Sandra Richtermeyer has become the fourth
female chair of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in
the organisation’s 90-year history.
Richtermeyer is chair of the Department of
Accountancy in the Williams College of Business at Xavier
University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She specialises in teaching managerial
accounting, corporate governance, non-profit accounting and
Her research areas include technology
enablement and enterprise systems, non-profit accounting and
professional issues for accountants.
She also works actively as a governance
consultant and with a variety of professional organisations.
Richtermeyer has been actively involved with
the IMA’s governance and operations for 15 years.
This has included chairing the IMA’s planning
and development committee, chairing the external and member
relations committee, chairing the IMA Foundation for Applied
Research and chairing the national committee on students.
She has also held multiple leadership
positions at chapter and council level.
IMA president and chief executive Jeff Thomson
said Richtermeyer has demonstrated a long-standing, unwavering
passion for the organisation and its members.
“[Richtermeyer] will be a driving force in
IMA’s continued growth and value-focus in the year ahead,” Thomson
Richtermeyer will chair the IMA board and
governance committee for the 2010-2011 financial year, which ends
on 30 June 2011.
The IMA is a US-based organisation with more
than 60,000 professionals and 25,000 students worldwide.