Officers and Board
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
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
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
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
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
Special Thanks To Our
- 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
Paul W Patrick
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