Los Angeles, California – July 31, 2019 – Our Assurance and Advisory Director, Keith Hamasaki, CPA has been elected Vice President of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) Los Angeles Chapter. He joins three other Vice Presidents in the chapter. Keith served as a board member for the CalCPA LA Chapter since 2015 and recently served as secretary. As a newly named Vice President, he is responsible for the Sponsorships and Partnerships Committee. This new committee brings awareness to ways the CPAs of Los Angeles can connect with the community.
Keith Hamasaki, is passionate about empowering others so they can build a better future for themselves. He was inspired by the CalCPAs junior college internship program and introduced a similar program at KROST. He explained why he ran for Vice President of the CalCPA, “Everyone has a cause they believe in, I believe in the CPA. CalCPA is a way to give back to the profession”. He believes the organization must invest in the younger generation of CPAs and help them develop into leaders. In his new role, Keith will further develop young emerging professionals, bring new members to events, and offer opportunities to network and learn from others in the profession.
“When you become a CPA, you learn that the profession is not just about numbers; it’s about developing an innate sense of curiosity to learn about how a business works in order to find ways to support its growth through better use of capital. As a strong advocate of this position, Keith has helped bring incredible value not just to his clients but to the CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter by engaging us to look at our work and community through this lens.” – Miklos Ringbauer, MBA, CPA, PMP, CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter President
CalCPA was founded in 1909 and is Headquartered in Burlingame, California. It is the nation’s largest state accounting organization. It serves over 45,000 members statewide in public practice, private industry, education, government, and more. CalCPA members provide financial literacy programs to high schools and community groups.