© 2017 IMA Pikes Peak Chapter

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Pikes Peak Chapter #191
P.O. Box 752
Colorado Springs, CO 80901


History of the IMA

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) was founded in Buffalo, NY, in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of cost accounting in management. Our name was later changed to the National Association of Accountants (NAA). In 1991, the organization name was again changed to the IMA, signifying our broader role as the association for accountants and financial professionals working inside organizations. Provided by IMA - http://www.imanet.org/about-ima/our-history

Our History

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants was chartered in June 1965 as the Colorado Springs / Pueblo Chapter. The area served by the original chapter was Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Canon City. The chapter had operated as a separate association from 1961 until 1965 when it became affiliated with the National Association of Accountants.

In February 1982, the Colorado Springs / Pueblo Chapter divided into two chapters, Pikes Peak Chapter and Colorado South Chapter. In 1999, the Pueblo and Canon City area once again came under the umbrella of the Pikes Peak Chapter.

In 1979, the chapter was the driving force in the formation of the Rocky Mountain Regional Council. This associated us with the other chapters from Wyoming to New Mexico.

The Pikes Peak Chapter is one of nearly 200 IMA chapters worldwide. The chapter has received eight banners in
annual competition. The goal of the chapter has always been to provide educational benefits to the members. In addition, emphasis is directed toward leadership development of officers and directors, employment services to members, networking opportunities and social activities. Members involved in local chapters have gained invaluable experience and developed lifelong friendships through their hard work, involvement and volunteerism.

Our Mission

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the IMA’s mission is to enhance the knowledge of the IMA and CMA to the local and regional communities in which we are involved, provide relevant and quality professional opportunities, and advocate the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.



Pikes Peak Chapter 2014-2015 IMA Competition Awards

Warner – Newsletter –Silver
Warner – Website – Bronze
Community Service – Runner Up








2013-2014 Bronze – Community Service Award

2012-2013 – 15th place in Annual Competition (Warner Division)

2012-2013 – Runner Up – Community Service Award








2011-2012 – Runner Up – Community Service Award

Each year Global IMA awards are given to each of the chapters finishing 1st through 15th places in the chapter competition for both the Stevenson and Warner Divisions. In addition, The S. Alden Pendleton Award (Community Service Competition) will be awarded to a chapter in recognition of the greatest achievement in Community Service Programs (Awarded each year since 1978). Up to ten certificates of merit will be awarded to runners-up at the discretion of the grading committee.

Other annual awards include: Manuscript competition, Membership Competition, Public Relations Competition, Newsletter Competition, Website Competition

Scholarship Winners

2014-2015 – Student Scholarship Recipients – Jackie Severn and Aaron Kacala

2013-2014 – Student Scholarship Recipient – Chen Zhao

2012-2013 – CMA Scholarship Recipient – Steve Mack

2012-2013 – Student Scholarship Recipient – Erin Sparrows

2011-2012 – Student Scholarship Recipients – Daniel Polacek and Matthew

2010-2011 – Student Scholarship Recipient – Kokila Vasu

2009-2010 – Student Scholarship Recipients – Jake Shaw and Richard Nichols

Each year, the Pikes Peak Chapter awards one $500 scholarship and a student membership to a qualifying accounting student and one $350 scholarship to a CMA candidate meeting certain requirements.


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