Sharon F. Manewitz

Manewitz Weiker Associates, LLC

Executive Director

Ms. Manewitz, Principal and Executive Director of Manewitz Weiker Associates, LLC, (“MWA”), a firm that specializes in the management of challenged investments.  She represents bondholder and fund interests on boards, post chapter liquidation trusts, and official bankruptcy committees.  Sharon has also served as an advisor to fee examiners and fee auditors in Chapter 11 cases.  In 2017 the New York Institute of Credit Women’s Division named Sharon Executive of the Year.

Prior to forming MWA, Sharon was a Managing Director at TIAA-CREF and head of its Workout and Distressed Investing Units.  Among her significant achievements in the management of TIAA’s $8 billion portfolio, she led a successful proxy contest to unseat and replace the poorly performing board and management team of a public company.  The Wall Street Journal recognized this action as a “big victory for institutional investors”.

As a Principal of MWA representing fund interests, Sharon sat on the creditor’s committee of General Growth Properties, holding the seat of Luxor Capital and she sat on the equity holder’s committee of Overseas Shipping Group, holding the seat of Caxton International.  In both cases, a court-approved ethical wall was established to permit Sharon’s clients to hold official committee seats while remaining unrestricted. 

In Rock US Ventures, Sharon served as a director, pre and post-bankruptcy, and was appointed its Wind Down Officer, to recover the remaining assets of Rock US and its subsidiaries for the Bank of Scotland.  In Advanta Liquidation Trust, a post chapter 11 entity, Sharon served as an independent director.

Sharon has a BA from Hunter College and an MBA, with honors, from Pace University, where she was awarded an Andrew Mellon fellowship.  She also holds a certificate in Corporate Governance from NYU and is a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors

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