President's Message

Welcome to the Fox River Valley (FRV) Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Website!  

 Within this site, you will find key and relevant information regarding IMA, planned events and success stories within FRV Chapter, and other essential information which enables networking and continuing education of the financial professional.

 Fox River Valley Chapter is one of several Chicagoland IMA chapters, and principally serves Western Suburbs, SW Suburbs, and parts of Northern Illinois.  The Fox River Valley chapter was originally chartered on November 21, 1949, and has a proud history of providing continuing education as well as networking opportunities to its members.    Within the IMA structure, we are aligned with the Mid-America Council (Wisconsin, Illinois, and part of Indiana), and participate in our regional council events and affairs.  

 Technical meetings are usually held monthly throughout September – May of each year, which is considered a chapter year.  Look for the planned events contained within this website for our next set of meetings.  Members earn CPE credit for qualified events.  We look forward to having you!

 IMA has a proud history of facilitating chapters throughout the globe, as well as student activities.  IMA also facilitates for interested professionals the opportunity of earning the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA (Certified Strategy and Competitive Analysis) credentials and certification.  Consult our national website (via link) for further information.   Our chapter recognizes FRV CMA’s annually via a “CMA Recognition” event, which is tentatively planned for November 2017.   

 FRV IMA has previously sponsored Student attendees to IMA Student Conference, which is held annually.   Typically, we have a “Student Night” technical meeting, and this year’s meeting is planned for January 2018.  

 I have been a member of IMA for over 30 years, and I can personally attest to many acquired benefits from IMA that has enhanced my career and life experiences.  Explore both our website, and the national IMA website, for further insights into those opportunities.

 On behalf of the Fox River Valley IMA board, welcome!  Feel free to reach out to me or any member of the Fox River Valley IMA board for further information.  

Sincerely,

Brian Wetters, CMA, CPA

Chapter President 2017 - 2018