International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Announces 2015-2017 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 industries, today announced its new incoming 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 talented women,” said Beth Hansen, 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 industries, today announced its new incoming Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to announce our newly elected and appointed incoming Board of Directors, who will continue to guide and grow the organization,” said Beth Hansen, 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 talented women.”

The following individuals have been elected as IWIRC At-Large Directors and will serve a two-year term from October 2015—2017:

  • Leyza Blanco, Gray Robinson
  • Alison Elko Franklin, Dentons US LLP
  • Melissa Hager, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Margaret (Meg) Manning, Gavin/Solmonese LLC
  • Caroline Moran, Maples and Calder
  • Nellwyn Voorhies, Donlin Recano

The following individuals have been appointed as IWIRC At-Large Directors and will serve a one-year term from October 2015-2016:

  • Catherine Read, Walkers
  • Michelle Salazar, Tiger Group
  • Jennifer Salisbury, Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC

The following individuals make up the IWIRC Executive Board and will continue serving their two-year term, which runs through October 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, Olofson Technology Partners, Immediate Past Chair

The following individuals have been appointed to the IWIRC Management Committee and will continue serving a two-year term, which runs through October 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 B. Kimble, Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, Communications Director
  • Lauren Friend McKelvey, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC, 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 FAS, Member Services Committee Director
  • Margie Kaufman, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, Programs Director

The following individuals will continue to serve as Regional Directors, for a two-year term, which runs through October 2016:

  • Elizabeth Wilson, Lynchpin Bondholder Management, Asia Regional Director
  • Karen Fellowes, DLA Piper (Canada) 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 appointed by the Executive Board to serve as non-voting Vice Directors for a one-year term ending October 2016:

  • Michaelene Fleming, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Vice Member Services Director    
  • Terri Freedman, Freedman Law, LLC, Vice Programs Director (Fall)    
  • Alison Elko Franklin, Dentons US LLP, Vice Programs Director (Spring)        
  • Evelyn Meltzer, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Vice Programs Director (Regional)    
  • Christina Lucas, Applied Business Strategy, LLC, Vice Finance Director (Treasurer)

The following are current At-Large Directors, whose terms will expire in October 2016:

  • Shawn Christianson, Buchalter Nemer
  • Paige Ellerman, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Elizabeth Gunn, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
  • Lori Vaughan, Trenam Kemker
  • Nora Wouters, Dentons

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

The new IWIRC Board of Directors will formally begin their duties at the IWIRC Fall Conference in Miami, Florida on Saturday, September 26, 2015. For more information about IWIRC or the IWIRC Fall Conference, please click here.

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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