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John Macaulay

John C. Macaulay
Chair-Emeritus, 2013-2014

John C. Macaulay, CMA is IMA Chair-Emeritus for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. He also serves as chair of IMA’s Volunteer Leadership.

Mr. Macaulay has extensive senior-level management experience in finance, accounting, directorship, controllership, strategic planning, operations analysis, international acquisitions and joint ventures, organizational and information systems development. He has demonstrated success in diverse environments for major industrial and consumer products manufacturers and non-profits. He has traveled to all 50 U.S. states and to 42 countries on five continents.

A member of IMA for 40 years, Mr. Macaulay passed the first Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination in 1972. He has served on the IMA Global Board of Directors at various times for a total of 14 years. He is an active past president of the Texas Council and the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter. 

Mr. Macaulay began his IMA relationship as member of the CMA Exam Review Committee followed with the Academic Relations Committee. He was a member of the Management Accounting Practices Committee from 1989-1993. He chaired the MIG Committee from 1991-1994. He served on the Board of Regents from 1996-2002. Mr. Macaulay served as the first Chair of the Performance Oversight and Audit Committee in 2005. He also served on the Task Force on Governance, the CMA Greenfield Task Force, chaired the Advisory Committee on the Chapter and Council Structure and served on several other committees. He currently serves on the IMA Global Board of Directors, serves as a Governor of the SCMS, and participates on the Volunteer Leadership Committee.

In 2010 Mr. Macaulay retired as vice president, chief financial officer and controller from Royal Street Communications. Other positions include vice chairman, chair audit committee, and director of MDI, Inc., a NASDAQ company where he began implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. At Paging Network, Inc. he assisted the finance function through bankruptcy and a merger transition. He also served two non-profit organizations as executive vice president and CFO/consultant for Teen Mania Ministries and as a member of My Executive Team.

Mr. Macaulay also served as senior vice president-finance and chief financial officer of Pillowtex, Inc.; vice president and controller of Overhead Door Company; and vice president and controller for the first-year startup of Global Industrial Technologies, a major NYSE industrial company divested from Dresser Industries.

Mr. Macaulay spent 18 years with Fortune 500 Dresser Industries, Dallas, Texas with three corporate transfers and back to Dallas Corporate Headquarters as Director of Operations and Planning where he traveled worldwide and led financial activities during formation of international and domestic joint ventures and acquisitions totaling $3.5 billion.

In 1972 Mr. Macaulay received his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He earned his B.A. in Biology and Chemistry at St. Olaf College in 1965. He attended Naval Officer Candidates School where he graduated in the top tenth of the his class and went on to be a Guided Missile Officer on two destroyers, one of which he commissioned.

He authored the Strategic Planning Chapter in the Management Accountants’ Handbook, 4th Edition, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 1992.  He recently completed a two-year term as senior warden at his Episcopal Church. He has an additional 14 years of non-profit board experience.

Mr. Macaulay is a road bicyclist. He has participated in 16 “Hotter than Hell Hundred” Bike Races in Wichita Falls, Texas held each August. He also attends yoga and pilates sessions and is an oil painter.

Mr. Macaulay and his wife, Susan, have been married for 43 years and live in Dallas. They are the parents of two sons and a daughter-in-law.


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