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By Scott Donnelly
It’s almost summer. Or is it? Our weather is so unpredictable lately. Rain or wind? Hot or cold? I try to not let weather control my life. I’ve been on a couple of vacations with the worst weather. Instead of spending a lot of time exploring outside, we would find ourselves in unique and often quirky museums or the local library. When I was younger we would find these by chance, word of mouth or reading the local newspapers. Now we use our phone to read restaurant reviews, get us to our destination and take great photos.
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Connect with other CalCPA young and emerging professionals and join our chapter’s YEP Committee. All you need to do is update your member profile and you will receive notifications of upcoming YEP events.
Questions: Contact program associate Tracey Zink via email or call (818) 546-3505 for any questions.
This committee is for public or private professionals with five-10 years of experience who are in manager, director, vice president or similar roles—or are looking to take their careers to the next level. Our committee offers events where you can learn, network and see what distinguishes an average leader from a great one. Share leadership stories, learn from others’ challenges and successes, and get a plan together that will help you advance your career.
Sponsoring an Emerging Executives event is a great way to connect with public or private professionals. As a sponsor, you will have a great opportunity to meet these professionals and promote yourself and your company. Do you have a conference room that seats at least 20-30? Inquire about in-kind sponsorship!
If you’d like to be a sponsor, contact program associate Jackie Quinn-Piper.
The 2016-2017 board of directors installation took place at the Historic Redondo Beach Library, where members enjoyed a festive Hawaiian luau complete with hula dancers and floral leis.
Your 2016-17 Board of Directors
President: Scott Donnelly, CPA (PDM LLP)
First Vice President: Martin L. Sniewski, CPA (Crowe Horwath LLP )
Vice President: Dina Britten, CPA
Vice President: Carrie Hidding, CPA (TeamCFO)
Vice President: Miklos Ringbauer, CPA
Treasurer: Justin Gugajew, CPA (CohnReznick LLP)
Secretary: Freshta Ali, CPA (CohnReznick LLP)
Immediate Past President: Tayiika M. Dennis, CPA (NSBN LLP)
The chapter awarded 10 scholarships to deserving students of Los Angeles universities totaling $20,000:
CalCPA member Emil Alexander passed away. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this time.
Meet some of your colleagues from firms across the Los Angeles area and join us for great conversation. Make quality business connections and mingle with top professionals. Start building sustainable and meaningful business relationships.
Date: Thursday, June 9
Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Location: The Mixing Room, J.W. Marriott at LA Live
Cost: $30/members; $40/nonmembers (add $5 at the door; includes appetizers and drink ticket).
Interested in sponsoring this exciting night? Email Jacqueline Quinn-Piper or call (818) 546-3509 for more information.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Queen of Motown perform at the Hollywood Bowl. With her soulful voice and nonstop glamour, magnetic Motown legend Diana Ross returns to the Bowl, performing hits like “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Coming Out.” As an actress, singer and producer, this superstar shines and defines what it means to be an icon.
Come early and join other CalCPA members at the Camrose picnic area (area No. 15, south of Odin parking lot) to network before the show. Bring your own food and drinks. Beer and wine allowed. We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 6 p.m./networking & picnic; 8 p.m./show
Location: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
Cost: $45/members & guests; $55/nonmembers (parking not included; seats located in Section F3; tickets available until sold out or until noon on July 1; map of the bowl/picnic area online).
Register or learn more.
Questions? Email program associate Tracey Zink or call her at (818) 546-3554.
We would like to thank the following for their generous contributions to our LA Chapter Scholarship Fund! The LA Chapter recently awarded $25,000 to Los Angeles area students. Your support goes a long way in shaping the pathway to future CPA careers!
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