The TMA Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter ecently hosted a celebratory dinner to recognize a student
from the Naveen Jindal School of
Management at the University of Texas
at Dallas for his submission in TMA’s
Carl Marks Student Paper Competition.
The student, Chris Clark, won second
place in the competition for his
turnaround analysis of Sears Holdings.
The competition drew 17 entries,
including two from the United Kingdom,
many of which were completed by
teams of graduate students. Clark, whose
entry was a solo effort, will receive his
award during The Annual in Boston.
Clark’s achievement marks the second
year in a row that a UT Dallas participant
mentored by TMA Dallas/Ft. Worth
Chapter members has been recognized
in the Carl Marks competition. Last year,
Sudhanshu Jain won first prize for his
turnaround analysis of Zale Corporation.
This marks the third year that chapter
members mentored UT Dallas students.
While the dinner in July celebrated the
hard work of all who participated in the
mentoring effort, it also recognized the
Naveen Jindal School of Management
( jindal.utdallas.edu/) for its commitment
to the turnaround industry. The
school, which climbed to number 37
in the U.S. News & World Report 2013
ranking of graduate schools, created a
course to provide the foundation for a
future master’s degree in turnaround
management and corporate renewal and
is working closely with chapter members
to align the program with TMA’s Certified
Turnaround Professional program. J
Front row, left to right, Doug Hillrichs, TMA mentor
and University Relations Committee chair; Andrew
Pendleton, Sugi Hadiwijaya, and Matt Lupton, TMA
mentors. Back row, left to right, Dr. David Springate,
U T Dallas professor and Carl Marks Competition
sponsor; Chris Clark, 2012 UT Dallas Carl Marks
Competition participant; and Sudhanshu Jain, TMA
mentor and 2011 Carl Marks Competition winner.