UNT Dallas' Patricia Wynn, Lecturer of Business Finance, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Institute of Management Accountants Global Board of Directors for a one-year term.
The IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations in the world focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Wynn's tenure runs through June 30, 2020. She was selected for this prestigious position by a nominating committee using a very thorough vetting process.
"I am thankful to be joining the IMA Global Board," Wynn said. "As a volunteer, my dedication and contributions are vital to the organization. For 100 years, IMA has been a champion of and resource for the financial management and accounting profession. It is an honor to serve in this new leadership position."
The IMA Global Board of Directors is comprised of more than 50 volunteers from IMA's general membership, and is tasked with overseeing the activities of IMA's strategy, chapters and volunteer committees. Wynn's duties also include participating in as a member of IMA's Member Relations Board Committee.
"IMA is a highly esteemed organization and we are very proud that Ms. Wynn has received this honor," said Dr. Karen Shumway, dean UNT Dallas' School of Business.
Wynn teaches accounting and finance courses at UNT Dallas and serves on various advisory committees. She is also the current president of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society.
"With a 100-year history of management accounting innovation and insight, IMA continues to maintain a leadership role in advancing the profession under the guidance of our Global Board, while meeting the career development and certification needs of accounting and finance professionals,” said 2019-2020 IMA Chair Christian Cuzick. "Wynn will support the development of IMA’s programs and strategic planning, while promoting the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program. I congratulate her for accepting this important volunteer leadership position and offering her time and expertise.”
Earlier this month, the School of Business celebrated two more prestigious honors. Accounting professor Dr. Cathy Scott won the Ernst & Young Foundation-sponsored 2019 Innovation in Accounting Education Award for her website "Teaching and Learning Toolbox" (TeachingAndLearningToolbox.com), and the UNT Dallas SHRM Student Chapter made it five consecutive years of being recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management. The chapter hit a grand slam this year by earning the organization's highest honor, the Outstanding Chapter Award. This top honor goes to the chapter that provides superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.