Dallas' Institute of Management Accountants Recognizes Mary Ann Markowitz & Associates for Outstanding Performance

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Mary Ann Markowitz, president of Mary Ann Markowitz & Associates, a Dallas executive recruiting firm for accounting and finance professionals, received the Cecil M. Baugh Award from the Dallas chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants as the past president with the most outstanding service. The award was presented May 15, at the final meeting of the chapter year.

Mary Ann Markowitz, president of Mary Ann Markowitz & Associates, a Dallas executive recruiting firm for accounting and finance professionals, received the Cecil M. Baugh Award from the Dallas chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants as the past president with the most outstanding service. The award was presented May 15, at the final meeting of the chapter year.

"We present this award every year to a Past President of the Dallas Chapter of IMA who has significantly contributed his or her time and service," said Jimmie Smith, CPA, chapter president. "Mary Ann secured outstanding speakers and topics for our meetings, which played a key role in increasing average attendance by more tan 80 percent from the prior year. We were also able to offer our members 150-percent more continuing education hours. All this helped us attract many new members and prospective members."

During the 2007-2008 fiscal year, which just ended May 31, Markowitz served as immediate past president and Texas delegate to the national IMA conference. Throughout the year, she led volunteer efforts that more than doubled the number of continuing education hours offered to IMA members, most of whom are accountants and CPAs. She also helped increase membership recruitment and retention.

The Dallas chapter of IMA meets monthly except for June and July, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison, Texas. Members attend luncheon or dinner meetings that focus on topics such as Sarbanes-Oxley, financial ethics, career development and various technical finance topics. The chapter has more than 600 members and is one of approximately 200 IMA chapters worldwide.

With a worldwide network of more than 60,000 professionals, IMA is the world's leading organization dedicated to empowering accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance. IMA provides a dynamic forum for professionals to advance their careers through Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) certification, research, professional education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical and professional standards. Learn more about IMA in Dallas, visit http://www.dallasima.com, or visit http://www.imanet.org for insights into the global organization.

Mary Ann Markowitz & Associates (MAM) is a Dallas provider of accounting and finance recruitment services. Mary Ann serves as connector, adviser, supporter and facilitator for individuals within a company who seek financial talent of all types--permanent of temporary, full time or part time, senior executives to the most recent college graduate. Since the company's formation in January 2003, MAM has resisted the typical recruitment approach to match-making between companies and job candidates--a high-volume, transaction-focused, commission-driven flurry that pushes talent in and out of organizations. She formed MAM in 2003, after more than 13 years as a financial recruitment specialist for a recruitment agency in Plano, Texas. During that time, Mary Ann was recognized as a Top 10 recruiter among thousands at a publicly held, international recruitment firm. She is also past president of the Dallas IMA.

For more information about MAM, send e-mail to employers(at)mamrecruiting.com, call (972) 308-9966, or visit http://www.mamrecruiting.com. For media inquiries, contact Roy G. Miller at rmiller(at)rgmcomms.com, or call (903) 422-5117.

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