President's Message

Greetings Bluegrass Area IMA Family,

I don't know about you, but fall is probably my favorite of the seasons.  The leaves are changing, the weather is more crisp, and baseball is in its playoff push (Go Cards!!).  Fall is a season of change.  I also believe our profession is in a season of change as well.  Expectations of managerial accountants are changing and becoming more demanding.  Technology is disrupting our traditional roles and responsibilities.  We are being asked to assume leadership roles with broader scope than ever before.

The challenge and opportunity these changes provide make the resources which come with an IMA membership increasingly valuable.  From the connections and local educational offerings at our local Bluegrass Area Chapter meetings to the free webinars IMA Global offers nearly weekly and the many virtual CPE offerings available on the IMA website, your IMA membership provides you the tools to stay relevant and develop the new skills you need to meet the challenges of these changing times.  So, do check out all the offerings available both through IMA Global at and your local Bluegrass Area IMA Chapter (


JP Stearns 
Bluegrass Area IMA