Leading the Way in
Meeting Future Challenges
Last month in this space, TMA Global Chairman Ronald R. Sussman discussed the power of
the TMA community and strength of
our multidisciplined membership base.
Nothing brings this home better than
a recent experience I had during a U.S.
Chamber of Commerce conference.
I represent TMA on the Chamber’s
Corporate Leadership Advisory Council
(CLAC), which advises the Chamber
of Commerce’s leadership on issues
impacting middle market businesses.
I recently attended a meeting of the
CLAC held in conjunction with the
Chambers’ Policy Forum on Innovation
Business Horizon Retreat in Florida,
and it was striking that what TMA
members do on a daily basis is of
such keen interest to those I met.
across the globe, or any business in
between, TMA members will be leading
the way, helping to guide businesses
through the upheaval. Over the past 25
years, members have come to count
upon TMA to provide education and
information they can use to better serve
their clients, and we are fully committed
to fulfilling that part of our mission
for the next 25 years and beyond.
One way we are helping to prepare our
members for the challenges ahead is
through a reinvention of the Spring
Conference, which this year has been
transformed into The 2013 TMA Senate,
Leadership for Today, Tomorrow, and
Beyond. Taking place May 14-16 at
the JW Marriott Chicago, this all-new
education symposium was developed
by the TMA Institute, TMA’s new
comprehensive education system.
The first question I was most often asked
should come as no surprise to many of
you: “What is TMA?” When I responded
that TMA is the professional organization
of individuals who help save companies,
ears perked up, and I generally received
significant interest, punctuated by
such exclamations as, “That’s cool!”
The Senate is designed for senior
executives and those who have
distinguished themselves as future
leaders, no matter whether they’re
a NextGen member or industry
veteran. Experts from within and
outside the restructuring community
will present on topics ranging from
negotiation strategies to marketing to
risk management. I encourage you to
make plans to attend or let colleagues
know about this exciting new event.
Learn more at tmasenate.org.
As I sat through two days of speakers
talking about issues that included how
to deal with the impact of the Affordable
Care Act, current and coming workforce
talent shortages, the threat of cyber
terrorism and economic disruption,
and the inability of many business
leaders to address an ever-changing
economic environment effectively, it
became increasingly clear that within
the membership of TMA resides the
knowledge, talent, and experience that
will be required to address the challenges
that businesses face in the years ahead.
Leadership comes in many forms.
Whether you’re leading a company
to financial solvency, leading your
firm’s restructuring practice, or leading
your TMA chapter, TMA helps prepare
you for the challenges ahead.
Whether it’s a family-owned
manufacturing business located in the
heartland of America, a multibillion
global enterprise with manufacturing
facilities and employees scattered
Gregory J. Fine, CAE
TMA Chief Executive Officer