President's Message

Our Chapter Board continues to work well together. We offer educational programs relevant to today’s accounting issues we face in our positions in our organizations and soft skill development that is so important for effective communications. I hope you will consider participating in at least one chapter meeting this program year. You won’t be disappointed in the topic or speaker!

Our Chapter Board will meet over the summer to plan the meeting topics and speakers. If you have any ideas of topics you would like to hear or a speaker you have in mind, please contact me at and I will do my best to make it happen. You can also attend our planning meetings. I want to make sure the Michiana Chapter is offering you value-added programming.

Thanks to all of you who worked so hard and efficiently to enable our Chapter to finish in 8th place this last competition year! Our Past President Christine Murphy will be attending the Annual Conference in Denver this month to receive the award at the awards luncheon.

While earning an award is not our focus, the points we earn equate to offering activities and information that is relevant and important to our members and area students. I will continue this focus on our members and students. Please join me in doing the best that we can for our members.

Brenda Engel

IMA Michiana Chapter President