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ACG Chicago Elects James A. McNair as 2008-2009 President

Chicago, IL, January 30, 2008 --( The Association for Corporate Growth Chicago (ACG Chicago) today announced the appointment of James A. McNair, Senior Managing Director of Corinthian Capital Group LLC, an equity investment group, to Chapter President for the 2008-2009 term.

“I am very proud to be involved with such an esteemed group dedicated to serving the growth needs of the Chicago business community,” said Jim McNair. “I am excited about the challenge of leading and supporting the members in our strategic commitment to advance four member networks: Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity (M&A/PE), International, Corporate, and Venture Capital.”

ACG Chicago has appointed the four distinguished members to join Jim McNair on the executive committee, including CEO, Craig Miller, ACG Chicago; Past President and Advisory Council Chair, Michael L. Sklar, Ungaretti & Harris, LLP; Executive Vice President, Mary Lou Bartlett, Tatum LLC; Secretary, Secretary, Dustin R. Weinberger, GE Commercial Finance; and Treasurer, Raymond T. Daly, Sovereign Bank.

In addition, 29 officers and at large directors were appointed, including VP & Chair of the M&A/PE Network, Thomas Turmell, Golub Capital Inc.; VP & Co-Chair of the M&A/PE Network, William G. Harlan, Jr., Prism Mezzanine Fund, L.P.; VP & Chair of the International Network, Michael B. Carsella, LaSalle Business Credit, LLC; VP & Co-Chair of the International Network, David Laverty, InternationalCounsel; VP & Chair of the Corporate Network, Steven M. Dresner, Dresner Partners; VP & Co-Chair of the Corporate Network, James K. Vargo, Home Direct, Inc.; VP & Chair of the Venture Network, Ted Brandt, Marathon Capital, LLC; VP & Chair of the Venture Network, James J. Greenberger, Reed Smith LLP; VP & Chair of Awards, Daniel P. Howell, Mesirow Financial Private Equity; VP & Co-Chair of Awards, Murray R. Lessinger, White Oak Group; VP & Chair of Marketing, David Heinke, Grant Thornton LLP; VP & Co-Chair, Fredric D. Tannenbaum, Gould & Ratner; VP & Chair of Membership, Thomas E. Jones, Concord Financial Advisors, LLC; VP & Co-Chair of Membership, Karen L. Currin, Birchwood Capital; VP & Chairman of Sponsorships, Thomas J. Horak, GB Merchant Partners; VP & Co-Chair of Sponsorships, Warren T. Jacobsen, Horizon Capital Advisors, LLC; Director, Raymond C. Anderson, Graue Mill Partners, LLC; Director, Joseph P. Davisson, GE Commercial Finance; Director, David L. Enghauser, Chase Business Credit; Director, Charles A. Gonzalez, Albion Investors LLC; Director, Mark R. Grossmann, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Director, Louis W. Kenter, Prospect Partners, LLC; Director, Paul E. Krantz, GMAC Commercial Finance; Director, Ian M. Larkin, Maranon Capital, L.P.; Director, Amy Lincoln, Pfingsten Partners; Director, Frank R. Mack, Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy; Director, Terry O’Grady, CIT Group; Director, Andrew W. Rice, The Jordan Company; Director, Saul E. Rudo, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; and Director, Susan W. Wilson, Lincoln International LLC.

Past ACG Chicago presidents, including Michel J. Feldman, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Gary I. Levenstein, Ungaretti & Harris LLP; Paul E. Krantz, GMAC Commercial Finance; and Carol A. Morse, Associated Bank, and past board member Gerald T. Eisenstein, RSM McGladrey Inc., were selected to serve as advisory board members.

“I continue to be impressed by the caliber of dynamic professionals who are willing to commit their time, energy and resources to progressing ACG Chicago’s mission, and this year is no different,” said Craig Miller. “I look forward to working with this board to successfully expand this quality organization of leading authorities on corporate growth and the value for current and future members.”

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About ACG Chicago
ACG Chicago is Northern Illinois' premier association for corporate development, investment, and merger and acquisition professionals. A leader in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network, ACG Chicago boasts a membership of almost 1000 foremost authorities who form a diverse and knowledgeable network of corporate executives, capital sources, corporate advisors and service providers that all share a strong commitment to leadership in the field of strategic corporate growth. ACG Chicago, recipient of the 2006-2007 Outstanding Chapter Programming Award, provides its members with professional and business opportunities as well as the most current information through its ongoing luncheon series, breakfast seminars, regional conferences, in-depth publications and social events. For more information please visit

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