IMA Announces 2018 Global Award Winners at Annual Conference & Expo

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Montvale, N.J., July 6, 2018IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) announced the winners of its prestigious Global Awards program during the 2018 IMA Annual Conference & Expo, held in Indianapolis in June. The recipients were honored for their long-time service and leadership to IMA, as well as their roles in helping advance the accounting and finance profession.

“These award recipients exemplify IMA’s core values and each, in their own way, help further our mission,” said Alex C. Eng, CMA, CFM, IMA Chair (2017-2018). “Their dedication to the profession and to our organization makes so much of what we do here at IMA possible and we’re extremely proud of their commitment and leadership.”

IMA’s Global Awards program includes:

The IMA Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing an IMA member who has demonstrated sustainable, extraordinary leadership and dedication to IMA over a lifetime of service, was presented to Bud Kulesza, CMA, CFM. Kulesza has a long history of service to IMA, including senior volunteer leadership positions such Chair and Interim Executive Director. He is former CFO of ITT Automotive.

The Exemplary Board Member Award, recognizing a member of the IMA Global Board who exemplifies excellence through preparation, participation and service, was presented to Anthony N. Caspio, CMA, IMA Global Board member and vice president of supply chain global equipment at Sealed Air Corporation.

The Exemplary Young Professional Award, recognizing an IMA young professional with outstanding and creative approaches to problem solving within the accounting and finance profession, was presented to Derek A. Fuzzell, CMA, CSCA, CPA, co-chair of IMA’s Diversity and Inclusion committee and vice president of finance at Northwest Federal Credit Union.

The IMA Champion Award, recognizing IMA members who have shown exemplar volunteer and leadership skills, was presented to the following individuals:

  • Cinda S. Mijal, CMA, CFM, CPA, of IMA’s Heart of Wisconsin Chapter
  • Mike Pu, CMA, CFM, of China Education
  • Paul Myers, CMA, of IMA’s Dayton Chapter

For more information about IMA’s Global Awards, visit here.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, named 2017 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) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 100,000 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/India. For more information about IMA, please visit