Certified Management Accountants of Ontario announces new Chair



    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Certified Management Accountants of Ontario and
its 24,000 members are proud to announce that Cathy Bailey, FCMA, has been
appointed Chair of the Board of Governors for 2008-2009.
    Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing,
professional organization that awards the Certified Management Accountant
(CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. CMAs are strategic and
financial management professionals who combine accounting expertise with
professional management skills to provide leadership, innovation, and an
integrating perspective to organizational decision-making.
    Cathy Bailey has a strong financial background in the health sector. She
is the Senior Manager of Finance and Administration of the North East
Community Care Access Centre in Sudbury. Cathy is responsible for overseeing
the integration of the finance, purchasing and data processing functions in a
six branch, 25-satellite office operation that services clients residing in
42% of Ontario's geography. As well as overseeing monthly Board and management
reporting, Ministry of Health quarterly reporting, annual budget and audit
functions, she also participates in the development of the strategic
priorities and subsequent operating plans for the organization.
    Cathy holds a Certified Financial Planner designation and a Chartered
Director designation. She is a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants
of Canada (FCMA).
    An active community volunteer, Cathy sits on the Board of YMCA Sudbury
and the Business Affairs Committee of Science North. She received the
Government of Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2003 and was awarded "30 in
their 30s" recognition in her local newspaper's 30th anniversary edition in
2003. Cathy was also nominated "Outstanding Business and Professional Woman of
the Year" by the Sudbury Business and Professional Women's Club in 2000.
    Cathy and her husband, Brian, have two children: Matthew, 13, and
Callista, five.

    About CMA Ontario:

    Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing
professional organization that awards the Certified Management Accountant
(CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With 24,000 members, CMA
Ontario is an integral part of a profession that is 50,000 members strong
across Canada and around the world. CMA Ontario maintains rigorous standards
of accreditation and professionalism in management accounting to protect the
public interest.





For further information:

For further information: Sharon Armstrong, Vice President, Business
Development, CMA Ontario, Direct: (416) 204-3118, Cell: (416) 567-8773,
sarmstrong@cma-ontario.org; Angie Brennand, Director, Public Affairs &
Communications, CMA Ontario, Direct: (416) 204-3141, Cell: (416) 722-3900,
abrennand@cma-ontario.org

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