President's Message


Welcome to #IMAPDX! 

Your IMA Portland Chapter has an incredible year lined up for you! We are celebrating IMA's 100 year anniversary with energizing CPE events that will focus on CHANGE.

Our profession, along with the rest of the world, is facing unprecedented change that will present opportunities, but not without substantial risks. The CMA will be prepared to embrace change while mitigating risk with the adaptive technical skills and critical thinking that define and elevate the Certified Management Accountant. 

The Institute of Management Accountants and #IMAPDX invite you to explore the benefits of the CMA.  We are laser focused on developing critical competencies in the digital age that is transforming what we do and how.  We are passionate about managing risk with every new opportunity, and we recognize that the successful integration of strategy and performance must be the hallmark of the CMA.  

Whether you are a student, an emerging professional, or a C-suite thought leader, you will find stimulating topics at any one of our (20) events this year. While there, you will meet a wide range of accounting and finance professionals who are just as eager to prepare for the next frontier. 

Let's do this together! If you aren't a member, please join today. If you ARE a member, please invite your colleagues to join. Bring them to our events. Introduce them to a group of leaders! Certified Management Accountants!

Jennifer Thompson
IMA Portland Chapter President 2018-2019