Kapitol Dome
July 2020
President's Message
We hope everything is going for the best in these unusual days and weeks. Health and family are most important!

Your participation in our IMA is valued. Our web site welcomes you with our newly elected board members. We miss our local events but thank each of you for attending our online sessions!

Please recommend us to others! IMA membership provides many no cost CPE opportunities and a path to continuous learning and improvement!

Please encourage students and professionals to consider the value of our Certified Management Accountant Program! Explore the pathway to CMA certification .

Best wishes as the seasons change and 2020 continues.

Kathleen Sobieralski, President
Ensure Your CMA Exam Success
The Nation's Capital IMA Chapter has partnered with Gleim to ensure your success on the CMA exam!

Nearly 40 years ago, Gleim set the standard for CMA exam review. Today, as an industry leader and IMA Strategic Partner, we continue to dedicate ourselves to preparing candidates to pass quickly and confidently. The 2020 Gleim CMA Review includes a ground-breaking adaptive platform that identifies where candidates need to focus (and where they don’t) and tells them when they are ready to sit for the exam.

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Place your order directly online by going to  gleim.com/IMACapital  or contact Alexandra Graham at  800.874.5346  ext 428 or  imachapters@gleim.com  to learn about the other significant discounts you are eligible for as an IMA Chapter member.
Members Meet Virtually
The IMA ®  (Institute of Management Accountants) Virtual Annual Meeting of Members included more than 1,400 members and 89 registered countries. Members heard more about the past, present, and future of IMA from our senior volunteer leaders. In case you missed it, you can access  materials from the meeting , including FAQs and a recorded version of the event.
Welcome New Members!
Li Xiu Xiu Chen
Asa Costelnock
Kunle Fagbohunka
Mrs. Sherice Franklin
Kexin Gu
Connor Lott
Mr. Jatin Mallakunta
Stephanie Mivsek
Eva Afua Aboagye-Nyame
Mrs. Sarah H. Pope, CMA, CPA
Ms. Lorena Ros
Kristin Schlottach
Tanika Washington
Youlan Xu
Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
For companies to succeed in the global marketplace, leaders must fully leverage the skills and attributes of a diverse team. In the quest to attract and retain the right skills, best minds, and the strongest talent, companies must create an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Our Past President, Derek Fuzzell, CMA, CSCA, CPA and Chief Financial Officer,
PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union recently joined Linda Devonish-Mills, IMA's Director of Diversity and Inclusion on IMA's podcast Count Me In . Derek and Linda discussed current events and what organizations can do to support their employees and cultivate an inclusive work environment.
Calling All Members!

You can volunteer to serve as an associate director on our Board of Directors and help plan the future events and activities of your Nation's Capital Chapter of IMA. Gain leadership and planning experience as well as camaraderie with your peers.

Be Prepared
Did you know there are over 2,000 satellites orbiting Earth? As a driving force in our economy, these satellites enable us to do many things, such as track inventory, monitor the climate and environment, navigate our location, and swiftly communicate around the world.

It is estimated that by 2025 as many as 1,100 satellites could be launched each year; compared to only 365 launched in 2018. See The number of satellites orbiting Earth could quintuple in the Next Decade .

Satellites can also play a key role in extending 5G technology. 5G technology promises to enable us to do data-intensive activities such as download movies or operate autonomous vehicles. Just think—in 1998, it took about 2 minutes to download just one movie. Well, with 5G technology, it is expected that we could download 3 movies in one second! Era of Five Gs — 1G,2G,3G,4G & 5G

As the speed of delivering volumes of data increases and the possible use cases abound, data analytics skills will be needed to help assess risks and opportunities and position the organization for the future. The IMA has several educational resources to address your technology and data analytics needs.
Resources to Serve Your Technology Needs

IMA is extending the free trial period for three of our popular online courses –  Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate , the  IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series ® , and  Blockchain 101 by IMA  – until August 31.

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