SAN LUIS OBISPO – Ashley Wilken has been nominated for the California Society of CPAs’ (“CalCPA”) Woman to Watch Awards in the Emerging Leader category. CalCPA, in partnership with the American Institute of CPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, recognizes women in accounting and finance for their leadership, community and public service, advocacy, mentoring and contributions to the profession. The awards are given in three categories: Emerging Leader, Experienced Leader and Trailblazer and will be presented at CalCPA’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Forum on April 24th.
Ashley is a Senior Wealth Manager with The Rice Partnership, a wealth management firm in San Luis Obispo. She was nominated for her commitment to her community along with her advocacy and passion for the financial profession. Wilken is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM for The Rice Partnership and their subsidiary company, Wealthjar Investment Advisors (“Wealthjar”). Wealthjar is geared towards millennial investors and offers unlimited financial planning and ESG investment strategies.
Wilken is involved in the community through her current and past contributions to the Rotary Club of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, California Women for Agriculture, and the County’s Cattlewomen’s & Cattlemen’s Associations. Ashley feels passionately about supporting local community organizations including the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo, the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center, the Junior Livestock Auction at the California Mid State Fair, and Cal Poly Mustang Athletics along with others.
The Rice Partnership LLC is a national financial advisory firm with branches Honolulu, Maui and California. The firm specializes in investment management and estate planning, as well as tax and strategic advisory services for individuals, families and charitable organizations throughout Hawaii and California.
The Rice Partnership guarantees that arts and culture will continue to thrive in San Luis Obispo County through their partnership with The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center (FPAC) in 2020.
The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center works to elevate the arts in San Luis Obispo by providing accessible arts and theater to schools and the local community. Founded in 1986, the Foundation constructed the Performing Arts Center building ten years later in 1996 at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). The Foundation for the Performing Arts, the City of San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly continue to maintain the world-class venue, keep the hall affordable and ensure it is as accessible as possible for the local community.
Aside from their generous contribution to San Luis Obispo County, the Foundation is best known for their annual Heart of the Arts Gala, an elegant dinner featuring a spirited silent auction and energetic after party held on the building’s loading docks.
Portfolio manager Tony Brizzolara serves as a current Board Member for the Performing Arts Center, as well as Chairman of the Investment Committee for The Foundation. As a San Luis Obispo native, Tony is happy to support the growth of the arts in our local community, help maintain the beautiful venue and encourage the communities’ accessibility to the arts through his volunteer work.
Tony has previously served on the boards of the American Heart Association, CASA of San Luis Obispo and Festival Mozaic – a Music Festival that holds an epic concert at the PAC.
For more information of FPAC: https://fpacslo.org