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Member Spotlight: Aaron Hiddleson

June 13, 2024

Inspired by his family to pursue the profession, new CPA Aaron Hiddleson considers his credential to be the "icing on the cake" of his accounting journey. As a governmental auditor for Oregon State, he thrives on the daily challenges and rewards of his 9-5.

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Member Spotlight: Diana Bautista

June 13, 2024

Let your CPA license be your passport to success! Diana Bautista of Connected Professional Accountants LLC recently obtained her CPA license, motivated by her family's strong work ethic. She encourages the next generation of CPAs to embrace the endless opportunities this credential offers.

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AANHPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Roy Matsunaga

May 31, 2024

From cherished family traditions to navigating the complexities of identity in the workplace, Roy Matsunaga of Deloitte & Touche LLP sheds light on his journey and commitment to elevating AANHPI voices in professional spaces.

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AANHPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Shubha Joshi

May 30, 2024

Get to know Shubha Joshi and learn about her journey from software engineer to owner of her own CPA firm, Shuba Joshi CPA LLC, Portland. Her story embodies empowerment and entrepreneurship, inspiring others to break barriers and pursue their dreams.

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AANHPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Bashir Khanani

May 29, 2024

Meet Bashir Khanani of Synthes Medical Surgical Equipment & Instruments Trading LLC, a Pakistani-born, Muslim CPA from Oregon, who shares insights on how his cultural identity shapes his professional path.

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AANHPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Laura Rasay Siasoco

May 28, 2024

Discover how Laura's multicultural background influences her professional journey, from leveraging diverse perspectives in the workplace to navigating career pivots with resilience.

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AANHPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Crisanto Agtani

May 25, 2024

Meet Crisanto Agtani, a dynamic leader at Macri, LLC. Through his involvement in Oregon's Filipino community and OSCPA, he shares insights on identity, resilience, and an empathic approach to service.

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AANHPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Cierra Leopoldino

May 23, 2024

Cierra Leopoldino of REDW LLC lives by the Hawaiian motto "Malama kekahi i kekahi," meaning to care for one another. With this ethos and her Hawaiian roots, she cultivates professional landscapes that prioritize collaboration, respect, and a strong sense of community.

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AANHPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Taylor Larson

May 21, 2024

Meet OSCPA member Taylor Larson, Senior Tax Manager at Empirical Wealth Management and Board Treasurer for Saturday Academy. Taylor's approach, rooted in her Chinese American heritage, redefines client relationships and community engagement.

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Leader Spotlight: Tricia Duncan

May 14, 2024

Board member Tricia Duncan of Jones & Roth PC encourages the profession to continue to innovate in how we bring new CPAs into the profession.

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Leader Spotlight: Michael Lortz

May 07, 2024

Board member Michael Lortz looks forward to continuing the good work that OSCPA leaders have done in the past.

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A lifetime of learning: From the fast lane to chairing the Board

May 01, 2024

From racing in the fast lane to chairing the OSCPA Board of Directors, we're excited to share our first interview with John Hawkins, the 2024-25 Board Chair. In this interview, we'll explore John's professional journey, from his early accounting career to his current role as board chair. Delve into the key milestones, challenges, and wisdom he's gathered along the way.

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New horizons: Advancing culture across generations

May 01, 2024

As the 2024-25 Chair of the Board of Directors, John Hawkins is assuming a pivotal role in a time of transformation for the accounting profession. With over 38 years of tax expertise, John is well-equipped to navigate the challenges ahead and champion growth and resilience for the Oregon CPA community. Congratulations, John!

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Leader Spotlight: Megan Kurz

April 30, 2024

Board member Megan Kurz shares what she's looking forward to about serving on the Board this year.

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Member Spotlight: Kelly Bosch

April 23, 2024

Kelly Bosch is a proud 2nd generation Duck, and a key figure in propelling The University of Oregon Foundation forward. With her CPA expertise, passion for giving back, and deep-rooted alignment with UO's mission, Kelly is shaping a brighter future for students, faculty, and subsequent programs. Learn how her dedication and commitment to UO's mission are making a difference.

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Congratulations to Kieran Mako, UWorld Accounting CPA Review course winner

April 03, 2024

Congratulations to Kieran Mako, winner of the UWorld Accounting quarterly CPA Exam Review drawing! Kieran is an aspiring CPA currently pursuing a B.S. in Accounting from George Fox University. Outside of academics, Kieran loves music, coffee, quality time with friends and family, and the Pacific Northwest.

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Women's History Month Spotlight: Jennifer Gragg

March 28, 2024

Join us in celebrating Jennifer Gragg, a rockstar mother and newly licensed CPA at CliftonLarsonAllen! As a rising professional, Jennifer is exhilarated by the endless puzzles of accounting. However, navigating the complexities of work-life balance as a woman in accounting can be tiresome.

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Black History Month Spotlight: Charles Wilhoite

February 29, 2024

For our final Black History Month feature, we are grateful to honor Charles Wilhoite. As seasoned industry leader, Charles watched the CPA profession blossom from counting diversity with 10 fingers, to a community full of opportunities. Through his time working with clients, peers, and non-profits, Charles discovered the secret to becoming a superhero, "If young Black students, adults, and professionals can see me, I guarantee that some of them will believe they can be me—not special, but visible—a superpower that is wonderfully contagious".

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Black History Month Spotlight: Grace Charles

February 27, 2024

To celebrate Black History Month, we are excited to spotlight Grace Charles, an OSCPA member that embodies "paying it forward". As mentor to her peers at McDonald Jacobs, Grace redefines the workplace by centering cultural authenticity and resilience.

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Member Spotlight: Maddie Glass

February 12, 2024

As a new CPA, Maddie Glass advocates for the next generation of CPAs to embrace every opportunity that comes your way, even if it feels uncomfortable. In her time amidst her peers at Delap LLP and OSCPA, Maddie has found that the most challenging experiences become valuable lessons to share with future accountants. Congratulations to Maddie for obtaining her license while offering her community the same unwavering support she had on her journey to becoming a CPA.

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