IMA Names Paul Juras as Chair of Global Board of Directors

Giuseppe Barone
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Taylor Fenske
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Montvale, N.J., July 1, 2020 –  IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) announced today the appointment of Paul Juras, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, as Chair of IMA’s Global Board of Directors for its 2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).

In IMA’s senior volunteer role, Juras will focus on creating educational opportunities for students and developing technological strategies to drive the organization and the profession forward. He is also currently chair of IMA’s Governance Standing Board Committee and a member of the Nominating Standing Board Committee. IMA unanimously nominated Juras in February 2019 as Chair-Elect for the fiscal 2020 year.

"It is my honor to serve as Chair of IMA’s Global Board of Directors," said Juras. "I look forward to furthering IMA's mission of enhancing research and education for the management accounting profession. I am confident that IMA will continue to expand its influence in the coming year and that its CMAs® (Certified Management Accountants) will have an incredible impact on the profession and its businesses and I’m eager to contribute to their success." 

Juras has been a member of IMA since 1983 and has served in various volunteer leadership positions including chair of the ICMA Board of Regents, chair of the IMA Research Foundation and associate editor of the IECJ® (IMA Educational Case Journal).

Juras is a published expert in strategic management accounting, with articles in the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, The CPA Journal and Strategic Finance. His research focuses on contemporary cost management systems, on which he has co-authored a textbook and numerous case studies.

Juras is also the Vander Wolk Professor of Managerial Accounting and Operational Performance at Babson College in the greater Boston area. Contributing to both MBA and undergraduate programs, he teaches managerial accounting and strategic cost management courses. He previously taught at Wake Forest University, after earning his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Dr. Juras holds both a BBA and MBA from Pace University.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, named the 2017 and 2018 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, 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) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 125,000 members in 150 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/India. For more information about IMA, please visit