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President's Message

The Last Message!

February 1, 2016

By Jason Brenier

 Wow! I can’t believe that the year is coming to a close. It’s been a pleasure serving you as chapter president. First, I would like to thank our leadership team for donating their time and supporting active members throughout the year. Second, I would like to thank you (the members) for your participation during the year. We had an increase in attendance at our events, with record attendance at ABC Night, Fall Networking-Phil’s BBQ and the Holiday Party. I truly enjoyed meeting you and seeing new faces at the events. I encourage all members to continue the momentum by reaching out to other professionals within the chapter. Third, I would like to thank program associate Cindy Holcomb for her hard work as an integral member of the team.

As I move into my new role as past president, I would like to congratulate the other 2016-17 officers: David Taklender (president), Bryan Carpenter (vice president), Teresa Reed (secretary) and Will King (treasurer), as well as the chairs and co-chairs who will serve during 2016-17. I know it will be a great year. So join me in welcoming the new board led by president David Taklender at the installation event on June 9.

I hope you all have a prosperous busy season and see you next spring!

Chapter News


Plan Now for Connection & Growth in 2016-17!

Get a jump on the new fiscal year my marking your calendar now! Take advantage of the multiple opportunities provided by the San Diego Chapter throughout the county. For specific interest groups and discussion groups, please contact the chair or co-chair for dates. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Program Associate Cindy Holcomb or call (619) 252-2944.

June 9: Installation Event
July 15: Padres at PETCO Park (vs SF Giants)
Aug. 25: ABC Night
Sept. 21: Member Appreciation Event
Oct. 27: Phil’s BBQ (Sports Arena)
Nov. 16-18: SD 20th Annual Tax & Accounting Institute
Dec. 8: Holiday Party
Jan. 12: ABC Night

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June 23: CalCPA Education Foundation 50th Anniversary Gala

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Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner & Dancing
The Langham Huntington Hotel | Pasadena
Thursday, June 23
5:30–11 p.m.

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CalCPA News


Women to Watch Awards: Know a Star?

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.


CalCPA Service Award Nominations Being Accepted

The nomination period for CalCPA’s annual service awards is open through March 31. 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.
  • Public Service Award for Firms, which aims to recognize firms for their public service contributions on the local, state or national level.
  • 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 or the community.


Your 2015-16 CalCPA Leadership Institute Grads

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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Contact Us

Program Associate:
Cindy Holcomb
P.O. Box 16768
San Diego, CA 92176-6768
Phone: (619) 252-2944
Fax: (650) 522-3013

Division Director:
Membership and Strategic Programming
Jill Gorman
(650) 522-3204