IMA’s Young Professional Leadership ExperienceBy
In October 2016, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) held its second Young Professional Leadership Experience, selecting seven members under age 33 to attend the Global Board of Directors and Committee meetings in Jacksonville, Fla. The young professionals had the opportunity to participate in individual Board and Standing Advisory committee meetings and IMA’s Global Board meeting, network with senior volunteer leaders, and learn about IMA’s strategic initiatives firsthand.
Out of more than 35 applicants from all IMA global regions, the seven members selected were Ashley Patterson, CMA, recipient of the 2014 CMA Scholarship and member of IMA’s Greater Ozarks Chapter; Reid Edwards, CMA, IMA Member-at-Large; Xinyu Zhou (Zoe), CMA, member of IMA’s Toledo Chapter; Josefina Garcia, CMA, recipient of the 2015 CMA Scholarship and member of IMA’s Greater Ozarks Chapter; Zach Sumner, treasurer of IMA’s Oklahoma City Chapter; Xinyi Li (Crystal), CMA, from China; and Konstantinos Avramiotis, CMA, VP of administration for IMA’s Amsterdam-Netherlands Chapter.
This year, IMA will again choose seven young professionals to participate in the Young Professional Leadership Experience at the Global Board of Directors and Committee meetings at IMA’s headquarters in Montvale, N.J., to be held October 19-22, 2017.