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Accounting & Management Online Speaker Series


The Accounting & Business Management Department will be hosting speakers to share their knowledge and experience with students. From marketing to supply chain management, students will be able to learn more about the different areas within the industry! All students are welcome to attend these events online via Zoom.

Unable to attend the webinar? Don't worry! Links for recorded Zoom meetings will be posted the day after the scheduled event.

ACCESS Accommodations

To request reasonable disability related accommodations, please contact us at least five (5) business days in advance of the event.

Accounting Focused Webinars

    • September 30 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | From Community College to CPA
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      John Schultz, CPA, CGMA | Genske, Mulder, & Company | Partner

      • Date: September 30 at 1:00 PM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Topic: From Community College to CPA
      • About: John Schultz
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!

      John SchultzJohn Schultz

      John Schultz has over 18 years of experience specializing in tax, consulting and accounting services to the agricultural industry, including dairy, tree and row crop farming, and beef cattle, as well as to other non-agricultural related industries. At Genske Mulder & Company, John provides a full range of accounting services to his clients throughout the country to dairies and other businesses in approximately 30 different states. John's technical expertise in the area of taxes encompasses everything from individuals and partnerships to corporations, S-corporations, trusts, non-profit organizations and gift and estate tax returns. Additionally, he consults with clients on various financial topics, particularly new business ventures and analysis of business expansion and contraction.

      Education
      University of California, Riverside

      Certifications & Licenses 

      Licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California since 2011.
      QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor since 2007.
      Certified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant by the AICPA since 2014.

      Professional Associations
      American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
      California Society of Certified Public Accountants

      Areas of Professional Emphasis
      Dairy & Agriculture
      Financial Statement Preparations & Audits
      Tax & Estate Planning, including succession planning
      Tax Deferred Exchanges
    • October 14 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Careers in the Banking Industry
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      Shadi Nassereddine | Wells Fargo | Branch Manager

      Mari BennettShadi Nassereddine

      Shadi Nassereddine has over 10 years of experience held in a reputable financial institution. He has held positions from Teller, Customer Sales & Service Representative, Personal Banker, Assistant Manager, and most recently Branch Manager. Each position has allowed Shadi to develop many transferable skills such as; leadership, coaching, and communicating powerfully and prolifically. All while mitigating risk through critical thinking and risk management. One role he takes pride in - along with developing others, is community involvement through different connections he has made.

    • October 20 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Life of a Corporate Controller from Inside a Supermarket Chain
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      Alex Lemos, CPA | Stater Bros.| Controller

      • Date: October 20 at 1:00 PM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Topic: Life of a Corporate Controller from Inside a Supermarket Chain
      • LinkedInAlex Lemos
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!

      Alex LemosAlex Lemos

      Alex Lemos is an Adjunct professor of Accounting for Mt. San Antonio College. In addition to being an Accounting professor he is also the Corporate Controller of Stater Bros. Markets, the largest privately owned Grocer in Southern California. 

      He Received his Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Redlands School of Business and his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from California State University San Bernardino. Alex is a fully licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. 

      In addition, he has committed to making Leadership as an area of focus and has thus attended and received certification from The California Society of CPA’s Leadership Institute and the University of Southern California Food Industry Executive Program. 

      During the span of over fifteen years as an Accounting and Finance professional, Alex has worked across Retail, manufacturing, and Distribution companies of all sizes. Amongst his areas of expertise are Financial reporting, Income tax planning and preparation, Financial planning and analysis, Design and assessment of internal controls, and Team Leadership. 

    • October 27 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Certified Financial Planner (CFP) versus Certified Public Accountant (CPA): which one should I get?
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      Bryan Hopkins, CPA, CFP | Hopkins & Company Inc. | Partner

      • Date: October 27 at 1:00 PM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Topic: Certified Financial Planner (CFP) versus Certified Public Accountant (CPA): which one should I get?
      • LinkedIn: Bryan Hopkins
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!

      Bryan HopkinsBryan Hopkins

      Bryan Hopkins was born and raised in Whittier California. As a southern California native Bryan enjoys the outdoor lifestyle particularly snow skiing, waterskiing and scuba diving Bryan was married to Melessa in 1992 and has two sons Austin who is 25 and Shane who is 23. Bryan begin his professional education at Cypress College and went on to California State University Fullerton where he graduated with a bachelors degree in accounting from the school of business and economics. Bryan begin his career in public accounting in 1989 working in downtown Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter he made the decision to join the ranks of the self employed at the ripe old age of 28 where he started a small certified public accounting firm with his former business partner Ross Bonnie. Ross and Bryan enjoyed growing a boutique firm together from 1993 to 2013, at which time the firm was amiably dissolved. Today Bryan is the sole shareholder of Hopkins Wealth Management Group a five employee tax and financial planning firm that understands the fundamentals; which are a relentless pursuit for the best possible tax and financial solutions and that service is what separates them from their competitors. Bryan is a CPA as well as a Certified Financial Planner.

