Judge Wesley Steen Becomes First Judge to be Named ABI President
JUDGE WESLEY STEEN BECOMES FIRST JUDGE
TO BE NAMED ABI PRESIDENT
May 1, 2006, Alexandria,
Va. — As the first sitting judge to serve as President
of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Judge Wesley Steen of the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas (Houston) began
his one-year term following ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, which was
held April 20-April 23 in Washington, D.C. Judge Steen, previously
serving as president-elect after being selected by the ABI’s
60-member Board of Directors at the 2005 Annual Spring Meeting, succeeds
Judge Steen has been an ABI member since 1991, having served on ABI’s Board of Directors since 1999, and was previously ABI’s Vice President-Research, overseeing the Research Grant Committee in assessing, recommending and approving awards from the Endowment Fund prior to his 2005 selection as ABI President.
became a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas in
1997 and hears cases in
The complete list of directors and officers is available at http://www.abiworld.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_ABI/Board_of_Directors/Board_of_Directors.htm
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 more than 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.