ABI Begins New Decade with Newly Selected Executive Director, Amy Quackenboss

Washington, DC(January 6, 2020) – Sterling Martin Associates is pleased to announce the hire of Amy Quackenboss as new Executive Director for the American Bankruptcy Institute. Quackenboss was chosen for this position through SMA’s comprehensive national search process on behalf of ABI.

For the past ten years, Quackenboss served as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for ABI. She also has twelve years of experience as a bankruptcy litigator. Upon her graduation from Miami University (Ohio) in 1993 with her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Quackenboss went on to Washington and Lee University Law School, where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 1996.

Quackenboss then served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Mary Stanley Feinberg, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of West Virginia. In 1998, Quackenboss joined Hunton and Williams, LLP (now Hunton Andrews Kurth) in Atlanta, where she served as an attorney in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights Group for eight years, during which time she was promoted to Counsel. In 2010 Quackenboss relocated to Washington, DC, left private practice and joined the ABI staff as Deputy Executive Director.

An active volunteer, Quackenboss has held Board leadership positions with several professional organizations, including the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), the Young Lawyers division of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Atlanta Bar Association. Quackenboss has also committed her career to diversity and pro bono initiatives, taking leadership roles in her firm to address both. Early in her career the State Bar of Georgia awarded Quackenboss its highest pro bono award in recognition of her service.

About American Bankruptcy Institute

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), located in Alexandria, VA, is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 10,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others.

Founded in 1982, ABI plays a leading role in providing congressional leaders and the general public with non-partisan reporting and analysis of bankruptcy regulations, laws, and trends. ABI is committed to serving its members with high-quality conferences, comprehensive continuing education, effective legal research, and dynamic networking opportunities. ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.