President's Message

Dear Members of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society.

 I am honored to serve as your President for the 2019-2020 Year.  There are so many great leaders who I am following in their footsteps.  They have served IMA and SCMS with integrity and commitment to the mission of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society.   Thank you to Sue Bos.  She had an outstanding year as President 2018-2019.  Her dedication and commitment to diversity and inclusion served the best interests of our members.  The Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and Board of Governors are fundamental to our organization meeting our goals.  A special thank you goes to Narnesha and Ashley for obtaining the SCMS lapel pins for the Annual Conference.  Ashley stills has lapel pins available

 We had a great time in San Diego at the 100th IMA Annual Conference.  SCMS celebrated its 85th Anniversary!  The SCMS board of governors meeting exceeded our expectations with more than 79 attendees.  19 new SCMS members were inducted on Monday, and over 150 members participated in SCMS Dinner and Yacht Celebration as we elegantly cruised the San Diego Harbor.

 Our next Mid-Year Conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM from September 22-24, 2019.  We will be meeting at DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Albuquerque, 201 Marquette Avenue, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.  We have scheduled great tours (e.g. Best of Albuquerque City Tour, Sandia Peak, and Breaking Bad Tour).  Our Education Committee has put together a great line-up of speakers and topics including data analytics, fraud/Russian hacking, performance auditing, film industry new FASB, leases/Wayfair, and 2-hour ethics.  There is a link to the hotel and conference registration on the SCMS website.  If your schedule does not allow for you to attend, you can still purchase your very own SCMS Polo shirt 2019 version, in Neon Orange color this year.  They are available at the SCMS website link as well. 

 At the Student Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC, November 14-16, 2019, I will have the honor to present the SCMS scholarship to, Andrea Hoffman from Culver-Stockton College.  Andrea is an undergraduate student (senior) in accounting and finance and is anticipated to graduate in May 2020.  Most notable in terms of her background, she serves as the IMA student chapter’s secretary and treasurer as well as the Quincy parent chapter’s treasurer.  She aspires to obtain her CMA during her senior year, continue her involvement in the Quincy chapter and become involved in the Heartland Council.  If there is room in your budget, please consider donating to the SCMS Scholarship Fund.  Your donation will make a big difference in the lives of future accounting and finance professionals.  If you know of a student in need of financial assistance, please encourage them to apply for an SCMS scholarship, which is available at the SCMS website.

 My focus this year is on you the member.  We appreciate every one of you.  Your friendship and support of the IMA and SCMS organization and membership is exceptional.  We are tasked with insuring that we are ‘present’ for each other in good times and bad times.  IMA’s global core values of respect for the individual, passion for serving members, highest standards of integrity and trust, innovation and continuous improvement, and teaming to achieve will be the cornerstone of our efforts this year.  As a member, if there is ever anything we can change or help with, please let us know.

Sincerely yours,

Patricia Wynn, CMA, CSCA, CPA, CGMA, CFE

President SCMS 2019-2020