President's Message

To my fellow members:

I hope that the beautiful Fall colors have inspired you to get out and about. In only a short few weeks, we will all be celebrating the holidays. It’s hard to believe that year-end planning and prepping for 2023 is upon us. And, yes of course, your chapter is here for you with forward thinking virtual sessions... a Tax Update in December and Retirement Planning in January.

Not to be beat in importance, our topic for this month’s meeting will help you protect yourself online, an increasingly challenging issue that we and our loved ones and colleagues all face. We will be at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot in Hartford on Nov 15 and Dean Artruc, an IT Specialist, will be speaking about how to spot fake profiles and more. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s all show up for this speaker and show how grateful we are that he is willing to take out the time to tell us how to help keep a bit safer in today’s often too-connected world.

In thinking about the season, we should all be grateful that we are attached to such a dynamic and agile, global-reaching Association that provides so much value to our members…. presuming… you choose to take advantage of it! Here’s one hint; I invite you to check out IMA’s brochure on leading digital transformation with the IMA Finance Academy.

More you say? Consider the value of adding one or both of IMA’s newest Certificates to your resume… how about IMA Sustainability Business Practices, a six course program or IMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practices, a five-course program. And when you have a chance, check out for a wide array of current job openings in accounting and finance with search options for both employers and job seekers!

Being engaged is so worthwhile, at the global, regional and naturally, the local chapter level!!

Just a reminder of some important dates to mark on your calendars:

  • Chapter Meeting Spotting Fake Profiles Nov 15 – Chowder Pot, Hartford, CT
  • IMA NERC Quarterly - Lean Principles Nov 19 - Bryant Univ., Smithfield, RI
  • Virtual Chapter Meeting—Federal Tax Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Dec 20
  • Virtual Chapter Meeting—Your roadmap to retirement starts here Jan 17


Please remember, you can reach out via email to me or any board member at for assistance and/or questions.  Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event.   

Best Regards,
Dante Roccasecca
Hartford Chapter President, 2021-2023