President's Message

Updated Message March 19, 2024 (See earlier message below this updated one)

Dear IMA Carolinas Council Area Members,

We are now approaching the final months of this IMA Council year.  I would be remiss if I did not start this update off with my gratitude for all the wonderful work this year's council board has done.  Your council board consists of the following members and leaders:

Ken Davidson - President Elect and Co-Chair Spring Conference

Byrd Heaton - Secretary

Teresa Madden Self - Treasurer

Kathy Santos Resendez - Webmaster

Jaimie Ziegenfuss Whitehead - Director Student Affairs

Peter Giammarinaro - Past President and Director

Jamie Long - Director

Lilibeth Hanlon - Director

I would like to share with you some notable achievements your Council has completed so far this year.

  • We applied and secured a MEF grant this year and we used this grant to help 20 students from three different universities attend the Student Leadership conference.
  • We renewed our NASBA registry and supported a chapter with a NASBA approved CPE offering.
  • We have actively been working on understanding the health of the chapters in our council region and where needed, help any chapters. 
  • Ziegenfuss Whitehead
  • We are in the final planning and execution stages for our annual Spring Accounting and Finance Conference in Myrtle Beach SC on April 25-26.  Remember this event will offer 16 hours of NASBA approved CPE including 2 hours of Ethics.  There is still time to register but please note our two hotel room blocks are now sold out so you must secure hotel accommodations on your own.  We suggest using one of the many good online search engines.  More information about the conference and how to register is on our events page on this site.
  • We have held regular Board and planning meetings to ensure we are serving all our members. 

We are proud to be an active IMA community in the Carolinas Council and we hope you are seeing and feeling a difference.  If you have suggestions on hope we can serve you better or you are interested in serving on the Council next year (July 2024 0June 2025), please reach out to me at or 980-556-2755.  

All the best, 

Tony Caspio, CMA

IMA Carolinas Council President and Co-Chair Spring Conference


(Message from July 2023)

I am excited to serve as Council President for the 2023-2024 year.  Thank you to Peter Giammarinaro for his leadership last council year. 

I am happy to report we have a very active Council Board of Directors.  The team has been planning hard since last July, with a focus on ensuring support to our students and chapters, in addition to offering another successful Spring Accounting Conference.  This council year's Spring Conference is set for Aprill 25 and 26, 2024, again at the wonderful Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, in Myrtle Beach SC.  We will offer at least 16 hours of NASBA CPE and a social evening on Thursday evening.   We are hearing more and more that our members are looking for opportunities to network and engage with others.  This is a great opportunity for both development and networking.  

The Council Board welcome your feedback and suggestions, especially on how we can best support you and the Chapters in the Council area.   I look forward to serving you this council year.  

All the best,

Anthony (Tony) Caspio, CMA

Carolinas Council President