Chapter Board



President: Kevin McCarthy, CMA, CSCA
Kevin currently works as a controller in the manufacturing industry. He has Master's degrees in Accounting and in History from Appalachian State University. He has been a member of the IMA since 2014.

Vice President of Professional Education: Paul Gilles, CPA, CMA
Paul has 30 years of executive leadership and senior consulting experience in Big 4, management consulting, and most recently, as an SVP at a Fortune 125 company. In 2016, he became a full-time university lecturer focused on management accounting. He has also published over 30 articles on various organizational effectiveness topics.

Vice President of Administration: Richard Westbay, CPA, CMA, CFM, MBA
Rich is a long-time member of the IMA and a past President of the Charlotte Chapter. He has worked in a number of industries including retail, manufacturing, utilities, and consulting. He has spent the last 15 years in the healthcare industry.

Vice President of Membership: Helen Gutshall
Helen has 21 years experience working in the corrugated manufacturing industry where she is currently an Accounting Manager. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a BBA in Accounting. She has been a member of the IMA for three years and has previously served two terms as Treasurer for the Charlotte chapter.

Vice President of Communications: Karen Schmitt
Karen is a long-time member of the IMA and has served the chapter in a variety of roles including President. She is retired from finance and HR roles in the banking and IT industry.

Secretary: Elizabeth Koekebacker
Libby is serving her second term as Secretary for the chapter. She has a BA in Corporate Accounting, BA in Business Communication, and Certification in Applied Business Data Analytics. She works as a Staff Accountant in the technology industry.
Treasurer: David Balcerzak

Webmaster: Michele Kunnas, CMA, CFE
Michelle has been involved with the IMA since 2009. She has a Master's degree in Financial Fraud Investigation from Pfeiffer University. She currently works in the banking industry as a Team Lead in the Retirement Department.

Director of Meeting Arrangements: Joe Plati

Director of Board Logistics: Mo Moshtaghi

Director for Past Presidents: Marcia Vinci

Regional Council Delegate: Byrd Heaton, CMA

Director-at-Large: Jacque Burkhead

Director-at-Large: Ted Greer

Student Director: Bentley A. Jackson