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February 2017 Hartford Chapter Newsletter
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 Csandber@sscinc.com
(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
If you would like to be added to the Hartford Chapter email distribution list, please send your request via email to Lynn Tinter: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.nerc.imanet.org 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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and cc: email@example.com 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!!
From left: Lynn Tinter, Linda Martin, and Chris West