Professional Speakers at SOA

Students benefit from speakers in classes, at student organized events, and at college events such as:  
  • Blane Ruschak, Executive Director of Campus Recruiting at KPMG, presented many years at the GLIMPSE conference.
  • Joseph Young, partner, Deloitte, spoke to ACC 418 
  • Larry Rodriguez, former E&Y managing partner and former CFO of Central Pacific Bank, spoke to many classes over the years
  • Jeff Hoffman, a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded several companies, including Priceline.com, a speaker at the college Kipapa i ke ala lecture.
  • Russell Lau, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Finance Factors, spoke in Acc 610 in 2017
  • Tung Chan, General Counsel, Ethereium and previously Hawaiian Airlines, spoke in Acc 610 in 2016 and 2017.
  • Cory Kubota, Partner, Accuity, spoke in Acc 660 in 2017
  • Valerie Shintaku, Director Assurance and Advisory Services, Deloitte, spoke in Acc 660Nelson Lau, Managing Partner, KPMG, spoke in Acc 660 in 2017
  • Peter Hanashiro, Partner, KMH, spoke in Acc 660 in 2017
  • Eugenio Aleman, Wells Fargo Senior Economist, "An update on U.S. Economy, the rise of interest rates and how the new administration may impact the future of U.S.economy." 
  • Gregory S. Moore, Partner, PWC - Los Angeles, spoke in Acc 625 in 2017.
  • Wendell Lee, former managing partner, Accuity, spoke in Acc 625 in 2017.
  • John Lee, VP and Corporate Tax Director, Servco Pacific, spoke in Acc. 625 in 2017.
  • Daniel Dolan, faculty, Waseda University, presented "Business Communications in Japan: Patterns, Questions and Advice" in 2017. 
  • Ellen Glazerman, Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, spoke at UH system accounting faculty conference in 2016
  • Ali Hadjarian, Director in the Analytics Service Area, Deloitte Advisory, spoke at UH system accounting faculty conference in 2016
  • Wes Machida, State of Hawaii, Director of Finance - Governmental Structure, Budgeting, and Financial Management, 2015
  • Linda Heffernan, U.S. Air Force Team Chief, Pacific Area Audit Office, Federal government auditing processes, 2015
  • Col Regina Goff, Director of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Federal Budget Process, Accounting, and Financial Management, 2015
  • Kalbert Young, UH System Vice President for Budget and Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, Government Financial Management Lifecycle, 2015
  • Edwin Young, City Auditor for the City and County of Honolulu, Public Accountability, 2015
  • Letha DeCaires, Investigator for the Honolulu EthicsCommission, Governmental Ethics, 2015
  • Wayne Fujita, Chief of Treasury at the City and County of Honolulu, Municipal Bond Rating Presentations and Evaluation Criteria
  • Pamela Young, David Hanlon, Kelli Nishimura and Raelynn Gaspar-Asaoka, The City and County of Honolulu's Department of Budget and Fiscal Services
  • Ms. Marion Higa, Hawaii’s State Auditor for 21 years, Governmental Auditing, and spoke in Acc 418.
  • Ms. Cindy Yee, CPA and an Assurance Principal at Accuity LLP, Governmental Financial Reporting
  • Kerry Yoneshige, Business Management Officer at the State of Hawaii, Department of Accounting and General Services, Governmental Accounting
  • Victor Song, former head of the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, visited Acc 460 in 2015.
  • Theresa M. Grafenstine, Inspector General of the U.S. House of Representatives, presented “Becoming a World Class Audit Professional.”
  • Lynn Turner, Managing Director, LitiNomics and former SEC Chief Accountant, presented “The Future is Now.”