President's Message

President’s Message - August 2022

Dear Members of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society,

I look forward to serving as President of SCMS this year and to following those who provided great leadership in the role.  I appreciate your support and thank you for putting your trust in me.  Thank you to Tara Barker, IMA’s staff liaison, the Executive Committee, the Board of Governors, and all SCMS members. 

Congratulations to our scholarship winner for 2022-2023, Alex Viljaste, who will be awarded the scholarship at IMA’s Student Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on October 21st.  Please consider donating to the SCMS scholarship fund if you have the means to do so.  Your donation makes a difference to the lives of future accounting and finance professionals.

Last year we changed the membership eligibility criteria.  Any IMA member in good standing with documented volunteer service within IMA for no less than one year is eligible to join SCMS.  They should have an interest in advancing the profession of accounting, finance, or information management and must agree to pay SCMS dues, abide by the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice and accept personal responsibility for continuing their professional education.  Please reach out to your IMA community to make them aware of the new criteria and encourage them to join the society.   

I welcome any feedback that you have regarding the communications, activities, education, and events of the society.  We are here to serve our members in the best way possible.  Thank you.


Tanya D. Shell, CMA, CSCA, CPA

SCMS President, 2022-2023

Tanya Shell