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IMA Hartford Chapter - February 21, 2017 

Speaker: Joelle Murchison – AVP & Chief Diversity Officer, University of CT
Topic: “The Changing Face of Diversity and Inclusion”

Joelle A. Murchison is the Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at The University of Connecticut. Reporting directly to the president, Susan Herbst, and working with senior academic and administrative leaders, Joelle serves as the University’s main strategist responsible for guiding efforts to define, assess, and promote diversity, inclusion, and educational and employment opportunity. She leads the University’s Diversity Council and oversee efforts to review and assess the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion programs at UConn. She also works with University units that are responsible for equity and diversity programs supporting a campus environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Additionally, Joelle develops programs and coordinates activities to recruit and retain faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Prior to joining UCONN, Joelle served as Vice President, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion at The Travelers Companies, Inc. (Travelers) where in partnership with management, she developed the framework of the company’s diversity focus and led the execution of Travelers’ diversity strategy, which includes managing both internal and external strategic relationships in order to drive and enhance the organization’s culture and achieve its business objectives. A recipient of a number of awards, Joelle serves as a director/trustee on the boards of the Morgan State University Foundation, the Amistad Center for Art and Culture (Hartford, CT) and College Possible, a national nonprofit focused on college access. Joelle holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and educational studies from Brown University, a master’s of education degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a master’s of science degree in Communication Management from Syracuse University.

Location: Indian Hill Country Club, 111 Golf Street, Newington
Meal Choice: 
Chicken Piccata (Vegetarian option available on request)
Dinner Cost: $30 Members ($35 nonmembers) / Full-time Student Members $15 / Technical Session Only $5.

                                                Networking 5:30pm                                                 Technical Session (1.5CPE) 7:15pm
                                                                       Dinner 6:15pm                                                 Board Meeting 8:30pm

Reservations required by February 16

Call Chip Sandberg at (860-298-4635) or email 
(Chip will email a confirmation back to you. If you don’t hear from him by Friday before the meeting, please call him. 

Directions to Indian Hill Country Club

From the EAST    I-84 West to Exit 39A to Rt. 9 South. Take Exit 29. Left at end of ramp. At the 1st light, take a right onto Fenn Rd. Go to the end and take a left at the light onto Rte. 175. At the 2nd light, take a right onto Maple Hill Ave. At the next light, take a left onto Robbins Ave. Then take the 1st left onto Golf St. Proceed to the end.

From the WEST    I-84 East to Exit 39A, to Rt. 9 South. Then follow From the EAST.

From I-91 SOUTH    After Hartford, follow the signs for Rte. 15 South. Rte. 15 becomes the Berlin Turnpike. Turn right (west) onto Rte. 287/Robbins Ave (at McDonalds). Go through 2 lights. Take the 3rd right onto Golf St. Proceed to the end.

From I-91 NORTH    Take Exit 21N (Rte. 9). Follow the signs to Exit 29. Take a right off the exit ramp onto Rte.175. At the 2nd light, take a right onto Maple Hill Ave. At the next light, take a left onto Robbins Ave. Take the 1st left onto Golf St. Proceed to the end.

Invitation to Members and Guests
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NorthEast Regional Council Quarterly Current and Future Leaders Conference
The NorthEast Regional Council of IMA is sponsoring a Current & Future Leaders Conference on Saturday
February 11, 2017 from 9:00am – 5:00pm at Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. 5 CPE! Topics include: “Business
and Management Accounting Leadership, Skillsets Companies are looking for, Dressing Well/Image, Online Job
Search, Communication, and Improv Comedy”. Full-Time Students and Accompanying Faculty Free and
Professionals $40 (Breakfast and Lunch is included). See for more details.

Would you like IMA Hartford Chapter Representatives to visit your campus?
IMA Hartford Chapter representatives visited Westfield State University, University of Hartford, Quinnipiac, Goodwin Tech, Elms College, and University of New Haven in 2016. Targeting future management accounting students, the chapter representatives presented information about the Institute of Management Accountants and the professional certifications offered. We have other visits scheduled in 2017 to Bay Path and Post University.
If you would like IMA Hartford Chapter representatives to visit your campus, faculty members or students are encouraged to email,, and cc: to schedule a date to learn more about the IMA and to explore the many opportunities of management accounting.

Living it up in Las Vegas! The Hartford Chapter was recognized and took home 9th place at the 2016 Annual Dinner. Way to go!!
2016 Annual Dinner in Las Vegas Award Recipients!
From left: Lynn Tinter, Linda Martin, and Chris West


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Upcoming Events

  • Plant Tour APICS Hartford Chapter is sponsoring a plant tour of TIGHITCO, Inc. - Aerostructures Group located at 245 Old BrickyardLane, Berlin, CT 06037 on October 18 from 5 to 8:30 PM. The Aerostructures Division began in 1972 as Ellcott Manufacturingin Vernon, Connecticut and was acquired by TIGHITCO in 1997. In 2007 the facility moved to Berlin, Connecticut and changed its name to the Aerostructures Division. The Aerostructures Division designs, engineers and manufactures complex composite structures and assemblies. The Aerostructures Division of TIGHITCO specializes in high-strength, lightweight,composite structures for aerospace applications. In compliance with ITAR requirements, all Visitors must be a US Person with Picture ID required such as a Driver’s License. Special offer – member pricing of ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2016, 5:00 PM by Hartford Chapter
  • IMA Hartford Chapter Offers to Visit College Campuses After a recent visit to Westfield State University in Mass., IMA Hartford Chapter representatives will be visiting the University of Hartford on Monday, April 11th.  Targeting future management accounting students, the chapter representatives will present information about the Institute of Management Accountants and the professional certifications offered.If you would like IMA Hartford Chapter representatives to visit your campus, faculty members or students are encouraged to email and cc: and schedule a date to learn more about the IMA and to explore the many opportunities of management accounting.
    Posted Oct 2, 2016, 7:29 PM by Hartford Chapter
  • Other Chapter Meetings The Eastern CT chapter is meeting on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at Olde Tymes Restaurant, 360 West Main St (Rt. 82), Norwich, CT.  Dorian Gregory, CPA will speak about “Cooperatives in the Economy”.  Contact Tom Foley at (H) 860-303-7415 or for reservations/more info.
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 4:15 PM by Hartford Chapter
  • Upcoming Events Mark your calendars for upcoming events:Date                   Event                         Topic02/07/17                    Webinar @ 1 PM                        Better You, Better Leader02/15/17                    Webinar @ 1 PM                        Drivers, Challenges, and Best Practices for Automating the Accounting Close03/21/16                    IMA Chapter Meeting                 The Cost of Quality: Looking Beneath the Surface
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 8:34 AM by Hartford Chapter
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