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Melissa Kibler Named Chair of the American College of Bankruptcy

American College of Bankruptcy Press Release

STANARDSVILLE, VA – April 20, 2022 – Melissa Kibler, Accordion Senior Managing Director, will serve a two-year term as Chair of the American College of Bankruptcy (the “College”) following the successful completion of her two-year term as President. Melissa is the first non-attorney and second woman to serve as Chair of the College.

To be given the opportunity to lead this incredible organization, among so many talented, capable leaders, is a privilege and a responsibility, one that I take very seriously,” Melissa stated.

Melissa further noted that, “We are fortunate to have this exceptional group of professionals who are willing to dedicate their time and talents to the endeavors of the College. I compliment the nominating committee and Board for their hard work and sagacity in selecting our new slate of leaders. Importantly, mindfulness regarding the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion is evident and becoming more ingrained in our decisions as an institution.”

The Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy are at the forefront of efforts to support the revitalization of businesses and address consumer issues in the United States and across the globe. Melissa’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the restructuring industry, as companies continue to face significant hurdles and disruption to business performance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Melissa Kibler

Melissa Kibler
Melissa Kibler
Senior Managing Director

Melissa is a Senior Managing Director with over 30 years of experience providing financial advisory, restructuring, and turnaround management services to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies and their stakeholders. She also has extensive investigative, litigation, and valuation experience, including insolvency-related litigation, avoidance actions, fraud investigations, merger and acquisition disputes, director and officer claims, and other commercial litigation support. Melissa has provided expert testimony in U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, state court, arbitrations, and other venues. Her industry experience includes automotive, aviation, education, energy, financial services, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing/distribution, media/entertainment, municipalities, natural resources, real estate/construction, retail, restaurant, steel, telecommunications, transportation and other industries.  Read more