President's Message

Hello, and welcome to the Des Moines Chapter of the IMA.!Your Board of Directors will work hard to ensure that this year will be an outstanding year. We will

present to the chapter a series of technical meetings and tours that are informative, useful, and fun. Our meetings are conveniently located, too.. 

Membership in our IMA chapter will likely be your entrance into, literally, the world of opportunities offered by the IMA. The chapter meetings are open to accounting, finance, information technology, and management professionals. Discover the value of being part of IMA's strong global network of professionals, where you can take advantage of a variety of activities that allow you to identify best practices, network, and to pursue a certification (the CMA) that is oftentimes cited as being more relevant internationally ("the gold standard") than the collegiately-supported (at least in the U.S.) CPA.  

If you are an IMA member, we encourage you to become active in our chapter, which starts by attending meetings. The more people that attend, the diversity of thought naturally increases.  From there, please volunteer, where, if you're interested, a leadership role likely awaits.  

If you are not already a member, a world of opportunity is just a click away - click here to join, and please feel free to attend a chapter meeting anytime - we'd love to have you join us for an evening that always seems to impart a nugget or two of new wisdom. IMA is an outstanding source to gain knowledge, make new contacts, and enjoy an hour or two each month discussing interesting topics with like-minded professionals. The IMA also offers our members a series of free CPE-accredited webinars on both traditional and cutting-edge topics which you can participate in from anywhere with internet access.

If you need help connecting with our chapter, please let me know.  My contact information is below.

See you soon,

Gregory J. Ward, CMA, CPA, CIA
President, Des Moines Chapter, IMA
gjward@mchsi.com
(515) 371-4108