ICMA Announces Winners of Bulloch and Corporate Recognition Awards

Marc Gerrone
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Cathryn Olson
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 – The ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants), the certification division of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), announced the winners of the prestigious Bulloch and Corporate Recognition Awards. These honors were bestowed at the Annual Dinner ceremony, held during IMA’s 96th Annual Conference & Expo, in Los Angeles. 

Bulloch Award
Joining a group of prestigious organizations committed to excellence, Cummins Inc. was named the recipient of this year’s Bulloch Award. A global power leader, Cummins is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions, and electrical power generation systems. David Allen, executive director of Cummins, accepted this 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, honors the memory of Dr. James Bulloch, the first managing director of ICMA. Mr. Bulloch helped to create the original CMA framework as well as develop the high standards of the CMA program that continued to be followed today. 

Previous Bulloch Award winners have included Xerox Corporation, Saudi Aramco, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), SAFEA (State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs), and China South Industries Group. 

ICMA Board of Regents Corporate Recognition Award
Recognized for its support of the CMA program was Hormel Foods Corporation, which was honored with this year’s ICMA Board of Regents Corporate Recognition Award. Based in Austin, Minn., Hormel is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, brand-name food and meat products for consumers throughout the world. Last year, Lafarge, a world leader in building materials, was honored with this award. Accepting the award on Hormel’s behalf was Jim Sheehan, Hormel vice president and controller.

Said Samuel C. Weaver, Ph.D., CMA, CFM, ICMA Board of Regents chair, “ICMA is pleased to recognize the support of Cummins and Hormel, which have encouraged their employees to pursue the CMA certification. Their sponsorship of in-house 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 these companies as they take steps to bring the CMA program to their organizations.” 

For photo highlights from IMA’s annual Awards Dinner, visit IMA’s Annual Conference website at www.imaconference.org

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 75,000 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 www.imanet.org.

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