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DFW Student Extravaganza

September 25, 2015


 

Session I: Profession of Many Hats by Bud Kulesza, CMA (CFO, Retired, ITT Automotive, former IMA Global Chair)

 

Objective of the session:  Success within the profession requires us to “wear many hats”, often seemingly unrelated from our jobs, yet necessary for success. The presenter proceeds to place numerous hats on his head, providing anecdotes as to what the hats signify and why the knowledge, skills and abilities represented by the hats are key factors in our job performance.


Bud Kulesza is a highly accomplished business professional with outstanding multinational, multi industry experience. His financial expertise combined with business acumen and leadership skills have led to his success as a CFO of ITT Automotive, a multibillion dollar global company and a respected leader of the accounting profession as a former Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants. Bud brings a wealth of knowledge and an entertaining high energy style to all of his endeavors. From the boardroom to the podium from the shop floor to the classroom, his direct approach to addressing issues combining knowledge, experience and humor make an impact that is not soon forgotten.

Bud is currently the Dean Emeritus of the IMA Leadership Academy. He was named by Accounting Today as one of the top 100 most influential persons in Accounting. He has numerous publications in accounting journals including Strategic Finance, CFO.com, Management Accounting, Cost Management and the Journal of Accountancy and has been interviewed on Money Radio and CNBC’s Money Wheel. He is featured in the book “Leadership, Helping Others to Succeed”, interviews with America’s top leadership experts.

He actively supports many educational and not for profit projects and has served on the board of numerous academic and civic organizations. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and a lifetime board member of the Institute of Management Accountants. After serving in the US Army, Bud earned an associate degree in Accounting from the Middlesex County Community College and his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Rider University.




 

Session II: Networking Skills by Katherine Bock (Career Coach, Katherine Bock Consulting)



Objective of the session:  Participants will learn about the benefits of mentoring and what mentoring really is.

 

Katherine Bock is a "recovering attorney" and professional certified coach who expands career possibilities for professionals wanting to live lives of purpose and passion in alignment with their talents, strengths & values. Clients tell her that she helped them achieve extraordinary results with less effort by clarifying what it is that they really want and then co-creating a strategy to achieve what they most value.

She has helped over 1,000 individuals over the past eight years to identify and articulate their unique value proposition to propel their performance. In addition to coaching and consulting with individuals and groups, she teaches Career Management Coaching at UTD and has taught a highly regarded career management course in the Executive Education program at the University of Texas at Dallas. As part of her volunteer activities, she teaches a job search workshop at the Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps.

Katherine holds a graduate-level certificate of Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas and is certified in various assessment tools including the Birkman Method®, The Winslow Report® and Core Clarity® In-Powering Teams program and is a certified TOPs group facilitator and has attended the Sedona Method Coach Training Level I and is a newly certified Laughter Yoga leader. She holds the ICF Professional Certified Coach designation from the ICF.

She earned her law degree (with blood, sweat & tears) from the University of Houston and has an accounting degree as well. The majority of her career was spent in the financial services industry with the organization that is now JP Morgan/Chase and prior to that worked with Browning Ferris Industries, Delta Airlines and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

She is a proud 2001 graduate of Leadership Texas and belongs to various executive-level and professional groups and is active in her community, having served on a variety of non-profit boards.




 

IMA Faculty and Student Resources by John C. Macaulay, CMA (Former Chair, IMA)



Objective of the session:  Participants will learn about the IMA resources available to academics and students.

 

John Macaulay was the 2012-13 IMA Global Chair.

Macaulay has extensive senior-level management experience in finance, accounting, directorship, controllership, strategic planning, operations analysis, international acquisitions and joint ventures, and organizational and information systems development. He has demonstrated success in diverse environments for major industrial and consumer products manufacturers and nonprofits.

He earned his B.A. in biology and chemistry at St. Olaf College and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He also attended Navy Officer Candidate School, where he graduated in the top tenth of his class, and went on to be a guided missile officers on two destroyers, one of which he commissioned.

