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!


Friday, February 21 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until Thursday, January 23, 2020 
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from Friday, January 24 - Thursday, February 6, 2020 
 $175   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

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.

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 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

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.

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.

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.

Contact the Event Organizer

Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

BAP provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with peers and a variety of employers, all while developing their business skillset. Through the vast networking and learning events, community service projects, leadership opportunities, presentations, and case competitions, BAP sets the bar at successfully preparing students for their transition into the workforce [and beyond].

Silke Olsen
Moss Adams