April Dinner Meeting: "Update on the CMA/CSCA Exams" & "Understanding and Promoting the Brand of You

When:  Apr 17, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM (ET)
Associated with  Akron Chapter
Hilton Garden Inn
April 17, 2019
Past Presidents’ Night


Registration opens at 5:15pm
Buffett Dinner at 5:45pm
Pre-Tech Session begins at 6:10pm
Technical Session begins at 7:10pm


Pre-Tech Session - "Update on the CMA/CSCA Exams"

B. Sue Mullen, CMA, CSCA, CPA, MBA
Professional Instructor of Accounting, College of Business, Ashland University

Sue joined Ashland University in 2006 as an adjunct instructor and in 2016 joined the faculty as a professional instructor. She currently advises AU’s IMA Student Accounting Club and advises the Student Ambassador for the OSCPA. Sue is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA). She is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and an active member in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

Sue’s previous employers include Meaden & Moore, Moen and BDO. She has an MBA from Ashland University and a B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace University.


Technical Session - "Understanding and Promoting the Brand of You!"

Cathy Posner

Founder/Owner of Transition Consulting and Coaching

Cathy Posner is the founder/owner of Transition Consulting and Coaching. What started as a nonprofit consulting business in 1997 expanded in 2007 after Cathy completed a life coaching program and realized she wanted to share the benefits of coaching with others. Through Transition Consulting and Coaching, Cathy provides career support, including exploring possible career paths, strengthening your resume and online (LinkedIn) presence, developing a search strategy for your next position, and preparing for interviews. She also offers small business development services—including program or goal development and writing for marketing materials—and nonprofit consulting services, especially in the areas of board development and strategic planning. Cathy also works as a Senior Coach with Career Curve, providing outplacement and transition support to candidates and as a Specialized Training Consultant with the Medina County Career Center, Adult Education department.

Prior to founding Transition Consulting and Coaching, Cathy held positions in human resources, program development and leadership at a number of nonprofit organizations in the Cleveland area, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, the former Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland (now the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning), Global Issues Resource Center at Tri-C (Eastern Campus) and Medina County Performing Arts Foundation.

Cathy continues to be involved in multiple community organizations. She is a current board member and past President of the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund, a board member of Feeding Medina County, a member of the Medina Farmers Market Advisory Committee, a member of Main Street Medina, a member of Medina City Schools PTO, a member of the Medina Diversity Project, PR Chair for Kids First Medina, a member of Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio, 100+ Women Who Care and the Medina Chamber of Commerce, where she serves on the EmpowHER committee. In 2014, Cathy was honored as a Women of Professional Excellence through Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio and was honored as a 2018 Women of Our Community award recipient and Athena Award nominee.

Cathy holds a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster. Originally from the east side of Cleveland, Cathy, her husband Mason, and daughter Lucinda live in Medina. Cathy believes that everyone has gifts to share with the world and she is passionate about helping others identify and grow them! 



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Hilton Garden Inn
1307 E Market Street
Akron, OH 44305


Joe Richards