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Professor John Rossi Receives Award for Mentoring from IMA

Bethlehem, Pa., April 29, 2010—John D. Rossi, associate professor of accounting at Moravian, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2010 Ursel K. Albers Mentor of the Year Award. This award is given by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the IMA overall and to IMA student members in particular. Rossi was also recently elected to serve as a Governor of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society (SCMS), a leadership group within Global IMA.

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) is the world's leading organization dedicated to empowering management accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance. For more information on IMA visit: http://www.imanet.org/.

Rossi, MBA, CPA, CMA, CFM, CFP® is a seasoned and proven accountant, financial planner, business leader and lecturer with twenty-five plus years of business and academic experience. He earned his M.B.A. at Moravian College and a B.S. degree in accounting and finance at La Salle University and later founded the CPA firm of Rossi & Co. in Allentown, Pa. and later merged his firm with Ellwood & Company, PC. He is also president of JR3 Management Services, PC specializing in financial reporting, taxation, and consulting services. He is the author of several articles related to his research interest in the area of financial reporting, taxation and personal finance. Rossi is a frequent presenter on technical and management issues at workshops and Continuing Professional Education Seminars and has been a professor at Moravian since 1997.

Professor Rossi will be recognized at the IMA Student and Educator Awards Luncheon to be held Sunday, June 6 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, as part of the IMA Annual Conference and Exposition. At this time, he will also be formally inducted into SCMS, which was formed to recognize those who had served the IMA and to provide an opportunity for continued friendship and service.