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Hannah Hutman of Hoover Penrod, PLC Selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Hannah Hutman of Hoover Penrod, PLC (Harrisonburg, Va.) has been selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40,” recognizing 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. This year’s awardees will be formally recognized at ABI’s 2018 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Dec. 6-8 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Hutman started her own law practice devoted to bankruptcy and insolvency matters, a practice area that was underserved in her community, at the age of 29. She has since joined the law firm of Hoover Penrod, PLC in Harrisonburg, Va., which allowed her to expand her areas of practice. She represents debtors in cases pending under chapters 7, 12, 13 and 11, and she frequently represents creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings and insolvency-related matters.

Hutman has represented national and regional banks in all aspects of commercial collections, including restructuring obligations, asset liquidations and dispositions, and foreclosure. A member of the panel of chapter 7 trustees for the Western District of Virginia, she is a frequent presenter on a wide variety of insolvency-related topics and co-authored a chapter in Bankruptcy Practice in Virginia.

Hutman is active in the Virginia network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and currently serves as the liaison for the Western District of Virginia. She also is a member of the Board of Governors for the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar and serves as a councilmember for the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia Bar Association.

“The 2018 ABI ‘40 Under 40’ Class is already advancing the bankruptcy profession forward,” said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. “Each of these remarkable young men and women are attaining achievements not just in their professional careers, but also as leaders in their communities.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Nominations were submitted via the initiative’s website, through which professionals nominated themselves or a colleague. Membership in ABI was not required, and more than 200 candidates were evaluated. Those selected were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, accounting, consulting, academia, government and more.

Click here to view the full list of the 2018 “40 Under 40” honorees.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit

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