Welcome to the Nation’s Capital Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®)!
I am so excited for the year ahead and look forward to all that we will accomplish together in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. My vision for our chapter is to be your go to source for three key items related to your professional development:
In Education, I want the Nation’s Capital Chapter to be your place to stay up to date on topics relevant to Management Accountants including Traditional Accounting, Finance, Risk, Leadership, Strategy, and Technology. We are investigating new ways for you to learn as well including the introduction of a new webinar format which we will be test-piloting during the year. We want to know what topics you would be interested in hearing more about or even teaching us about. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the Chapter Board with your ideas.
For Networking, our in-person Chapter Meetings are a great place to meet people who may be just the connection you need for personal and professional growth. Volunteering to serve in the Chapter helps you to dive right in and get to know everyone involved with the chapter. If you are looking to get more involved with IMA globally, come talk many of our volunteers who have served on the Global Board of Directors, Global Committees, and the Potomac & Chesapeake Council.
For Fellowship, we are looking for ways to increase the comradery and connectedness of the chapter. Our first social event will be our annual picnic on August 25th from Noon to 2pm at Hains Point in the District. More information can be found here. We also would like to organize events that would interest you whether that is exploring a nearby park, attending a local sporting event, or checking out many of the fabulous breweries and vineyards in our own backyard.
Of course, the Chapter is here to serve our Members. We want you to be involved. If you are not a member as yet, we really hope that you will consider joining for the value we have to offer. If you are a member already, we want to hear from you what you want out of your chapter. I look forward to serving you over the next year and to all that we will accomplish together.
Derek A. Fuzzell, CMA, CSCA, CPA
President @ imanationscapital.org
IMA Nation’s Capital Chapter