Kenaya is an integral member of the firm’s San Diego office and this appointment will strengthen his presence as a community leader in San Diego County. As one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, Haskell & White has strong academic and philanthropic ties to the community. The firm encourages employees to be civic leaders and donate their time and talents to worthy causes that interest them.
“CSUSM has a longstanding reputation of integrating sustainability and community engagement that aligns with our work at Haskell & White,” Kenaya said. “I am extremely excited to use my passion for higher education and the accounting profession to support the Foundation Board’s work to spur regional growth and prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s leaders.”
The CSUSM Foundation Board guides, advises and supports the university’s fundraising and advocacy efforts. The board recently launched its Forward Together campaign to raise $50 million to empower students to solve critical issues in the community.
“We are very proud of Thomas’ accomplishments and know that he will do great work with the CSUSM Foundation Board,” said Wayne Pinnell, CPA, managing partner of Haskell & White, who also works closely with California State University as a part-time professor for California State University Fullerton and serves in a number of leadership roles for its Department of Accounting. “Haskell & White is committed to giving back to the communities we live and work in, and that includes making smart investments in local students and universities to empower future leaders.”
Kenaya has more than 10 years of professional experience, both with CPA firms and in private industry. He is a member of the California Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs. He serves as co-chair of The CalCPA San Diego Chapter’s Emerging Professional Committee and is a founding member of the planning committee for Accounting Day San Diego, the largest local for-profit training event for the accounting profession.
“I am pleased to announce Thomas Kenaya’s appointment to the California State University San Marcos Foundation Board, a motivated team of community leaders that believes an investment in CSUSM is one of the best investments a person can make,” said Karen Haynes, president of CSUSM. “Thomas’ guidance, advice and support will be integral as CSUSM works to expand student access to an excellent and affordable education.”
About Haskell & White LLP
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