Linda Owens started her IMI career in 1992 handling the accounting for IMI and its clients, but her thirst for knowledge kept her volunteering to help in other areas of the office. Over time, Linda has worked in every staff position in the company which ultimately prepared her for becoming the owner of IMI in January 2014. Originally from Newport News, Va., Linda attended Christopher Newport University to study accounting. Linda says, "I find it very fulfilling to work with associations. Every day there is the sense that I’m contributing in some small way to make the world a better place by assisting professionals in improving themselves as well as their profession. I also love the variety. Every day is different and I get to interact with such a varied group of people who are passionate about what they do. Finally, I love that association management challenges me on any given day in different ways."
In 2015 Linda was honored by the American Society of Association Executives with the conveyance of the CAE (Certified Association Executive) credential, the highest professional credential in the association industry.
Linda’s favorite pastime is spending time with her grandchildren, Raelyn, Paxton and Asher.