Kansas City Partner Mark Stingley was elected vice president of membership for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) during the group’s 35th Annual Spring Meeting, April 20-23. Stingley will serve a two-year term.

Founded in 1982, ABI is the largest organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency in the nation. ABI provides Congress and the public with unbiased reporting and analysis of bankruptcy regulations, laws and trends. With more than 12,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, ABI provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Stingley is the global head of Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Client Service Group. He represents lending institutions in litigation and insolvency matters as well as debtors in workout and bankruptcy-related matters. In addition, he has represented a number of commercial and lending clients in real estate and commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in a number of jurisdictions. Stingley is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and co-chairman of the Eighth Circuit Fellows Education Committee. He is also a member of the American College of Bankruptcy’s 8th Circuit Admissions Council.

For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org.