President's Message

Welcome to the Columbia Chapter of IMA!

2020 Has proven to be a challenging year for everyone. All of us at IMA hope for the health and safety
of those affected by the events of this tumultuous year.

As much as we would love to gather for CPE programs, IMA’s stance is still one of social responsibility.
From IMA Headquarters’ message on Coronavirus:

“Our number-one priority at all times remains social responsibility for the safety of our global stakeholders,
including staff, volunteers, CMAs, candidates and partners. As such, due to many unknowns about the virus,
including how it is contracted and spread – all IMA in-person events, conferences, and meetings are cancelled
or postponed until further notice. This includes any group event and all chapter and council events. Virtual
events are encouraged as an alternative. Our Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) scheduled for June has been
cancelled as well.

We at IMA are making the most of remote learning, and we’ve expanded our offering of courses to members,
including the IMA Data Analytics and Visualization Fundamentals CertificateTM, the IMA Strategy and
Competitive Analysis Learning Series®, and Blockchain 101 by IMA, and our live and on-demand webinars.”

The online opportunities offered by IMA are amazing and will allow us all to keep up with our continuing education.
Our chapter will have several virtual events throughout its 2020 – 2021 season. It my sincere hope that we will
be able to stay connected through these events and come back together in person when the dust settles as a
stronger chapter.

Please check back from time to time to get the most recent news and information about chapter programs. We
very much appreciate your interest and participation in IMA!

Nancy L. Probst