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IMA Honored As Bronze Stevie Award Winner in 2016 American Business Awards

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Marc Gerrone IMA
(201) 474-1502
mgerrone@imanet.org

Taylor Fenske
Stern Strategy Group
(908) 325-3866
TFenske@sternstrategy.com


Montvale, N.J., May 10, 2016
 – Announced today, The 2016 American Business Awards named IMA®(Institute of Management Accountants) the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Organization of the Year – Non-Profit or Government” category, citing its growth, innovation and commitment to members as deciding factors.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program and all organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. This year, more than 3,400 nominations were submitted and judged by 250 professionals worldwide.

“Most professional organizations struggle with the advent of the Internet (where many professionals find free advice/counsel). IMA hasn’t. They have been able to add value and new programs and services,” said the judges. “No doubt about it, when many professional organization’s membership are declining, they have discovered the ‘secret sauce.’”

In 2015, IMA experienced tremendous growth, with a 10 percent increase in revenue for the year, and record-breaking growth of the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) credential, with more than 3,500 new certified professionals worldwide.

“We’re honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization and alongside such strong companies,” said Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, president and CEO of IMA. “It brings great joy to provide our members with the resources and support needed to excel is this ever-changing business landscape and for those efforts to be held to this standard is an achievement.”

To learn more about IMA’s growth in 2015, please visit: http://www.imanet.org/2015-annual-report/site/index.html. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA

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 80,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.