July 22, 2019

Charlie Wright of Denver Zoo Appointed to IMA Global Board of Directors

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, is pleased to announce that Charlie Wright, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Denver Zoo, has been appointed to serve as a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors for a two-year term through June 30, 2021.

Comprised of more than 50 volunteer members from IMA’s general membership, the IMA Global Board of Directors oversees the activities of IMA’s strategy, chapters, and volunteer committees. As part of his responsibilities as a Board member, Mr. Wright will also participate as a member of IMA’s Governance  Board Committee.

"With a 100-year history of management accounting innovation and insight, IMA continues to maintain a leadership role in advancing the profession under the guidance of our Global Board, while meeting the career development and certification needs of accounting and finance professionals,” said 2019-2020 IMA Chair Christian Cuzick, CMA. Charlie will support the development of IMA’s programs and strategic planning, while promoting the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program. I congratulate him for accepting this important volunteer leadership position and offering his time and expertise.”

As Treasurer and CFO of the Denver Zoo, Wright is responsible for all internal and external financial reporting and all treasury/investment, information technology and risk management activities. He was previously the Senior VP, Finance & Administration for two years at Mile High United Way. His prior background includes more than 14 years as a Partner with Ernst & Young. Wright also spent more than 10 years as a “C”-level executive with a prominent private sports and entertainment company.

Wright joined IMA in 1979 and become a CMA in 1981. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee for public company CGSI and has experience on several not-for-profit boards, including serving 10 years on the Mile High United Way Board of Trustees. Wright served six years on the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) Board as Chairman of the Finance & Audit Committee. He served on the Major League Soccer and on the Soccer United Marketing Boards of Governors for three years, including the Finance, Audit and Labor Committees for these organizations. Wright also served on the National Lacrosse League Board of Governors, where he served a four-year term as Chairman of the Finance Committee and a one-year term as Chairman of the Executive Committee. He is also currently the President of the Denver Pops Orchestra.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, named the 2017 and 2018 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 125,000 members in 150 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

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