CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2010 — The Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Services (CARS) practice of Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations, is proud to announce the following Board and Committee appointments to key industry and professional organizations:
American Bankruptcy Institute
Boston and New York Managing Principal Marti Kopacz — member, Advisory Council, 7th Annual Caribbean Insolvency Symposium
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
Charlotte CARS Partner Nancy O'Neill — member, Board of Directors and 2011 Annual Conference Planning Committee
Bankruptcy Strategist publication
New York CARS Principal James A. Peko — member, Editorial Board (only non-lawyer)
Commercial Finance Association (CFA)
Chicago CARS Principal Paul Melville — member, Board of Directors, CFA Educational Foundation
International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
New York CARS Senior Associate Randa Karambelas — New York Chapter, as the Co-Director of Programs and Education
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Houston CARS Director Tony Gerbino — member, TMA International Executive Board
New York CARS Principal Michael Imber — Chapter Presidents’ Council Vice Chair for TMA International
Chicago CARS Manager Melissa Dimitri — TMA Chicago/Midwest, Co-Chair, Women’s Group
Chicago CARS Manager Abhi Hazarika — TMA Chicago/Midwest, Member, Newsletter Committee
“I am proud of the commitment to and contribution of our professionals to the restructuring and bankruptcy community. They have displayed the leadership that is the cornerstone of our practice,” stated Mark E. Toney, national managing principal of the Grant Thornton CARS group.
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