IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is pleased to announce that Virginia (Ginger) R. White, CMA, has been named Chair-Elect for IMA’s fiscal 2017-2018 period (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

Ginger is currently the corporate purchasing finance director at Cummins Inc, a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells, and services diesel and alternative fuel engines; diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets; and related components and technology. Based in Columbus, Ind., Ginger supports Cummins global, direct, and indirect purchasing leaders with financial reporting and analysis, responsible for a $12B companywide spend. She has been employed by Cummins since 1997.

Currently, Ginger is serving on the IMA Global Board of Directors and is a member of the Planning and Development Board Committee. A member of IMA since 1999, she has held various positions on the Board of IMA’s South Central Indiana Chapter, including a term as president. She also served on the Lincoln Trail Regional Council, where she was the IMA student representative, chair of the student committee, regional vice president, and president. She previously served two terms as chair of IMA’s Member Relations Board Committee, a term as chair of IMA’s Performance Oversight and Audit Board Committee, a member of IMA’s Nominating Board Committee, and a member of IMA’s Governance Committee.

Ginger will assume the role of IMA Chair in fiscal year 2018-2019 and will be the organization’s fifth female to hold this position. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Ginger encourages all women to #BeBoldforChange as they launch and cultivate professional careers.

Stay tuned for an in-depth story about Ginger White in the May 2017 edition of Strategic Finance Magazine.