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By Marty P. McNamara
CalCPA Day at the Capitol connected members with their elected officials and offered a great opportunity to meet other CalCPA members from all over the state. Several chapter board members were in attendance. It’s important for CalCPA to continue to communicate with our elected officials and bring our industry concerns to them. You can take a look at some photos here and here.
Another great event was the Annual CFO Awards Dinner, which was started by the chapter and is now run by the Orange County Business Journal. We’re proud to have begun this event and appreciate the recognition members of our industry receive by being nominated for various awards.
Please make sure you’re visiting our website for great information about our upcoming events after April 15.
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More than 100 people attended the 17th Annual Economic Forecast last month to listen to Esmael Adibi, one of the foremost authorizes in economics, presents his expert predictions for 2016.
The event began with networking and breakfast, provided by the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Many thanks to our emcee for the event, Angela Garrett, our chapter’s second vice president, and all of our board members who participated in this event!
The OC/LB Chapter of CalCPA can boast of starting the CFO Awards dinner, under the leadership of Past Chapter President Ed Jordan.
Thanks to the hard work of the Orange County Business Journal, who now runs the event, many of our County outstanding CFOs are honored. CalCPA was one of the sponsors this year – and what a great event it was!
Current Chapter President Marty McNamara presented the award for Non-Profit CFO to Laurie Peterson of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & Inland Empire. There were five awards in total.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.
CalCPA is looking for women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, or who demonstrate characteristics that enable them to become leaders in the profession. Our Women to Watch awards will be given in two categories: Experienced Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Winners will be selected by members of the Women’s Leadership Forum Planning Committee and announced at our Women’s Leadership Forum Friday, April 29.
Nomination information and applications are available online. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 19.
The nomination period for CalCPA’s annual service awards is open through March 31. Nominate an outstanding member or firm for the:
Congratulations to the 22 newest graduates of the CalCPA Leadership Institute! The 2015-16 grads were recently honored at the January CalCPA Council meeting.
“The group was diverse (different levels, ages, backgrounds, geographic locations, etc.), which leant to interesting insights and focused discussion, said graduate Jenea Smith, CPA, an audit director with Shea Labagh Dobberstein in San Francisco and a board member of the CalCPA East Bay Chapter.
“There was never a dull moment with the instructor, Bill Reed, who was both entertaining and knowledgeable. The program is five days, split over a three-month period, which gave us time to read and digest the high-quality material that he authored. Since the training, I am now better able to resolve difficult situations, more effectively motivate others, and remain flexible in the face of oncoming obstacles.”
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