Tuesday, September 12, 2017
International Announcement
IWIRC Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors
The International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the premier international, networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency industries, today announced its new incoming Board of Directors.
"We are pleased to announce our newly elected and appointed incoming Board of Directors, who will continue to guide and grow the organization," said Nancy Valentine, IWIRC Chair. "The composition of the Board speaks to the depth and expertise of our membership base and we look forward to working with these talented women."
The following individuals make up the 2017 - 2018 IWIRC Board of Directors:
Executive Board (terms ending October 2018)
  • Jennifer McLemore, Christian & Barton LLP, Chair
  • Carrianne Basler, AlixPartners, Vice Chair
  • Michelle Pickett, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Secretary
  • Leyza Blanco, Gray Robinson, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Kimble, Prime Clerk, Vice Finance Director
  • Nancy Valentine, Ice Miller LLP, Immediate Past Chair

Management Committee (terms ending October 2018)
  • Tinamarie Feil, BMC Group, UNCITRAL Committee Director*
  • Karen Fellowes, DLA Piper (Canada), LLP, Canadian Networks Director
  • Sarah Frankel, the525group. LLC, Communications Director
  • Terri Freedman, Freedman Law, LLC, Program Committee Co-Director
  • Marjorie Kaufman, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, Program Committee Co-Director
  • Kelly McDonald, Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP, European Networks Director
  • Lauren McKelvey, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC, Member Services Director
  • Evelyn Meltzer, Pepper Hamilton, LLP, U.S. Networks Director
  • Alexandra "CC" Schnapp, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Newsletter Director
  • Carren Shulman, NYU School of Law, UNCITRAL Committee Director*
  • Aruni Weerasekera, Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited, Pac-Rim Networks Director

Regional Directors (terms ending October 2018)

  • Melissa Hager, Morrison & Foerster LLP, U.S. Regional Director
  • Catherine D'Alton, KorumLegal, Asia Regional Director
  • Rita Gismondi, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Europe Regional Director
  • Melaney Wagner, Goodmans LLP, Canada Regional Director

Directors at Large (terms ending October 2018)

  • Shawn Christianson, Buchalter Nemer, PC
  • Eloise Fardon, Stephenson Harwood
  • Jeana Gussman, Goosmann Law Firm, PLC
  • Kerri Mumford, Landis Rath & Cobb LLP
  • Tara Schellhorn, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • Sara-Ann Van Allen, Dentons

Directors at Large (terms ending October 2019)

  • Jacqui Calderin, Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin
  • Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Rebecca Hume, Kobre & Kim (Cayman)
  • Ericka Johnson, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
  • Pooja Sinha, Global Legal Solutions (GLS Law)
  • Kelly Stapleton, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Nicole Stefanelli, Cullen and Dykman LLP
  • Blanche Zelmanovich, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Standing Committee Vice-Directors (terms ending October 2018)

  • Joanne Collett, Walkers, Asia Regional Vice Director*
  • Rosa Evergreen, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Vice Director of Communications and Newsletter*
  • Elizabeth Gunn, Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Vice Director of Spring Conference*
  • Justine Lau, Mayer Brown JSM, Asia Regional Vice Director*
  • Christina Lucas, Lucas Consulting Group, LLC, Vice Director of Budget*
  • Tara Schellhorn, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, Vice Director of Regional Programming* 
  • Lori Vaughan, Trenam Kemker, Vice Director of Fall Conference*
  • Nellwyn Voorhies, Donlin Recano, Vice Director of Member Services*     
*denotes non-voting position
"We appreciate the support and dedication of our exiting Board members and thank them for their service, time and commitment to IWIRC," added Ms. Valentine.
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