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The Kapitol Dome

October 2013 


In This Issue

New Student Chapter

Kickoff Picnic

Member Milestones

Congrats New CMAs

Book Review



Govt Contr Breakfast

Tues, Nov 12th

Paul Calabrese of

Rubino & Company, CPAs and Consultants will present

"DCAA ICE Model Basic Mechanics"  more info.



Connect With Us on Facebook!

Our chapter now has a Facebook page!  Be sure to visit our page and Like us. 



Save the Dates

The NCC board has been planning exciting events for the upcoming year.  The list of dates and topics will be released soon.  In the meantime save the following dates:  Nov 16 and Dec 4th.



Welcome New Members

We extend a warm welcome to new members who joined our NCC chapter during the 1st Qtr FY2013-14.  Thank you for choosing to associate with us.  We look forward to getting to know you better in the near future! 


Chris Applegate
Carine Azangue
Jouky Chang, CA, CPA
Ronald Cossack
Yan Ma
Maureen Mannix, CITP
Beau Newsome, CPA
Sherrie Nutzman
Joseph William Ofano III
Roozbeh Pedramzad
Charlene Peterson, CPA
Sarah Rodriguez
Jennifer Rudolph
Eliannette Sagastizado
Mubarak Sam
Bryan Self
Andre Simpson












KD Editor ~ Pat Martin

We welcome your comments, contributions and feedback.


Dear Member,

Welcome back to The Kapitol Dome - the Nation's Capital Chapter's award-winning newsletter.  We look forward to communicating with you and encourage your feedback. 

What do you want from your IMA membership?  There are many advantages to reap by connecting with your local chapter.  How would you like to connect with us?  What programs and events would you attend?

                        NCC Board of Directors

We Have a New Student Chapter

The IMA’s first virtual student chapter was chartered this summer to the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).


     The student chapter held it's first WebEx-based meeting on July 29th.  The meeting included a presentation of the online assets available to students from the IMA homepage, as well as a UMUC-focused community established in the LinkUp IMA website.  Students were urged to monitor and use that community.


Season Kickoff Picnic

Our Chapter year got off to a great start with our Kickoff Picnic at Hains Point Park in Washington on Sunday, September 15th.


Stephen Wills, a member and professor with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), organized the event. The weather was wonderful to us. There was plenty of barbeque from Famous Dave’s and lots of conversation. Several new members and children joined us for a great deal of fun.


We were delighted by the participation and look forward to similar events in the future.  (View all the pictures on our Facebook page.)


Member Milestones 1st Qtr FY2013-2014

The Nation’s Capital Chapter and its Board of Directors congratulate you on your membership milestone.  Thank you for choosing to continue associating with us.  We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to many more years of serving you and your professional needs!


Years as an IMA Member

Robert R. Manuse, CGFM


Douglas L. Coleman


Huaihui Hu, CMA, CFM, CPA


Lisa C. Blake, CMA, CFM


John Meehan, CMA, CFM


Lucille Gambescia, CMA, CPA


Thomas O’Connor, CMA, CPA


Patricia L. Martin



New CMA’s 1st Qtr FY2013-2014 

The Nation’s Capital Chapter and its Board of Directors proudly announce the members who earned their Certified Management Accountant designation during this past quarter.  Congratulations on your accomplishment!






      Maria C. Smith, CMA

      Ghaith Ameen Alzinkly, CMA

      Andrew T. Crane, CMA

      William C. Keene, CMA

      Mark Attwa, CMA, CFE, CPA, CGMA

      Hyung Park, CMA


A Brief Book Review:   Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Review contributed by NCC member Richard Gustafson

Much of our work as management accountant is communicating our analyses and ideas.  The Heath brothers have written a great book, Made to Stick,  about how to communicate your ideas, but more importantly how to make sure the ideas stick with the people you want to remember.  


The book outlines the six qualities an idea needs to "stick":  Simplicity, Unexpectedness, Concreteness, Credibility, Emotional, and Stories. Throughout the book they use great examples which we can all relate to such as the Jared Subway ads.


One great technique the authors use is to take a message and show you two examples of the same message.  Message #1 is how it would be conveyed in a traditional manner while Message #2 is written to maximize the sticky factor.   It is really eye opening to see the comparison. 


I found the book to be an enjoyable read and it gave me some great strategies for getting my messages out and increasing the odds that the idea has stickiness.