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2020-2021 IMA Award Winners

By Margaret Michaels
July 1, 2021

This year’s IMA® award winners were recognized during the IMA Annual Meeting of Members, held virtually on June 24, 2021. While we can’t shake the winners’ hands or give them the standing ovation they so richly deserve, IMA’s heartiest congratulations go out to all of this year’s award winners for their exceptional work and efforts.

 

CMA and CSCA Awards

CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) award winners have attained excellence in their exam scores.

 

CMA MEDALS

January/February 2020 Testing Window (English)

Gold Medal: Christine A. Denison, Ph.D., CMA, CPA

Silver Medal: Kathrine Rose Co Catindig, CMA

Bronze Medal: Ninglu Yi, CMA

 

May/June 2020 Testing Window (English)

Gold Medal: Richard Mattei, CMA

Silver Medal: Zhen Wang, CMA

Bronze Medal: Garrett Gold, CMA

 

July 25, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Gold Medal: Chuangao Tang, CMA

Gold Medal: Jiacheng You

Bronze Medal: Ye Yin, CMA

Bronze Medal: Zeping Cai

 

July 26, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Gold Medal: Yang Shen, CMA

Silver Medal: Cuixiang Wang

Silver Medal: Genlian Zhang, CMA

Silver Medal: Li Zhang, CMA

Silver Medal: Qing Yu

 

August/September/October 2020 Testing Window (English)

Gold Medal: Seanne Veniene Celestino Esguerra

Silver Medal: Yu Zhang

Bronze Medal: Jhomelyn Vanessa Ramos Fernandez, CMA, CPA

 

December 2020 Testing Window (Chinese)

Gold Medal: Hua Lan

Silver Medal: Yunjie Jia

Silver Medal: Liping Cao, CMA

 

CMA CERTIFICATES OF DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE

January/February 2020 Testing Window (English)

Abdulhadi Alaithan

Meera Kansagra, CMA

 

May/June 2020 Testing Window (English)

Yuchen Liu, CMA

Wei Fang

 

July 25, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Yongfu Zhang, CMA

Yunjun He, CPA

Feng Hu, CMA

 

July 26, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Senlei Liu, CMA

 

August/September/October 2020 Testing Window (English)

Marc Rodolf Briol Arca, CMA

Gautam Kumaraswamy, CMA

Yinan Zhang, CMA

 

December 2020 Testing Window (Chinese)

Xu Han, CMA

Ting Zhao, CMA

Mingyu Zhang

 

PRISCILLA S. PAYNE OUTSTANDING STUDENT PERFORMANCE AWARDS 

January/February 2020 Testing Window (English)

Anshul Mehta, CMA

 

May/June 2020 Testing Window (English)

Victoria Heavy

 

July 25, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Jiawen Han

Xiangru Meng, CMA, CPA

 

July 26, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Xiaomei Zhao

 

August/September/October 2020 Testing Window (English)

Wei Ming Kendrick Low

 

December 2020 Testing Window (Chinese)

Yuhe Qiu

 

STUDENT CERTIFICATES OF DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE

January/February 2020 Testing Window (English)

Mathew Maliekal

Angelo Justin Paras, CMA

Teresa Crum

Scott C. Miller, CMA

 

May/June 2020 Testing Window (English)

Marley Tunnell

Yidian Gao

Iane Francis Pardillo Canizares

Theresa Kate Regis Palompon

 

July 25, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Shuhui Li

Ying Liu

Xiya Tan

Lingling Liao

 

July 26, 2020, Testing Window (Chinese)

Hui Wu

Minhui Jia

Zhenyong Zhuang

Xin Li

 

August/September/October 2020 Testing Window (English)

Ramon Bisang

Angel John Fua Geronimo

Dardan Mazreku

 

December 2020 Testing Window (Chinese)

Jinyang Li

Yukun Han

Chang Chen

Kaidi Xu

 

CSCA AWARDS

September 2020 Testing Window

Gold Award: Jonathan Augelli, CMA, CSCA

Silver Award: Michael Barton, CMA, CSCA, CPA

Bronze Award: David C. Neill, CMA, CSCA, CPA

 

 

Global Award Winners

Global award winners are IMA members who have demonstrated the values of IMA in everything they do. They have shown a strong commitment to both IMA and the accounting and finance profession.

