Hello Canton IMA Members,

I hope you had a great Holiday season and were able to enjoy some time with your friends and family! We are working on creating the Canton IMA Board for next year (June 2016-May 2017) and would like to know if you have any interest nominating or bring nominated for a spot on the board. Many of the positions require relatively small time commitments and provide a great way to stay connected with other leading accountants in our area and become a leader in the Northeast Ohio business community. The list below will give you an idea of the structure of the board and description of each director’s responsibilities. Please let me know within the next week if you have any questions, interests, or co-workers who should get involved!

Happy New Year!

Jesse Allison, CPA, President


Coordinate board activities, conduct meetings, ensure chapter integrity


Record keeping, correspondence


Handle all financial transactions and related reporting

VP - Strategic Development

Facilitate mutually beneficial opportunities for the chapter to partner with local organizations and companies for training and networking

VP - Administration and Membership

Promote membership, retention and contact with corporations and academia. Coordinate reporting of chapter activities to National, ensure return of funds earned by chapter

Director - Reporting

Responsible for filing reports in a timely manner and verify all activities are credited correctly.

Director - Academic Relations

Liaison with student chapters and academic communities, coordinate student night

Director - Member Relations

Welcome new members and invite to tech sessions, encourage member involvement.

Director - Advertising

Obtain advertisers, camera ready ad copy, record advertiser postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, issue invoices with thank you to advertisers with a copy of the program book

Director - Professional Development

Schedule speakers for meetings, obtain speakers, pictures, topics and biographies, coordinate speaker needs (equipment), meal choice

Director - Meeting Arrangements

Promote, record and report member attendance for meetings, arrange for meeting locations and attendance

VP - Certification and Communication

Coordinate communication within and outside the chapter

Director - Nominations

Promote interest in BOD, and coordinate selection of officers and directors for next chapter year with chapter officers

Director - CMA Programs

Coordinate information and education for IMA certification programs

Director - Newsletter Communications

Produce monthly newsletter as effective communication to all

Director - Program Roster

Produce annual booklet

Director - Publicity and Community Service

Issue news releases and prepare annual public relations report. Encourage and track community involvement

Director - Website

Produce and maintain chapter web site 




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