Association for Corporate Growth® Announces Meritorious Service Award Recipients at Annual Conference, InterGrowth®


May 23, 2019: CHICAGOAssociation for Corporate Growth® (ACG), a global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, announced the recipients of its annual Meritorious Service Award at this year’s InterGrowth® meeting.

The ACG Meritorious Service Award recognizes ACG members who contribute to the long-term success of the organization through extraordinary volunteer service and achievement. The awardees are nominated by their peers, and the prestigious award is given to those committed to organizational visibility, loyalty and growth.

“We’re grateful to all of the award winners, from this year and past years,” said Angela MacPhee, chair, ACG Global Board of Directors, and partner, Baker Tilly. “ACG’s Meritorious Service Award acknowledges members who go above and beyond. These are members who generously give of themselves without wanting praise. They prioritize the needs of the organization and they deserve a moment in the spotlight.”

MacPhee presented the Lifetime Achievement Award May 7, 2019, during ACG’s annual InterGrowth meeting held at the Waldorf Astoria & Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida.

(pictured from left to right: Angie MacPhee, Jason Brown, Karin Kovacic, Christopher Letts, Angenita Pex, Jerome S. Romano and Mitch Woolery -- Rachel Ludicke not pictured)

Meritorious Award recipients:

Partner, Victory Park Capital
ACG Los Angeles

Jason Brown served as the ACG Global Board of Directors Chairman and the President of ACG Los Angeles. He is a member of the InterGrowth and Public Policy committees. Brown has co-chaired the LA Chapter Business Conference and also served on chapter committees that focus on research, sponsorship and awards. Brown will chair the InterGrowth Committee, responsible for planning the 2020 event in Las Vegas.

Managing Director, Monroe Capital
ACG Connecticut

Karin Kovacic is the Chairman of ACG Connecticut Board. She’s an active member of the ACG Public Policy Committee and the InterGrowth Steering Committee. Her past participation includes the ACG Global Board of Directors where she served on the Executive Committee.

Vice President, Morgan Stanley
ACG Detroit

Christopher Letts is the President of ACG Detroit Board of Directors and is a member of the InterGrowth Committee. In the past, Letts served as the Vice President of Programs and has lead the initiative to engage young members at ACG Detroit.

Partner/Project Manager, Enercon Services, Inc.
ACG Dallas/Fort Worth

Rachel Ludicke joined the Dallas/Fort Worth ACG Chapter in December 2017 and currently serves as the ACG DFW Membership Committee Chair. Ludicke also serves as the Vice President of Membership for the ACG DFW Board of Directors.

Attorney, Houthoff
ACG Holland

Angenita Pex is the Vice President of the ACG Holland Board and has been an engaged member since 2010. Pex previously contributed as a member of the European Chapter Leaders Committee, as well as the Supervisory Board. She helped to organize ACG’s European Capital Tour in 2012 and was integral to the success of numerous EuroGrowth® conferences, including the 2018 conference in Amsterdam.

Managing Director, TM Capital
ACG New York

Jerome Romano has been a member of the ACG New York chapter for more than 18 years, nine of which he served on its Board of Directors. He founded, and co-chaired the annual ACG New York M&A ACG DealSource® event for its first 10 years. Romano also participates on the ACG InterGrowth Capital Connection® and ACG DealSource® committees.

Partner, Kutak Rock LLP
ACG Kansas City

Mitch Woolery has been an active member of ACG Kansas City chapter since 2007. During his tenure as Chapter President and Past President, Woolery worked to implement term limits and increase diversity, formed the chapter’s Public Policy Committee and mentored members. He has also served on the ACG Global Board of Directors, where he worked on public policy issues and the Nominating Committee.


About Association for Corporate Growth®

Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 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, please visit

About InterGrowth®

InterGrowth has been the nexus of the middle-market deal-making community for more than half a century. InterGrowth will be held April 20-22, 2020 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. ACG’s Official Sponsors of Growth DHG, Insperity and Siemens Financial Services, Inc. help ensure that InterGrowth is the industry’s top event for dealmakers. For more information, please visit


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