Magazine article CMA - the Management Accounting Magazine

Before the Guard Changes

Magazine article CMA - the Management Accounting Magazine

Before the Guard Changes

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Soon, The Society of Management Accountants of Canada will have a new senir staff person with a new title: president and chief executive officer.

Revisions to our by-laws approved April 24, 1992 and effective July 14,1992, pave the way for this change and provide the society's senior staff officer with the clear authority and responsibility to do the job. This new structure places at the Society's helm a senior staff person empowered to make the necessary day-to-day decisions and run the operation as though it weree a business. The senior volunteer will become Chairperson, and the Board will be freed-up to concentrate on matters of policy.

The selecytion commitee hs developed a job description and a set of characteristics or attributes we would like to see the job of the search firm ans the committee, headed by past president Bill S[eeves, toi find a match.

With his wealth of experience and an established track record over the past ten years, Bill langdon was asked to apply for the new position. He declined, believing that a decade as the Society's senior staff person was enough, and that he is better able to contribute to other areas of the Society.

We accepted Bill's decision and then asked him if he would accept the position of Vice-president of Technical Affaiars, one the president and CEO was chosen and in place. I'm pleased to announce that Bill agreed, and somtime this summer he will assume these responsibilities.

Until such time the staff president and CEO is appointed, Biull continues with complete authority as Excutive vice-president and is fully supporting and asisting the search for the new senior staff officer.

However, before a name and a face is attached to our new senior staff person, I thought it appropiate to review the Langdon legacy.

William E Langdon, MBA, CMA, FCMA has done an exemplary job as our senior staff member for the past ten years. During this period our certified membership has literally doubled, aand how stands at 23,000. Bill was instrumental in changing the accreditation process and the Society's focus to that of a professional body. He has also contibuted greatly to increasing the recognition of the management accounting profession around the world and to the acknowledgement of Canadian CMAs as the profession's global leaders. …

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