The Slide Show, above, includes photos from our 14th Annual Fall Conference on October 19, 2015. For more 2015 Fall Conference Photos click on link.

President's Message

Greetings and Welcome to the new 2015-2016 Council Year!

So much is going on in the life of our Council: Members are serving on Global Board and Committees and the SCMS Board; the 14th Annual Fall Conference planning is in the final stretch; three of our chapters (Ann Arbor, Detroit and Michiana) won awards this past competition year; and our Council has earned its 18th consecutive Council Award of Excellence. I would also like to congratulate Susan Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE on her receiving the Exemplary Leadership Award.  Sue is a well-known member of our Council and is a past president of the IMA Ann Arbor Chapter and Michigan Regional Council, as well as a former IMA Global Board of Directors member.

As your Michigan Council Board President 2015-2016 I am honored and humbled to serve you. I am amazed at the strength and camaraderie of our Council. All of us on the IMA Michigan Council Board are intensely dedicated to assisting individual Members and Chapters achieve their goals. Whether you are an existing member or a new member, I encourage you to take an active role in the IMA and to enhance your experience by becoming more involved in the following ways:

The Council has three Board meetings per year and you are invited to attend any or all of them. If you have any questions about the meetings or Council activities, please contact me at I would be happy to talk to you. Here’s to the start of a great year for our Council.


Brenda Engel, MBA

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