Ashley Wilken has been nominated for the California Society of CPAs’ (“CalCPA”) Woman to Watch Awards in the Emerging Leader category. CalCPA, in partnership with the American Institute of CPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, recognizes women in accounting and finance for their leadership, community and public service, advocacy, mentoring and contributions to the profession. The awards are given in three categories: Emerging Leader, Experienced Leader and Trailblazerand will be presented at CalCPA’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Forum on April 24th.

Ashley is a Senior Wealth Manager with The Rice Partnership, a wealth management firm in San Luis Obispo. She was nominated for her commitment to her community along with her advocacy and passion for the financial profession. Wilken is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM for The Rice Partnership and their subsidiary company, Wealthjar Investment Advisors (“Wealthjar”). Wealthjar is geared towards millennial investors and offers unlimited financial planning and ESG investment strategies. 

Wilken is involved in the community through her current and past contributions to the Rotary Club of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, California Women for Agriculture, and the County’s Cattlewomen’s & Cattlemen’s Associations. Ashley feels passionately about supporting local community organizations including the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo, the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center, the Junior Livestock Auction at the California Mid State Fair, and Cal Poly Mustang Athletics along with others.  

The Rice Partnership LLC is a national financial advisory firm with branches Honolulu, Maui and California. The firm specializes in investment management and estate planning, as well as tax and strategic advisory services for individuals, families and charitable organizations throughout Hawaii and California.