ACG New York makes appointments

ACG New York has elected a new president, chairman, executive vice president, treasurer, three new board members, and three new members to its executive committee, effective September 1. The new president is Heidi Deiner, director of business development for Murray Devine, a valuation advisory firm with offices in New York and Philadelphia.

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ACG New York Inc., the leading association in New York for middle-market dealmaking professionals, announced today the election of a new president, chairman, executive vice president, treasurer, three new board members, and three new members to its executive committee, effective Sept. 1.

The new president of the rapidly growing organization whose membership now exceeds 1,000 is Heidi Deiner, director of business development for Murray Devine, a valuation advisory firm with offices in New York and Philadelphia. Ms. Deiner, currently ACG New York’s vice president for programming, succeeds Martin Okner, managing director, SHM Corporate Navigators, a New York-based management and marketing consulting firm, who becomes chairman, succeeding Stephen V. Prostor, a director, senior credit officer and head of loan syndications at Citi Private Bank. Mr. Prostor continues as a board member. Ms. Deiner is the first woman president of the organization in its 60-year history.

“I am both excited and honored to be the next President of ACG New York,” Ms. Deiner said. “Under the leadership of Martin Okner and Steve Prostor, our organization has collaboratively developed and implemented a strong strategic plan supported by an active and hardworking board. We have become the largest of ACG’s over 50 chapters. I look forward to continuing the momentum. It is my vision that New York will always be the biggest, the best, the leader….period!”

The new members of the organization’s 34-member board are Angela Michael, previously a vice president within Alternatives at JPMorgan Asset Management; Marcia Nelson, practice growth manager at Anchin, Block & Anchin; and Hector Perez, a client service partner at Tatum.
ACG New York elected Todd Kinney, National Relationship Director of BDO US A, LLP’s private equity practice, as executive vice president, a new position. It elected Ted Chasinoff, managing director at CBIZ MHM, LLC, as treasurer; David Acharya, a partner at Ascend Global Investments, LLC, as vice president of programming; and Mr. Perez as vice president for membership. The board reappointed Maureen McCarthy, principal, Law Offices of M.W. McCarthy, as its secretary.

Ms. Deiner , Mr. Chasanoff, and Mr. Kinney will join Mr. Okner, Ms. McCarthy and Robert (Bobby) M. Blumenfeld, ACG New York’s executive director, on the organization’s six-person executive committee.

Terms of office for the president and chairman are two years. The board positions are for three-year terms.

ACG New York members interested in Board service were invited to apply for consideration in early 2014. Applicants were reviewed by the Nominating Committee and elected by the ACG New York board of directors. ACG New York members will again have the opportunity to apply for Board service in early 2015. The ACG New York Board of Directors serves without compensation and is responsible for the overall governance and oversight of ACG New York.

ACG® New York, Inc. (www.acgnyc.org), the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the leading membership organization in New York that facilitates relationship building and focused education for middle market deal-making professionals.

Each year over 8,000 professionals participate in ACG New York’ s 70+ networking and educational events in New York City and Westchester and on Long Island, including healthcare, manufacturing & logistics, and retail conferences. ACG Deal-Source® and ACG Capital Connection® events put buyers together with funding sources in scheduled private meetings and bring M&A specialists together for open networking.

The organization’s annual Champions Awards recognize the year’s outstanding middle market firms and deals, while its Education Cup competition honors the best graduate business school team from the New York City area for M&A counseling prowess. These and other programs have spurred ACG New York’s rapid growth in recent years, with membership now exceeding 1,000. This year ACG New York is celebrating its 60th anniversary. ■

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