John Kemp elected 2017 president of the TMA Chicago/Midwest Chapter

Upper left: with Jed Hoyer, General Manager of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs; upper middle: with Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank; upper right: welcoming over 500 guests at the TMA Executive Speaker Forum (ESF); lower right: thanking former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron at the conclusion of the ESF; bottom left:  leading a TMA volunteer team at WTTW Channel 11.

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – John Kemp of Wolverine Partners has been named president of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA Chicago/ Midwest) for 2017. Nick Miller, of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, was named president-elect.

Kemp is managing partner of Wolverine Partners and has over three decades of experience as an operating and finance executive, including providing financial advisory and investment banking services for both for debtors and creditors. He has worked with both healthy and distressed middle market and large companies across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, the automotive aftermarket, healthcare, retail (including e-commerce), consumer, industrial, business and financial services.

"I'm excited about leading our chapter and building upon the successes of previous years," says Kemp. "Our efforts will focus around the theme 'together, membership has its privileges.' We will continue to provide innovative programming and networking events; find ways for members to engage and drive business referrals within our community and create opportunities for members to expand their knowledge of topics relevant to our profession."

In all, more than 65 volunteer leaders, including officers, directors and committee chairs and members, comprise the TMA Chicago/ Midwest Leadership team.

About TMA Chicago/Midwest: The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The Turnaround Management Association is one of the largest, fastest-growing chapters of the only international nonprofit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Incorporated in 1991, the award-winning 900-member Chicago/ Midwest Chapter this year celebrated its 25th year of serving its community. Its active membership participates in more than 30 events annually, including educational workshops, networking programs, forums, and conferences. For more information about the organization and membership, visit

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