 

IMA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Captain Larry R. White, CMA, CSCA, CFM, CPA, CGFM

 

EXEMPLARY GLOBAL BOARD MEMBER AWARD

Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CFM, CPA, CTP, CIA, CFE

 

IMA CHAMPION AWARD

Michael B. Lovelace, CMA, CPA, CISA

Purnima Mishra, CMA, CA

Lianne B. Loeks Munson, CMA, CSCA

Jaywardhan Semwal, CMA

Guruprasad Varadarajan, CMA, ACMA (India), CA

 

EXEMPLARY YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Loudie Jay Canonoy Falguera, CMA, CPA

Ashley Loflin

Marco Otti

 

 

Lybrand Awards

These awards recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the profession through articles published in Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly from May 2020 through April 2021. Their work has advanced our knowledge of important topics in management accounting and finance, and they have greatly strengthened IMA’s reputation as a thought leader.

 

LYBRAND GOLD MEDAL

Charles E. Davis, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, CGMA, “Developing Creative Accountants,” Strategic Finance, April 2021

 

Pinky Rusli, Ph.D., and Nicholas J. Fessler, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, “When a ‘Cautious, Safety-Seeking’ Corporate Culture Leads to Aggressive Reporting Behavior,” Management Accounting Quarterly, Fall 2020

 

LYBRAND SILVER MEDAL

Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, CMA, CPA, and Brian W. Carpenter, Ph.D., CMA, “Dark Triad Personality Types and Fraud Behavior,” Strategic Finance, June 2020

 

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT

Monte R. Swain, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CGMA, “A Brief History of Management Accounting,” Management Accounting Quarterly, Winter 2021

 

Charles E. Davis, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, CGMA, “Four Design Choices That Can Make or Break Your Slide Deck,” Strategic Finance, May 2020

 

Danny Lanier Jr., Ph.D., CPA, “Lights, Camera, Action! A Framework for Using Reality TV to Boost Classroom Engagement Among Gen Z Learners,” Strategic Finance, August 2020

 

Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, CMA, CPA; Dana R. Hermanson, Ph.D.; and Ashley Stampone, CPA, “An Analysis of the IMA’s Lybrand Awards: 2010–2019,” Management Accounting Quarterly, Summer 2020

 

Margarita Lenk, Ph.D., CMA, and Diane Janvrin, Ph.D., CMA, CPA (inactive), “Social Media and Enterprise Risk: The Way Forward,” Strategic Finance, November 2020

 

Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, CMA, CPA, and Daniel J. Gaydon, “Managing Reputation and Financial Risks through Internal Whistleblower Programs,” Management Accounting Quarterly, Spring 2020

 

 

Margaret Shackell, Ph.D., CPA, “Reversing the Ratchet Effect: How Trust Can Improve Employee Performance,” Strategic Finance, March 2021

 

Reina G. Wiatt, CMA, CPA, “From Cloud to Edge: How Manufacturing is Benefiting from Edge Computing,” Strategic Finance, April 2021

 

Ken Milani, Ph.D., and Juan Rivera, Ph.D., CPA, “Budgeting for International Operations,” Strategic Finance, November 2020 through January 2021

 

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA, and Porschia Nkansa, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, “Lights, Camera, Action! A Framework for Using Reality TV to Boost Classroom Engagement Among Gen Z Learners,” Strategic Finance, August 2020

 

Brett Considine, Ph.D., and John Peter Krahel, Ph.D., CPA, “Social Media and Enterprise Risk: The Way Forward,” Strategic Finance, November 2020

