The IMA's board consists of 15 distinguished members from academia, industry, and national laboratories. The board is the principal governing body of the IMA.
The role of the board is twofold: first, to provide oversight and advice on matters of institute management, development and institutional relationships. And second, board members play an active scientific role in planning and developing annual program themes as well as identifying lead program organizers. The board meets for two days annually and subcommittees meet several times annually by conference call.