EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors program offers 'real life case study'

Pamela Mizuno in Costa Rica

Pamela Mizuno in Costa Rica

Now in its fifth year in Costa Rica, the EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors program sent Pamela Mizuno and her fellow volunteers to Santa María de Dota and San Marcos de Tarrazú in the country’s Tarrazú/Los Santos coffee region.

The 10 ambassadors worked with a 2,600-member coffee farming cooperative, conducting field research and collecting data to help understand the practices that lead to optimum and sustainable coffee production.

“One of my concentrations within international relations was international political economy,” Mizuno, a 2010 University of Southern California graduate, said in an interview with USC Dornsife. “This gave me a framework to understand and appreciate how the co-op strategically implemented practices related to supply and demand and fair trade. It was a real life case study for me.”

September 12th, 2013|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Ernst & Young announces promotions and additions throughout West Coast

EY_logoErnst & Young LLP has announced 39 major promotions and three new additions across eight offices in the West, including 18 partners:


Las Vegas

  • Chris Raimondo – Promoted to principal from senior manager.


Los Angeles

  • Sandra Burns – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Paul Chen – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Glen Day – Promoted to principal from senior manager.
  • Deep Ghumman – Promoted to principal from senior manager.
  • Dorian Redding – Promoted to principal from senior manager.
  • Marc Roberts – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Timothy Teagle – Promoted to principal from director.
  • Edith Yavarian – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Patrick Hynes – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.
  • Sherri Kelly – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.
  • Debbie Lew – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.
  • Glenn Walsh – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.


Orange County

  • Mark Montoya – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Ayan Roy – Promoted to principal from senior manager.
  • Lee Welborn – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.


Redwood Shores

  • Shekhar MahadevanPromoted to executive director from senior manager.


San Diego

  • Judson QuigglePromoted to partner from senior manager.


San Francisco

  • Brian Eggert – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Anne Freden – Promoted to principal from senior manager.
  • Javier Garcia – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Matthew Hatch – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Jackie Pan – Promoted to principal from senior manager.
  • Barak Ravid – Promoted to principal from executive director.
  • Mazhar Wani – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Rick Berge – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.
  • Mark Doyle – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.
  • Maria Joseph Promoted to executive director from senior manager.
  • Michael Winter – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.


San Jose

  • Wendy Drummond Craig Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Tatyana Kovalchuk Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Ye Wang – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Irine Dibowitz – Promoted to executive director from senior manager.
  • Ame Cruz Ponce – Promoted to director from associate director.


Seattle

  • Sue Borgman – Joined as a principal from the firm’s San Jose office.
  • Doug Sirotta – Joined as a partner from a regional accounting firm where he managed its San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices and served as the national leader for tax.
  • Matthew Stover – Rejoined as a partner from eBay Inc. where he spent the last year as the company’s director of accounting.
  • Oren Lang-Furr – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Matthew Rundorff – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Chad Miller – Promoted to partner from senior manager.
  • Catherine Banks – Promoted to director from associate director.
  • Scott Gelber – Promoted to principal from senior manager.
July 25th, 2013|Categories: Client News|Tags: |

FOX segment features Entrepreneur of the Year standouts

A new segment called “Growing Our Economy” on KTTV FOX 11 in Los Angeles focuses on what local business leaders are seeing and saying about jobs. Among those featured so far by Christine Devine are:

  • Brian Ring, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (EOY) program director, in a piece titled “LA’s Best In Business” (July 9);
  • Kamran Pourzanjani, an entrepreneur and long-time EOY judge, “An Entrepreneur’s Opinion” (July 16); and
  • Martha de la Torre and Joe Badame, EOY finalists who built El Clasificado into the largest free Spanish publication in the country, “El Clasificado” (July 17).

Devine, who has 16 Emmys, hosted the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards last month at a 700-person gala held at the Beverly Hilton.

July 17th, 2013|Categories: Client News|Tags: , |

Entrepreneur of Year winners announced in LA

The An Family, of fourth generation family-owned business House of An, receives Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Family Business Award of Excellence. From left to right: Monique An, Jacqueline An, Catherine An, Helene An, Hannah An, and Elizabeth An.

The An Family, of fourth generation family-owned business House of An, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Family Business Award of Excellence. From left to right: Monique An, Jacqueline An, Catherine An, Helene An, Hannah An and Elizabeth An.

Ernst & Young announced the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 award recipients in Greater Los Angeles at a gala event Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The winners are:

  • „Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO, The Act 1 Group – Torrance, Calif.
  • Clarence Daniels Jr., Chairman & CEO, Concession Management Services, Inc. – Los Angeles, Calif.
  • „Sam Naficy, President & CEO, DTT – Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Jeff Stibel, Chairman & CEO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. – Malibu, Calif.
  • The An Family, Managing Partners and Executive Chef, House of An – Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • Bob Sinnott, CEO, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. – Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Moctesuma Esparza, CEO, Maya Cinemas North America, Inc – Los Angeles, Calif.

Collectively, the award recipients have created over 1,100 jobs over the past two years. On average, they have increased their workforce by 40 percent and have grown their revenues by 42 percent between 2010 and 2012.