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IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson Earns Certified Association Executive Credential (CAE)
July 31, 2013
Montvale, N.J., July 31, 2013 – IMA®, one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, has announced that Jeff Thomson, CMA®, the organization’s president and CEO, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, granted by the CAE Commission of ASAE. Mr. Thomson joins a network of more than 4,000 CAE association professionals worldwide.
To be designated as a CAE, professionals must have a minimum of three years of experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
“I am honored to be included among those certified by the CAE Commission of ASAE. As a leader of an organization committed to certification and continuing education, I appreciate the value of earning a credential through a stringent testing process. The practice of testing one’s professional competency will ensure the future success of organizations, careers, and ultimately, society.” said Mr. Thomson.
Mr. Thomson holds an M.S. degree in Statistics from Montclair State University, received a certificate in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School, and completed the Columbia University Senior Executive Leadership Program while an SBU CFO at AT&T. In 2008, he also participated in the MIT Sloan School of Management Certificate Program in Innovation. He was honored by Accounting Today by being included in the publication’s annual “Top 100 Most Influential People List” in 2010 and 2012. He was also named by Trust Across America as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” in 2012 and 2013. He and his wife, Harriett, reside in Stanhope, N.J.
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners, representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.
About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 65,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.