Presidents Message

Welcome to the Columbia Chapter website!

Planning for the 2016-2017 year is underway! Our Board is already generating great ideas on how to create value for our members. Current projects include: enhancing our website, planning an exciting meeting agenda, and recruiting new professional and student members. We're also discussing ways to assist our student chapter at USC (see link at left). We are hoping you will see more of these students at our parent chapter events this year!

Our Global IMA organization is doing great work in supporting the Chapters and members through a variety of services, many of which are available twenty-four hours a day through the Internet. We are seeing membership grow on an international basis, and are looking forward to continued growth in our local Chapter here in the Midlands.

We hope our schedule of events this year proves to be full of relevant and interesting topics to our members. We plan to compile a brief survey for an easy way for you to provide feedback on things like locations, topics and times to meet. We encourage you to get involved and offer up your thoughts and suggestions at anytime! Our Chapter's success is a direct result of the level of participation we have from our membership.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this role and please contact me anytime with questions or ideas.

Hazel Brazell