Congratulations to BPW Partner Danna McGrew, who was named one of the Top 50 Women in Business by the Pacific Coast Business Times! This award recognizes female business leaders within the Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
As one of the firm’s Audit Partners, Danna balances many roles: a business owner who is greatly involved in the community, a mother of four (including a set of twins!) and a role model and mentor to many in the firm.
She has extensive experience in coordinating, managing and executing audit and accounting engagements, specializing in engineering, technology and employee benefit plans. She has been involved in all aspects of financial reporting including attest engagements, accounting consulting, internal control evaluations and litigation support engagements.
“BPW is an employer who supports work/life balance for their employees, and Danna is a leader and role model at the firm in this regard. Her commitment to serving her clients is unwavering; however, as a Mom of four, she does it while consistently being involved in the lives of her kids. She is a role model in the firm to other working moms.” Lia Dunne, CPA, Audit Manager, Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP
Danna is an active member of the community, as she is co-chair of the South Coast Business & Technology Awards Steering Committee, board member of the Alzheimer’s Association Central Coast Chapter, a member of Santa Barbara ProVisors group, president of Santa Barbara’s CPA/Law Society and a graduate of the Katherine Harvey Fellows program at the Santa Barbara Foundation.
“Danna does an amazing job of combining professional expertise while still remaining extremely personable. She adds value to every client who she works with, keeping them informed and up-to-date on topics that are relevant to the client. She is an exemplary role model for working women. She is technically extremely strong, as she serves a wide array of clients. She also takes a sincere interest in growing the professionals who work with her.” Stacey Foley, CPA, Audit Supervisor, Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP
Danna graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting. She joined Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf in 1992 and became a partner in 2007.
“Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, led by Ms. Danna McGrew, began a six year audit rotation for Sweetwater Authority in the spring of 2006. The professionalism exhibited by everyone at BPW is a reflection of their business philosophy expressed in the original audit proposal submitted by Ms. McGrew in 2006. The mutual respect between BPW and the Authority is evidenced by the fact that every year the Authority’s finance and accounting staff embraced the audit experience and welcomed back the BPW audit team.” Debra Farrow, Treasurer/Director of Finance, Sweetwater Authority
For more information on Danna, please visit https://www.bpw.com/about/our-team.
An awards reception for the honorees will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Bacara Resort & Spa. For a complete list of award winners, visit http://www.pacbiztimes.com/2013/03/22/top-women-in-business-2013-announced/.