Institute of Certified Management Accountants: Recognizes top performers on Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam

Montvale, N.J. – The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA®, announced the leading performers on its Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examination for the summer and fall 2010 periods. Medals, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, were awarded to individuals who received the highest exam scores in each period.

“The ICMA Board of Regents congratulates the winners of these awards and celebrates their outstanding performance on the CMA exam,” said Joseph A. Vincent, CMA, ICMA Board of Regents chair. “Early last year, ICMA instituted significant changes to the CMA program – namely, reorganizing the exam from a four-part exam to a two-part one – and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. With its greater emphasis on in-demand skills such as financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support, the CMA program continues to enjoy broad appeal among leading organizations in the United States and around the world.”

Approximately 6,200 individuals took the four-part CMA exam between May and August 2010. For this summer 2010 period, one medal was awarded: to Sean F. Gaffney, of Zephyrhills, Fla., who received the Johnson & Johnson Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score. Award winners for the fall 2010 period took the two-part CMA exam during the September/October 2010 testing window. Of the approximately 1,200 candidates who sat for the exam during that time, the following individuals were recognized for their exceptional achievement:

– Mr. Matthew J. Stejskal, of Omaha, Neb., received the Johnson & Johnson Gold Medal for the highest exam score.

– Mr. Michael L. Mullen, of Sandy Hook, Conn., received the Johnson & Johnson Silver Medal for the second-highest exam score.

– Mr. Peter Van Tuyl, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, received the Johnson & Johnson Bronze Medal for the third-highest exam score.

– Certificates of Distinguished Performance were awarded to the following individuals for their high exam scores: Mr. Edison John U. Chu, of Makati, Philippines; Mr. Joe Lu, of Platteville, Wis.; Mr. Patrick D. McCamy, of Charlotte, N.C.; Mr. Vance McNeilly, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and Mr. Patrik J. Spirig, of Bueron, Switzerland.

About IMA®

IMA, the association for accountants and financial professionals in business, provides a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices. With a network of more than 60,000 professionals, IMA provides best-in-class certification, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA®), for critical internal financial management responsibilities, including planning, budgeting, business reporting, decision analysis, and risk management. For more information about IMA, please visit