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.
To request reasonable disability related accommodations, please contact us at least five (5) business days in advance of the event.
Accounting Focused Webinars
- November 5 at 2:00 PM | Online via Zoom | What does a Certified Financial Planner
do and how do we get there?Event Information
Bryan Hopkins, CPA, CFP | Hopkins Wealth Management Group | Founder & President
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 9 at 1:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Payroll Careers & Current TrendsEvent Information
Ronda Shutt | Mt. SAC | Professor
Ronda Shutt graduated from Chaffey Community College in 2000, earning Associate Degrees in both Accounting and General Education, as one of three Valedictorians. While a student at Chaffey, she also served as an Accounting Tutor. Ronda subsequently transferred to California State University San Bernardino and completed my Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Accounting. Upon graduation she joined a Ahern, Adcock, & Devlin LLP, a Public Accounting Firm in Riverside, and obtained enough hours and experience to earn her CPA credentials. Ronda tackled her Master’s Degree in Management at the University of Redlands and graduated in 2008.
Ronda recently retired from her position as Vice-President of Payroll Link, Inc (a payroll service bureau in Rancho Cucamonga) where she worked for over 14 years. She also taught accounting courses for several years while working full-time for the payroll company. Ronda wore several hats at the payroll company: Accountant, Controller, Customer Service Manager, Transition Manager, Human Resource Manager, Tax Manager, and ultimately Vice President of Operations. The experiences she encountered in business has allowed her to develop and apply tried and true processes, has given her exposure to a multitude of accounting, payroll and HR questions and concerns, and has allowed her the ability to mentor those entering the fields of accounting and payroll.
Over the years, Ronda's heart was in education, So she returned to her dream job of teaching! Teaching is Ronda's true passion. Knowing that she can help another in any way, brings joy to her heart. Teaching helps her do that. Ronda is an adjunct (part-time) instructor - both at Mt Sac and Chaffey – and she am fully dedicated to serving her students to the best of her ability.
- November 12 at 2:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Public Accounting & the CPAEvent Information
Jeffrey Plourde & Tim Mundy | Deloitte and Touche, LLP | Audit Partners
Jeff Plourde is an Audit Partner in the Los Angeles Office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has over 30 years of industry and public accounting experience in various industries including Construction, Hospitality, Real Estate, Gaming and Oil and Gas. In addition to serving clients, Jeff has worked in Deloitte’s national headquarters in firm operations, technical accounting and Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting matters. During this time, Jeff consulted on significant regulatory and risk management issues with many of Deloitte’s highest-profile clients. Although Jeff specializes in Companies who deliver their services using long term construction contract arrangements, he has expertise in a variety of service and manufacturing business models.
Jeff’s cross section of fortune 500 clients have allowed him to serve global public companies with international operations in the world’s leading industrial markets giving him experience working with international service teams in virtually every region of the world. His expertise includes risk management, SEC reporting, initial public offerings, technical accounting, board development and business advisory services. Jeff has met with and assisted in the facilitation of the Engineering and Construction industry’s presentation on contract accounting for revenue recognition before the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). He is a former faculty member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in construction accounting.Representative Clients Served:
Education & CertificationUniversity of Central Florida - Bachelor of Science, Accounting
- Tutor Perini Corporation
- NBC Universal
- McDermott International
- Matrix Services Co.
- Tyco Thermal Controls
- Caesars Entertainment
- Las Vegas Sands Corporation
- VICI Properties Inc, (REIT)
- Hilton Hotels
- Igloo Corporation
Certified Public Accountant – Florida, Connecticut, California, Texas
Tim Mundy has more than 30 years’ of public and private investment management accounting experience, specializing in providing accounting, tax and consulting services to asset management companies. Tim is a National Managing Partner and leads Deloitte’s U.S Firms Private Equity practice which provides assurance and accounting on call services to portfolio companies and the advisors who invest in them. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2001, Tim worked for PFPC Worldwide, Inc, Price Waterhouse LLP and State Street Bank & Trust Co. In addition, as Deloitte’s West Coast Regional Leader of the Investment Management Services Group, Tim is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the regional practice serving asset managers and their products, including mutual funds, and alternative investments, such as hedge funds, private equity/venture funds.Representative Clients Served:
Education & CertificationB.S. Finance, Murray State UniversityM.B.A., Sawyer School of Management, Suffolk UniversityAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”)California Society of CPA’sDelaware Society of CPAsIFRS Certified
- Capital Group Companies
- Bain Capital
- Vista Equity
- PPH Holdings
- November 5 at 2:00 PM | Online via Zoom | What does a Certified Financial Planner do and how do we get there?
Questions? Contact Brenda Domico | firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Management Focused Webinars
- September 28 at 10:30 AM | Online via Zoom | Supply Chain ManagementEvent Information
Mohib Hamidi | Knock Logistics | Founder & CEO
Mohib Hamidi graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science in 2009. In 2016, he started National Career Advancement Institute. At NCAI, their aim is to serve as the bridge between education and vocation. They offer accelerated courses designed to jump start the professional lives of young adults ages 18-24, transitional veterans, and individuals from at-promise communities. In 2019, Mohib founded Knock Logistics who is contracted with Amazon.
- October 5 at 10:00 AM | Online via Zoom | Business CommunicationEvent Information
Karen Lucas | Toastmasters/Entrepreneur | Past Director of Top 100 Districts
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.
- October 12 at 1:30 PM | Online via Zoom | Marketing ManagementEvent Information
John Welches | Red Mallard | Founder & President
John Welches is the founder and president of content marketing firm Red Mallard. After graduating with a degree in creative writing from UC Riverside, John was bound for a career in either teaching or advertising. Against the advice of his loving professors, he chose advertising which was initially a mistake. While he was writing for a living, agency life came as close to Purgatory on Earth for John until he uncovered a passion that would reshape his destiny: developing deep connections with others. This passion helped John discover the cornerstone of effective storytelling and lay the groundwork for a business focused on transforming experts into storytellers. Most importantly, John is the husband of Christine and father to their four growing children.
- September 28 at 10:30 AM | Online via Zoom | Supply Chain Management
Questions? Contact Derek Dokter | email@example.com