President's Message

To my esteemed fellow members:

As the Hartford chapter winds down the 2018-2019 year, we are all looking forward to the hot lazy days of summer – that is, if the rain ever stops! However, before we all head out to the beach, IMA Hartford chapter Board members and volunteers have been hard at work, developing our program for next year. We are nailing down relevant topics, great speakers, and new venues. We hope you will be as excited as we are with the program. Details will follow soon.

Maybe you are not the type to lounge by the beach in the summer – perhaps you use the longer hours to further your skills as an accountant. The IMA’s Career Driver is one of the unique resources offered by IMA Global that can help you develop your skill set in order to achieve your career goals. Recently updated to reflect our ever changing and developing industry, the Career Driver tool helps you assess your proficiency at various skills needed for your desired level of professional growth. It identifies your weak areas and provides resources to develop those skills – helping you grow and achieve your career goals. If you haven’t checked it out, go to and take a test drive.

Let me mention some important dates you will want to put on your calendars:

   • IMA Hartford Chapter, Aug 27, 2019 – our annual kickoff Networking event
   • IMA NERC – 12th Annual Fall Conference – September 22 – 24 – Hampton Beach, NH
   • IMA Women’s Accounting Leadership Series, Oct 11, 2019 – Chicago, IL
   • IMA's Student Leadership Conference - November 14-16 - Charlotte, NC

I am honored to have the privilege of serving as the Hartford Chapter president for theupcoming 2019-2020 year. I look forward to working with all the great board members, both
new and experienced, and continue the great legacy established by my predecessors. I hope that you will not hesitate to communicate with me regarding any thoughts you may have regarding the Hartford Chapter and how we can serve you best in your professional growth and development.

Enjoy the summer!!

Best regards,
Claude-Helene McIntyre, Hartford Chapter President, 2019-2020