Loreal Jiles is Vice President of Research and Thought Leadership for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). In this role, Loreal leads IMA’s research and thought leadership department in conducting applied research and fostering strategic global partnerships to fuel an evidence-based view of the future of the global accounting profession, informing actions finance and accounting teams need to take in preparation. Loreal has authored numerous articles and reports on the intersection of digital technology and management accounting and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Loreal holds a B.S. in accounting from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. and MBA from Tulane University.