Local business leader named Fellow of The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario (FCMA)



    FCMAs: leading successful enterprises, enriching Ontario communities

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - CMA Ontario, and its 20,000 members, is proud to
announce that Laurie S. Hicks, of Toronto, has been appointed as one of twenty
new Fellows of The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario (FCMA).
    The FCMA designation is a prestigious honour awarded to Certified
Management Accountants (CMA) who, through their outstanding achievements,
bring distinction to the management accounting profession and serve as a role
model for others.
    Ms. Hicks is VP of Client Services for the Smart Systems for Health
Agency (SSHA), an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,
which electronically connects Ontario health care professionals to patient
information, directly contributing to more informed treatment decisions.
    A member of The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario's Complaints
Committee, Ms. Hicks also participated in Round table discussions about The
Society of Management Accountants of Ontario's role in the health care sector.
    Ms. Hicks has also offered her professionalism to a number of community
organizations. She is currently a Member of the Board of Directors for the
University Health Network, for which she served as Chair from 1999 to 2002.
Ms. Hicks has also assisted the United Way of Greater Toronto, the National
Ballet and Junior Achievement.
    The FCMA designation demonstrates excellence in management accounting,
commitment to CMA Ontario, and a civic mindedness that brings community
respect to the member and the management accounting profession. FCMAs are
nominated by their peers, who have recognized their exemplary qualities and
contributions.

    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 16,000 certified
members and 4,000 student members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a
profession that is 47,000 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, Marketing and
Communications, CMA Ontario, Direct: (416) 204-3118, Cell: (416) 567-8773,
sarmstrong@cma-ontario.org; Rick Hall, Principal, RICK HALL PR, Direct: (416)
967-0751, Cell: (647) 219-0691, rickhall@rickhallpr.com

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