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Tom Corbett, Managing Director
Image Management Associates
(614) 939-0619 or (866) 310-8294
Douglas Walouke, CFA, Vice-President
CFA Society of Chicago, Ohio
(614) 210-6294
CFA Society of Chicago Retains Image Management Associates as Public Relations Agency of Record

NEW ALBANY, OH (May 2, 2005) – The CFA Society of Chicago, a member society of the CFA Institute with a membership of more than 300 local prominent finance and investment professionals, has appointed New Albany-based Image Management Associates LLC as its public relations counsel.

Image Management Associates will advise the CFA Society of Chicago on a host of new public relations initiatives, including promoting its brand awareness, professional visibility of its membership, event support, sponsorship management, strategic counsel, and media relations.

“Image Management Associates is the natural choice for the CFA Society of Chicago,” said Douglas Walouke, CFA, the organization’s vice-president. “Our board was very impressed with Tom Corbett’s background and track record as an experienced public relations, business, and media professional. His strong familiarity with the investment profession, its values, and objectives, make his firm uniquely qualified to promote our organization’s visibility going forward.”

Image Management Associates will leverage its experience in media relations to promote the general and professional visibility of the Chicago CFA Society’s brand image. Formerly known as the Chicago Society of Financial Analysts, the CFA Society of Chicago recently changed its name to reflect its relationship with the globally recognized CFA Institute, formerly known as the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).

“Working with the CFA Society of Chicago is both a privilege and a tremendous opportunity,” said Image Management Associates’ Managing Director, Tom Corbett. “The society has a relevant and exciting story to tell, and our firm is committed to growing its recognition and visibility in ways that will add real value to the organization’s brand, both regionally and nationally.”

For more than 40 years, CFA Institute has been a consistent advocate for the individual investor in the areas of ethics, excellence, education, and integrity in the investment community. Its trademark Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation is the most coveted and respected standard of achievement among investment professionals worldwide. Its 64,000 global charter holders must pass a rigorous, three-tiered series of six-hour examinations that measure both quantitative professional competence, and commitment to the association’s strict code of ethics. Only a fraction of those who begin the process ever become a CFA charter holder. Visit its website at

The CFA Society of Chicago’s website can be found at:

Image Management Associates is an independent public relations and business communications consulting firm based in New Albany, Ohio.  IMA develops communication and public relations solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and professional practitioners, including legal and medical professionals, artists and entertainers, media figures, and organizations.  For more information, visit their website at


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