I am honored to serve a second term as President of the Long Island Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. I would like to thank the membership for allowing me a continued opportunity to serve our Chapter and its members. I look forward to working with our 2016/2017 Board of Directors and continuing to expand our services and programs offered to our members.
At the 2016 IMA Annual Conference, Marc Palker, CMA was inducted as the Global Chair of the IMA. Marc has been a dedicated member and leader in the IMA for over 40 years and has served as the Long Island Chapter President and the Metro Council President among other important roles within the organization. We look forward to Marc’s guidance and leadership over the next year. In addition, the Long Island Chapter Employment Services Committee was recently honored at the Annual Conference as a runner up for the Community Service Award for their
2015/2016 program providing employment services to our members. This honor is a reflection of the dedication and hard work that our Board of Directors put into each program that we offer our community.
Our Board of Directors and committees have been working hard to put together a terrific educational program for the 2016/2017 chapter year. Each year the chapter runs eight dinner meeting sessions on the second Tuesday of the Month (with the exception of this October ’s meeting which will be held on the third Tuesday of the Month). Networking starts at 6pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The dinner program which will cover a variety of topics important to our financial community and their staff and offers one CPE credit starts at 7pm. We are excited that the Woodbury Country Club will continue to host these events and look forward to working with them again. Please join us on September 13, 2016 at 6pm for our
be an extended program offering 2 hours of CPE credit. In addition, we offer quarterly CPE breakfast seminars which offer two CPE credits per session and are free to IMA members. The location of these seminars change from time to time but generally are along the LIE/Melville Corridor.
Our Chapter continuingly seeks areas where we can serve our members and community. We will continue as a Chapter to reach out to our CMA members and to offer additional opportunities to bring educational material regarding the CMA designation to our membership and the Long Island Business community. Over the past few years our student activities committee has been successful in bringing the IMA to the local universities and working together for the schools to establish student chapters. One of the goals for our Chapter during the upcoming year is to reach out to our Young Professional community and determine how we can serve them better.
I would like to thank all of the people that are involved in our Chapter at all levels. Without the continued dedication and support of our members, event sponsors, Board of Directors and Past Presidents the success of our Chapter would not be possible. If you would like to get more involved or see the various programs that we offer please see our website www. longisland.imanet.org. Please reach out to me or the Committee Vice Presidents, if you are interested in serving or need more information.
Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your President. I look forward to seeing you at our events.
Amy Abrie, President