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Past President, John Engel proudly displays the 2017-2018 Council of Excellence Award in the company of other IMA Michigan Council Board Members


IMA Michigan Council - 2017 Fall Conference Committee

Message from the President

Dear IMA Michigan Regional Council Officers and Directors, and IMA Chapter Leaders in Michigan and Northern Indiana,

The Michigan Council met on September 13, 2018 in Lansing to make final plans for our annual Fall Conference, review our goals for the year, discuss improvements to our website, met with the IMA MSU student chapter president D'Angelo Bragg and chapter advisor MSU Professor Bruce Bettinghaus, and discussed other administrative matters.

Our goals for the year include:

- Increase attendance at the Fall Conference
- Provide more chapter support including speakers
- Increase Council meeting attendance from Chapter presidents and/ or a designated representative
- Update our website and add more robust information
- Identify “new blood” for Council leadership
- Increase participation and support from the Council for the Michigan Council’s Student Conference



Council News

IMA Michigan Council Leaders - Active in the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society

Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE was elected President SCMS 2018-2019 while attending the IMA Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis, IN in June 2018. She follows Dana J. Collins, CPA Past-President SCMS 2017-2018. Evan Scarbrough is also serving as a SCMS Governor, Brenda Engel as Committee Chair of Communications - Spotlight, and John Engel and Chris Mishler, CMA, CIA as Committee Chairs of Communications - Website. These leaders from the IMA Michigan Regional Council help further the SCMS mission of supporting students through scholarship opportunities. The
Stuart Cameron McLeod Society will be celebrating its 85th anninversary along with the IMA's 100th anniversary when IMA Members attend the IMA Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, California in June 2019.

Images from the IMA's ACE 2018 in Indianapolis, IN

The IMA's Annual Conference and Expo was held in Indianapolis, IN June 17 - 20.  The conference included guest speakers from around the world speaking on relevant topics such as "The Evolving Role of Accounting Professionals in the Digital and Automation Era", "Big Data and Analytics:  Redefining Our Profession", "Data Protection Programs Done Right: From Breach Response to GDPR".  There were opportunities for Peer-to-Peer discussions during lunch, and networking opportunities throughout the day and in the evenings.  Click on the link in the title of this even to view pictures of John Engle holding the Council of Excellence Award, Angela Combs holding the 3rd Place Award earned by the Ann Arbor Chapter, Bud Kulesza receiving the IMA Life Time Achievement Award from Alex Eng, and images of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society Procession prior to the induction ceremony.


The year was 1919; the place, Buffalo, NY.  After two days of lengthy deliberations, a group of several dozen individuals led by Major J. Lee Nicholson, a pioneer in cost accounting, formed a new association - one that would eventually develop into what is now one of the world's most respected professional organizations for management accountants, the IMA.

At last month's Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., IMA kicked off a yearlong celebration commemorating the historic anniversary of the association's founding.  Leading this effort to honor IMA is a special group of individuals: the 100-year Anniversary Committee.  Sue Bos, CPA, CMA and current chair of SCMS is one of seven IMA Members selected for this special committee.   Read more...

16th Annual Fall Conference
The Michigan Council of IMA held its 16th Annual Fall Conference on Monday, October 23, 2017. The conference was attended by 145 participants. >>  Read More
New! See 2017 Fall Conference Photos.​​​

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Ann Arbor Detroit Grand Rapids Kalamazoo Lansing-Jackson Michiana Saginaw Valley Upper Peninsula

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Council Events

Dates of Future Michigan Council Meetings

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Social 5:30pm, Meeting 6:00pm to 8:00pm

La Senorita Restaurant
2706 Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, MI 48912
If you are attending, please email in advance of each meeting

17th Annual IMA Michigan Council Fall Conference
When:  Oct 29, 2018 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (ET)