Distinguished Advocate Award:
Dr. Gerhard Mueller, CPA, recognized as the “father of international accounting education,” former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and professor emeritus of accounting at the University of Washington, Seattle; and Prof. Zhang Xinmin, vice president of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China, and a board member of the Accounting Society of China
Distinguished Member Award:
Fatema El-Zahraa El-Wakeel, CMA, founder of the IMA Cairo Chapter,
Leslie Seidman, CPA, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University and immediate past chair of the FASB
Exemplary Board Member Award:
Pemberton Smith, CMA, senior program manager for engineering and operation services for General Dynamics Information Technology; past president of the IMA San Diego Chapter and the Wild West Council, and currently serving on the faculty of the IMA Leadership Academy.
Exemplary Volunteer Award:
Martha L. Alle, CPA, director of finance at St. Joseph’s Female Ursuline Academy, past president of the IMA Evansville Chapter and Lincoln Trail Regional Council, and IMA Global Board member.
Mary A. Strautmann, CPA, current president of the IMA Greater Milwaukee Chapter and past president of the Mid-America Council
Exemplary Leadership Award:
Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE, past president of the IMA Ann Arbor Chapter and Michigan Regional Council, as well as a former IMA Global Board of Directors member.
Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CPA, immediate past chair of the ICMA Board of Regents and past president of the IMA Spartanburg Area Chapter and Carolinas Regional Council
Young Professional of the Year Award:
Adrien Dubourg, CMA, of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Dubourg is the president of Descartes Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm. He has served as a board member of IMA’s Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter, including leading its Young Professionals and Academic Relations Committee.
Ashley Gibson, CMA, CPA, of Houston Texas. Ms. Gibson is a senior consultant in Audit & Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She served as chair of IMA’s Young Professional Advisory Committee and co-chair of IMA’s Young Professional Digital Community.
Brian Neale, CMA, CPA, of Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Neale is currently a finance manager at General Mills, where he is a member of the company’s Financial Leadership Development Program. Mr. Neale spoke at IMA’s 15th Annual Student Leadership Conference in Indianapolis last year.
Tasheé Singleton, of Columbus, Ga. Ms. Singleton is the director of public housing operations for the Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia. She is the IMA Gulf South Council chair-elect and has served for many years with her local IMA chapter.