President's Message

August 2021

Welcome IMA Members, Students, and Guests,

Ben Stein once said, “You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.” Its going to take some effort for our Council to increase engagement among our members and create greater value.  It is a worthwhile effort, so let's do it together! 

Despite the restrictions we encountered with the 2020 pandemic, our council accomplished a lot in fiscal year 2020-2021.  We conducted a financial audit of our financial records.  We were honored to help 119 students and three faculty members to attend the IMA Student Leadership Conference virtually.  We also sponsored a new student chapter at Coppin State. Working with IMA Global staff we held a chapter and council leader training webinar.  And, we have several new faces on the Council Board.  However, we have more we can and should do to deliver value in the area. 

Please consider joining us for an upcoming council board meeting.  We need you and your talents to leverage the momentum we have begun to accomplish even more in fiscal year 2021-2022.  Share your talents and unique perspective by serving on a committee.  We still have some openings for volunteers to serve on the council board for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.  Allow us to add value to you.  Help us multiply value to our member chapters, individual members, and potential members in this region.


Amy Blechinger

2021-2022 President

Potomac and Chesapeake Council