Haskell & White IT Practice Leader Appointed to Board of Directors for U.S. Green Building Council, San Diego Chapter

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Haskell & White IT Practice Leader Lee Barken, CPA, has been elected to the board of directors of the San Diego Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national non-profit organization with a mission to create sustainable building design and construction. Barken, who will serve as treasurer for the Council, currently practices in the San Diego office of Haskell & White, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting firms.

In his role as treasurer, Barken will manage fiscal responsibilities of the organization’s San Diego chapter to support the organization’s programs and activities that advance buildings in the region to be environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

“We look forward to the skills and strength that Lee will bring to the group as an accounting professional and are inspired by his personal commitment to making a difference in the San Diego community,” said USGBC San Diego Chapter President Keith Schneringer.

Barken provides IT solutions and business advisory services to the region’s public and private middle-market companies. His expertise include: IT audit; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; wireless technology; network security; corporate and IT governance; and green technology. Barken is a resident of Chula Vista, Calif.

About Haskell & White LLP

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, specializing in servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.hwcpa.com.