2020 First Vice Chair Election

An election will be held for CalCPA's 2020-21 First Vice Chair position. This election will take place by electronic means from July 6 to July 10 and will be by an independent balloting firm.

The candidates are Christie Simons and Laura Ross. Both are current CalCPA Board members, and both went through the nominations process. If you have not already done so, please invest a few minutes to read this email, which explains the circumstances and procedures related to the First Vice Chair election.

In order to ensure a fair and equitable election, as well as provide CalCPA members with an opportunity to make informed decisions, each candidate was asked to provide the following information:
  • Professional resume
  • Video recording of the candidate’s responses to the same set of questions
  • Personal written statement
Below are links to these items for each candidate.

Instructions on how to cast your ballot electronically will be provided via email to CalCPA voting members beginning on July 6, with reminders sent throughout the week.

Meet the 2020 First Vice Chair Candidates
Learn what both First Vice Chair candidates have to say about the future of the profession and CalCPA,
as well as how they describe their unique leadership capabilities.
Due to COVID-19, both candidates recorded their video from home.

Christie Simons

Christie Simons, CPA
Nominated by:
CalCPA Nominations Committee
San Francisco Chapter
Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Christie's Bio and Professional Information

View Video
Laura Ross

Laura Ross, CPA
Nominated by:
106 CalCPA Voting Members
San Francisco Chapter
Partner, EisnerAmper LLP

Laura's Bio and Professional Information

View Video


Thank you again for taking the time to participate in this important process to elect CalCPA’s next First Vice Chair for 2020-21. Please contact Jill Gorman with any related questions or comments.