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ACG New York adds three to board

ACG New York, the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, an association of middle-market deal-makers and corporate professionals, has named Irena Blind, Ian Bone and Corey Massella to its board. The appointments became effective September 1, 2017. Blind is a principal at TSG Consumer Partners while Ian Bone is a senior manager of strategy and innovation at CT Corporation, a subsidiary of Wolters-Kluwer. And, Massella is a partner at Katz, Sappner & Miller, an accounting, tax, and consultancy firm. In addition to joining the board, Massella will also become ACG New York’s vice president of sponsorship.


NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ACG New York, the largest association of middle- market dealmaking professionals in New York, announced today new board members Irena Blind, Ian Bone and Corey Massella, effective September 1, 2017.

“On behalf of the ACG New York chapter, I am excited to welcome these three outstanding members to the Board of Directors for the coming term,” said David Hellier, President of ACG New York and Partner at Bertram Capital Management, LLC. “Over the past year, each of these professionals actively stepped up as key contributors to the chapter in strategic leadership roles and we look forward to benefiting from their continued contributions.”

Irena Blind, Principal at TSG Consumer Partners, a private equity firm that focuses on the middle-market consumer branded sector, joins the ACG New York Board as well as the Consumer Brands & Retail Conference Committee. An ACG New York member since 2016, Ms. Blind previously assisted with the organization’s Sponsorship Committee.

ACG New York also named Ian Bone, Senior Manager of Strategy & Innovation at CT Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters-Kluwer that provides legal compliance services. A member since 2014, Mr. Bone retains his positions as chair of the Champion’s Awards and a member of the ACG University Committee.

Also joining the ACG New York Board is Corey Massella, Partner at Katz, Sappner & Miller, an accounting, tax, and consultancy firm, who will also assume the role of Vice President of Sponsorship. Mr. Massella previously assisted on the group’s Programming Committee, and has been a member of the organization since 2009.

“Each of the new board members has demonstrated great leadership and dedication to ACG New York,” said David Acharya, Executive Vice President of ACG New York and Partner with AGI Partners, LLC. “Corey has been instrumental in finding new insurance and technology sponsors. Irena helped establish our first dealmaking event in our Consumer Brands & Retail Conference; and Ian has helped grow the number of students participating in the ACG University educational outreach program.”

ACG New York members interested in Board service were invited to apply for consideration in early 2017. 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 2018. The ACG New York Board of Directors serves without compensation and is responsible for the overall governance and oversight of ACG New York.

About ACG New York
ACG® New York, Inc., the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the largest association of middle-market deal making and corporate professionals in New York, with more than 1,000 members across all industry sectors. ACG New York facilitates long-term relationship building, driving middle-market growth. ACG’s members are focused on investing private capital, which benefits the pension funds held by municipal workers, fire fighters, police officers, health care professionals and others who dedicate their careers to serving the public good.