New ABI Officers and Directors Elected

New ABI Officers and Directors Elected

Alexandria, Va. — The following members of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) were elected to leadership positions as officers and directors:

Hon. Kevin J. Carey (ret.) of Hogan Lovells US LLP (Philadelphia) becomes ABI President for a one-year term, succeeding Robert P. Reynolds of Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), who now assumes the position of Immediate Past President. Soneet R. Kapila of KapilaMukamal, LLP (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), formerly ABI Treasurer, was named President-Elect and will become President in April 2023. Hon. Barbara J. Houser (ret.) succeeds Alane A. Becket of Becket & Lee, LLP (Malvern, Pa.) as Chairman of the Board for a one-year term.

At-Large Executive Committee member William Henrich of Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC (Syosset, N.Y.) was elected to serve a two-year term succeeding Soneet Kapila as ABI Treasurer. Hon. Bruce Harwood (D. N.H.; Concord), formerly ABI Secretary, was elected to serve a two-year term as Vice President – Communications & Information Technology, succeeding Thomas M. Horan of Cozen O'Connor (Wilmington, Del.). Paul Hage of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss (Southfield, Mich.) was elected to serve a two-year term as ABI Secretary, succeeding Judge Harwood. Paul D. Leake of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York) was selected to serve as Vice President – Publications, succeeding Hon. Lisa S. Gretchko (E.D. Mich., Detroit). Jennifer M. McLemore of Williams Mullen (Richmond, Va.) was elected to serve as an At-Large member of the Executive Committee. Christopher A. Ward of Polsinelli (Wilmington, Del.) was reappointed to a two-year term as Vice President – Development.

Six ABI members were elected to their first terms on the ABI Board of Directors:

·      Eric Monzo of Morris James LLP (Wilmington, Del.)

·      Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (Chicago)

·      Kenneth W. Mann of SC&H Capital (Ellicott City, Md.)

·      Sonia Colón of Ferraiuoli LLC (Orlando, Fla.)

·      Kristina M. Johnson of Jones Walker LLP (Jackson, Miss.)

·      Wayne P. Weitz of B. Riley Advisory Services (New York)

There are 60 members on the ABI Board of Directors. The complete list of directors and officers is available at


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 10,000 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