President's Message

I am very excited to be your IMA Chapter President – again.  I was President in 2008-2009 but it is a very different world now.  We meet virtually instead of in-person, I have to learn Power Point to make the new announcement “deck” as Cathy calls it, and I have to show up ½ hour early to get the meeting set up on Zoom.  It’s a very good thing I have all of you to help me do the things as it really does “Take A Village”.  But, being President of AZVOTS is the best because we are the best Chapter ever!!!

The Education Committee has already met for the annual planning session, and I think we have a really great year ahead planned.  We have some very interesting topics picked out – very relevant for the era we are in – and have leads on really good speakers to fill those slots.  The Education Committee is hard at work getting this next year all settled in.

On a Global level I am serving on the Board of Governors of SCMS – the Stewart Cameron McCloud Society.  I like this because it keeps me updated on IMA as a Global organization.  Plus we have Deb Michalowski on our Global Board, and she really knows what is happening.

I’m looking forward to the IMA Global Conference in Minneapolis in a couple of weeks.  This is just another way to keep up with what is happening in our industry and our organization.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions       

Thanks so much for having confidence in me! 

Camille Cook

Chapter President 2023-2024
Camille Cook


“IMA’s mission is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.”

The IMA AZ Valley of the Sun Chapter is a chapter of the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals working in business called the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).    We, like our global organization, are committed to helping you – and our more than 500 members (125,000+ members globally) – to expand your professional skills, better manage your organization, and enhance your career.

Founded in 1964 and 1969 respectively, the Phoenix and Scottsdale chapters merged in 2002 into the current AZ Valley of the Sun chapter.  Our global organization, with more than 90 years serving the financial management and accounting profession, was founded in Buffalo, NY in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA).  The name was later changed to the National Association of Accountants (NAA) and in 1991, the organization name was again changed to the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), signifying the broader role as the association for accountants and financial professionals working inside organizations.   Today, our global association is known by the shorthand – IMA.   Like our global organization, our chapter vision is to be the leading resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professions in business.

IMA’s mission is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.  They do this by:

  • Offering a rigorous, highly respected credential – the CMA – that recognizes and rewards expertise
  • Building a peer network of professional relationships to share industry experience, access career opportunities, and make business contacts to last a lifetime.
  • Providing extensive education programs to advance professional knowledge, increase leadership potential, and satisfy CPE requirements
  • Giving a voice to the profession with insightful and timely journals and newsletters
  • Promoting leading-edge research and industry best practices
  • Advocating for the profession in a challenging regulatory environment.

IMA currently represents more than 125,000+ accountants and financial professional in business.  The participation of each of our members makes the success of our mission possible.     

 Please join us as we continue to develop today’s accounting and financial professionals that make a difference in Greater Phoenix and beyond!