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 Michael Eastman, CMA, of Vanier, Ontario, 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.
    A distinguished, senior level career in the public sector has seen Mr.
Eastman play a role in the outcome of several national issues. He was
Deputy Secretary of the North American Free Trade Agreement Secretariat and
was later selected by 34 Vice-Ministers of International Trade to be the first
Executive Director of the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Currently Executive
Director of the Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation, Mr. Eastman leads all
aspects of this national non-profit organization, which conducts research and
capacity development in the area of public sector accountability, governance
and audit.
    Mr. Eastman's professional dedication has extended to The Society of
Management Accountants of Ontario, for which he has served on the
association's International Committee, and taught the CMA tax law course at
Algonquin College. In addition, Mr. Eastman serves on the Board of Directors
of four organizations, and has donated his time to many other humanitarian
causes.
    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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