New Partner Finds Surprise Opportunity to Give Back

When Lorenzo Moran, President of the Los Angeles Chapter of International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA), came across a Windes press release announcing the promotion of Guy Nicio to partner in its tax practice, he could not help noticing the Philippine connection. The press release mentioned that Guy had been an ongoing supporter of a children’s orphanage in the Philippines. Having met Guy a number of years ago at a Cal State Long Beach recruiting event, Lorenzo invited him to be the keynote speaker of their upcoming ISFFA Holiday Gala.

Guy was honored and moved by the opportunity to speak to so many aspiring accounting and finance professionals. The theme of his speech would be Aspire and Inspire. Armed with the knowledge that the Philippines is still growing in terms of providing a mature system of higher education as compared to countries with more robust economies, he set his sights on hoping to inspire this group of primarily Filipino college students and graduates to continue to pave the way for their younger brothers and sisters behind them. For his part, Guy told them what he thought they needed to hear: A simple story about a guy who once walked in their shoes and aspired to achieve a certain level in his profession – he wanted to make partner at the accounting firm for which he worked.

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