Local Business Leader Recognized for Past Success and Future Growth Plan

LONDON, ON, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Local business leader Sam Bayley has been awarded the 2012 CMA Community Ambassador Award.

The $5,000 award, a joint initiative of the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario and the London Economic Development Corporation, helps a local individual advance their career in business and contribute to the future success of the region.

Sam's award will assist him in his pursuit of the Certified Management Accountant designation.  He will also participate in several community events.

"In today's competitive marketplace, successful careers require ongoing training and skills development.  I am honoured to receive the CMA Community Ambassador Award and am proud to be pursuing my CMA designation in order to stay ahead of the curve", said Sam.

"I am delighted that Sam is creating new possibilities for his career through the CMA designation", said Deborah Clarke, Regional Director of Marketing for CMA Ontario.  "Sam is an excellent example of a creative and innovative executive who wants to drive organizational value and results through a CMA designation".

In his role of Vice President of Operations for Iceculture Inc., Sam helps lead an established and creative global exporter in the London region.  Together with the Iceculture leadership team, Sam has developed a sound succession plan for a company that is recognized worldwide as a key player in the hospitality ice industry.

"Sam has demonstrated leadership in our community through his mentorship role with the Huron Manufacturing Association", said Peter White, President and CEO of the London Economic Development Corporation.  "The new accounting, management and strategy skills he will learn through the CMA curriculum will serve to make him an event stronger leader and mentor for our region".

About CMA Ontario
The 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 some 25,000 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. In 2012, CMA Ontario was granted status by the Public Accountants Council of Ontario (PAC) as an Authorized Designated Body to license and govern Certified Management Accountants to practise public accounting.

Image with caption: "Deborah Clarke, Regional Director, Marketing, CMA Ontario; Sam Bayley, Vice President Operations, Ice Cultures Inc. (award recipient); Peter White, President and CEO, LEDC; Robert Collins, Director, Workforce Development, LEDC (CNW Group/Certified Management Accountants of Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120920_C8223_PHOTO_EN_18171.jpg

SOURCE: Certified Management Accountants of Ontario

For further information:

Corinne Radake
Senior Manager, Communications
CMA Ontario
T: 416-204-3141
C: 416-722-3900

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