IMA Announces Winners of 2014 Annual Global Awards

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Kristy Skowronski
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 - IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has announced the winners of its Global Awards, a program designed to highlight accomplished, experienced and distinguished members and professionals who demonstrate the skills that reflect IMA’s mission and core values. The honorees will be recognized during tonight’s Awards Dinner at IMA's 95th Annual Conference & Exposition

This year’s winners are: 
  • Curtis C. Verschoor, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, is a recipient of the Distinguished Member Award. He serves as Emeritus Ledger & Quill Research Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University, is the incoming Chair of IMA’s Committee on Ethics and a member of IMA’s Northwest Suburban Chicago Chapter.
  • Brad Monterio is a recipient of the Exemplary Board Member Award. He is Managing Director of Colcomgroup, Chair of the Technology Solutions and Practices Standing Advisory Committee, and a member of IMA’s New York Chapter.
  • Ginger White is a recipient of the Exemplary Leadership Award. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Cummins, she sits on the IMA Global Board of Directors and serves as Chair of the Member Relations Committee. She is a member of IMA’s South Central Indiana Chapter.
  • Harvey Childers, CPA, is a recipient of the Exemplary Leadership Award. He has held leadership positions in nearly all of IMA’s Global Volunteer Committees and has been a member of IMA’s Wichita Chapter since 1972.  
  • Toni Spina, CPA, is a recipient of the Exemplary Volunteer Award. She is Shareholder at Bailey Carr & Company CPAs, Vice President and Treasurer of IMA’s Upstate New York Regional Council, Vice President of Professional Education for IMA’s Rochester Chapter, and a member of IMA’s Board of Directors.

  • Sheryl Elliott is a recipient of the IMA Exemplary Volunteer Award. She works for VVF Illinois Services, serves as the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society (SCMS) Secretary and is President of IMA’s Fox River Valley Chapter.
“IMA is pleased to acknowledge these individuals, who have contributed to the management accounting profession through their leadership, volunteerism and professional success,” said Chris Mishler, CMA, a member of IMA’s Global Board of Directors’ Volunteer Leadership Board Committee and Subcommittee Chair for the Global Award Review. 

For more information about IMA’s Global Awards, visit

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 70,000 members in 120 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

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