International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Names Jodi Daniel Cooke 2015 Rising Star

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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, announced today that it has awarded Jodi Daniel Cooke, a Bankruptcy Attorney at Stichter, Riedel, Blain, & Postler, P.A., and IWIRC Florida Network Co-Chair and Alabama Network Co-Programming Chair, its 2015 Rising Star Award.

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"I share this honor with the phenomenal mentors I’ve been privileged to have during my legal career, many of whom I met through IWIRC." -- Jodi Daniel Cooke

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, announced today that it has awarded Jodi Daniel Cooke, a Bankruptcy Attorney at Stichter, Riedel, Blain, & Postler, P.A., and IWIRC Florida Network Co-Chair and Alabama Network Co-Programming Chair, its 2015 Rising Star Award. Ms. Cooke, chosen among 5 finalists and 11 nominees, was recognized during IWIRC’s 22nd Annual Fall Conference Luncheon in Miami, Florida on September 27, 2015.

Ms. Cooke is licensed to practice law in Florida, Alabama and Texas and regularly represents a variety of parties in bankruptcy cases, assignments for the benefit of creditors, receiverships and out-of-court workouts. In addition, Ms. Cooke has been particularly active in fiduciary representations in state and federal courts, and also handles civil litigations matters, principally in connection with debtor-creditor disputes.

“I am incredibly honored to be recognized by IWIRC, especially among such amazing finalists,” said Ms. Cooke. “Each of the other four finalists are impressive women in their own right, and IWIRC is lucky to have them in our organization.” Ms. Cooke went on to say, “I share this honor with the phenomenal mentors I’ve been privileged to have during my legal career, many of whom I met through IWIRC. Their constant support and encouragement, both personally and professionally, played an enormous role in helping me reach this level in my professional development.”

“Jodi has shown initiative and dedication always going above and beyond. We are very appreciative of her contributions and commitment to IWIRC,” said Beth Hansen, Chair, IWIRC Board of Directors.

The Rising Star Award is bestowed upon an IWIRC member with eight or less years of experience in her respective field, who has made considerable contributions to her professional success and displayed a high-level of commitment to advancing IWIRC’s mission—enhancing the professional status of women in the insolvency and restructuring profession—at the local, national and/or international levels.

About International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC): IWIRC, celebrating its 21st anniversary, 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.

For additional information contact:
Jennifer Kimble, IWIRC Communications Chair
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, PC
(205) 327-5550
jkimble(at)rumberger.com

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