President's Message


Mid-Atlantic Council has a strong history of supporting students, communicating with local chapters, and providing exceptional educational professional development opportunities to its members.  I am honored to serve as the Council’s President for the upcoming year.  I am looking forward to listening to new ideas and working to improve what the Council can offer our members. 

As always, the Council is only as strong as its members, we welcome any input you have on improving our Council and encourage you to get involved by attending Council meetings.  Thank you for your support of the IMA Mid-Atlantic, I look forward to working with all of you during the upcoming year!


Very Truly Yours,

Amanda J. Bernard

Mid-Atlantic Council President 2022-2023



Are we there yet?

Can we meet in person?  Your Council has been making definite plans to offer live CPE, just like the good old days, with the option to join virtually for those who prefer.  With recent developments, we saw the need to implement Plan B--all-virtual events.  The safety of those we serve is still our top priority.  Either way, we will continue to offer outstanding programs.

We are still committed to helping our member Chapters in any way we can.  If there is anything we can do for you, please contact us at .

Do you want to help your Chapter provide excellent service?  Let us know.  We will put you in touch with the right people.

Mid-Atlantic Council President 2021-2022


Kelly Tomlin, CMA, CPA, is both a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Public Accountant designations. She is an active member, and serves as an Officer, of the Institute of Management Accountants’ Mid-Atlantic Council and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She participates actively in the CFO Alliance community, as a member of its Global Board and also played a key role on the cyber resiliency task force and co-writing “Risk Monitoring: Cyber Resiliency Special Task Force Report”. She graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a major in Accounting.
As a financial executive, her background is firmly entrenched in the manufacturing industry. A former Controller at a Johnson and Johnson medical device subsidiary; Kelly spent the better part of 12 years in various roles while developing, implementing and improving the financial and costing information and processes related to manufacturing. During her time at Johnson and Johnson, she played key roles in implementing MRP and Forecast/Planning systems and was an active member of the J&J Operations Controllers Council.
Committed to building relationships and understanding/unravelling the challenges and goals related to today’s business climate, Kelly is passionate about contributing to the future successes of the companies and people around her.

Mid-Atlantic Council President 2019-2021