About Chapter

The IMA Greater Seattle Chapter is dedicated to educating and assisting the professional development of management accounting, financial management and related business professionals in the greater Seattle area.

Greater Seattle Chapter History 

The chapter was formed by the merger of the IMA Bellevue/Eastside and IMA Seattle chapters as of July 1, 2010.

Greater Seattle Chapter Past Presidents

  • 2010-2011 Michael Bowers
  • 2011-2015 Joe Ripley
  • 2015-2017 Dave Gray

Bellevue Eastside Chapter History

The Bellevue/Eastside Chapter was formed by separating from the Seattle Chapter in October 1982. 

Bellevue/Eastside Charter Members

Adele Brady Bolson, Leroy R. Busnell, Patrick R. Charles, Barbara K. Coplen, Ann E. Custin, A.E. Daniel, John Fedor, Michael B. Grain, Jack L. Haines, Marilyn J. Hill, Jeffrey M. Hossman, Roger L. King, David E. Louisell, Arthur P. Mitchell, Bruce Murray, Marianne Schulz, Paul L. Shillam, and Daniel Winchester

Emeritus Life Members:

Includes members who have retired from business and have been affiliated with IMA for 20 years.   

C. Ferrin Lauve, Frank V. Sincock, and William R. Blakenship

Bellevue/Eastside Chapter Past Presidents

  • 1982-1983 John Fedor
  • 1983-1984 Arthur W. Day, Jr.
  • 1984-1985 Richard Fox
  • 1985-1986 Roger King
  • 1986-1987 Bruce Murray
  • 1987-1988 Dennis Schneider
  • 1988-1989 Fred W. Gallimore
  • 1989-1990 Milt D. Vine
  • 1990-1991 Walt Giesen
  • 1991-1992 Claudia Campbell
  • 1992-1993 Greg Beams
  • 1993-1994 Ruth Morgan
  • 1994-1995 C. Ferrin Lauve
  • 1995-1996 Julia Tai
  • 1996-1997 Douglas Speer
  • 1997-1998 Stephen Johnson
  • 1998-1999 Robbin Lawson
  • 1999-2000 Gerald Twitchell
  • 2000-2002 Jeff Miller
  • 2002-2003 Evelyn Eng
  • 2003-2004 R. David Clayton
  • 2004-2006 Navid Veiseh
  • 2006-2007 Robbin Lawson
  • 2007-2010 Zaneta Noreikaite

Stuart Cameron McLeod Society

Founded in 1934, this special organization was formed to recognize current and past National Officers and directors of the IMA. The Stuart Cameron McLeod Society provides an opportunity for its members to offer leadership and guidance in the development, growth and expansion of the Institute as well as promote and perpetuate friendships developed through service in the Institute.

The Bellevue chapter has three members of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society: Roger L. King, John Fedor, and Fred W. Gallimore


Seattle Chapter History

The Seattle Chapter of the IMA received its charter in December 1946. The Seattle Chapter was the 88th chapter of the IMA (then called the National Association of Cost Accountants, which later changed to the National Association of Accountants (NAA)). Members of the chapter held their monthly meetings primarily in downtown Seattle. During the 1960s and 1970s monthly meetings were rotated between Seattle and Tacoma. In 1977 the Mt. Rainier (Tacoma Area) Chapter was established by separating from the Seattle Chapter, and in 1982-83 the Bellevue-Eastside Chapter was established by members separating from the Seattle Chapter. 

Most Valuable Members
The “Most Valuable Member” selection process is designed to recognize those members who have distinguished themselves by providing outstanding service to the Seattle Chapter membership. The perpetual and personally inscribed “Most Valuable Member” trophy is awarded at the annual May meeting. 

  • 2005 Joseph Ripley
  • 2004 Becky Mackenstadt
  • 2002 & 2003 Oscar Lewis 
  • 2001 Pam Rothenmeir
  • 2000 Harold Crabill
  • 1999 Wayne Hays
  • 1998 Paula Thomas
  • 1996 Gladys Romero
  • 1994 Donna Svei
  • 1993 John Baxter
  • 1992 Diane Cloke
  • 1991 Wayne Hays
  • 1990 William Etches
  • 1989 J. Robert Greenlee
  • 1988 Glenn M. Light
  • 1987 Gladys Romero
  • 1985 & 1986 Loretta Catale
  • 1984 Barbara J. Vincent
  • 1983 Dwight J. Zulauf
  • 1982 Doris Lee
  • 1981 Gary L. Sundem
  • 1980 Frederick Winslow
  • 1979 Ruth O’Hearn
  • 1976 & 1977 & 1978 John Fedor
  • 1975 Russell H. Gunderson
  • 1974 Eldon L. Schafer
  • 1970 & 1972 & 1973 Donald H. Jensen
  • 1971 Margaret Nyblin
  • 1969 Richard W. Berkau
  • 1967 & 1968 Frederick J. Harper
  • 1966 Robert K. McCord
  • 1959 & 1960 & 1961 & 1963 & 1965 Howard W. Rogers
  • 1964 Jack A. Keller
  • 1962 Harold L. Wright
  • 1958 Gilbert E. Miller 

