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IMA Announces Winners of 2023 Annual Global Awards

Montvale, N.J., June 13, 2023 —
  IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) announced today the winners of its annual Global Awards program during IMA’s Accounting & Finance Conference (IMA23). These awards acknowledge the accomplishments of IMA members who exemplify IMA’s mission and core values.

In the category of IMA Champion, which recognizes IMA members who have shown volunteer and leadership skills above and beyond what might be expected, IMA recognized five individuals: Emmylou Duell of the Finger Lakes chapter; Dr. Rinku Bhattacharya, CMA, CPA, of the Westchester Gateway chapter; Bernice Jenkins, CMA, CPA, of the Birmingham chapter; Shreyanse Jain, CMA, CA, of the Bangalore chapter; and Shari L. Neper, CMA, of the Minneapolis chapter.

The IMA Exemplary Global Board Member award recognizes a member of the IMA Global Board who demonstrates excellence as a board member through preparation, participation, and service. In this category, IMA recognized Charles R. Wright, CMA, CGMA, CPA, of the Denver – Centennial chapter.

In the category of IMA Exemplary Young Professional, which recognizes IMA young professionals with outstanding and creative approaches to problem solving within the accounting and finance profession, IMA recognized Arriane Steffi Garrote Bacon, CMA, of the Philippines chapter; Ashley Davis, CMA, CSCA, of the Minneapolis chapter; and Talia Khalifeh, CMA, of the Beirut chapter.

The IMA R. Lee Brummet Exemplary Educator award recognizes an IMA volunteer academic member who has distinguished themselves in the management accounting and finance profession. In this category, IMA recognized Dr. Madhavi Lokahnde, CMA, FCMA of the Bangalore chapter; and Dr. Sandra B. Richtermeyer, CMA, CPA, of the Boston chapter.

“Volunteerism is deeply embedded in IMA’s culture and is evidenced by the efforts of our Global Awards winners. We’re pleased to acknowledge these individuals for their outstanding commitment and service to IMA and our members,” said Gwen van Berne, CMA, IMA’s 2022-2023 Global Board Chair.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

IMA® 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. Twice named Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of about 140,000 members in 150 countries and 350 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