Nancy Chandler Given Distinguished Service Award for 2012
For services to her profession, the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) has presented Nancy Chandler, a retired vice president at Kellogg & Andelson Accountancy, with its Distinguished Service Award for 2012.
A Sherman Oaks resident, Chandler served as CalCPA chair from 2002 to 2003. She has been a member of CalCPA's board of directors and of the board of trustees for the Group Insurance Trust, which provides health care plans to CPA firms. She is a former president of CalCPA's Los Angeles Chapter.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Women's Society of CPAs named Chandler Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2001, when she ran an accounting firm in Encino. That firm merged with Kellogg & Adelson in 2007.
CalCPA annually presents the Distinguished Service Award to an individual who has provided long and distinguished service or who has performed a singular act resulting in extraordinary contributions to the accounting profession, to CalCPA, or to the community.
For services to his community, CalCPA has presented Bill Torres, a Los Angeles CPA and personal financial specialist, with its Public Service Award for 2012.
The managing partner of Bill Torres & Company, Torres has served on the board of managers of the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA since 1995 and is immediate past chairman of the board. He also has served on several regional committees for the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. In recognition of his service, the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles inscribed Torres' name in its Golden Book of Distinguished Service in 2011.
CalCPA annually presents the Public Service Award to one of its members with a record of commitment to public service through participation in charitable, governmental, or volunteer work that significantly affects the community, state, or nation.
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