Two GCG Executives Join IWIRC Board of Directors

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Dedicated restructuring professionals will serve two-year terms

I’m excited to be joining the Board and look forward working with Liz, as well as the other talented women in the organization, to enhance IWIRC as a whole.

Emily Gottlieb, assistant vice president, Midwest operations, and Elizabeth Vrato, assistant director, bankruptcy, at The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG), will join the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Board of Directors.

IWIRC ( is an international networking organization for women in the insolvency and restructuring industry, with more than 1,000 members. Gottlieb and Vrato will serve two-year terms commencing in October 2012.

Gottlieb has been appointed to the IWIRC Management Committee as vice communications director and will be responsible for promoting the organization’s direction, growth and overall goals. She also served as the chair of the IWIRC Chicago Network in 2009.

Vrato is one of six women to be elected by the membership for the prestigious position of at-large director. She previously served as an IWIRC director-at-large in 2010. Vrato is co-chair of IWIRC’s mentoring program, and will continue to work towards IWIRC’s mission of connecting and advancing restructuring professionals.

“I’m excited to be joining the Board and look forward working with Liz, as well as the other talented women in the organization, to enhance IWIRC as a whole,” said Gottlieb.

Gottlieb manages GCG’s Chicago office, including overseeing all bankruptcy and class action administrations handled there. In addition, she works seamlessly with GCG’s offices across the country. She is a member of IWIRC, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

“I am honored and thrilled to have been chosen to help advance IWIRC’s goals,” said Vrato. “Emily and I work so well together, and I appreciate GCG’s support of this terrific organization.”

Vrato joined GCG’s bankruptcy team in August 2008. She has experience with handling a wide range of bankruptcy, litigation and policy matters. Vrato has also written and lectured on a variety of workplace topics, including diversity and mentoring. She is a member of IWIRC, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

About The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG)
GCG ( 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 ( 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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