Mukelabai award honors volunteer work and community involvement

October 1, 2013

Jeremy Dillard, a partner at Rivera, Jamjian & Dillard LLP in Los Angeles, received the Institute’s Maximo Mukelabai Award for dedication to the advancement of the accounting profession and his volunteer work within the community.

The award recognizes a CPA under the age of 40 who personifies an unwavering commitment as demonstrated through his or her successful practices, involvement, and contributions for the interest of the accounting profession.

Dillard has volunteered for several AICPA committees, including serving as a current member of the governing Council and the Technical Issues Committee, and has contributed to multiple AICPA publications. He is also a member of the California Society of CPAs governing Council and was recently appointed to CalCPA’s Accounting Principles & Auditing Standards committee. 

Dillard has been active in the Los Angeles community as a longtime volunteer for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and East Los Angeles YMCA. He was recognized by Congress for his work on projects providing assistance to low-income families during the holidays, as well as his work with the Pasadena Special Olympics. He has also received the Presidential Service Award from the California Junior Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized by the city of Los Angeles for his volunteer efforts.

The AICPA established the award in 2011 as a tribute to Mukelabai, a member of the inaugural class of the AICPA Leadership Academy and the youngest chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs board of directors, who died at age 36.

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