International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors

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“I am personally looking forward to teaming with all of these talented and very capable women to accomplish IWIRC’s mission of connecting and promoting women in the insolvency industry,” said Jennifer Meyerowitz, of Epiq Systems and incoming IWIRC Chair.

The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the premier international networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency industry, today announced its new Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective October 2012.

The IWIRC Executive Committee members are: Jennifer Meyerowitz, Epiq Systems, Chair; Beth Hansen, Goodrich Corporation, Vice Chair; Nancy Valentine, Hahn, Loeser and Parks LLP, Secretary; Jennifer McLemore, Christian & Barton LLP, Finance Director; and Judith Elkin, Haynes and Boone LLP, Immediate Past Chair.

The IWIRC Management Committee members are: Aruni Weerasekera, Alvarez & Marsal, PacRim Networks Director; Annerose Tashiro, Schultze & Braun, Europe Networks Director; Summer Chandler, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, North America Networks Director; Jennifer E. Mercer, Van Meter Consultants, Communications Committee Director; Emily Gottlieb, Garden City Group, Vice Communications Director; Carrianne Basler, AlixPartners, Member Services Committee Director; Jennifer Kimble, Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, Program Committee Director; and Page Londrey, Tranzon Fox, Vice Programs Director.

The IWIRC Regional Directors are: Deborah Grieve, Cassels Brock, Canada Regional Director; Barbara Rumora-Scheltema, NautaDutilh, Europe Regional Director; and Elizabeth Wilson, Lynchpin, Asia Regional Director.

The IWIRC At-Large Directors are: Bernadette Barron, Barron Business Consulting; Alicia Bendana, Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, LLP; Leyza Blanco, Gray Robinson P.A.; Bess Parrrish Creswell, Burr & Forman LLP; Tinamarie Feil, BMC Group; Michaelene Fleming, Wells Fargo Bank; Debra Grassgreen, Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones; Sejal Kelly, Deloitte Consulting; Justine Lau, Mayer Brown; Christina Lucas, Lucas Consulting Group; Michelle Pickett, Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Pia Thompson, Gould & Ratner LLP; Ilana Volkov, Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard P.A.; and Elizabeth Vrato, Garden City Group.

“We are lucky to have a very strong, active and diverse Board for this coming year,” said Jennifer Meyerowitz, of Epiq Systems and incoming IWIRC Chair. “I am personally looking forward to teaming with all of these talented and very capable women as we work together to accomplish IWIRC’s mission of connecting and promoting women in the insolvency industry.”

The Board serves a two year term, though the terms of half of the At Large Directors are staggered so that certain positions come up for election each year. The IWIRC Board is the foundation of the group’s international operations and is responsible for its overall leadership, direction and growth. Chosen from a broad group of nominees, Directors are responsible for supporting the goals and initiatives of the organization including greater international growth, membership enhancement and expansion, ongoing education and programming, and local IWIRC chapter augmentation.

Those who fill the Board positions are important members who bring specialized skills and areas of expertise to the group including law, finance, investment banking, interim executive leadership and the like, and contribute personal time to the growth and evolution of IWIRC.

About International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC):
IWIRC is committed to the connection, promotion and growth of women in insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide. Since 1994, IWIRC has been connecting women worldwide through a global membership of more than 1000 attorneys, bankers, corporate-turnaround professionals, financial advisors and other restructuring practitioners. The organization provides its members with relationship-building, educational, career enhancement and promotional opportunities.

For more information, visit http://www.iwirc.com.

Media Contact:    
Jennifer E. Mercer
Van Meter Consultants for IWIRC
jmercer(at)vanmeterconsultants(dot)com
818-981-2800

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