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IMA Names Marc Palker Chair of Global Board of Directors

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

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

Montvale, N.J., July 28, 2016 IMA® (the Institute of Management Accountants) announced Marc Palker, CMA and Principal of MPP Associates, Inc., as Chair of IMA’s Global Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 through June 30, 2017.

As Chair, Palker will elevate awareness of the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program and oversee a number of initiatives connected to his passion for volunteerism and continuing education. He will also continue his work with IMA’s Governance and Nominating Committees.    

Palker first joined IMA’s New York chapter in 1975, and has since held a variety of senior volunteer positions including Long Island Chapter president, his home chapter; Metro NY Council president; national vice president; national director; and many more.

“For 41 years, Marc has been a continuous asset to the success of IMA through his passion to lead and drive to give back to the accounting and finance community,” said Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to leverage his extensive expertise to further IMA’s mission and elevate the prestige of the CMA credential.”

Marc’s career spans more than three decades, where he has held senior financial management positions with small and midsize public and private companies. Prior to serving as Principal for MPP Associates, Inc., Marc worked as managing director of the Finance and Accounting Practice Group of Madison Davis Professional Services (MDPS), LLC, which he joined by merging his consulting practice with MDPS in 2004.

Marc earned his B.S. in Accounting from Rider University and an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John’s University. Marc also serves on the Board of Directors of the Accountant Attorney Networking Group and is a Past President.  In 1973, he co-founded the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which continues to operate today.

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 visitwww.imanet.org.


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