Association for Corporate Growth Promotes Amber Landis to Vice President of Public Policy
Sep 4 15
The Association for Corporate Growth has promoted Amber Landis to vice president of public policy. She will relocate from ACG's Chicago headquarters to start the organization's Washington office, which is slated to open by the end of the year. Landis joined ACG in March 2013 as a director of public policy, responsible for
legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts. She was instrumental in the formation of the Caucus on Middle Market Growth in the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, Landis manages ACG's Private Equity Regulatory Task Force. Before joining ACG, Landis worked in the Washington office of Whirlpool Corp. Earlier, she served as manager of public affairs at TenCate USA and previously worked at a retail trade association.
Association for Corporate Growth Announces 2015-2016 Global Board of Directors
Apr 21 15
The Association for Corporate Growth(TM) (ACG) selected new officers and directors to serve on the Global Board of Directors for 2015-2016. Richard Jaffe, partner at Duane Morris LLP and co-head of the firm's nationally active Private Equity Practice Group, will serve as the 2015-2016 board chairman after serving as vice chairman. Mr. Jaffe succeeds the 2014-2015 Chairman, Doug Tatum, chairman of the Newport Board Group, who will become ACG's Immediate Past Chairman. In addition, Jason Brown, partner with Victory Park Capital and member of ACG Los Angeles, has been elected ACG 2015-2016 vice chairman. Brown will succeed Jaffe as 2016-2017 board chairman. Additionally, the following officers will serve a one year term: Angie MacPhee, RGL Forensics, ACG Denver - Chairman of Finance; JB Dollison, Crutchfield Capital, ACG Houston - Corporate Secretary. The following Directors at Large have been elected to serve three year terms: Jay Jester, Audax Private Equity, ACG Boston; Scott Linch, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, ACG Charlotte; Marty Okner, SHM Corporate Navigators, ACG New York; Thomas Turmell, TMT Capital Partners, ACG Chicago. The following members are nominated to serve 1 year remaining in the terms vacated by the nomination of Angie MacPhee and Jason Brown to officer positions: Mark Hollis, Centerfield Capital Partners, ACG Indiana; Cassandra Mott, Thompson and Knight, LLP, ACG Houston. The following Chapter Representative Directors were chosen by their chapters to serve a three year term ending August 31, 2018: Steve Castino, Vestal & Wiler, ACG Orlando; Karin Kovacic, Alcentra Capital, ACG Connecticut; Mark Lehman, Parsons Behle & Latimer, ACG Utah; Mike McVey, Hylant Group, ACG Columbus; Titus Schurink, HPE Growth Capital, ACG Hollanad; Mitch Woolery, Kutak Rock LLP, ACG Kansas City. The following members will continue to serve on the ACG board: Chapter Representative Directors: Brent Baxter, Clayton Capital Partners, ACG St. Louis; Rob Brighton, Shutts & Bowen LLP, ACG South Florida; Karen Grexa, KeyBank Business Capital, ACG New Jersey; Jay Hansen, O2 Investment Partners, LLC, ACG Detroit; Walter O'Haire, Valuation Research Corporation, ACG San Francisco. Director at Large: Jason Byrd, The Charter Group, ACG Western Michigan; Ramsey Goodrich,, Carter, Morse & Mathias, ACG Connecticut; Don Lipari, McGladrey LLP, ACG New York; Gretchen Perkins, Huron Capital Partners, ACG Detroit; Karen Tuleta, Morgenthaler, ACG Cleveland. ACG President & CEO Gary A. LaBranche, CAE, will continue to serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board and Executive Committee. ACG members will again have the opportunity to apply for board service in the fall of 2015.
ACG New York Names Todd Kinney as Executive Vice President
Jul 21 14
BDO USA, LLP announced that Todd Kinney, Relationship Director for the firm's national private equity practice, has been named executive vice president of ACG New York Inc. In this newly created two-year role, Mr. Kinney, 44, will be responsible for working closely with the president to support overall governance and strategic planning for the chapter. The volunteer position was designed to more clearly define a path to the role of president and help to prepare an executive to serve in this capacity. Upon term completion, the president of ACG New York often serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kinney currently serves as Relationship Director for BDO's national private equity practice, where he is responsible for implementing the firm's private equity industry growth strategy, sourcing new clients and industry opportunities and helping to raise visibility of the practice through market development and branding. Joining BDO in 2003, Mr. Kinney previously served as BDO's northeast regional director of business development, where he focused on business development for the firm's private equity, venture capital, audit and tax practices in the Northeastern United States. Prior to joining BDO, Mr. Kinney spent a decade as an investment banker on Wall Street with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Cowen and Company and Société Générale. Mr. Kinney has been involved with ACG New York for a decade and became a member in 2009. He recently served a three-year term on the board of directors, which included a one-year term as vice president of membership.