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MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS TO RALLY HERE, DISCUSS THEIR ROLES IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY

 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS TO RALLY HERE,
 DISCUSS THEIR ROLES IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
 ATLANTA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 73-year history, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) will hold its annual conference in Atlanta at the Marriott Marquis June 21-24.
 With 94,000 members, the IMA is the world's largest organization of management accountants and financial managers.
 "Atlanta 1992 is an opportunity for IMA members to participate in a program of 'Bold Steps Toward the Future' and to formulate strategies to meet the demands of the global economic environment and compete to do business," said IMA's national president Donald W. Baker, CMA. Baker is also vice president and controller of Southwire Company, Carrollton, Ga.
 At IMA's 73rd Annual Conference, nationally distinguished leaders will address the country's most pressing issues: the global economy, worldwide enterpreneurial opportunities for U.S. businesses, world trade, restructuring industry and business for survival in the next decade, bold steps for economic recovery, corporate tax outlook, family financial planning, motivating people, regulatory updates from the Securities & Exchange Commission and Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the political race for the nation's next president.
 Keynote speakers at the four-day conference will include GOP Whip Newt Gingrich; Max Cleland, Secretary of State, state of Georgia; Jeannette A. Garretty, vice president and senior economist, Bank of America; Fran Tarkenton, management consultant, author and business leader; Dr. Richard W. Rahn, president, Novecon Corporation; Arthur R. Taylor, chairman, Graduate School of Business, Fordham University, and newly appointed president of Muhlenberg College; and Edward Fleischman, commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission.
 Other speakers will include Victor Brown, board member, Financial Accounting Standards Board; W.E. Langdon, CMA, executive vice president, Society of Management Accountants of Canada; Kenneth Johnson, vice president and controller, Motorola; Robert Woolheater, senior vice president and secretary, Craig Corporation; William Ihlanfeldt, assistant controller, Shell Oil Company; Ken Leach, consultant; Alfred King, CMA, vice presdient, Valuation Research Corporation; Shirley A. White, Ed.D., president, Success Images; Hendri D. Weisinger, Ph.D., consultant; Gillian M. Spooner, partner, KPMG Peat Marwick; Jonathan D. Pond, CMA, president, Financial Planning Information, Inc.; John Macaulay, CMA, director of operations analysis and planning, Dresser Industries; Carl Smith, assistant professor of accounting, University of Hartford; Jonathan B. Schiff, Ph.D., CMA, consulting director, IMA, and professor of accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University; and Teresa E. Iannaconi, deputy chief accountant, Securities & Exchange Commission.
 Founded in 1919, IMA has over 300 chapters in the United States and around the world. IMA chapters in Georgia include Atlanta, Augusta, Chattahoochee Valley (Columbus), Lake West Point Area, Middle Georgia (Macon), North Georgia (Dalton) and Savannah.
 Conference attendees can obtain up to 21 Continuing Professional Education Credits. For registration forms or information, call 800-638-4427, ext. 3.
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 /CONTACT: Daniel M. Hrisak of the Institute of Management Accountants, 201-573-6154 or 404-992-2187/ CO: Institute of Management Accountants ST: Georgia IN: SU:


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