IMA Leaders Named to Trust Across America's List of Top 100 Trustworthy Leaders for Third Straight Year

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Jeff Thomson and Curtis Verschoor Honored with Award from Global Organization

Montvale, N.J., January 20, 2014 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is pleased to announce that Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, president and CEO of IMA and Curtis Verschoor, PhD, CMA, CPA, have been named to Trust Across America’s (TAA) Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business list for the third straight year. Comprised of CEOs, educators, researchers and other experts, the compilation seeks to identify and honor trustworthy leaders and organizations.  

Shortly after assuming his role as president and CEO of IMA in 2008, Mr. Thomson introduced IMA’s Global Core Values, which have solidified the association’s reputation as a trustworthy and valuable business partner. As a result, IMA has grown in size, influence and respect while pursuing partnerships that serve the public interest, and has been strengthened by Mr. Thomson’s commitment to ethical behavior. In addition, Mr. Thomson contributed a chapter to Trust Across America’s recently released book, “Trust Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most Valuable Asset,” titled “Making Your Values Real to Enable Trust.”

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

“IMA is grateful to have two distinguished IMA leaders honored by Trust Across America. Jeff and Curt serve as thought leaders in the field of ethics and they lead by example,” said William F. Knese, CMA, CFM, CPA and IMA Chair. “Their recognition by Trust Across America is a reflection of IMA’s dedication to trustworthy business practices.”

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.

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 70,000 members in more than 100 countries and 300 local professional and student chapters. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit

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