Los Angeles, California – May 7, 2022 – KROST’s Assurance and Advisory Principal, Keith Hamasaki, CPA, has been elected President of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) Los Angeles Chapter. Keith has served as a board member for the CalCPA LA Chapter since 2015 and has gained years of experience through his roles as Secretary and Vice President. As the newly named President, Keith is responsible for enhancing the visibility of CalCPA, while also maintaining the well-respected image and reputation of the organization. He must lead events and sponsorships that align with CalCPA’s mission and vision to further advocate their values. In partnership with the Council, Board of Directors, and the Board of Trustees, Keith oversees the success of the CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter.
The CalCPA LA Chapter hosted an event at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, May 7, 2022, to celebrate the installation of their 2022 Board of Directors. Aric Wong, CPA, MBT, a fellow CalCPA Board Member and KROST’s Tax Senior Manager, attended the event to show his support and continues to be involved with the community. The organization also awarded scholarships to top accounting students and attendees enjoyed a day of games and activities at the pier. Keith values giving back to the community and mentoring college students that are up and coming in the industry. He continues to be an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Keith cultivates the pipeline for future CPAs, financial professionals, and CalCPA members.
“Congratulations to Keith on his installation to President of the CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter. We are pleased to see Keith step up as a leader, not only in our organization, but also in our community. At KROST, we always encourage our employees to actively participate in local organizations and support future leaders.” – Jason C. Melillo, CPA – CEO, KROST
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.
Keith is not only a contributing member of the organization, but he is also the Practice Leader of KROST Business Intelligence (KBI). For any questions regarding KBI, please feel free to contact us or read our latest article here for more information.