      In an effort to give back to the community Bryan is a member of the finance committee at his church, a mentor in the school of business at cal state Fullerton, an active member of Change for a Cure, which supports the American Cancer Society and is a volunteer ski patroller.

    • November 3 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | What is a Certified Managerial Accounting (CMA), and How to Become One
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      Catherine C. Gallagher, CMA, CPA, CFM | Kaiser Permanente | Regional Director

      Brenda Domico, CMA| Mt. SAC | Accounting Professor

      • Date: November 3 at 1:00 PM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Topic: What is a Certified Managerial Accounting (CMA), and How to Become One
      • LinkedIn: Catherine Gallagher
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!

      Catherine GallagherCatherine C. Gallagher

      Catherine Gallagher serves as primary strategic and fiscal leader over Home Health, Hospice & Home Based Palliative Care’s financial and business workstreams for seven licensed agencies and three branch locations at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California. Catherine has over 20 years of experience in Finance Operations for Health Insurance, Pharmacy, Hospital and Physician Billing. She began her healthcare career in 1995 as an administrative assistant to the Clinical and Operational Directors of Quality at Health Partners Health Plans in Tucson, Arizona.

      Catherine has a Bachelors of Art in Political Science & Fine Art from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona. She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Financial Manager (CFM) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Catherine served for six years on the International Board of Regents for the Institute of Management Accountants, devoted to developing a fair and representative certification process. In her spare time, Catherine stays creative by making jewelry, being an avid fan of the outdoors and hiking nearly every week.


      Brenda Domico

      Brenda Domico

      Brenda Domico has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Education. Before entering education, she worked in the accounting field for various companies. The majority of Brenda's work experience was in the aerospace industry, including General Dynamics and SCI. She is a CMA; which is a professional certification in the area of Managerial Accounting. Unlike CPA's who work in the "public" accounting sector, who specialize in tax, audit, and consulting, CMA's work within the internal operations of an organization. They are often considered business advisors to company management in the areas of forecasts, budgets, cost control, profit management, pricing, efficiency, asset management, funding and investment analysis, systems analysis, performance evaluation, and just about anything that affects the company financially in operations planning and daily operating activities. 

      About 20 years ago, Brenda changed her career direction from practicing accounting to teaching accounting. She has been teaching at Mt. SAC since 1990, and she loves it! Other colleges Brenda has taught at include Cal Poly University, Fullerton College, Orange Coast College, Riverside College, Moreno Valley College, San Bernardino College, and more.

    • November 8 at 4:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Investing in Your Future
      Event Information

      Bryan Hopkins, CPA, CFP | Hopkins & Company Inc. | Partner

      Brenda Domico, CMA| Mt. SAC | Accounting Professor

      • Date: November 8 at 4:00 PM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Topic: Investing in Your Future
      • LinkedIn: Bryan Hopkins
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      Bryan HopkinsBryan Hopkins

      Bryan Hopkins was born and raised in Whittier California. As a southern California native Bryan enjoys the outdoor lifestyle particularly snow skiing, waterskiing and scuba diving Bryan was married to Melessa in 1992 and has two sons Austin who is 25 and Shane who is 23. Bryan begin his professional education at Cypress College and went on to California State University Fullerton where he graduated with a bachelors degree in accounting from the school of business and economics. Bryan begin his career in public accounting in 1989 working in downtown Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter he made the decision to join the ranks of the self employed at the ripe old age of 28 where he started a small certified public accounting firm with his former business partner Ross Bonnie. Ross and Bryan enjoyed growing a boutique firm together from 1993 to 2013, at which time the firm was amiably dissolved. Today Bryan is the sole shareholder of Hopkins Wealth Management Group a five employee tax and financial planning firm that understands the fundamentals; which are a relentless pursuit for the best possible tax and financial solutions and that service is what separates them from their competitors. Bryan is a CPA as well as a Certified Financial Planner.

      In an effort to give back to the community Bryan is a member of the finance committee at his church, a mentor in the school of business at cal state Fullerton, an active member of Change for a Cure, which supports the American Cancer Society and is a volunteer ski patroller.


