Leaders Of Influence: Minority CPAs


Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Knowledgeable and skilled accountants and financial professionals are particularly needed today to help our businesses respond and react to economic fluctuations caused by the world’s issues. Those of us living and working in Los Angeles are fortunate to have access to an impressive and diverse selection of financial professionals.

Los Angeles is truly a national leader when it comes to diversity in business – and the field of accounting is no exception. There are some particularly stellar CPAs in the LA region who happen to be minorities. Our special section, “Leaders of Influence: Minority CPAs” contains an alphabetical list of many of our region’s outstanding accountants, along with some basic information about their careers, practices and some relevant recent accomplishments they’ve achieved.

Congratulations to the superb professionals who made the list this year and thank you for working to keep the people and businesses of Los Angeles on the right fiscal track.

Methodology: The professionals featured in these pages did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Those selected for inclusion were reviewed by the editorial department and chosen based on a demonstration of impact made on the profession and on the Los Angeles community.

Cheryl Calhoun- CBIZ & MHM
Jose Campos- Deloitte & Touche LLP
Cristy Canieda- Vasquez + Company LLP
Evonne Chen- GHJ
Alexandra Chernyak- Miller Kaplan
Kami Cohen- Miller Kaplan
Jigna Doshi- Baker Tilly US, LLP
Kayo M. Elkner- Prager Metis International
Mohamed Ghattas- CohnReznick
Keith Hamasaki- Krost
Cathy Hyodo- Grant Thornton LLP
Venisa Ibarra- Deloitte & Touche LLP
Albert Jang- Kim & Lee, LLP
Kimberly Jin- Baker Tilly US, LLP
Karen Jong- RSM US LLP
Harry Lin- Harry C. Lin, CPA a Professional Corporation
Michael Lin- Harry C. Lin, CPA a Professional Corporation
Karla Chavez Luna- BPM LLP
Zubin Mistry- CohnReznick LLP
Satpal Nagpal- GHJ
Lizbeth Nevarez- GHJ
Andy Park- EY
Lori Rock- Marcum LLP
Jose Sarabia- Deloitte & Touche LLP
Kiyoshi William Smith- Armanino
Helena Song- BPM LLP
Gilbert Vasquez- Vasquez + Company LLP
Bella Wang- Windes

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