SCTP President

From the President


It is my pleasure to serve as the President of the Southern California Tax Professionals for the 2018-2019 year.  As most of you know, I have served on the Board of Directors in various roles since the inception of SCTP, including as a Director and most recently Vice President, while also Chairing several committees along the way.

The goal of my Presidency will be to give the members of SCTP what they want.  But in order to do that I need to hear from you.  Please let me know what it is that you would like to see from SCTP.  Whether that be new speakers, new topics, more meetings, less meetings, or lower fees (I actually already know the answer to the last one).  I want to try and give members the education experience they desire, and then you guys will hopefully spread the word and we can drive our membership numbers even higher.  So please let me know your thoughts.  Speak to me at meetings, email me, or give me a call whenever an idea hits you.

We are also always looking for new faces on the Board of Directors, so if you have an inclination to serve on the Board please stop by one of our meetings.  If a Board position sounds like more time than you have, you can also serve on a Committee without having to be a Board member.  Our Committee chairs are always looking for additional help and would welcome your support.

For our August dinner meeting, we have Kevan McLaughlin speaking on Ethics.  Everyone needs a little Ethics in their life, and also needs to satisfy their Ethics requirement each year.  I have heard great things about Kevan as a speaker and am really looking forward to the presentation, and satisfying my Ethics requirement.

So here is to a great 2018-2019.  Let’s make this year a great one that we all enjoy and have a wonderful time…and maybe learn a little something about taxes along the way!


Marc Lord