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Helen Adams Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, has hired industry veteran Helen C. Hutchison Adams, CPA, as its San Diego area managing partner. Adams will oversee the expansion of the firm’s San Diego practice, coordinating the direction of San Diego client services utilizing her leadership experience in the accounting and auditing profession. Haskell & White opened its San Diego office in 2008 and currently serves a diverse client base with audit, tax and SOX consulting services. The office will leverage Adams’ financial services and advisory experience serving companies in the technology, life science, clean-tech, alternative energy and real estate industries. Prior to joining Haskell & White, Adams served as an audit partner with Deloitte, where she was involved with IPOs and secondary offerings, M&A transactions and litigation consulting services. She also worked with a range of public and private clients to establish accounting and financial controls and advise on corporate strategy. An active member of the San Diego community, Adams is the audit committee chair and member of the compensation committee for San Diego based public company LRAD Corporation. She has also served as chairman of the board of Athena San Diego, an organization supporting the advancement of women in the fields of science and technology, as chairman of Deloitte’s San Diego FAST 50 Program, and has worked with other local organizations such as Make A Wish, The Senior Community Centers, Chairmen’s Roundtable, Software San Diego, LEAD and the YWCA of San Diego. She is currently a member of the California State University San Marcos Foundation Board, the Membership Committee of Corporate Directors’ Forum and is an executive board member of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.
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Kimberly Bernatz Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management at First American Trust, Kimberly Bernatz is one of four new members of the board of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. ... Read More
December 18, 2014
Kunal Hinduja Founder and CEO of wireless leader ARQ, Kunal Hinduja has been selected as member of the newly formed Corporate Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Hinduja is one of the first three me... Read More
December 17, 2014
Shawn Dewane was re-elected to the Board of Directors for Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) and for the Orange County Water District (OCWD). Having represented Mesa Water's Division 5 serving East Costa Mesa, Dew... Read More
December 12, 2014
Ethan Temianka a 2014 "40 Under 40" honoree, will serve as Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) Board Vice President through 2016. Elected to Mesa Water's Board in 2012, Temianka represents the District's Division 3, ... Read More
December 12, 2014
Stephanie Bernardy Stephanie Bernardy of Corona del Mar recently has joined the volunteer Board of Directors of nonprofit KidWorks of Santa Ana. Bernardy is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Previews Internationa... Read More
December 10, 2014
Robert Adel Prominent business litigation attorney Robert E. Adel has joined Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine. Adel most recently was a shareholder... Read More
December 02, 2014
APRIL McMILLIAN, MSES, CPSWQ, QSD/P Fuscoe Engineering has promoted April McMillian to Stormwater Project Manager in its Irvine office. April's duties include water quality technical reports, CEQA/EIR work, Best Management Practices (B... Read More
December 02, 2014
Dennis Pettigrew Dennis Pettigrew has been named Executive Creative Director at INK, a full-service advertising and marketing agency, www.inkagency.com. Pettigrew will oversee brand identity, campaign creative, web d... Read More
November 28, 2014
Kevin Schiller Accomplished hotel sales and marketing professional Kevin Schiller has been named Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Los Angeles at Starwood Hotels. His duties include directing sales and marketin... Read More
November 25, 2014
Tracy Manning was promoted to Assistant Operations Manager at Mesa Water District where she has worked since 1994. Tracy now oversees all District operations -- including water production, quality, and distributio... Read More
November 25, 2014