GCG’s Business Development Specialist, Sarah Frankel to Chair the N.Y. Regional Chapter of International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

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Dedicated restructuring professional to serve as chair

IWIRC has provided me with many relationships and opportunities over the years.

The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG) is pleased to announce that Sarah Frankel, business development specialist, corporate restructuring at GCG, has been named chair of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s (IWIRC) N.Y. network.

IWIRC (http://www.iwirc.org) is an international networking organization for women in the insolvency and restructuring industry, with more than 1,000 members. IWIRC’s N.Y. chapter provides opportunities for regional members to participate in networking, business development, leadership activities and an assortment of events. GCG is a national diamond sponsor of IWIRC.

As chair of IWIRC’s N.Y. network, Frankel will be responsible for driving the further development of the chapter, growing membership and ensuring fun and thoughtful networking opportunities for members of the N.Y. community. In this role, she will also represent the N.Y. network at annual meetings and handle the administration for network affairs. Frankel will serve a two-year term commencing in November 2012.

Frankel is based in GCG’s NYC office and is responsible for helping drive the firm’s restructuring business development strategy through outreach initiatives and the maintenance of client relationships. She is a member of IWIRC, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). She also serves on the board of the TMA NextGen Committee, and has served on several IWIRC committees nationwide.

“I’m thrilled to have been chosen as IWIRC’s N.Y. network chair,” said Frankel. “IWIRC has provided me with many relationships and opportunities over the years. I look forward to helping others further develop their networks and business development skills, as well as helping position the N.Y. network as a premier IWIRC chapter.”

“Sarah’s fresh perspective, networking skills and ability to foster relationships will be a true asset to her appointment,” said Angela Ferrante, vice president, bankruptcy at GCG. “GCG is active in supporting IWIRC, and I am extremely proud to see so many of GCG’s team members serving and supporting this organization.”

In addition, GCG’s Emily Gottlieb and Elizabeth Vrato will begin their two-year terms this month on IWIRC’s Board of Directors. Gottlieb, assistant vice president, Midwest operations at GCG will serve on the IWIRC Management Committee as vice communications director, and Vrato, assistant director, bankruptcy at GCG, will serve as an IWIRC director-at-large.

About The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG)
GCG (http://www.gcginc.com) is the recognized leader in legal administration services for class action settlements and other claims administration, bankruptcy cases and legal noticing programs, with employees in offices coast-to-coast. GCG has been named Best Claims Administrator by the New York Law Journal for three years in a row. The firm has been engaged in many high-profile distribution matters, including the General Motors bankruptcy, the $6.15 billion WorldCom settlement, the $3.05 billion VisaCheck/MasterMoney Antitrust settlement, the $3.4 billion Native American Trust Settlement and the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

About Crawford
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (http://www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines
including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

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