At IMA’s Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego last month, ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) honored an organization for its long-time support of the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program and recognized numerous outstanding IMA chapters.

Joining a group of prestigious organizations committed to excellence, Perdue Farms – the fourth-generation, family-owned U.S. food and agriculture company – was the recipient of this year’s Bulloch Award. Dana Morgan, director of customer accounting, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

The Bulloch Award is given annually to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding sponsorship, encouragement, and support of the CMA program. It honors the memory of Dr. James Bulloch, the first managing director of ICMA. Bulloch helped to create the original CMA framework as well as develop the high standards of the CMA program that continues to be followed today. Previous Bulloch Award winners have included Phillips, Ping An Insurance, IBM, Cummins, China South Industries Group, and Johnson & Johnson. 

“ICMA is pleased to recognize the support of Perdue Farms, which has encouraged their employees to pursue the CMA certification,” said Paul E. Juras, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, ICMA Board of Regents Chair (fiscal year 2018-2019). “Their sponsorship of training programs demonstrates their commitment to helping their staff achieve mastery of key accounting and finance skills, especially decision support, planning, and analysis. We look forward to continued collaboration with companies such as Perdue as they take steps to bring the CMA program to their organizations.”

Pictured below are participants from the Bulloch Award presentation (from left): Jeff Thomson, IMA president & CEO; Paul Juras, Board of Regents Chair, 2018-2019; Dana Morgan, from Perdue Farms; Dennis Whitney, ICMA senior vice president; and Ginger White; IMA Global Board Chair, 2018-2019.

ICMA recognizes Perdue Farms with the Bulloch Award
ICMA recognizes Perdue Farms with the Bulloch Award.

In addition, during a special Awards Luncheon, winners of the ICMA Board of Regents Chapter/Club Awards were recognized. These awards are bestowed on chapters and clubs with the best record of achievement in support of the CMA program, based on the number of new candidates, number of parts passed, and number of CMA certificates awarded. Winners were recognized in two divisions, large and small, and in IMA's four global regions.

In the large chapter category, awards went to: Philippines (Asia/Pacific); Amsterdam-Netherlands (Europe); Dubai-UAE (Middle East/Africa/India); and New York (The Americas). Small chapter awards went to: Vietnam (Asia/Pacific); BeNeLux (Europe); Pune (Middle East/Africa/India); and South Bay (The Americas).

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