Let the New AIRA Event App be your AC18 guide in the palm of your hand! Registrants will receive an email before the conference providing access to download the App for Android/iOS.

With the AIRA Event App you can:

  • Verify your session attendance
  • Network with other conference attendees
  • Personalize your conference agenda and get session reminders
  • Access conference materials without the excess bulk of binders or a laptop
  • Read about speakers
  • Give feedback about AC18

Sponsored by:



Thank you to the AC18 Co–Chairs and Planning Committee for their hard work and time in making this year’s conference a big success!

Judicial Co–Chairs

Hon. Randal S. Mashburn, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Hon. Shelley D. Rucker, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Tennessee


Lawrence R. Ahern III, Brown & Ahern
Robert Barnett, Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
Jennifer Meyerowitz, GCG

Preconference Co–Chairs

Bankruptcy Taxation

  • Jay Crom, CIRA, Bachecki, Crom & Co., LLP
  • Kimberly Lam, CIRA, Bachecki, Crom & Co., LLP

Financial Advisors’ Toolbox

  • Karl Knechtel, CIRA Knechtel Advisors
  • Brian Ryniker, CIRA, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Planning Committee

Kevin Clancy, CIRA, CohnReznick LLP
Stephen B. Darr, CIRA, CDBV, Huron
Robert P. Dempsey, Polsinelli
Steven Fleming, CIRA, CDBV, PwC
Leanne Gould, Gould Consulting Services
Sean M. Harding, FTI Consulting, Inc.
David Houston, Burr & Forman
Paul Jennings, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Kristina M. Johnson, Jones Walker LLP
James M. Lukenda, CIRA, Huron
Kieran McGarrell, CIRA, Traverse LLC
David Miller, CIRA, CDBV, Alvarez and Marsal
Lance Miller, CIRA, Deloitte

Briana A. Richards, EY
John H. Rowland, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Jessica D. Scouten, KraftCPAs PLLC
Angela Shortall, CIRA, Protiviti Inc.
Katie G. Stenberg, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Will Sugden, Alston & Bird LLP
Nicholas R. Troszak, CIRA, Development Specialists, Inc.
Joel A. Waite, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
R. Scott Williams, Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell




Zolfo Cooper
Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
ArentFox Schiff LLP
Bederson LLP
East West Bank
Alston + Bird LLP
Alvarez and Marsal
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
CohnReznick LLP
CR3 Partners LLC
Jones Walker LLP
Melville Capital
Development Specialists, Inc.
Bachecki Crom & Co., LLP
Bean Hunt & Company
D.R. Payne & Associates Inc.
Lefoldt & Company, P.A.
Malek Capital Advisors

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Written cancellation for the conference or any excursions must be received by midnight on Monday, May 13, 2019 for a full refund less a $75 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be given after May 13, 2019; substitutions are allowed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship with the AIRA provides exposure and visibility to the decision making experts in the insolvency and restructuring field. To discuss available opportunities contact Cheryl Campbell at (541) 646–9261 or

National Registry of CPE Sponsors

"Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors" is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: