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Ann vom Eigen, Esq. Joins American Bankruptcy Institute as Deputy Executive Director

September 21, 2005, Alexandria, Va. —  Ann vom Eigen has joined the American Bankruptcy Institute staff as Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel. She comes to ABI from the American Land Title Association (ALTA), where she had served as legislative and regulatory counsel since 1991.

“We are delighted to have someone of Ann¹s experience, energy and vision in this new deputy position,” said ABI Executive Director Sam Gerdano. “She’s the ideal fit for our aggressive plans to do more educational outreach to Capitol Hill and the national media.”

For ALTA, she directed legislative advocacy activities on real estate, banking, bankruptcy and other issues at the federal and state level. Vom Eigen has extensive experience in legal and legislative campaigns for the financial services industry, including strategic relations and communications, and served as real estate representative on Internal Revenue Service Information Reporting Advisory Committee. She was associate legislative and general counsel at the Mortgage Bankers Association, following several years as a professional staff member on the Senate Environment and Senate Budget Committees, and as a policy analyst at the Office of Management and Budget. A native of Massachusetts, Ann holds degrees from Tufts (B.S.) and Harvard (M.A.), and earned her J.D. at Georgetown University.

ABI President John Penn added, “Ann was our top choice from several well-qualified candidates. We¹re extremely pleased to add her substantial experience to our growing professional staff.”


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