IMAs Jeff Thomson and Curtis Verschoor Named Top Thought Leaders in Trust for the Fourth Straight Year

Marc Gerrone

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Kristy Skowronski
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MONTVALE, NJ, February 3, 2015
—For the fourth consecutive year, Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, president and CEO of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), and Curtis Verschoor, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, chair of IMA’s Committee on Ethics, have been named 2015 Top Thought Leaders in Trust, an award issued by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW).

The Top Thought Leaders in Trust award celebrates professionals—including CEOs, educators, researchers and other experts—who are elevating societal trust and transforming the way organizations do business.

“IMA is grateful to have two distinguished leaders honored by Trust Across America for four straight years,” said Joseph A. Vincent, CMA, IMA chair. “Their recognition is a reflection of IMA as an organization with an unwavering and relentless focus on ethics and core values, always leading by example.” 

Shortly after assuming his role as president and CEO of IMA in 2008, Thomson introduced IMA’s Global Core Values, which have solidified the association’s reputation as a trustworthy and valuable business partner. Strengthened by Thomson’s commitment to ethical behavior, IMA has grown in size, influence and respect while pursuing partnerships that serve the public interest.

Verschoor, the author of 11 books and more than 200 journal articles on ethics, trust and sustainability, has been instrumental in the ongoing development of IMA’s Committee on Ethics, as well as the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice, which serves as a guideline for appropriate business conduct for IMA members. He shares his thought leadership through a monthly column in IMA’s Strategic Finance magazine and other outlets.

 "We congratulate all of our honorees whose work is shining a spotlight on the importance of trust and providing a roadmap for others to follow,” said Barbara Kimmel, executive director of TAA-TAW. “They inspire organizations to look more closely at their higher purpose, to create greater value for—and trust from—all of their stakeholders.”

 Committed to establishing integrity as a priority in the management accounting profession, IMA advocates the highest standards through its Statement of Ethical Professional Practice, Ethics Helpline and Committee on Ethics. For more information, visit IMA’s Ethics Center.

 For details on the award and its winners, 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 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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