The spirit of volunteerism is among the many things that make IMA? (Institute of Management Accountants) the leading organization for management accountants. Over the years, IMA members have made remarkable contributions that empower the profession through advocacy, innovation, and leadership. Since IMA was founded more than 100 years ago, its volunteer leaders have served as inspirations for other members to become champions in the profession.

IMA now offers an opportunity to honor a member with an IMA Global Award nomination. These awards recognize proud, accomplished, selfless, experienced, and distinguished individuals for their inspiring dedication to IMA and the profession.

The award nomination page?is now open, and the deadline for submissions is April 7, 2021. Due to the esteemed nature of these awards, IMA will not accept self-nominations.

The categories are:

  • IMA Champion: provides volunteer service ?above and beyond the call of duty?
  • Exemplary Board Member: serves as an example for all Board members to follow
  • Major J. Lee Nicholson Lifetime Achievement Award: shows extraordinary leadership and dedication to IMA over a lifetime of service
  • Exemplary Young Professional: displays an ?outstanding and creative approach to problem solving?

Pat Stefanczyk, CAE, IMA vice president of governance and volunteer relations, said, ?The IMA Global Awards celebrate the sacrifice and excellence of our many outstanding volunteers. We invite all members to nominate those individuals who stand out from their peers and who inspire all of us through their example and leadership.??

Members wishing to submit a nomination should carefully review the criteria for each specific award and then complete the appropriate nomination form. The form will require the nominator to answer questions about the nominee and to upload a nomination letter explaining why the individual being nominated should receive the specific award.

For more information, please visit IMA Global Awards?on the IMA website. For questions, please email