In a release announcing the organization’s first “Middle-Market Growth Policy Agenda” addressing tax reform, corporate debt, Dodd-Frank, and other pro-growth issues, Morton said, “As the leading organization for middle-market professionals, ACG is best positioned to both inform and educate policymakers on how private capital investment is essential in growing companies.” He added that the “ACG has an obligation to represent the voice of the investors, lenders, owners and executives of middle-market companies, which employs 1 in 20 employees in the U.S.”
The second release noted that Morton moderated a panel of industry leaders showcasing common themes their individual organizations are focused on and highlighting opportunities to collaborate in the policy process. The panel included Steve Judge, president & CEO, PEGCC; Greg Fine, CEO, Turnaround Management Company and Gary A. LaBranche, president and CEO, ACG.
In the third release announcing ACG New York, ACG Nebraska, and ACG Orlando as chapters of the year, Morton said, “The chapters receiving this recognition have not only achieved exemplary results through membership growth and retention, but have also introduced new and innovative programming to help keep their membership engaged and involved.”
A fourth release quoted Morton on ACG’s decision to award three chapters more than $18,000 through its Chapter Innovation Fund (CIF). The CIF’s goal is to spur innovation, spark creativity, and strengthen capacity to benefit all ACG members. “It is exciting to see the spirit of innovation among ACG chapters,” Morton said. “CIF grants help to foster and accelerate cutting-edge ideas and creative projects that may not have otherwise had a chance to come to fruition.”