The IMA Financial Group, Inc. announced today the hiring of Anna Ewing as Chief Operations Officer. In this position, Ewing will oversee operational integration, business process optimization and human capital management to better support and align the business initiatives within the insurance, wealth management and capital investment platforms of the IMA Financial Group and its subsidiaries. Her first day will be May 1, 2018.

“Anna brings a diverse background of world-class operations, integration and human capital management to IMA,” said IMA Financial Group Chairman and CEO Robert Cohen. “Her experience and leadership will further advance IMA’s goal of redefining the financial services industry.”

As Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development, Ewing oversaw the operations of 10 divisions in the state economic development agency. She was an advisor to cabinet members and led Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s marquee initiative, the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN), a physical and virtual network of global leaders supporting Colorado’s innovation ecosystem. Prior to her time with the State, Ewing was Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Americas where her responsibilities included leadership through one of the largest business transactions in corporate history, the sale of Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications. Before that, Ewing held progressive strategic and financial positions in several industries including resort management with Intrawest, and marketing and advertising with the Omnicom Group Inc. network.

“To see what IMA has accomplished already is a testament to its ability to anticipate the future of the industry,” Ewing said. “In the evolution of financial services, including insurance, business transformation amidst increasing pace, market pressures and digitization will be a critical differentiator. I couldn’t be more excited to join IMA and help leverage its momentum into this future.”

A graduate of Baylor University and a Certified Public Accountant, Ewing is also an active member of the Colorado community. She serves as an advisor with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, as chairman of PawsCo, an animal welfare nonprofit organization, and is actively involved with the Denver Metro Chamber and its Leadership Foundation as a speaker and facilitator. Ewing is a member of multiple business and leadership organizations including the Quarterly Forum, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Colorado Society of CPAs.