Election of Officers - You need Us and We need You!
The IMA Hartford Chapter elected their new slate of officers at the March 2016 meeting. (See elected slate below.) In the future, please give serious thought to becoming a board member for the upcoming year. We deeply appreciate long-time or new members stepping forward and donating a minimal amount of time and leadership to aid in the continued growth of the Hartford IMA chapter and our members. For more information contact our Nominating Committee Chair Lynn Tinter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elected Board of Directors 2016 - 2017
President – Christine West Director Young Professionals - Open
President Elect – Linda Martin Director-at-Large – Carol Magner Mitchell
VP Administration – Olga Timofeyeva-Vogt Advertising – John Fortin & Linda Martin
VP Communications – Lynn Tinter Chapter Webmaster & Social Media – Katy Hone
VP Education – Dan O’Connor Director-at-Large - Kehinde Adedeji
VP Membership – Linda Martin Treasurer – Christine West
Secretary – John Fortin Campus Outreach Director – Open
Newsletter Editor – Rama Varigonda Chair-Chapter Review Committee – Carl Smith
Meetings – Chip Sandberg Chair-Nominating Committee – Lynn Tinter
Member Attendance – Susan Ellis NERC Delegate – Carol Magner Mitchell
Public Relations – Nancy Waterman NERC Delegate – Lynn Tinter
Employment – Robert Cohn NERC Delegate – Linda Martin
CMA Director – Claude-Helene McIntyre Program Booklet – Lynn Tinter & Robert Cohn
We would be happy to include information about you and other chapter members as well as issues that would pertain to the Hartford Chapter. If you have any notes to include in our newsletter, please forward the information to:
Rama at email@example.com
Hartford Chapter members receive a 20% discount on all Wiley products by using IMAHARTFORD code at checkout. Wiley’s CMA Prep Program is the only officially licensed by IMA. Please visit www.WileyCMAexcel.com for more information on their products. Hartford Chapter members also receive a 20-30% discount on all Gleim CMA study materials, as well as Gleim CPE. Contact Melissa Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-874-5346 ext. 131 to take advantage of this offer or for more details. You can also contact our Chapter CMA Director, Claude-Helene McIntyre at email@example.com who will be able to guide you along the path to earning the CMA designation.
An article from Melissa Leonard, Gleim Chapter Coordinator
Why Become a CMA: An Interview With Amy Ford
Gleim is excited to announce the release of our new 2016 edition of Gleim CMA Review – the review course trusted by more ICMA Medal Winners. The new Gleim Premium CMA Review System features over 40-hours of comprehensive videos from university instructors and includes in-depth instruction on detailed examples and multiple-choice questions as well as engaging lectures on the core concepts.
Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, is the featured professor in the CMA Gleim Instruct Video Series. Her experience in public accounting, teaching, and passing the CMA exam make her the perfect choice for these productions.
While Amy was in the Gleim studio filming the new series, we sat down with her and asked why she decided to pursue the CMA after she already had her CPA.
She explained that, like most traditional accounting students, she sat for the CPA exam right after completing her accounting degree. However, she kept hearing one astounding fact at IMA conferences and presentations that convinced her to sit for the CMA exam as well: approximately 75% of undergraduate accounting majors who follow an audit track in a large or regional firm find themselves in a company doing business or management accounting in two to five years.
"The CPA designation and material is focused on the public accounting track. But what about the skills needed to work inside the company? That is where the CMA designation and materials is needed," Amy said.
After four years in public accounting, Amy began teaching financial, management, and advanced management accounting classes at Western Illinois University. She recalls, "If most of my students were going to need the skills and knowledge tested on the CMA exam, then I needed to be familiar with this credential." In 2011, nine years after sitting for the CPA exam, she decided to sit for the CMA exam – and she went on to win the Certificate of Distinguished Performance using Gleim CMA Review. Now she says that"[taking the exam] was the best decision of my professional teaching career, as it has lead to so many opportunities for both myself and my students."
Gleim is excited to add Amy to our team of professional educators who continue to help us produce the most widely used CMA Review on the market.
Besides the addition of Amy and her expertise, the new edition also features exclusive access to our accounting team of experts, Access Until You Pass guarantee, and free shipping within the contiguous United States.
As a Hartford Chapter member, you receive significant discounts on the Gleim Premium CMA Review System. Contact Melissa Leonard at 800.874.5346 ext. 131 or firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of the offer or if you have any questions.