, PNC Business Credit), Charles A. Gonzalez (Managing Director, Albion Investors), Michael Gruber (Partner, Independence Equity), Ankur Gupta (Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP), Ada C. Nielsen (Managing Director, The PeregrineMaven Group), Stefan Timms (Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP), James A. Valderrama, John B. Weber (Vice President, HSBC Bank USA), and Andrew L. Weil (Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)).

Celebrating its 45th year, ACG Chicago is a leader in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network of over 14,000 professionals. The ACG Chicago mission is to be the premier network in Northern Illinois for experts and decision-making professionals focused on strategies for increasing stakeholder value.

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