Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-11-09

Frank C. Minter, CPA, executive-in-residence at the Samford University School of Business, has been elected national president-elect of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He will assume presidency of the 75,000-member organization in July, 2000.

Minter, editor of the Accounting and Auditing Handbook, is a former full-time faculty member and accounting director at Samford. He continues to teach a graduate financial accounting theory course.

He was previously employed by AT&T and the Bell System for 34 years until his retirement. He had served as corporate vice president and controller of AT&T and vice president and chief financial officer of two of its subsidiaries.

Minter is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of CPAs. He is the IMA representative to the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, and has also served IMA as a vice president and board member.

IMA is the world's largest organization dedicated to advancing management accounting and financial management.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.