Our Council has a long tradition of serving the needs of our members and is committed to continuing that tradition of advancing the Accounting & Finance Profession by supporting members who have and are pursuing professional certification, by offering educational opportunities to earn CPE credit, through a network of IMA professionals, and by encouraging active involvement in the IMA. We serve as a positive force when our service to businesses, governmental and civic organizations is performed in competent and ethical ways.
Our website is a portal through which you can find links to the websites of IMA Global and the eight Chapters affiliated with the IMA Michigan Council. Each of those websites includes a myriad of resources that are available to assist us with our professional needs as well as news on important topics, meetings, and conferences. Our IMA Michigan Council website also includes quarterly newsletters with news on topics and guest speakers who will present at upcoming Chapter meetings, links to relevant articles, news and links to the IMA’s Annual Conference & Exposition, the IMA’s Annual Student Leadership Conference, and the IMA Michigan Council’s Annual Fall Conference.
I recently read and was reminded that “Voluntary association is the overarching point of organizational identity.” Although we may not often realize it and may even take it for granted, we’re fortunate to live and work in a society that values individuals working together in organized ways to serve the needs of others.
During my term as President of the IMA Michigan Council, the most important message that I hope to resonate is the value of association and active participation in the very organizations that support us and make a difference in our world. On behalf of the IMA Michigan Council Board, I want to say “Thanks” to all of our members who serve on the Boards of IMA Global, the IMA Michigan Council and its Chapters, along with those who offer to be guest speakers at IMA conferences and meetings, and who regularly attend those conferences and meetings. It is the generous sharing of time, talent and resources by IMA members that make these events possible.
Our 2014-2015 program year ramps up in September. Update your calendars to include dates of Chapter and Council Meetings and upcoming conferences. I want to extend a special invitation to you to attend the IMA Michigan’s 13th Annual Fall Conference that will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the Campus of Michigan State University. The date of this year’s Fall Conference is Monday, October 27th, 2014. Please feel free to contact me with ideas and suggestions for topics and ways that our Council can better serve the needs of our members. I look forward to meeting and hearing from many of you.
In closing, join me in thanking John Engel, Past-President 2013-2014 and the Michigan Council Board for their leadership and commitment that helped our council earn the Council of Excellence Award for the 17th straight year!
President of the IMA Michigan Council
2014 - 2015
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