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William F. Knese
Chair - Emeritus, 2014 - 2015

William F. Knese, CMA, CFM, CPA is Chair-Emeritus of IMA’s Global Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. He also serves as chair of IMA’s Volunteer Leadership Committee.

Mr. Knese’s management accounting career spans 30 years. A seasoned financial executive, he has comprehensive finance and accounting experience in both corporate and operations financial management at public and private companies. He joined Angus Industries in 2000 as vice president and chief financial officer. In 2004, he was named vice president of finance and administration, chief financial officer, and is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, audit, risk management, ESOP, legal matters, and the corporate secretary function. He retired from the company in 2013. Mr. Knese earned a BA in English from St. John’s University and an MBA from St. Cloud State University.

During his years of service with IMA, Mr. Knese served as chair of the Performance Oversight and Audit Committee, as a member of the Governance and Planning and Development Committees, and chair of the ICMA Board of Regents. Mr. Knese is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Illinois CPA Society. In 2010, he was appointed to and served as a member of the AICPA/FAF/NASBA Blue Ribbon Panel on Private Company Financial Reporting.


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