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IMA Michigan Council Leaders - Active in the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society

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Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE was elected President SCMS 2018-2019 while attending the IMA Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis, IN in June 2018. She follows Dana J. Collins, CPA Past-President SCMS 2017-2018. Evan Scarbrough is also serving as a SCMS Governor, Brenda Engel as Committee Chair of Communications - Spotlight, and John Engel and Chris Mishler, CMA, CIA as Committee Chairs of Communications - Website. These leaders from the IMA Michigan Regional Council help further the SCMS mission of supporting students through scholarship opportunities. The Stuart Cameron McLeod Society will be celebrating its 85th anninversary along with the IMA's 100th anniversary when IMA Members attend the IMA Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, California in June 2019.



Images from the IMA's ACE 2018 in Indianapolis, IN

The IMA's Annual Conference and Expo was held in Indianapolis, IN June 17 - 20.  The conference included guest speakers from around the world speaking on relevant topics such as "The Evolving Role of Accounting Professionals in the Digital and Automation Era", "Big Data and Analytics:  Redefining Our Profession", "Data Protection Programs Done Right: From Breach Response to GDPR".  There were opportunities for Peer-to-Peer discussions during lunch, and networking opportunities throughout the day and in the evenings.  Click on the link in the title of this even to view pictures of John Engle holding the Council of Excellence Award, Angela Combs holding the 3rd Place Award earned by the Ann Arbor Chapter, Bud Kulesza receiving the IMA Life Time Achievement Award from Alex Eng, and images of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society Procession prior to the induction ceremony.


IMA:100 YEARS AND COUNTING by Lori Parks

The year was 1919; the place, Buffalo, NY.  After two days of lengthy deliberations, a group of several dozen individuals led by Major J. Lee Nicholson, a pioneer in cost accounting, formed a new association - one that would eventually develop into what is now one of the world's most respected professional organizations for management accountants, the IMA.

At last month's Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., IMA kicked off a yearlong celebration commemorating the historic anniversary of the association's founding.  Leading this effort to honor IMA is a special group of individuals: the 100-year Anniversary Committee.  Sue Bos, CPA, CMA and current chair of SCMS is one of seven IMA Members selected for this special committee.   Read more...

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