President's Message

Dear Pittsburgh Chapter IMA Members:

On May 5th and 6th, I attended the Ohio Regional Council's annual Leadership Training Workshop(LTW) in Columbus in-person.   All ORC Council and Chapter officers are encouraged to attend this event, with Officers from the Akron, Cincinnati, North, Cleveland, Cleveland East, Columbus, Dayton, and Pittsburgh Chapters attending this year.  The Toledo Chapter was not represented and sadly, the Lima Chapter has folded. We participated in training, held the Chapter meeting, and had fun socializing. It was a fantastic couple of days and I am so happy to have met our fellow chapter officers for the first time.  

The 23-24 Chapter Slate of Officers has been approved. We are fortunate to have increased the number of outstanding and capable  volunteers with both new and returning members. The Officer information can be found under the Chapter website "About" menu.  There is always room for a volunteer--please contact any of us if you have an interest or email

Our educational and social events are being planned for the coming year. The annual Open Board Meeting in June kicks off the process.  Please join us by responding to the event RSVP found on this page.  Ideas are welcome, even if you are unable to attend:  please email

Some news on the IMA front:

Eligibility to sit for the CSCA certification has been expanded from CMA certification only to more than 50 other qualifying certifications, including CPA and CIA .  To learn more on the expansion click this link CSCA eligibility.

IMA has introduced two new certificate programs on timely topics: IMA Sustainability Business Practices Certificate and IMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practices CertificateBoth programs offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, a professional certificate, and a digital badge.  

Mike DePrisco joined IMA on April 3, 2023 as its next President and CEO.  

Don’t forget to register for the IMA Conference in Minneapolis!   

I look forward to meeting you at one of our events soon.


Cathy Schaefer