President's Message

Welcome to the new Ohio Regional Council website!  Thank you, Carlos Chavez, for your efforts on this transition. 

It seems as if our Ohio chapters are off to a great start again this year.  Thank you for sharing information about your chapters' activities and successes during our recent council board meeting.

ORC thanks Sue Mullen for all of her efforts in coordinating the grants for the 2017 Student Leadership Conference that will be held in Houston, Texas November 9th to 11th.  Sue is a new addition to the ORC board, and we are happy to have her in the Academic Relations role.  We also thank Sandy Brenner and Paul Myers for their participation on the SLC grant review committee.  Students are the future of IMA, and they truly appreciate our financial contributions.  We should be proud that we are sharing much of what IMA has to offer as they “Dream Big” at the upcoming conference in Houston. 

If you haven’t already done so, please take some time to check out IMA’s new commercial that focuses on the future of Accounting.  "Be Future proof with the CMA".  Please remember to be word-of-mouth marketers for IMA and help share the many benefits of IMA membership and the CMA certification with your social media friends and followers.

IMA recently announced the new CMA Video Contest 2018.  Check it out on IMA’s website.  The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018.  If you submit a video, be sure to let the council know, and we can support you and try to boost your chances of winning with many “likes”. 

I wish everyone continued success with your chapters.  Thank you for all of your contributions to IMA!

Best regards,
Tanya Shell, CMA, CSCA, CPA
President, Ohio Regional Council