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ROSEVILLE, CA, APRIL 24, 2015: GALLINA LLP is proud to announce our very own Director of Recruitment & Development, Katie McConnell, CPA, as the winner of the “Women to Watch Award” in the category of “Emerging Leaders.” The award was presented today at the Women’s Leadership Forum in San Francisco, California. The event is designed for women in the accounting industry with an emphasis on developing leadership skills.

Katie McConnell shares, “It is an honor to be recognized as a woman who is making waves and working to better businesses, my firm, and the profession at large. This is exciting because it shows young women how many doors a CPA license can open. It is also a testament to follow your passion.”

The award “honors women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, or who demonstrate characteristics that enable them to become leaders in the profession.” The awards are hosted by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) Education Foundation in partnership with the AICPA and its Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee.

“Katie has demonstrated true leadership as a Director with GALLINA LLP as well as her various external activities representing the firm and profession through board and community involvement,” states Larry Taylor, Managing Partner, GALLINA LLP.

Katie McConnell is a licensed CPA and currently serves as Director of Recruitment and Development for GALLINA LLP where she leads the Firm’s recruitment and training departments and runs an executive search service business line. Her passions include helping businesses grow, art, wine and having a sense of humor.

For more information regarding the event or nominees, please visit CalCPA’s website by clicking here.

Katie McConnell

Katie McConnell, CPA
Director of Recruitment & Development

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