AlixPartners' Holly Etlin honored by Citizens Committee for New York City

24 September 2018 3 min. read
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Turnaround and restructuring expert Holly Etlin will be awarded the Oz Elliot Good Neighbor Award at a gala event tonight (September 24) for her active support of the CCNYC. The organization works to make NYC neighborhoods safer, more eco-friendly, and more financially secure.

The Citizens Committee for NYC is a non-profit that works to help improve the quality of life in New York neighborhoods – especially low-income ones. Active for more than 40 years and one of the country’s oldest micro-funding organizations, the CCNYC raises money from companies, foundations, and individuals and then uses it to make community projects a reality: from community gardens in Harlem to kids’ music workshops in Crown Heights. In 2017, the organization awarded $1.9 million in grants and support, worked in every NYC borough, and supported over 450 grassroots projects.

Holly Etlin, a Managing Director in AlixPartners’ Turnaround and Restructuring practice, will be honored for her work with the CCNYC on September 24 at the organization’s annual Evening on the Lake event at the Central Park Boathouse. Etlin will receive the Oz Elliott Good Neighbor Award for her active support of CCNYC. The award is named after Oz Elliot, former Newsweek editor-in-chief, Columbia University School of Journalism dean, and co-founder of CCNYC.

The ceremony will include a special appearance from actor and activist Fran Drescher, known for her starring role in the 1990s CBS sitcom ‘The Nanny.’AlixPartners' Holly Etlin honored by Citizens Committee for New York CityEtlin, who joined management consultancy AlixPartners in 2007, has over 30 years of consulting experience in the area of restructuring and turnaround. Before joining AlixPartners, she was a Principal with XRoads Solutions Group, and a Partner with Deloitte Consulting. During her career, she has led a number of complex turnaround engagements in retail, financial services, media, and hospitality. Among other roles, Etlin has served as the Chief Restructuring Officer of global fashion house BCBG Max Azria Group and mortgage lender New Century Financial.

“All of us at AlixPartners congratulate Holly on this well-deserved recognition,” said Alan Holtz, AlixPartners’ Local Market Leader for New York and also a Managing Director in the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring practice. “In addition to being an invaluable member of our team at AlixPartners, she is passionate about the environmental, educational, and socioeconomic welfare of all New York City neighborhoods and residents.”

Etlin has received a number of awards for her work in the turnaround field. In 2007, she received the Turnaround of the Year Award from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for her work in the successful turnaround of supermarket chain Winn-Dixie. In 2011, she received TMA’s Transaction of the Year Award for the successful refinancing of equipment rental firm Neff Rental. In 2014, Etlin was named Woman of the Year in Restructuring by the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

In other AlixPartners news, the firm recently welcomed Greig Taylor as a Managing Director at its New York office. A recognized expert witness in international disputes and thought leader in arbitration, Taylor will join the firm’s Investigations, Disputes & Risk practice.