Seattle Chapter Past Presidents

  • 1947-1948 Fred W. Neale
  • 1948-1949 Michael O'Byrne
  • 1949-1950 Milton Grout
  • 1950-1951 Donald E. Hillard
  • 1951-1952 Harry Phipps
  • 1952-1953 J. Lindsay Cook
  • 1953-1954 Harold P. Smyth
  • 1954-1955 Robert L. Pelton
  • 1955-1956 Eugene M. Burke
  • 1956-1957 Dorian L. Kirk
  • 1957-1958 Carlos R. Zener
  • 1958-1959 G. E. Miller
  • 1959-1960 Robert J. Elsberry
  • 1960-1961 Leo J. Barnecut, Jr
  • 1961-1962 Clarence T. Knudsen
  • 1962-1963 Edward R. Fish, Jr
  • 1963-1964 Samuel A. Ridpath
  • 1964-1965 Jack A. Keller
  • 1965-1966 Clarence L. Schulze
  • 1966-1967 Maurice B. Shuman
  • 1967-1968 Edward M. Forhan
  • 1968-1969 Frederick J. Harper
  • 1969-1970 Robert F. West
  • 1970-1971 Richard W. Berkau
  • 1971-1972 Ronald D. Omey
  • 1972-1973 Marjorie L. Wright
  • 1973-1974 Donald H. Jensen, Sr
  • 1974-1975 William D. Brown
  • 1975-1976 Robert D. Boyd
  • 1976-1977 Russ H. Gunderson
  • 1977-1978 Fred R. Clingan
  • 1978-1979 Paul A. Wilson
  • 1979-1980 John Fedor
  • 1980-1981 John W. Warner
  • 1981-1982 Edwin G. Miller
  • 1982-1983 Edwin B. Bezy
  • 1983-1984 Gary L. Sundem
  • 1984-1985 Timothy J. Daly
  • 1985-1986 Edward B. DeBroeck
  • 1986-1987 Daniel C. Smith
  • 1987-1988 T. Mike Shay
  • 1988-1989 Don Ramey
  • 1989-1990 Cheryl A. DeBoise
  • 1990-1991 J. Robert Greenlee
  • 1991-1992 Wayne E. Hays
  • 1992-1993 Beth Reiman
  • 1993-1994 Don McCale
  • 1994-1995 Teri D. Poore
  • 1995-1996 Thomas Rose
  • 1996-1997 Paula A. Thomas
  • 1997-1998 Barbara Stratton
  • 1998-1999 Louise F. Day
  • 1999-2002 Scott Warnock
  • 2002-2003 Jeff Abrams
  • 2003-2004 Oscar Lewis
  • 2004-2005 Jeff Abrams
  • 2006-2008 Joe Ripley 
  • 2009-2010 Oscar Lewis

Emeritus Life Members: 

Includes members who have retired from business and have been affiliated with IMA for 20 years.  The following members have attained this status as of July 2005:

Dirck W. Armitage,  Leo J. Barnecut,  Nevin N. Bibler,  Robert V. Callson,  John H. Davis,  Philip J. Delong,  Keith W. Gerdin,  Edward A. Gowey,  R H. Gunderson,  Sol Halfon,  James S. Jenkins,  R.G. Kruse,  Richard M. Ludwig, Robert G. Moody Jr.,  Fred J. Mueller,  Ruth B. O'Hearn,  Ted Pearson,  Shelton C. Rogers,  Williams Schink,  Ralph A. Schoel,  Ernest R. Stiefel, and Marjorie L. Wright

IMA Twenty-Fiver Club

Long-time members add great depth and experience to our organization.  To acknowledge those with exceptional tenure, the Executive Committee adopted a suggestion from the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society and the Committee on Marketing and Membership to provide special recognition for those who have been members continuously for at least 25 years.  This recognition is national in concept, but presented locally.  A specially designed certificate names the individual as a member of the “IMA Twenty-Fiver Club.”
 
Seattle Chapter Members with 25 or more years of continuous membership as of July 2005:
 
Dirck W. Armitage,  Leo J. Barnecut,  David H. Beasley,  Nevin N. Bibler,  Lance P. Bousley,  Kenneth C. Boyce,  Robert V. Callson,  Fred R. Clingan,  Timothy J. Daly,  John H. Davis,  Philip J. Delong,  H. Allen Fernstrom,  Keith W. Gerdin,  Edward A. Gowey, J. Robert Greenlee,  R H. Gunderson,  Sol Halfon,  James S. Jenkins,  Michael K. Jones,  R.G. Kruse,  John C. Laible,  Glenn M. Light,  Richard M. Ludwig,  Donald L. McCale,  Jack L.Miller,  Robert G. Moody, Jr.,  Walter S. Nash,  Robert A. Nettelblad, Ruth B. O'Hearn,  Stuart R. Pearl,  Ted Pearson,  Ralph E. Porter,  Shelton C. Rogers,  William D. Sage,  William A. Schink,  Ralph A. Schoel,  T. Michael Shay,  Ernest R. Stiefel,  Gary L. Sundem,  Patsy R. Turnispeed,  Charles A. Webb, and Marjorie L. Wright