Gilbert R. Vasquez is the Managing Partner of the certified public accounting firm of Vasquez & Company LLP. Since 1967, he has managed and directed a successful practice in public accounting, auditing, taxation, and financial consulting. In addition, he was a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the Central District of California, handling in excess of 3,000 bankruptcy cases annually. He has also served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, a Bankruptcy Examiner and a Receiver.
Mr. Vasquez is recognized as a prominent Certified Public Accountant, community leader and entrepreneur. He is a past president of the California Board of Accountancy, the organization that licenses and regulates CPAs in California. He is a member in good standing with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs. He was the founder and past president of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) – the most successful professional Latino association in the United States of America. He currently sits on its Corporate Advisory Board.
Mr. Vasquez was an executive board member of the 1984 Olympic Organizing Committee and currently serves as a board member on its successor organization, the LA84 Foundation. He continues to serve as a board member of Manufacturers Bank and Entravision Communications Corporation. He is also the Chairman of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of various Boards of Directors including the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, California State University Los Angeles Foundation, United Way of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Metropolitan YMCA, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and the National Council of La Raza. Other past corporate board appointments include Verizon (formerly) GTE of California, Glendale Federal Bank, ProAmerica Bank and Blue Cross of California.
Mr. Vasquez has received many honors including: the 2015 CSU Alumnus of the Year Award, ALPFA’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Achievement Award, the Coca Cola Golden Hammer Award, and the Citizen of the Year by the Northeast Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also received recognition from the California State University of Los Angeles as one of the 40 outstanding luminaries for his exemplary service to the University on their 40th Anniversary and the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ Golden Book of Distinguished Service Award – the highest honor the YMCA bestows.
Mr. Vasquez received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting from the California State University, Los Angeles.