Melissa Kibler Knoll Named ABI President-Elect

Melissa Kibler Knoll Named ABI President-Elect

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April 10, 2009 Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Melissa Kibler Knoll of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (Chicago) has been selected by the ABI Board of Directors to be President-Elect. She will become president for a one-year term, beginning with ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting in 2010. An ABI member since 1996, Knoll has served as ABI’s Vice President–Membership, as co-chair of ABI's Inaugural Professional Development Program and as a member of ABI’s Executive Committee.

Knoll is a senior managing director at Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC. Her practice focuses on financial advisory services to companies, unsecured creditors, secured lenders and other parties in restructurings and turnarounds. Knoll is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the Chicago Finance Exchange, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants. A frequent contributor to the ABI Journal, she was recognized in 2004 in Crain’s Chicago Business '40 Under 40' and received the 2003 CIRA gold medal award for her work as a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor.

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