ACG Chicago, Inc. (Association for Corporate Growth in Chicago) Welcomes 22 Leaders to its 46th Board of Directors

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Key Chicago Executives and Investment Professionals Provide Unparalleled Access to Networks, Capital, and Management Expertise to Drive Middle Market Business Growth

This Board brings extensive expertise to build markets, lend financial and management expertise, and increase stakeholder value.

ACG Chicago, the premier professional organization driving middle market corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions, has elected its 2014 Board of Directors. These 22 Directors bring unique vision and leadership to already nationally known base of corporate leaders.

This Board of Directors brings 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. With 21 returning Directors, ACG Chicago welcomes Jeffry S. Pfeffer (Managing Partner, CapX Partners) as a new Officer.

This overall continuity focuses the organization on launching new initiatives developed over the last year to drive more exploration and interaction of leading professionals in highly targeted areas. The new monthly Sunrise Sessions focus on narrow topics like executive compensation to franchising to financial reporting are members only presentations. The quarterly curriculum for the new Chicago School of Global Growth is open to all and covers the strategic aspects of deciding to grow through international channels. A Women's Network and more initiatives will be announced in the coming months.

These programs build on 20-30 nationally recognized annual events that draw from 100-1,200. The annual M&A Market Trends breakfast March 7th will see 250-300 professionals networking about deals and expectations. Other breakfasts and lunches plus industry conferences around Healthcare, Food, and Manufacturing augment the country's largest private equity exhibition in October. All of this business generation is attributable to ACG Chicago's exceptionally strong board and dedicated committees.

The 2014 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).

ACG Chicago’s 6 Officers will take management and leadership roles in our Network development are John Bintz (Managing Director, Valuation Research Corporation), Terry Keating (Managing Director, Amherst Partners, LLC) Mark Lanyon (Director, Morningstar, Inc.), John McGuire (Senior Vice President, Citi Commercial Bank), Jeff Mengel (Partner, Plante Moran PLLC)., and Jeffry S. Pfeffer. Over 100 volunteers join these leaders in building entrepreneurship, increasing private equity investment, understanding international markets, and improving corporate strategy and management.

Ten 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), Charles A. Gonzalez (Managing Director, Albion Investors), Ankur Gupta (Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP), Warren Lawson (Principal, ARI Packaging, Inc), Craig McCrohon (Partner, Burke Warren), Ada C. Nielsen (Managing Director, The PeregrineMaven Group), Ryan Rassin (Director, LBC Credit Partners), John B. Weber (Vice President, HSBC Bank USA), Andrew L. Weil (Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US), Sherman Wright (Managing Partner, commonground).

About ACG Chicago
Since 1968, ACG Chicago is a leader in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network of over 14,000 professionals. The ACG Chicago mission is ACG Chicago is the premier network of leading authorities on corporate growth.
More than 1,000 foremost authorities in their fields comprise this diverse and knowledgeable Chicago network of corporate executives, capital sources, corporate advisors and service providers. The 2014 Board is joined by over 100 other committee members who focus on the needs of these professionals to build unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal-making, personal growth and professional development.
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