In My Opinion 2021



Welcome to In My Opinion, a monthly feature of California CPA magazine by Anthony Pugliese, CPA, CGMA, CITP. Pugliese, President & CEO of CalCPA and CalCPA Education Foundation, will cover key issues and trends impacting the profession—as well as personal insights. 


March/April 2021: Transitions
As you may know, my role as president and CEO of CalCPA concludes later this month. Transitions are an excellent opportunity for reflection and growth—and as I look back on my years of service at CalCPA, I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude and pride. Gratitude for the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and resilient team of staff and volunteer leadership, and pride for what we’ve been able to accomplish together amidst unprecedented change.


January/February 2021: Be Well
While 2020 brought COVID-19’s threat to people’s physical health and livelihoods, there is cause to be hopeful and optimistic about 2021 as the focus turns to vaccinations and recovery efforts. But there remains a significant effect of the pandemic: The toll on our mental health and well-being.