International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Announces 2014-2016 Board of Directors

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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 Board of Directors.

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“The composition of the Board speaks to the depth and expertise of our membership base and I look forward to working with these amazing women.” -Jennifer Meyerowitz, 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 Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to announce our incoming Board of Directors, who will continue to guide and grow the organization,” said Jennifer Meyerowitz, IWIRC Chair. “The composition of the Board speaks to the depth and expertise of our membership base and I look forward to working with these amazing women.”

The following individuals make up the IWIRC Executive Board and will serve a two-year term from October 2014—2016:

  • Beth Hansen, UTC Aerospace Systems, Chair
  • Nancy Valentine, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Vice Chair
  • Jennifer McLemore, Christian & Barton LLP, Secretary
  • Carrianne Basler, AlixPartners, Finance Director
  • Jennifer Meyerowitz, Epiq Systems, Immediate Past Chair

The following individuals have been appointed to the IWIRC Management Committee and will serve a two-year term from October 2014—2016:

  • Aruni Weerasekera, Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited, Pac-Rim Networks Director
  • Annerose Tashiro, Schultze & Braun, European Networks Director
  • Summer Chandler, McCalla Raymer LLC, U.S. Networks Director
  • Michelle Pickett, PwC LLP, Canadian Networks Director
  • Jennifer E. Mercer, Epiq Systems, Communications Director
  • Lauren Friend McKelvey, Wiley Rein LLP, Newsletter Director
  • Carren Shulman, Sheppard Mullin LLP, UNCITRAL Committee Director
  • Tinamarie Feil, BMC Group, UNCITRAL Committee Director
  • Ilana Volkov, Cole Schotz, Awards Committee Director
  • Sejal Kelly, Deloitte CRG, Member Services Committee Director
  • Jennifer B. Kimble, Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, Programs Director

The following individuals have been elected as Regional Directors, for a two-year term, October 2014—2016:

  • Elizabeth Wilson, Lynchpin Bondholder Management, Asia Regional Director
  • Karen Fellowes, Davis LLP, Canada Regional Director
  • Barbara Rumora-Scheltema, NautaDutilh, Europe Regional Director
  • Bernadette Barron, Barron Business Consulting, U.S. Regional Director

The following individuals have been elected as IWIRC At-Large Directors and will serve a two-year term from October 2014—2016:

  • Shawn Christianson, Buchalter Nemer PC
  • Paige Ellerman, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Elizabeth Gunn, Sands Anderson PC
  • Margie Kaufman, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
  • Lori Vaughan, Trenam Kemker
  • Nora Wouters, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

The following individuals have been appointed by the Executive Board to serve as non-voting Vice Directors for a one-year term ending Fall 2015:

  • Michaelene Fleming, Wells Fargo, Vice Member Services Director        
  • Terri Freedman, Porzio Bromberg & Newman, Vice Programs Director (Spring)    
  • Nellwyn Voorhies, Vice Programs Director (Fall)        
  • Evelyn Meltzer, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Vice Programs Director (Regional)    
  • Christina Lucas, Applied Business Strategy, Vice Finance Director (Treasurer)

The following are current At-Large Directors, whose terms will expire in October 2015:

  • Alicia Bendana, Lowe Stein Hoffman Allweiss & Hauver LLP    
  • Leyza Blanco, Gray Robinson            
  • Francine Gordon Durrer, KCC
  • Alison Franklin, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP            
  • Ali Kelly, Garden City Group
  • Justine Lau, Mayer Brown JSM            
  • Meg Manning, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

“We appreciate the support and dedication of our exiting Board members and thank them for their time and commitment,” added Ms. Meyerowitz.

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 1,300 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.

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