President's Message


It is truly an exciting time to be a part of the IMA and, especially part of the Blue Grass Area Chapter. Last month saw an exceptional student night event in EKU’s beautiful Business and Technology Center. We hosted more than three dozen students at the event. We also received more than a half-dozen new applications for student memberships. This month, we look forward to one of the most exciting Blue Grass Area IMA events in years, we will be hosting the current Chair of the IMA’s Global Board of Directors, Ginger White, for a discussion on the present and future of management accounting on March 25th at 7:00PM. Ginger is this year’s guest speaker for the EKU Endowed Lecture Series on Accounting. Please come out for a great discussion.

We’re also excited to have seen growth in the chapter of late. We’ve welcomed several new members to our events at the Northside Library Branch in Lexington and also officially chartered a new Student IMA Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University. We’re also re-establishing connections with employers in the area and making new connections. Notably, while not quite final, it looks like our April meeting will be a joint event with the Association for Supply Chain Management. We look forward to continued momentum as we wrap up this meeting year and look forward to the 2019-2020 year.

It has been a great year, and we’re not done yet. As always, please do follow the chapter on Facebook and/or Twitter to keep up with all the latest news and events. Just search for IMA-Bluegrass IMA. Look forward to seeing everyone at Ginger White’s presentation in a couple weeks.

JP Stearns