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New Officers and Directors Elected During ABIs 28th Annual Spring Meeting

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NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS ELECTED DURING ABI’S 28TH ANNUAL SPRING MEETING

 

May 10, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — The following members of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) were elected to leadership positions as officers and directors at ABI’s 28th Annual Spring Meeting, held April 29-May 2 in Washington, D.C.:

Melissa Kibler Knoll of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (Chicago) becomes ABI President for a one-year term, succeeding Robert J. Keach of Bernstein Shur (Portland, Maine), who now assumes the position of Immediate-Past President. Geoffrey L. Berman of Development Specialists, Inc. (Los Angeles) was named President-Elect, to become President in April 2011. John W. Ames of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald PLLC (Louisville, Ky.) succeeds Reggie Jackson of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Columbus, Ohio) as Chairman of the Board for a one-year term.

Lynnette R. Warman of Hunton & Williams LLP (Dallas) was named to a two-year term as Vice President-Publications, succeeding Berman. Reggie Jackson of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Columbus, Ohio) and Nancy Peterman of Greenberg Traurig LLP (Chicago) were elected to become at-large members of the Executive Committee. Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) was renominated to serve a second two-year term as Vice President-Communication & Information Technology, and James T. Markus of Markus Williams Young & Zimmerman LLC (Denver) was renominated to serve a second two-year term as Vice President — Education. Rebecca A. Roof of AlixPartners LLC (New York) will remain Treasurer and James Patrick Shea of Shea & Carlyon, Ltd. (Las Vegas) will remain Secretary after both were renominated to serve second terms.Jeffrey N. Pomerantz of Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones LLP (Los Angeles) and John Tittle, Jr. of NHB Advisors (Irving, Texas) were both renominated to serve second two-year terms as at-large members of the Executive Committee.

Seven new members were elected to the ABI Board of Directors: Corinne Ball of Jones Day (New York), Michael L. Bernstein of Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, D.C.), Deborah A. Crabbe of Foster Pepper PLLC (Seattle, Wash.), Douglas E. Deutsch of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP (New York), Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Gerber (S.D.N.Y.; New York), Bankruptcy Judge C. Ray Mullins (N.D. Ga.; Atlanta) and Glenn E. Siegel of Dechert LLP (New York). Each will serve a three-year term.

There were 14 directors renominated to serve additional three-year terms (to 2013): John W. Ames of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald PLLC (Louisville, Ky.), C.R. 'Chip' Bowles Jr. of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC (Louisville, Ky.), Howard Brod Brownstein of NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc. (Narberth, Pa.), Bankruptcy Judge Dennis R. Dow (W.D. Mo.; Kansas City), Bruce A. Harwood of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green (Manchester, N.H.), Reggie Jackson of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Columbus, Ohio), Melissa Kibler Knoll of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (Chicago),Jean Maess of Thomson Reuters (Rochester, N.Y.), Bruce S. Nathan of Lowenstein Sandler PC (New York), Nancy Peterman of Greenberg Traurig LLP (Chicago), Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell (C.D. Calif.; Los Angeles), Lynn Lewis Tavenner of Tavenner & Beran, PLC (Richmond, Va.), Deborah L. Thorne of Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Chicago, Ill.) and R. Scott Williams of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC (Birmingham, Ala.).

There are 60 members of the ABI Board of Directors. The complete list of directors and officers is available at http://www.abiworld.org/Content/NavigationMenu/AboutABI/BoardofDirectors/Board_of_Directors1.htm

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