President's Message

Hello Hartford Chapter Members & Guests,

I am really feeling spring coming on! It’s staying lighter in the evening. The air is warmer and the sun, stronger. Pretty soon things will be growing outside. That’s how I feel about the Hartford Chapter. We planted a lot of seeds last fall. Now, we are watching some wonderful things grow.

• We started out this IMA year giving out newly-created CMA scholarships to students. Now, those students are signing up for exam parts and studying to be brand-new CMAs.
• We put the idea out to our membership that elections for the Hartford Chapter Board of Directors were coming up in March and that you all should consider taking a position. We have had several new people take us up on that.
• Global launched a comprehensive advertising campaign to raise the profile of the CMA. Our members are talking it up and sharing the word all over social media.
• Another thing, and it’s HUGE, is how Carol Magner-Mitchell, supported by several Board members, started arranging for small panels of IMA members to go on college campus visits to bring the Management Accounting message to students and professors. Now we have a Board position called “Campus Outreach Director” that was taken on by new member, Kim Dera. She is taking it to new levels. There have been several campus visits already this year with SIX more planned at this moment!

Congratulations to everybody who is getting involved with the IMA, the Hartford Chapter and the CMA designation. These are exciting times!

Confidently (and better late than never),
Chris West, Hartford Chapter President, 2016-2017