A member of IMA for over 40 years, Macaulay was a member of the first group of candidates taking and passing the CMA exam in 1972. He is an active past president of the Texas Council and the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter.




 

Session III - Student Track (includes lunch): Mock Interviews, Resume Reviews, Networking, and Employer/IMA/IMA Student Chapter Booths



Objective of the session:  Learn the latest about DFW’s current job market and companies from area employers and recruiters. Network with DFW Accounting and Finance Professionals and Recruiters, as well as students from other DFW universities. Power Your Future:

 

Plug-in to DFW Employers. Learn about DFW companies and job opportunities.

Test your voltage - mock interviewers and resume reviewers will help you get ready for your job search.

Energize - Network with students from other DFW universities.

Ground Your Network - Learn about IMA, the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter, and the Student Chapters at Tarleton State University, Texas Woman's University (TWU), University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), and University of North Texas (UNT).




 

Session III - Academic Track (includes lunch): Networking, IMA Faculty and Student Resources by John C. Macaulay, CMA (Former Chair, IMA), and CPE TBD



Objective of the session:  Participants will learn about the IMA resources available to academics, plus a presentation TBD, network with their colleagues from other DFW universities and earn one CPE credit.

 

John Macaulay was the 2012-13 IMA Global Chair.

Macaulay has extensive senior-level management experience in finance, accounting, directorship, controllership, strategic planning, operations analysis, international acquisitions and joint ventures, and organizational and information systems development. He has demonstrated success in diverse environments for major industrial and consumer products manufacturers and nonprofits.

He earned his B.A. in biology and chemistry at St. Olaf College and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He also attended Navy Officer Candidate School, where he graduated in the top tenth of his class, and went on to be a guided missile officers on two destroyers, one of which he commissioned.

A member of IMA for over 40 years, Macaulay was a member of the first group of candidates taking and passing the CMA exam in 1972. He is an active past president of the Texas Council and the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter.




 

Session IV: Mentoring the IMA Way by Ronald P. Fory, CMA, CPA, CFE, CFM (Lecturer, University of North Texas at Dallas)



Objective of the session:  Participants will learn now to use social media to build their professional network, find career opportunities, to promote their personal brand, and to Power Their Future.

 

Ron Fory is a lecturer in Accounting for the University of North Texas at Dallas, and is guest lecturer at other Executive MBA programs. He has been an international management consultant with a background in controllership in manufacturing, distribution, and not-for-profit industries over the past 25 years.

Ron is a frequent presenter at meetings and conferences on fraud prevention and leadership development. He has been a moderator and panelist on many CPE programs for local, regional and national audiences. Most recently, he presented at the IMA Annual Conference, speaking on Strategic Thinking, Fraud Detection and Prevention, and Leadership.

His article on “The Art of Leadership” was the cover article for the inaugural edition of the international finance and business journal, Capital.

Ron has a baccalaureate degree in Political Science from Park University in Kansas City MO and a graduate degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ron’s professional certification includes CMA, CFM, CFE and CPA.




 

Session V: Panel Discussion - Career and Professional Perspectives - Adrien Dubourg, CMA; and others TBD



Objective of the session: Participants will learn from career experiences of career professionals.

 

Adrien Dubourg  was formerly a senior Financial Analyst in a Pharmaceutical Company. He recently relocated from Canada where he worked as a Business Analyst supporting Sales and Marketing strategy. He has an extensive experience in various area (mainly Banking and Pharmaceutics) and worked in different countries (Australia, Spain, France, Canada, US).

Early 2012, he joined the Dallas Fort Worth Area IMA Board as a Director of Academic Relations to expand the awareness of the CMA certification.

Mr. Dubourg received his certification as a CMA in August 2012 and is a former CMAPrepCourse student. His passion and enthusiasm to share his international experiences and recent CMA study strategies helped multiple students to elaborate a successful plan to pass the exam on the first attempt.



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