 

Jasmijn C. Bol, Ph.D., and Jeremy Lill, Ph.D., “Reversing the Ratchet Effect: How Trust Can Improve Employee Performance,” Strategic Finance, March 2021

 

Russell Williamson, Ph.D., CPA, “When a ‘Cautious, Safety-Seeking’ Corporate Culture Leads to Aggressive Reporting Behavior,” Management Accounting Quarterly, Fall 2020

 

Ronald D. Parker, “Dark Triad Personality Types and Fraud Behavior,” Strategic Finance, June 2020

 

Ross McClain and Anthony Herrera, “Developing Creative Accountants,” Strategic Finance, April 2021

 

Afia A. Oppong, “Managing Reputation and Financial Risks through Internal Whistleblower Programs,” Management Accounting Quarterly, Spring 2020

 

 

Student Awards

 

2021 STUDENT CASE COMPETITION WINNER

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ingrid Zarate-Albarran

Maeve Dow

Kiara Sims­

D’Nasia Thompson

Paul Wolf

 

Faculty Advisor:

Daniel R. Siciliano, CMA, CFM, CPA

 

STUDENT CASE COMPETITION FINALISTS

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

James C. Kilduff Jr.

Allie Ryerson

Lauren Kasey Serrato

Ge Sun

 

Faculty Advisor:

Daniel R. Siciliano, CMA, CFM, CPA

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Javier Chavarria

Nianying Chen

Kevin Olivis

Burkey Rothenberger

Neha Shah

 

Faculty Advisor:

Daniel R. Siciliano, CMA, CFM, CPA

 

St. Aloysius College

Srishti Chadda

Om Gupta

Devansh Gulabwani

Avantika Shukla

 

Faculty Advisor:

Harbaksh Moolchandani

 

 

CHINA STUDENT CASE COMPETITION WINNER

Nankai University

Liu Ying

Hu Shuyu

Xu Nuo

Du YiHong

Liu XiaoXuan

 

Faculty Advisor:

Hong Bian

 

IMA MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Iluminada Oyana Asumu Obiang, La Salle University

Eveline Bogdanski, Indiana University Bloomington

Devon Cutter, DeVry University

Kyra Dias Audino, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Fisayo Falokun, The University of Akron

Madelyn Haley, Culver-Stockton College

Katherine Hanus, Dixie State University

Quinn Johnson, Utah State University

Emily Richards, University of South Carolina

Ariel Stewart, Stark State College

Jordan Thompson, Grand Canyon University

 

STUART CAMERON AND MARGARET MCLEOD MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

John Velazquez, California State University, Bakersfield

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: OUTSTANDING GOLD STUDENT CHAPTERS

Athens State University

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The University of Jordan

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The University of Scranton

 

GOLD STUDENT CHAPTERS

Culver-Stockton College

Grand Canyon University

Stark State College

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Utah State University

Valdosta State University

 

SILVER STUDENT CHAPTER

Ashland University

 

BRONZE STUDENT CHAPTERS

Appalachian State University

University of Missouri

 

HONORABLE MENTION STUDENT CHAPTER

University of Southern Indiana

 

STUDENT MANUSCRIPT WINNER

Maeve Dow, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, “UNLV IMA Student Chapter—COVID-19 Edition”

 

CENTURY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jarom Hyde, Brigham Young University

 

CLARK JOHNSON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Stark State College

 

 

Educator Awards

 

URSEL K. ALBERS ACADEMIC MENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Ashley Stampone, CPA, The University of Scranton

 

IMA FACULTY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Steven D. Smith, Ph.D., CMA, Brigham Young University

 

LEE BRUMMET AWARD

Kimberly Swanson Church, Ph.D., Missouri State University

 

Margaret Michaels is a manager, brand content & storytelling, at IMA. She can be reached at margaret.michaels@imanet.org.
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