The Institute of Management Accounts (IMA) announced Luke Lammer, assistant professor of accounting at Loras College, was one of five to receive the prestigious Young Professional of the Year Award. Winners are chosen for their creative approaches to problem solving, their leadership and contributions to the management accounting profession.
Professor Lammer graduated from Clarke University in 2006 and went on to earn his Master of Accounting from the University of Iowa. Lammer is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA),
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
“IMA is pleased to acknowledge the accomplishments of this distinguished group of young professionals, who, even at this early stage of their careers, have achieved considerable success and have given service to the management accounting profession,” said Jenna Uszenski, IMA community engagement leader and staff liaison to the IMA Young Professionals Committee. “We look forward to seeing these professionals’ continued contributions to IMA, and we are confident in their ability to grow as leaders in the profession.”
The IMA Young Professional Award recognizes the finest young professionals with outstanding and creative approaches to problem solving within the accounting and finance profession. Recipients must be under the age of 33, be currently employed in the accounting or finance field, have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, be an outstanding contributor in a professional role and be designated as a CMA. Lammer and fellow award winners will receive their awards during the IMA’s 94th
Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans June 22-26. They also have the opportunity to speak at the IMA Student Leadership Conference this November in North Carolina.
Lammer was also recently elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accounts (ISCPA). The Iowa Society of CPAs is a nonprofit professional organization representing over 4,400 Iowa CPAs and accounting professionals. Their mission is to advance professional success by providing helpful resources and leadership to improve skills of its members.