Jeff Thomson and Sue Bos
Jeff Thomson and Sue Bos

Two IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) leaders have been recognized for their trustworthiness and integrity.

For the first time, Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE, board liaison to the IMA Committee on Ethics, has been named to Trust Across America's 2019 Thought Leaders in Trust list. Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA president and CEO, was named to the list for the eighth consecutive year and is also a Lifetime Achievement recipient for his continued dedication to supporting his profession and organization by upholding the highest standards of trust.

The Trust Across America awards program, now in its ninth year, celebrates professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.

Bos has been a member of IMA since 1986, currently serving on the Global Board of Directors, Governance Committee, Ethics Committee, Nominating Committee, 100-Year Anniversary Committee, and as president of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society (SCMS). Her prior volunteer experience within IMA includes multiple terms on the Global Board of Directors, chair of the Ethics Committee, chair of the Performance Oversight & Audit Committee, chair of the Women's Leadership Forum, and chair of the Finance Committee.

Shortly after assuming his role as IMA president and CEO in 2008, Thomson introduced IMA's Global Core Values, which have solidified the association's reputation as a trustworthy and valuable business partner. Thomson has led the development of a strategy resulting in IMA crossing the 100,000-member mark for the first time in the organization's history while celebrating its 100th Anniversary this June at ACE2019 in San Diego.

"Now more than ever, the finance and accounting profession needs champions – individuals to advocate for professionals as the tides of business change," said Ginger R. White, CMA, CSCA, Chair of IMA's Global Board of Directors. "This recognition reflects Jeff and Sue's dedication not just to IMA, but the profession at large. We're proud to have them as leaders."

Trust Across America previously recognized the late Curtis C. Verschoor, CMA, CPA, who was named to the list for seven consecutive years and was a Lifetime Achievement recipient. Verschoor will be remembered for his many years of service to IMA in various roles including chair of IMA's Committee on Ethics.