This 2021-2022 term begins with COVID-19 still complicating personal and professional lives. Fortunately, we have grown to work around these challenges. This is especially true with the IMA. As your local chapter, we look forward to provide members with opportunities to build stronger relationships within the profession, as well as to mentor students, who are the future of the IMA and our profession.
We also have the distinct advantage of a global support group of members, eager to learn and assist one another, and a database of free resources and digital CPE courses so that we can continue educating ourselves in emerging skills like data visualization, block chain technology and strategic modeling.
I joined the Chapter and the board in 2018. As a professor at Texas A&M University - Central Texas, I continue my students to join and to attend the events we host. I t provides them the opportunity to learn from the CPE presentations and network with you, our professional members.
I am thankful for the supportive board that our chapter has established, and their help in guiding me as chapter president. Ultimately, my decision to serve stems from the inspiration of meeting members with such unique careers, lives and goals. While we still face limitations due to COVID, I look forward to meeting more of you, and helping to create a chapter of resources and community networks.
Dr. Rob Tennant
IMA Austin Area Chapter President, 2021-2022