President's Message


Welcome to the San Diego Chapter of IMA

It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our chapter competition year at the end of April.  As you may know, IMA maintains metrics on how well each chapter serves its members in terms of CPE and other events provided, member engagement, promotion of the CMA certification, and student outreach.
This past year has been difficult due to COVID restrictions on holding meetings and other events in person.  We have continued to hold our Controllers Council meetings online using IMA's webinar platform On-24, and have attracted IMA members from all over the world.  We have continued to communicate regularly via email newsletters highlighting upcoming events and news from around IMA.
Other initiatives like networking events and community service have been impractical.  Hopefully, this will change in the near future as we enter the post-pandemic era.  We will need volunteers to help us plan and carry out new programs and events. The nominating committee is proposing a committee structure where teams of volunteers focus on each of the key areas of chapter operations: member engagement, professional education, member communications, and student outreach. This approach has been used successfully in other chapters to "share the load" and accommodate volunteers' busy professional and personal lives.
Please see the "Call for Volunteers" in the Chapter Announcements and consider volunteering a few hours a month to help us provide value to our members.
Thank you

Richard Schaper
Chapter President