President's Message

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 2019-2020



I joined IMA while in college, anxious to make my mark on the accounting world.  I made friends and learned a great deal about what my future could hold by attending an IMA student leadership conference.  Although my career path has kept me in public accounting, I earned my CMA certification and later joined the board of the IMA West Chester Chapter, and more recently the Mid-Atlantic Council. I seem to find myself returning to IMA again and again.  Not only is it an organization that has helped shape my leadership abilities and accounting skills as a student, but it continues to provide value throughout my professional career.

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 2017-2018