The San Fernando Valley Business Journal has named Gary E. Condie of Condie & Wood, CPAs, APC in Valencia one of the Valley’s Most Trusted Advisors.
The honor was bestowed on Oct. 12 at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood and included CPAs, bankers, attorneys and insurance professionals from the greater San Fernando Valley area. Ten people from each group were chosen by the Journal for the award.
The Journal indicated all nominees had been personally interviewed by the Journal. In addition, clients from each of the nominees were also interviewed.
The findings were then reviewed by an awards advisory committee including experts from each of the four fields, who reviewed hundreds of pages of biographical information and countless testimonials from clients.
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The hotel ballroom was full of excitement as the sold out crowd gathered to see who the winners of the evening would be. The Journal had done something similar in prior years but never for all four professions in the same evening.
Other honorees from the Santa Clarita Valley that evening included Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bank, Carl Kanowsky of Kanowsky & Associates and Mitze Like of L/B/W Insurance & Financial Services.
Condie is president of Condie & Wood, CPAs APC. He is also the former president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Society of CPAs and has served multiple terms as a member of the organization’s state Board of Directors.
He has also served as president of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club, chairman of the Board of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation, as a member of the College of the Canyons Foundation Board and as a member of the William S. Hart School District Advisory Board.
He currently serves as President of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club Foundation, Vice President of the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation (William S. Hart School District) and as a member of the College of the Canyons Foundation Resource Council.
In 2005, Condie was named the Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year.
In 2006, Condie received the Boy Scouts of America Leaders of Character Award. In 2005, 2006 and again in 2010, Condie was included in the Signal’s publication of the 51 most influential people in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Condie is the former Executive Vice President of Aquafine Corporation and President / CEO of A.M.E. Label Corporation.
In 1996, Condie was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top 30 accounting executives in Los Angeles County. In 2002 and again in 2007 Condie was named by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the top 25 CPAs in the greater San Fernando Valley.
Condie is a 1969 graduate of Brigham Young University. He and his wife Myrna are residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.