President's Message

June 2019 
Dear IMA Members: 
I am Dumitra Pascu and will serve as LTRC President for the 2019-2020 year. A special Thank You! to Dr. Cassandra Smith for her service as President this past year! We wish her success with her new life chapter! 
I would like to give you a little background about me and how I became involved in the IMA. Originally from Romania, I moved to US with my immediate family back in 2003. I have an Economics Degree from Academy of Economics Studies of Bucharest, Romania and Certificate in Professional Accountancy from University of Southern Indiana, Evansville IN.  I became a member of the IMA Evansville Chapter while I was a student at USI when my managerial accounting teacher Dr Mehmet Kocakulah invited the class to attend an IMA presentation. After graduation, I successfully passed the CPA and CMA exams and received the certifications. I joined the IMA board in 2013 and have held various positions throughout the last few years. In 2017, I was part of the inaugural group that took the new IMA Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis, CSCA, exam and received the certification. Currently, I work in AstraZeneca’s Finance team at their flagship manufacturing operations site in Mount Vernon, Indiana. AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company. 
I am very excited to serve LTRC this year as the President! We have an outstanding board in place this year and I am very thankful for their continued commitment to serve and to meet the needs of our chapter members!  
The LTRC Council is always looking for ideas and suggestions on ways to meet the needs of our members.  This year, we will have the first of our four council meetings in Louisville on August 17, 2019. Our quarterly meetings will be held in four different cities and will include exciting social events and CPE’s. Be sure to check out our upcoming events and save the dates!  
The conference in San Diego is a great event to meet, so if you attend please reach us out so we can meet you.  
We love new ideas and would love to hear from the members on what they would like to see offered!  
Dumitra Pascu