Trisha Nomura

Owner, Ascend Consulting LLC

Trisha is the owner of Ascend Consulting, LLC where she leverages her background in leadership, accounting, human resources and operations to develop strategies and provide services for clients in many different industries. Prior to that, she spent 10 years with public accounting firms in Honolulu, and in 2014, she joined Hawaii Human Resources, Inc. where she was the Chief Operating Officer before the company's acquisition by ProService Hawaii, where she was the Chief People Officer. She believes that a company's greatest asset is their people, and advises clients on how to apply recruitment, retention and talent management programs to their overall business strategy. Her passion for the accounting profession led to her involvement with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (HSCPA). In 2012, Trisha was selected to attend the AICPA Leadership Academy and credits this experience as being transformative for her career. She has since served on the AICPA's recruitment committee, as an at-large Council member and is now a Board member of the Association. At the HSCPA, Trisha leads the YCPA Squad, where she has guided the organization's efforts in influencing students and young professionals about the career experiences of a CPA. She has been a board member of the HSCPA since 2013, and also serves as the treasurer for Kaneohe Little League. Trisha holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Creighton University and a Master's of Accountancy degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is married with two children and enjoys cooking and traveling.