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 IMA Michigan Council Website!

2016-2017 Council President, Chuck Phillips, CMA

It is hard to believe we are in another IMA year.  I am honored to be Michigan Council President for a second time.  If you are not on the board of Michigan Council or your local chapter, please join in.  You will meet some wonderful people and it is a great learning experience.  I have enjoyed my time with both the Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Council.

We have a great year planned for our members.  First, our 15th Annual Michigan Council Fall Conference.  The conference is bigger and better each year.  This year’s conference will be on Monday, October 31.  As in the last 14 years, the conference will be at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University.  It is hard to believe this is our 15th conference.  It was just yesterday when Jim Horsch and the Lansing/Jackson chapter assisted the Michigan Council with it first conference.   Jim chaired the first 8 conferences.  I have been happy to be the chair for the last 7 conferences including this year.  I hope to see you all at this year’s conference.  Please watch this web site and/or your email to more information.

Also, the Global IMA 17th annual Student Leadership Conference will be in the Detroit Ren Cen on November 10th to 12th.  This unique IMA event is an annual gathering for accounting, finance, and information technology students and educators to network and learn about industry trends, the power of CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification, ethics, leadership, and professional career management.

Learn how you can make your career happen at IMA's Annual Student Leadership Conference. You'll hear from inspiring speakers, create new contacts, and connect with industry leaders in a dynamic, friendly environment.  Don't miss these three exciting days of learning, networking, and fun.  

Our Michigan Council won the Council of Excellence award for the 19 consecutive year and 20 times out of the past 23 years.   The Michigan Council is one of six regional councils in the United States selected from twenty four Councils to receive the reward.  

Again, I am looking forward to the rest of this IMA year.  I hope to see you at this year conference.   Or better yet, the next Michigan Council board meeting.  Please feel free to call me at 313-549-8729 or email me at  


Chuck Phillips, CMA

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