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December 2011

Officers and Board

Members 2011

President | Paul Patrick, Capital One Leverage Corp

Pres. Elect | Grant Weiss, Wells Fargo Capital Fin.

Treasurer | Cally Miltenberger, Ernst & Young

Chapter Admin. | Maribeth Canole, TMA

University Relations |

Doug Hillrichs, American Appraisal

Joe Sullivan, JSA


Paul Ossa, Pathfinder Group LLC

Memberships |

Bill Bradford, WFA Group

Andrew Pendleton, Grant Thornton

Meeting & Keystone Sponsorships |

Greg Baracato, BDO Consulting Corporate

Kris Horner, Huron Consulting

Young Professionals |

Jermaine Watson, Cox Smith Matthews

PR & Community Service |

Jamie Chronister, Conway MacKenzie

Programs |

Harold Kessler, Barrier Advisors, Inc.

Robert Carringer, CRG Partners

Regional Conference |

Matthew Fontane, Patton Boggs, LLP

Michael Thatcher, Mesirow Financial Consulting,LLC

Jeff Webb, AlixPartners, LLC

Charity Golf |

Aaron Walton, Accuval Associates

Boot Camp |

Jim Jenkins, Robbins Tapp Cobb & Assoc., PLLC

Peter Franklin, Franklin Skierski Lovall Hayward, LLP

Joe Milkes, Milkes Realty Valuation

Women’s Networking |

Pam Ragon, Allegiance Capital Corp.

Private Equity Liaison |

Chad Coben, FTI Consulting

Adhoc/Pro Bono Advisors |

Jon Daniel, Turnpoint Advisors, LLC

Jeff Merritt, Merritt Sadler Company

John Little, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter

Quarterly Newsletter

Letter from the President

Paul Patrick, Capital One Leverage Corp


We began the year in January with a panel discussion about the

Texas Rangers baseball team and their bankruptcy filing. I was hoping

to write a final chapter later this year about their rise to world series

champions but we will have to congratulate St Louis for a job well

done and live with American League Champions for now.

As our Texas Rangers were on a tear the US economy was not. While

GDP growth improved to 2.5 % for the third quarter of 2011 vs 1.3%

for the 2 nd quarter in 2011, we still had an unacceptable national

unemployment rate of over 9.0%.

While it is hard to see anything positive about this we should

collectively breath a sigh of relief when compared to Europe’s .2%

recent GDP growth rate and a collective 10.2% unemployment rate.

Greece and Spain individually have a 17.6% and 22.6% unemployment

rate respectively.

Therefore as we approach Thanksgiving I’d like to reflect on our

blessings for the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter this past year. Specifically:

- We had 7 new sponsors join this year and increased our

monies raised by over 53% from last year.

- We added 53 new members to our chapter.

- Attendance at our events was up over 63% from last year and

we held our first private equity wine tasting event.

- We hosted our first ever charity golf outing and raised over

$11,000 for Kennaskids.org

December 2011

Special Thanks To Our

Chapter Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor


- One our graduate students from UT Dallas Naveen Jindal

School of Management- Sudhanshu Jain won first place in

the TMA’s Carl Marks student paper competition.

- We created our first annual newsletter to keep our

members better informed about events.

- On December 2 nd we held our annual Holiday Party to give

thanks to our bankruptcy judges. We also used the event to

gather toys for the Dallas and Plano Children’s Medical

Center. We raised over $1,500 to donate over 70 toys to

these deserving children.

Finally, we could not have achieved any of the above without our

chapter’s supportive sponsors, our hard working and dedicated

board members and chapter administrator, so let me give thanks

to all of them for making this past year such a success and

wonderful experience.

Silver Sponsors


Paul W Patrick

Bronze Sponsors

Upcoming Events

January 18 th 2012| US Trustees Region 6 Northern District of

Texas- Bankrupcty discussion with Moderator William Synder of

CRG Partners Group LLC. Meeting to be held at Patton Boggs

offices located at 2000 McKinney Ave Suite 1700 Dallas, Texas.


For more information, visit dallas.turnaround.org

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