ACG Announces 2017-2018 Global Board of Directors


The Association for Corporate Growth, the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, selected new officers and directors to serve on the Global Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

J.B. Dollison, from Crutchfield Capital and a member of ACG Houston, will serve as the 2017-2018 board chairman after serving as vice chairman. Dollison succeeds the 2016-2017 Chairman Jason Brown, of Victory Park Capital and a member of ACG Los Angeles, who will become ACG’s immediate past chairman.

"This has been a rewarding and challenging year. We are searching for a new CEO and, with the help of the board and the incredible Global staff, ACG continues to provide value to our members," said Brown. "J.B. is taking the reins at the right time. He has spearheaded ACG’s public policy efforts on Capitol Hill and has served as a leader on the board. He will do a fine job to set us on the right course during this year of transition."

"I am looking forward to serving as the ACG’s chairman. This year will be one of change and challenge with our focus centered on the mission of ACG – Driving Middle Market Growth," said Dollison. "With the support of the highly driven and capable ACG staff and volunteers, I expect we will further our ongoing public policy efforts, membership value and, of course, ACG’s signature events, such as InterGrowth and EuroGrowth."

In addition, Angela MacPhee, of RGL Forensics and a member of ACG Denver, will serve as the 2017-2018 vice chairman. MacPhee will succeed Dollison as the 2018-2019 board chairman. Brent Baxter, of Clayton Capital Partners and a member of ACG St. Louis, will serve as the chairman of finance and Gretchen Perkins, of Huron Capital Partners and a member of ACG Detroit, will serve as secretary.

The following members will continue to serve on the ACG board.

Chapter Representative Directors:

  • Andrew Apfelberg, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, ACG Los Angeles
  • Steve Castino, Vestal & Wiler, ACG Orlando
  • John Connery, Hill Ward Henderson, ACG Tampa Bay
  • Aric Hassel, BB&T, ACG Cincinnati
  • John Hollingsworth, Barnes & Thornburg, ACG Indiana
  • Karin Kovacic, Alcentra Capital, ACG Connecticut
  • Mark Lehman, Parsons Behle & Latimer, ACG Utah
  • Jeff Noland, DartPoints, LLC, ACG Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Titus Schurink, HPE Growth Capital, ACG Holland
  • Stephen Smith, Scotiabank, ACG Toronto
  • Mitch Woolery, Kutak Rock LLP, ACG Kansas City

Directors At Large:

  • Tim Bryan, Duane Morris, ACG Maryland
  • Michael DiPiano, New Spring Capital, ACG Philadelphia
  • Rick Gebert, Grant Thornton, ACG Atlanta
  • David Gershman, Trivest Partners, ACG South Florida
  • Cassandra Mott, Thompson and Knight, LLP, ACG Houston
  • Mark Hollis, Centerfield Capital Partners, ACG Indiana
  • Jay Jester, Audax Private Equity, ACG Boston
  • Scott Linch, DHG, ACG Charlotte
  • Walter O’Haire, Valuation Research Corporation, ACG San Francisco
  • Marty Okner, SHM Corporate Navigators, ACG New York
  • Thomas Turmell, TMT Capital Partners, ACG Chicago


About Association for Corporate Growth

Founded in 1954, ACG has 58 chapters across the globe. ACG’s worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals within the middle market, including 14,500 members who serve as the investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. For more information about ACG, please visit