The Institute of Management Accountants has named long-time Johnson & Johnson executive William L. Brower Jr., CMA, CFM, chair-elect for fiscal 2006.

Brower will serve as IMA chair for fiscal 2007 beginning July 1, 2006, succeeding Carl S. Smith, Ph.D., CMA, CFM, CPA, who will take the helm as the IMA's chair for 2005-2006 at its annual conference in Boston in June.

Brower has spent more than three decades at Johnson & Johnson, where he currently serves as vice president group finance, Guidant, Medical Devices and Diagnostics. He previously served as the chief financial officer of McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, and as vice president of finance for McNeil Pharmaceutical.

Brower has been an active member of the IMA since earning his Certified Management Accountant credential in 1985. He has served terms as a member of the IMA national board of directors, as chair of the Education Committee, and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. He also serves as the U.S. representative to the International Federation of Accountants' Professional Accountants in Business Committee.

He is currently a trustee of the IMA Foundation for Applied Research and a governor of the Stuart Cameron McCloud Society of the IMA.

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