February 21-22, 2020
San Diego, CA
Theme: Honor the Past and Embrace the Future
Welcome to the Beta Alpha Psi 2020 Western Regional in San Diego! The Nu Pi Chapter of the University of California, Irvine, and the Iota Chapter of the University of Southern California invite you to join us this coming spring to create an educational, social, and memorable regionals experience for years to come.
As the eight-largest city in the United States, San Diego is uniquely located near the base of Southern California. Its culture is therefore largely influenced by both American and Mexican cultures, with many historical and tourist attractions, amazing special events, and mouth-drooling cuisines.
The Best Practices competition sponsored by Deloitte is an excellent way to display and develop your professional skills. The deadline to submit these abstracts is Friday, January 24, 2020 by 4 PM CST.
In addition to the Best Practices competition, attending chapters will also have the opportunity to share their Chapter Operations. This a great way for attending chapters to learn new strategies and assist each other in operating our chapters. For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is Friday, January 10, 2020.
We at the University of Southern California, and University of California, Irvine, are excited to host this event; we look forward to seeing you there as well!
Chapter Operations Topics:
- Giving Back
- Strong Alumni Base
- Keeping Members Active
- Wild Card
We look forward to seeing you there!
DATES & REGISTRATION
Friday, February 21 – Saturday, February 22, 2020
|| Early Bird Registration Rate until Thursday, January 23, 2020
|| Regular Registration Rate from Friday, January 24 - Thursday, February 6, 2020
|| Late Registration Rate after February 6, 2020 / Onsite Registration Rate
Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Thursday, February 6, 2020, will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. If you encounter an emergency, please contact Jessica Woody and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval.
Friday, February 21
| 11:00am - 5:00pm|| Registration Desk Open|
| 1:00pm - 1:30pm|| Opening Session|
| 1:30pm - 2:15pm|| Plenary Session|
| 2:15pm - 2:30pm || Refreshment Break|
| 2:30pm - 3:30pm|| Leadership Activity|
| 2:30pm - 3:30pm|| Faculty Advisor Round Table|
| 3:40pm - 4:40pm|| Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions|
| 4:45pm - 5:45pm|| Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions|
| 6:00pm|| Friday night on your own|
Saturday, February 22
| 7:30am - 8:30am|| Attendee Breakfast|
| 7:30am - 8:30am|| Breakfast for Chapter Presidents, Faculty Advisors, Chapter Advocate, BAP Board, Professional Partners|
| 7:30am - 2:00pm|| Registration Desk Open|
| 8:30am - 10:30am|| Best Practices Presentations|
| 10:30am - 11:00am|| Refreshment Break|
| 11:00am - 12:00pm|| Chapter Operations Presentations|
| 12:00pm - 1:30pm|| Attendee Lunch and Closing Session|
| 1:30pm|| Conference Adjourns|
| 1:30pm - 1:45pm|| Professional Partners to Provide Feedback to Best Practice Winners|
HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION
Meeting Hotel and Accomodations:
Doubletree San Diego – Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Single/Double/Triple/Quad- $169 + 12.80% tax
Reservations Phone: 619.297.5466*
To make reservations online, please click here.
Hotel Cutoff Date: Friday, Tuesday, January 28, 2020
*To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2020 Beta Alpha Psi Western Regional Conference.
Doubletree San Diego – Mission Valley Website
Self-parking is $15 per day per vehicle.
For estimated taxi/shuttle costs, please click here.
For driving instructions, please click here.
ATTENDING PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS
| Surgent CPA Review
|| Paul Wiese, Professional Partners Chair
| California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)
|| David Lo, Co-liaison
| RSM US LLP
|| Matt Kessler, Co-liaison
| BDO USA, LLP
|| Amir Mazarei
| KPMG LLP
|| Jennifer Neal
| Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA)
|| Susan Adams
| Moss Adams LLP
|| Silke Olsen
| Robert Half
|| Paul McDonald
Ronda Sedillo enters her sixth season as senior vice president/chief financial officer after joining the Padres in January 2013. She manages a staff of 13 in the finance/accounting department. She was also recognized as a 2016 San Diego Business Journal CFO of the Year Award Winner.
Sedillo brings 30 years of experience in the accounting industry to her role. She spent 12 years at Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. (AGIA), serving as chief accounting officer for seven years. In that role, Sedillo managed sell-side due diligence of AGIA to private equity in 2006, and then again was on the sell-side due diligence team to public company Brown & Brown (BRO) in late fall 2011.
Prior to her time at AGIA, Sedillo spent seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving as a tax manager for the final three years of her tenure.
A San Diego native and life-long Padres fan, Sedillo received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from San Diego State University. She remains active at her alma mater, serving on the Campanile Foundation Athletics Committee and as a guest lecturer and mentor for the Sports MBA program.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego chapter of the American Red Cross and is a Red Coat for the San Diego Bowl Games Association. She is an active member of the San Diego CFO Roundtable and the Financial Executives Institute.
Sedillo and her husband, Chris, reside in Tierrasanta. They have two grown children, Ashley, a 2006 graduate of SDSU and Dustin, a 2010 graduate of CSU Fullerton.
NEW SERVICE ACTIVITY
It is believed that cranes symbolize happiness, eternal youth and good fortune. This year, we are inviting every BAP student to fold an origami paper crane, and include a message of encouragement. Paper cranes from every region will be collected and distributed to younger students during the BAP International Day of Literacy at the 2020 Annual Meeting.
OPTIONAL FRIDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES
Belmont Park – Approximately 15-minute drive from hotel
Old Town San Diego - Approximately 10-minute drive from hotel
San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo is a popular attraction, where koalas, pandas, wolves, tigers, and almost any other animals can be found. - Approximately 12-minute drive from hotel
Balboa Park, An urban park with multiple gardens and attractions. – Approximately 12-minute drive from hotel
Lockdown Escape Rooms – Approximately 8-minute drive from hotel
Gaslamp Quarter – Approximately 15-minute drive from hotel
The Embarcadero, A walkable harbor-front with different shops and eateries that look across to Coronado Island - Approximately 15-minute drive from hotel
The USS Midway Musem, Explore American history at the largest museum with 30 restored aircrafts, including more than 8 propeller plans, 14 jet aircrafts, and 8 helicopters - Approximately 15-minute drive from hotel
There are also multiple dolphin, whale, and seal watching cruises near the coast for those looking to explore more of the Pacific Coast.
For more area attractions, please click here.