Welcome to 
McMahon-Illini Chapter

President's Welcome

Hello McMahon-Illini HFMA Members!

As the calendar has turned to April, Spring brings lots of hope and opportunity, as well as some exciting happenings in our McMahon-Illini Chapter!

In January, we had to make a very difficult decision to postpone our event due to rising cases, as well as keeping the health and safety of our members at the forefront of our decisions. Our Program Committee worked so hard at putting this event together, so we elected to postpone until May, rather than cancel the event. Truthfully, I couldn’t be happier that we made that decision. If you already signed up for the event, you should be automatically registered for the rescheduled event. If for some reason you are no longer able to attend, please reach out to myself, or Kara McAdam to work through processing of refunds.

On April 13th, we will be hosting our annual Women’s event – “Bolder, Better, Brighter” at Eastland Suites in Bloomington, Illinois. We have a great lineup of speakers focused on personal and professional development, with some Life Coaching lessons and a networking reception to take place at the conclusion of the conference. If you haven’t had the chance to attend our annual Women’s event, I would strongly encourage you to do so – it truly is a special event!  It’s not too late to sign-up!

As we continue to increase our social media presence, I would encourage you all to visit our website and on our LinkedIn page to see happenings around our Chapter, as well as our Board Member highlights and Sponsor Spotlights. Speaking of sponsors, I would like to take a minute to acknowledge all of our valuable sponsors that continue to support our Chapter. These relationships allow us to put on valuable content, further our education, and provide benefits to our members through a variety of networking opportunities.

At the end of April, several members of our Board will be traveling to Phoenix to participate in the annual Leadership Training Conference. This two-to-three-day event allows our leaders to connect with peers in our Region as well as across the country to share best practices, learn ways to improve, as well as allow us some time to start planning for the next Chapter year. It certainly doesn’t seem like our Chapter year should be coming to close, but as we induct our new officers at our April meeting, I know that my days are numbered. I want you all to know that it was a great honor and privilege to lead the Chapter this past year, and I am very excited to see Jess take over as Chapter President on June 1, 2022.

You should have received some information about a Region 7 event in the fall of 2022. Please save the date for the Region 7 Conference that is being hosted by First Illinois. Several members of our Chapter are participating in a variety of committees to help plan the event. Please keep your calendars open for October 23-25, 2022 for the Region 7 event and check out our website for more details.

I hope to see you all in April at the Women’s Event or in May for our Annual Conference!

Jared Heim, CPA, CHFP

President, McMahon-Illini