CCW hosted the Regional Industry Advisory Meeting for Accounting Occupations on May 21, 2020

This event brought college faculty together with employers to inform college program development for Associate Degrees and certificates related to these accounting industry occupations, and support Work-Based Learning opportunities with participating employers.

The Look Book of the event provides details on speakers, industry representatives, college program information, and related meeting agenda information.  View it here:  CCW Accounting Look Book

View the slide presentation here: Accounting Regional Program Advisory Slide Deck

Topics included:

  • Industry workforce trends
  • Industry trends used to access entry-level talent
  • Technology and AI impacts
  • Opportunities to bridge knowledge, talent and certification gaps


  1. Ten Los Angeles Community Colleges participated: Citrus College, East Los Angeles College, El Camino College, Glendale Community College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Rio Hondo College and Santa Monica College.
  2. Speakers / Employers at the event:

•     Daniel Seto, Human Capital Advisory Director at KPMG, LLP

•     David Hill, Partner at RSM

•     Elizabeth Hahn, Accounting Manager at the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

•     Erin Herlihy, Audit Senior Manager at KPMG, LLP

•     Lisa Massman, Human Capital Advisory Principal at KPMG, LLP

•     Mike Quindazzi, Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

•     Roger A. Martinez, Partner at Vasquez & Company

•     Tom Barry, Managing Partner at Green Hasson Janks

•     Zhanna Gevorkian, Head of Finance at Takeda, Los Angeles Site

The meeting was led by:

  • Richard Verches, Executive Director of CCW
  • Judy Fox, Regional Director, Business & Entrepreneurship, California Community College System
  • Jessica Ku Kim, Sr. Director of Workforce Development, LAEDC

To request more details, please contact Isabel Duran, [email protected]

Judy Fox

Regional Director, Business & Entrepreneurship, California Community College System

Richard Verches

Executive Director, CCW

Jessica Ku Kim

Sr. Director Workforce Development, LAEDC