President's Message

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Welcome to the Reno Area IMA Chapter!

I am honored to be serving a final year as Chapter President and thrilled to announce that the Chapter took 10th place in the Warner Division of the 2016-17 IMA chapter competition.  This is our fourth consecutive year for being in the top 10 of all of IMA’s small chapters. These awards are the results of the dedicated volunteer board and active membership of our Chapter and all are to be congratulated on your contribution to the success of the Chapter! 

Building on prior years’ successes, we continue to focus on our mission of providing opportunities for professional networking by arranging dinner meetings, dedicated ethics workshops, student & young professional events and continued support of the annual REST conference.

The first CPE earning event of the year is a dinner meeting at the Twisted Fork restaurant in south Reno.  The topic is Do you have your SOX on? The presenter is Ron Ellis with the Eldorado Resorts. Click on the Events and Education tab to see the entire list of Chapter meetings and events.  

Registration can be completed by clicking on an event.

The success of the Chapter is dependent on the dedicated individuals who volunteer scores of hours serving on the Chapter Board.  I want to thank all of the board members for giving so generously of their time to lead the chapter to continued success year after year.  If you are looking for a way to become more involved in the profession or a way to give back, I encourage you to join the Board of Directors.  Knowing how precious time is for everyone, there is a very high ROI on the investment of your time in giving back to the profession which you've chosen.  If you're interested in a board position or volunteering in any other way with Chapter, please contact me at

I am looking forward to seeing you at some of the events scheduled for the coming year!

Best regards,

Betty Cossitt, CMA, CPA

2017-18 President, Reno Area Chapter

Institute of Management Accountants