Los Angeles Chapter
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February 1, 2014
By Cory Stigile, CPA, Esq.
As you work through the busy seasons over the next two months, keep May 17 open for our newly reinstated chapter 5K/10K run. Take your stored-up aggressions out on the race course and gather a team of co-workers to compete against other firms, or compete individually against other chapter members. The chapter is partnering with The Sean Brock Foundation to bring back what has been a favorite chapter event. Funds raised will go toward our chapter’s scholarship fund and The Sean Brock Foundation’s scholarship fund for supporting families of fallen or wounded service members. Incoming chapter president Jillian Phan and Justin Gugajew, Race Committee director, are working hard with the board to make this event a chapter success once again. Please contact program associate Sandy Benitez if you’re interested in firm or individual sponsorships.
Also, for members who are tax practitioners, take advantage of one of the last-minute federal or California tax updates provided by our technical committees and discussion groups.
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October 28, 2013
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.
9th Annual YEP Bowling Night
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 6-9 PM
Location: XLanes LA, Downtown LA
Cost: $25/member, $35/nonmember
(Includes appetizers, one drink ticket, bowling and shoe rental)
Parking: Validated parking is free for three hours
(Parking structure is on Alameda St.)
Thank you to our silver sponsor HKG, LLP, for their generous support of CalCPA!
Networking Mixer with CFALA, NAIFA, YTL
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time: 6-9 PM
Location: The Phoenix, Beverly Hills
Cost: $10/CalCPA, CFALA, NAIFA, YTL member, $20/nonmember (Includes appetizers and one drink ticket)
Parking: Valet parking is $5.50. Street parking is free after 6 PM
For more information on these events and the YEP Committee, contact Program Associate Emily Ku.
We are proud to announce our chapter’s 2014-15 leaders:
President: Jillian N. Phan, CPA (Meloni Hribal Tratner LLP)
First Vice President: Tayiika M. Dennis, CPA (NSBN LLP)
Vice President: Ruth E. Baldauf, CPA (Partner Engineering & Science)
Vice President: Rochelle N. Nakajima, CPA (gish SEIDEN LLP)
Vice President: Martin L. Sniewski, CPA (Crowe Horwath LLP)
Treasurer: Chandni Jalan, CPA (Moss Adams LLP)
Secretary: Scott Donnelly, CPA (PDM LLP)
Immediate Past President: Cory J. Stigile,CPA, Esq. (Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez)
Dina Britten, CPA, CFP
Joseph A. Broyles, CPA, Esq. (Law Offices of Joseph Broyles)
Connie l. Chang, CPA (Moss Adams LLP)
Patrick Chu, CPA, CFP (marrick wealth)
Clayton Chun, CPA (Deloitte)
Robert F. Dwyer, CPA
Richard Giedlin, CPA (Rothstein Kass)
Justin Gugajew, CPA (CohnReznick)
Christine Hermawan, CPA (Navigant Consulting Inc.)
Carrie Hidding, CPA (TeamCFO)
Hany B. Mikhail, CPA (Ernst & Young LLP)
Gogi Kathryn Overhoff, CPA
Matthew S. Raab, CPA (Golbahar Consulting Group)
Stephen C. Redmond, CPA (Moss Adams LLP)
Robert S. Seltzer, CPA/PFS
Joyce Suen, CPA (Berkeley Research Group, LLC)
Kristine Tse, CPA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
CalCPA Council Representatives
Ruth E. Baldauf, CPA (Partner Engineering & Science)
Beth L. Bayer, CPA (Time Warner Cable)
Jeremy Dillard, CPA (Rivera, Jamjian & Dillard, LLP)
Tayiika M. Dennis, CPA (NSBN LLP)
Rochelle N. Nakajima, CPA (gish SEIDEN LLP)
Scott Donnelly, CPA (PDM LLP)
Jillian N. Phan, CPA (Meloni, Hribal, Tratner, LLP)
Martin L. Sniewski, CPA (Crowe Horwath LLP)
Michael Spindler, CPA (Navigant Consulting Inc. LLP)
Steven Valdes, CPA, CFE, CGMA, PFS
We would like to thank our generous donors for their support to the Los Angeles Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Judith Hay
Mr. Martin Seiden
Showcase your business while building your relationships and creating lasting impressions with CPAs at our numerous and varied events. Sponsorship offers you face-to-face contact with your target market and provides exposure for your business to more than 11,000 CPAs and financial professionals in the Los Angeles area. We will work with you to maximize your marketing dollars and reach your target audience by helping you select programs that meet your specific needs:
For more information, contact program associate Sandy Benitez.
The chapter’s Estate Planning Committee provides resources and continuing education credits to CalCPA members and allied professionals in the estate planning area. These resources will be provided through technical discussion meetings, answers to brief technical questions and from speakers to other CalCPA committees and members. The committee will be inviting allied professionals in estate planning to participate actively on the committee.
The committee will be managed by a steering committee that welcomes active participation by allied professionals. The steering committee will plan the committee’s format, appoint the officer positions, plan speakers and topics, etc.
Check out the committee’s 2014 calendar.
The nomination period for CalCPA’s annual service awards is open through April. You can download and nominate an outstanding member or firm for the:
- Public Service Award, which is given to a CPA who has been especially active in service to the profession and community.
- Distinguished Service Award, which is granted either on the basis of long and distinguished service or for some singular act resulting in extraordinary contribution to the profession, CalCPA and/or the community.
Make your nominations today.