Registration Now Open for IMA's 15th Annual Student Leadership Conference

Marc Gerrone
(201) 474-1502

Kristy Skowronski
Stern + Associates
(908) 276-4344, x-208

Montvale, N.J
. – Students can advance with purpose at IMA®’s (Institute of Management Accountants) most anticipated event for accounting and finance students and academics. Registration is now open for IMA’s 15th Annual Student Leadership Conference, to be held on November 6-8, 2014, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN. For details, visit

This year’s conference will equip attendees with the tools they need to increase their competitive advantage when looking for a job. Attendees will learn from leading experts about career opportunities, business ethics, the value of CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification, leadership skills, job search techniques, and more. 

Keynote presentations for this year’s conference include: 
  • “Race Car Driver, CEO, and Mom: Building a Winning Team Both On and Off the Track,” an inspirational talk by Sarah Fisher, professional racecar driver and owner, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.
  • “Power a Path to the Top,” by Karen Battin, CPA, Cummins, Inc., vice president and controller, engine business.
  • “Leading From Any Seat,” presented by Jeffrey Q. Jardine, CMA, CPA, vice president of finance, Focal Point Homes.

Concurrent sessions will be led by prominent industry and IMA leaders, including Ben Mulling, CMA, CPA, IMA chair-elect for 2014-2015. Mulling is also an IMA Young Professional of the Year Award recipient and the CFO of TENTE Casters, Inc. in Hebron, KY.

“Each year, IMA’s Student Leadership Conference brings together business leaders and career experts who are sure to inspire and motivate students,” said Jodi Ryan, IMA director of Student/Academic Relations. “This year’s conference features a great line-up of presenters and plenty of opportunities for participants to meet valuable networking contacts. Also on hand this year will be recruiters from various companies, so students are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé.”

The conference also features several fun and educational networking events, including optional industry tours, a t-shirt design competition, and discounted tickets to an Indiana Pacers  basketball game.

For more information on IMA’s 15th Annual Student Leadership Conference and to view a full conference program, please visit To see highlights from last year’s conference, view the video at Join the conversation for this year’s event on Facebook and at #IMA14SLC on Twitter.

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 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


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