Celebrate Change.

Author:White, Ginger R.
Position:PERSPECTIVES - Column

HERACLITUS SAID IT BEST: "Change is the only constant in life." The last few months have been packed full of change, not only for IMA[R] but for me personally as well.

At IMA, our global membership has grown to more than 130,000, we have an incoming Global Board of Directors that I reflects our changing membership demographics and includes more corporate representation, and we're providing an increasing number of CPE offerings for our members worldwide. Those are only part of the list.

Change at IMA often means expanding our most popular programs to reach even more of our global membership base. When I wrote this column, I was preparing for my April trip to meet our members in UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and India and to participate in Women's Accounting Leadership Series events as well as technical sessions on Six Sigma, ethics, and servant leadership. I couldn't be happier to have my longtime role model and friend Sandra Richtermeyer, IMA Chair in 2010-2011, join me in Jordan to share her perspective on servant leadership. Sandy is known around the world for her passion on this topic and for serving the accounting profession. I feel lucky to call her my friend.

I'm also in the middle of significant personal changes. My husband, Scott, and I are relocating to Sarasota, Fla., where I have accepted the position of chief operating officer of the American Accounting Association (AAA). I'm so excited about this new opportunity and the AAA team I'm joining effective May 1, 2019. Serving the accounting profession has been a longtime passion of mine, and I'm happy to extend...

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