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Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa S. Kibler Becomes the First Non-Attorney to Serve as President of the American College of Bankruptcy at a Critical Juncture in the Restructuring Industry

April 9, 2020

Melissa S. Kibler, Senior Managing Director

Bloomfield Hills, MI – April 9, 2020 – Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa S. Kibler was elected to serve a two-year term as President of the American College of Bankruptcy (the “College”) at a meeting of the board of directors in March 2020. Kibler, who heads restructuring for Mackinac Partners’ Chicago office, previously served as Treasurer and is the first non-attorney and second woman to serve as President of the College. Former President of the College, Mark D. Bloom, was named Chair.

The appointments come at a critical time in the restructuring industry, with companies across a wide spectrum of industries facing significant impacts to revenue and business performance due to effects of the COVID-19 virus.  The Fellows of American College of Bankruptcy, a public service association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals with a proven record of meeting the highest standards of expertise and service to the profession and their communities, will be at the forefront of efforts to revitalize businesses and address consumer issues in the US and across the globe.

“I am extremely appreciative to former Chairs Jan Baker, Michael Cook, Chris Meyer and Mark Levinson, and to new Chair Mark Bloom and all of the College’s leaders, for their confidence and support,” Kibler said.  “Bankruptcy and restructuring will be essential tools to meet the unprecedented economic challenges arising from the ongoing global health crisis; the College and its Fellows will rise to meet those challenges.  Further, the role of the College and its affiliated Foundation as the single largest financial supporter of pro bono consumer bankruptcy services in the United States will be ever more critical to those who are most in need of assistance during these difficult times.”

Kibler is a Certified Public Accountant and a highly credentialed restructuring, turnaround and insolvency advisor. She has served in many advisory and C-level restructuring and turnaround roles and has significant experience in insolvency-related investigations and litigation.  She has served in leadership positions at numerous other industry organizations, including as President of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a Director of INSOL International, and Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Bankruptcy Task Force.

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About the American College of Bankruptcy:

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary public service association of United States and international insolvency professionals who are invited to join as Fellows based on a proven record of the highest standards of expertise, leadership, integrity, professionalism, scholarship, and service to the bankruptcy practice and to their communities. The College funds projects that improve the quality of bankruptcy law and practice, as well as access to justice, including through grants by its affiliated Foundation to pro bono legal service programs. The College facilitates the effective domestic and cross-border application of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the administration of justice in the courts through conducting professional educational programs, sponsoring the publication of scholarly reports, and maintaining the National Bankruptcy Archives. In all of its work, the College is dedicated to enhancing professionalism, scholarship, and service in bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice.

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About Mackinac Partners:

Mackinac Partners is a nationally recognized turnaround, restructuring and financial advisory firm serving companies and their stakeholders across a wide spectrum of industries and sizes. Mackinac Partners provides clients with C-level and seasoned professionals who have deep expertise in overcoming liquidity and operational challenges, creating value, improving company performance, driving new growth and

reducing risks. We have offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and Los Angeles, and our core services include CRO and restructuring advisory, turnaround and interim management, performance improvement, M&A advisory and integration, investigations and forensics, corporate security, litigation support and dispute advisory services. We have a twenty-year history of working with clients and firmly believe in developing long-lasting relationships by delivering strong results.

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