President's Message


Hello Members and potential Members of the IMA Heartland Regional Council (HRC)!

It is my pleasure to serve as President of the IMA Heartland Regional Council through 2021.  During the last few years, I have had many opportunities to meet IMA members throughout our region through my various roles in the Kansas City Chapter and the Heartland Council.  We have many dedicated accounting professionals serving our local chapters and a great group of faculty members at schools throughout our region.

I encourage you attend the continuing education conferences our chapter and our regional council offer each year in Joplin, Tulsa, Springfield, and Kansas City in addition to supporting your local chapter at its events.  Our conferences and chapter meetings provide opportunities to hear outstanding business professionals share their expertise on a wide variety of topics and are excellent venues for networking.

Another rewarding aspect of my service to IMA is to see the career growth and development of many of the people I have enjoyed meeting as well as the growth of the businesses they represent.  As we celebrate IMA’s 100th anniversary in October 2019, I hope everyone will take advantage of the many resources IMA has to offer for both personal and professional growth.


- Bob Swisher