      Brenda Domico

      Brenda Domico

      Brenda Domico has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Education. Before entering education, she worked in the accounting field for various companies. The majority of Brenda's work experience was in the aerospace industry, including General Dynamics and SCI. She is a CMA; which is a professional certification in the area of Managerial Accounting. Unlike CPA's who work in the "public" accounting sector, who specialize in tax, audit, and consulting, CMA's work within the internal operations of an organization. They are often considered business advisors to company management in the areas of forecasts, budgets, cost control, profit management, pricing, efficiency, asset management, funding and investment analysis, systems analysis, performance evaluation, and just about anything that affects the company financially in operations planning and daily operating activities. 

      About 20 years ago, Brenda changed her career direction from practicing accounting to teaching accounting. She has been teaching at Mt. SAC since 1990, and she loves it! Other colleges Brenda has taught at include Cal Poly University, Fullerton College, Orange Coast College, Riverside College, Moreno Valley College, San Bernardino College, and more.

    • November 17 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Certified Financial Analyst (CFA): What is it and how does it differ from a Financial Planner? 
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      Kevin Takumi Kurimoto, CFA, CFP | K2 Financial Partners | Partner

      • Date: November 17 at 1:00 PM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Topic: Certified Financial Analyst (CFA): What is it and how does it differ from a Financial Planner? 
      • LinkedIn: Kevin Takumi Kurimoto
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!

      John SchultzKevin Takumi Kurimoto

      Kevin Takumi Kurimoto had a strong affinity towards investing. In trying to increase his financial knowledge base, Kevin was led to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional. Kevin loves the problem-solving aspect of the job. It is similar to solving a puzzle since a large portion of the client relationship is understanding “who” is truly sitting across from you – who they are, what they value, and why. From there, the planning aspect of the job involves fitting all those pieces together into a comprehensive plan. Whether that be planning for retirement or a child’s future college, he loves being able to piece together multiple scenarios and help his clients chart the best way forward.

      Kevin attended Mt. San Antonio College, Azusa Pacific University, and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional in 2008, an M.S. in 2013, and earned the CFA® certification in 2018. He is an active member of the Accounting and Management Department Advisory Committee and the Financial Advisors Network.

Questions? Contact Brenda Domico | bdomico@mtsac.edu


Business Management Focused Webinars 

    • September 21 at 10:00 AM | Online via Zoom | Business Communications
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      Karen Lucas | Toast Masters | Director/Entrepreneur

      • Date: September 21 at 10:00 AM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Class: Business Communications (BUSO 25)
      • LinkedIn: Karen Lucas
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!

      Karen LucasKaren Lucas

      Karen Lucas  is an experienced Chief Operations Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Radiation Safety, Analytical Skills, Emergency Management, and Health Physics. Strong business development professional with over 13 years as a Caltech trained Project Manager and Infrastructure Liaison Officer.

       

    • September 28 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Business Communications
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      Danielle Kinahan | Dunn-Edwards Corporation | Professional Program Lead

      • Date: September 28 at 1:00 PM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Class: Business Communications (BUSO 25)
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!
      • Presentation Slides

      Mari BennettDanielle Kinahan

      Danielle Kinahan has over a decade of program management experience in multiple sectors and served as Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. She currently manages the Emerging Professionals Program at Dunn-Edwards Paints that partners with students to provide industry knowledge and skills enhancing opportunities. 

       

    • October 12 at 10:00 AM | Online via Zoom | Marketing Management
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      Rachel Montemayor | Lumen | Senior Lead Field Marketing Manager

      • Date: October 12 at 10:00 AM
      • Location: Online via Zoom
      • Class: Marketing Management (BUSS 36)
      • LinkedIn: Rachel Montemayor
      • Zoom Recording - Unable to attend? View the recorded session!

      Rachel MontemayorRachel Montemayor

      Rachel Montemayor began her career in a Corporate Marketing position at Nordstrom in Seattle WA, helping the sales teams to rollout new product launches in store. She went on to work at Centurylink, working as a Field Marketing Manager for the state of Oregon and Washington. Her position included localizing marketing collateral and creative, rollout of marketing initiatives, corporate communications and public relations, and vendor management. In 2016 Rachel moved back to Southern California (where she’s initially from) in order to begin working for Spectrum in Field Marketing, supporting the Southern California market Ad Sales teams. She worked on a number of initiatives to increase market share including, rollouts of Spectrum News 1, annual large corporate events, marketing strategy for the SoCal market, and customizing sales tactics for top prospects. Most recently, Rachel has moved over to work for Lumen Technologies—supporting the entirety of the West Division’s Regional Enterprise team.

Questions? Contact Derek Dokter | ddokter@mtsac.edu