LOS ANGELES — Grant Thornton LLP has named Cathy Hyodo as office managing partner in Los Angeles, effective today.
“During Cathy’s more than 20 years at Grant Thornton, she has made a remarkable impact on our clients, staff and our firm in Southern California, most notably for her work in the technology sector,” said Jacqueline Akerblom, regional managing partner, West region. “Her passion for serving our technology clients, coupled with her enthusiasm for mentoring young people in accounting, is a huge asset to the firm, and will help propel our Los Angeles office forward.”
Hyodo assumes the office managing partner role from Kullen Birkeland, who is now focusing on his West region tax practice leader role. Since joining Grant Thornton in 1995, Hyodo has served clients across multiple industries. For more than five years, she has led the firm’s Los Angeles technology practice.
Hyodo received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South California, where she currently serves on the Marshall School of Business Advisory Board. She is a past president of the USC Leventhal School of Accounting Circle Board, and she also previously served as the Southern California leader of Women at Grant Thornton.
Hyodo is a certified public accountant (CPA) in California, and member of the California Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs.
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