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CHAPTER PRESIDENTS.

JANA JOKE, CPA

Member since 1993

Bakersfield Chapter

Theme: Student and Community Outreach

The chapter is committed to promoting accounting careers to students and helping them be successful in their careers. We have been successful in raising funds for the scholarship program to help with cost of education. We also participate in community outreach. Financial literacy presentations, collecting Toys for Tots, food drives and collecting books are a few community outreach events the chapter has participated in.

SETH GIBEAUT, CPA

Member since 2014

Central Coast Chapter

Theme: Member Engagement

Engagement with our members is important and we're making an extra effort to generate more engagement and provide more notable value for our emerging members as they start their careers in accounting. We're excited to be provide a six-part series combining soft-skill seminars that are rarely taught through traditional education with networking mixers to help provide some helpful skills for both the workforce and the world that are invaluable to advancement.

KATHY J. SCROGGS, CPA

Member since 1995

Channel Counties Chapter

Theme: Public Understanding of the CPA Profession

When the public understands the incredible resources CPAs have, our profession will find security for future generations of CPAs. CPAs used to have one distinguishing characteristic: we were the only profession allowed to sign audit reports. That distinction is still true; only CPAs may sign off on audits. Yet many CPAs do not hold the license required to sign audits. They are certified as tax preparers. This "dual path" to certification is confusing to the public. It's important that we provide clarity on what a CPA can do. Only then will the future be secure for the CPA profession.

JEN BOGART

Member since 2010

East Bay Chapter

Theme: The Most Important Step Is Showing Up

It's hard to make time for anything in our busy lives, but the knowledge and network gained from being involved in CalCPA can be life- and career-changing. The only way to take advantage of these benefits however, is to show up to chapter events and be open to the opportunities you find there.

LISA GRAHAM, CPA

Member since 2006

Fresno Chapter

Theme: Membership Outreach

Our board is proud of the consistency we're able to provide our members and want to continue to let members know of all we have to offer.

GRACE S. CLARK, CPA

Member since 2005

Inland Empire Chapter

Theme: New Opportunities

Having entered public accounting in a non-traditional time, I want to focus on never being limited to opportunities that may come our way. Each closed door opens many opportunities for new life adventures. It's important to embrace these opportunities and to learn from them.

MIKLOS RINGBAUER, CPA

Member since 2014

Los Angeles Chapter

Theme: In It Together

I wanted to bring the diversity of talent from our experieneed CPAs and the vibrant energy of new and future accountants together to help us strengthen our profession and propel us forward.

ANGELA B. GARRETT, CPA/MST

Member since 2005

Orange County/Long Beach Chapter

Theme: Sponsorship

CLAUDIA SHEN, CPA

Member since 2011

Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter

Theme: Increase Financial Professional Membership and Value

CalCPA has always been an asset for CPAs, particularly in providing valuable networking opportunities with fellow CPAs. However, a valuable piece of a CPA's network includes the financial professionals who share mutual clients. Including financial professionals in all networking opportunities builds both our networks and is an added benefit to all current CalCPA members.

ERICA PASTOR, CPA

Member since 2008

Sacramento Chapter

Theme: CPA (Change, Participate, Advance)

New demands, new laws, new technologies are constantly being introduced and implemented into our personal and professional lives To strengthen and grow as individuals and advance within this profession, we should work together and embrace the opportunities that come with change.

TERESA M. REED, CPA

Member since 2009

San Diego Chapter

Theme: Engage, Excite and Encourage our Students and YEPs

The organization has a vital mission. However, to remain relevant, CalCPA must meet the needs of millennials and generation Z. They are the future of the organization.

LYNN A. HENLEY, CPA

Member since 2004

San Francisco Chapter

Theme: Member Value

Members need to think and/or feel that they are receiving something of value in exchange for their time and money.

ASHLEY CASEY, CPA

Member since 2007

San Joaquin Chapter

Theme: Giving Back

I chose my theme as I'm passionate about using our gifts or knowledge we have learned to help others. I enjoy seeing people grow and succeed, even if they're learning from my mistakes. I heard it said: "Your success is determined by how many people you are able to help solve a problem, or helping others to improve the level/quality of something in their life.

The finest form of happiness is found when we help others achieve their goals and dreams. Or, like I've heard: "Our desire to succeed should truly be as great as our desire to help others reach their big goals."

GERALD NANGOY, CPA

Member since 2009

Silicon Valley/San Jose Chapter

Theme: Investing for the Future/Focusing on Stimulating New Members & Students

Five presidents from now, I want that person to be in a great place, because of the decisions and actions of the leadership today.

So, convinced leadership is for you? Maybe you're just mulling over the idea? Be sure to check out our website for leadership information--or contact your chapter's leadership team (calcpa.org/chapters) or program associate for more info, Happy leading!
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