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Dinner Meeting - The Next Frontier in Cost

When:  May 8, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Nation's Capital Chapter
 Dinner Meeting in Rosslyn 
Guests are welcomed and encouraged to attend!
Chapter Dinner Meeting ~ May 8th
Global IMA: 100 years and counting!
“The Next Frontier in Cost”
Honoring our Chapter's Past Presidents
table topics
5 pm Table Topics
(arrive at 5pm for an additional 1CPE)
"Cost Accounting Steps Ahead:
Strategies for Profit and Control"
Kathleen Sobieralski
7 pm Official Program 
(arrive at 6pm for dinner and 1CPE)
“Building Value-Driven Supplier Relationships”
Annette Gibbs-Skervin, PhD
Our "official" program begins at 7 p.m. Annette Gibbs-Skervin, Director, Enterprise Technology Strategy and Innovation, at Grant Thornton LLP, will provide a presentation illustrating the intersection of cost accounting issues with contract management, from earliest steps through implementation, review and renewal.

Many organizations face the challenge of managing multiple suppliers including: inconsistent service quality, missed timelines, poor deliverable quality, and budget overruns. As leaders try to lower their operational costs, they must also provide excellent customer service, while continuing to demonstrate business value. This presentation outlines the way Strategic Sourcing can support the end-to-end improvement of service and product outcomes, with a focus on Managed Services. Join us and learn how to successfully drive value from your supplier relationships!

We welcome you to our final Spring 2019 dinner meeting at the Holiday Inn of Rosslyn, 1900 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington VA (near the Rosslyn Metro) on Wednesday May 8th for Dinner, networking, and our CPE sessions!

Our speakers are scheduled for 5 pm and 7 pm. Complete schedule presented below. Please join the discussion!
Our Speakers
Annette Gibbs-Skervin, PhD
Director, Enterprise Technology Strategy and Innovation, Grant Thornton LLP
Annette brings to her clients a reputation as a trusted advisor to business, IT and procurement executives in the commercial and public sectors. As a global leader and consultant, she helps clients gain access to supplier innovation and drive quality outcomes for IT programs and projects. She is an IT business transformation expert focused on delivering bottom-line improvements through IT Service Management (ITSM), IT operating model design/ implementation, service operations transformation, technology business management (TBM), cost improvement/ spend analytics, service integration and management (SIAM), business relationship management (BRM), and global program/project management. Her work in this area has generated millions of dollars in savings, while simultaneously driving operational efficiencies and program results across global organizations.

In addition to working as a consultant for several years, Annette has had several operational leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble developing and successfully implementing IT and sourcing strategies. Most recently, as a strategic sourcing SES (Senior Executive Service) at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Annette had accountability for a $3.1 billion annual budget, drove changes to sourcing governance, developed the integrated sourcing strategy for key initiatives, and co-led the start-up of the new White House 24x7 Veterans Complaint Hotline. She has a proven track record as a global executive, leading teams facing challenging business situations to deliver outcomes that exceed client expectations.
Kathleen Sobieralski
Professor Sobieralski earned her B.S. in Accounting / Business Administration from Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame); an M.B.A from Indiana University (South Bend); and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. She completed the dissertation phase of her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University and currently remains an A.B.D. She brings over 10 ten years of experience teaching and learning at a distance, and manages a curriculum of 21 courses in Undergraduate Accounting for the University of Maryland University College. Kathleen is a long time educator member of professional organizations including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), American Accounting Association (AAA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and a founding member of UMUC's IMA Student Chapter.
Guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend!
Metro: 1 block downhill from Rosslyn orange/blue line
Parking is Free: If you park in the garage, bring the entrance ticket to the meeting. We'll give you an Exit ticket. You'll need both tickets to exit the garage.
Pay by May 6th:  
$25 IMA Members & Guests
$10 Students
Pay after May 6th or at door: 
$30 IMA Members & Guests
$15 Students
Wednesday, May 8th
5:00 pm Table Topics *** 
6:00 pm Registration &
6:15 pm Annual Presidents' Dinner
7:00 pm Official Program (1 CPE)
8:30 pm Adjourn
*** optional 2nd CPE
Dinner (Select one entree):
Roast Prime Rib of Beef  
Veggie Skillet
Special Dietary Request
Vegetable du jour
Baby Red Potatoes 
Spinach Salad
Carrot Cake
Coffee, Decaf and Iced Tea
Nation's Capital Chapter
Institute of Management Accountants


Holiday Inn Rosslyn
1900 Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209