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ROSEVILLE, CA, APRIL 19, 2016: GALLINA LLP is proud to announce Partner, Crystal Ekanayake, CPA has been nominated a finalist for the coveted “Women to Watch Awards” in the category of “Experienced Leaders.” The winner will be announced on April 29, 2016 in Southern California at the Hotel Beverly Wilshire. The event is designed for women who have made significant contributions in the accounting industry and have utilized their leadership skills.

“Crystal has demonstrated true leadership as a Partner 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.

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.

Crystal Ekanayake serves as an Audit Partner for GALLINA LLP where she leads the firm’s employee benefit (ERISA) audit practice. She is the co-author of Knowledge Based Audits of Employee Benefit Plans, a CCH Wolters-Kluwer publication among numerous published articles and frequent speaker at national conferences. With a philanthropic heart, Crystal’s passionate about giving back whether serving on a board or sponsoring crucial efforts worldwide from construction of school facilities and libraries to community livestock operations.

“I am so grateful for the experiences I have had and the opportunities that have been extended to me through my involvement in the CPA profession that I love giving back to others, including my colleagues at GALLINA, college students in the UC Davis MPAc program, and my clients and business colleagues. It is truly better to give than to receive, so it is with that spirit that I accept this nomination,” comments Crystal.

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


Crystal Ekanayake

Crystal Ekanayake, CPA
Audit Partner


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