President's Message

Members and Friends of IMA's Mt. Rainier Chapter:

Our local chapter is still kicking, and after a quiet 2017-18 season, we are now ramping up the activity level again. As for events, the board of directors has decided to piggyback on the Tacoma chapter of AFWA's programming (Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance, open to everybody). Over the years it has become more difficult for both organizations to attract sizable crowds to the meetings, so it makes sense for us to join forces in putting on interesting and relevant events. The joint events will be posted on this website as they materialize. 

The Mt. Rainier chapter will also prioritize the development and support of local accounting students, both by sending students to IMA's annual Student Conference (this year in November) and by holding one or two events on college campuses, primarily PLU and UPS. 

To maintain chapter status we will also offer a 2-hour ethics program some time this winter. 

While the driving forces over the next year will be accounting colleague Kris Parsons (a PLU professor) and myself (a UPS professor), we retain a full board with four officers and at-large members. We hope to see you at one of our joint AFWA/IMA events over the next year!


Andreas Udbye, Ph.D., MBA
University of Puget Sound