The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

August 2014

Jesse Allison, President
Travis Young, Editor

In this issue:

Special Technical Session

Message from the President

Meet Your NEW 2014-15 Canton IMA Board Members

Webinar Schedule

Canton Technical Sessions

Akron Technical Sessions


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*SPECIAL*: Cleveland East Chapter Technical Session

Date: August 19th, 2014, 6:00 pm

Location: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park - 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield OH 44067 (directions)

Speaker: Doug Hoppe, VP of Marketing Rocksino, Cleveland

Technical Session:  Bus Travelers’ Lounge

Dinner after the session: feel free to dine at any of the multiple on-site restaurants

Registration: No registration required! However, registration comes with a Rocksino player’s card ($2 off the buffet and $5 of gameplay).

Cost: Free!

Click Here to Register!

Do you know someone that would like to join you at these meetings? Encourage them to come to a technical session. Don’t wait for guest night; guests of the profession are guests for any session.


Message From
the President

Hello IMA Canton Chapter!

There have been so many noteworthy events this summer within the Canton Chapter that I don’t know where to start!

First, I want to recognize our dedicated hardworking board and all of you who have attended Tech Sessions and earned CPE and done community service with the Chapter. Your efforts helped us to come in 3rd place in the Warner Division for the 2013-2014 competition year!

Rolling that momentum into next year is what we are focusing on this summer, and it will be an easy task with four new and enthusiastic board members who are already contributing ideas to refresh our Chapter. Keep reading future editions of this newsletter for bios on our board members, new as well as old!

New Additions:

We would like to welcome all of the Ohio Mid-Eastern chapter members into our ranks as we successfully completed a chapter merger! This action will create efficiencies as we strive to provide high quality training and networking opportunities within our communities.

We also want to congratulate three board member families who have welcomed baby girls into the world within the last three months! The future of the Canton Chapter will be in good hands!

I hope to see you at our first Tech Session, which will be student night at Malone University, on September 16th!

Jesse Allison

Meet Your NEW 2014-15 Canton IMA Board Members

This month we’re featuring the new 2014-15 IMA Canton Chapter board members. There have been four additions to the board since last year: Chris Holmes, Jessica (Workinger) Sattler, Kim Smith, and Travis Young. Let’s learn some more about them!

Christopher Holmes
Director – Meeting Arrangements

Christopher works at The J.M. Smucker Company as part of the Supply Chain Finance Initiatives team. He has had the opportunity to work on multiple acquisition and project teams since being hired in 2008 and now works extensively on process and data restructuring. He holds a BSBA and MBA from Ashland University and also has the CPA, CMA and CGMA designations. Christopher first joined IMA as a student in 2006 where he served in the newsletter and PR role for the Ashland student chapter. Christopher lives with his wife, Brittany, in the Wadsworth area and enjoys reading books and having good conversations with his friends and colleagues.

Jessica (Workinger) Sattler
Director – Program Roster

Jessica is a 2014 graduate from Ashland University where she majored in Accounting and minored in Mathematics. She was involved in Ashland's Student Chapter of IMA and held the officer positions Vice President of Communications and President during her college career. Jessica joined IMA in October 2011 and is currently pursuing her CMA certification. She just became married in August and currently resides in New Franklin with her husband and two dogs. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Kim Smith
Director – Member Relations

Kim Smith joined the Canton Chapter IMA in October 2012. She was recently promoted to Accounting Manager at Shearer's Foods, LLC, where she has worked since December 2011. Prior to joining Shearer's Foods, Kim spent 6 years in public accounting at Novogradac & Company LLP. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration in accounting from Kent State University and graduated summa cum laude. Kim obtained her CPA license in April 2014. She is currently Director-Member Relations of the Canton Chapter IMA and President and Secretary of the Chip Chatters Toastmasters Club. Kim currently resides in Bolivar, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and playing board games.

Travis Young
Director – Newsletter Communications

Travis Young is Manager of Supply Chain Finance Logistics at The J. M. Smucker Company in Orrville, Ohio. He graduated in December 2007 from Ashland University. Travis joined the Ashland student chapter of the Canton IMA in 2006. In 2010, he earned both the CMA and CPA designations. He currently resides in Wooster, Ohio and enjoys running, hiking, reading, and spending time with his wife Dana and daughter Jordyn.



Webinar Schedule

Summer doesn’t have to mean the end of easy and convenient CPE credits. Earn CPE Credits Attend the next Inside Talk webinar to earn one hour of FREE NASBA-approved CPE! Check out these offerings from

Elevating Risk-Adjusted Planning
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
1:00–2:00 pm EDT
Inside Talk: Register

A Team Approach to Problem Solving
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Leadership Academy: Register

You will earn CMA and CPE credits when you attend any live webinar. Replay webinars are available in the archive but do not earn credits. Advance registration is recommended—IMA webinars are popular and fill up quickly.

Mark Your Calendar:
2014-2015 Canton Technical Sessions

  • September 16th – Student Night Malone

  • October 21st

  • November 18th

  • December 9th

  • January 20th

  • February 17th – Election

  • March 17th

  • April 21st

  • May 19th – Family Day

Location: TBD


  • Social/Networking at 4:45 pm

  • Pre-Dinner Technical Session at 5:00

  • Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • Post-Dinner Technical Session at 7:00 pm

More info:

Mark Your Calendar:
2014-2015 Akron Technical Sessions

  • September 17th – Boss Night

  • October 15th – Awards Night

  • November 19th – Students’ Night

  • January 21st – Social Networking Night

  • February 18th – Young Professionals’ Night

  • March 18th – CMA/CFM Night

  • April 15th – Past Presidents’ Night

  • May 20th – Guest Night

Location: Tangier Restaurant (532 West Market, Akron)


  • Social/Networking at 5:25 pm

  • Dinner at 6:15 pm

  • Technical Session at 7:10 pm

More info:


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