GHJ Expands Executive Committee

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2024) – GHJ, a national advisory and accounting firm celebrated for its dynamic growth, is excited to announce the expansion of its Executive Committee. This strategic development underscores GHJ’s dedication to scaling its operations effectively — GHJ was named the 7th fastest-growing firm in the U.S. in 2023.

Two GHJ Partners have joined the Executive Committee: Satpal Nagpal, GHJ’s Audit and Assurance Practice Leader, and Donella Wilson, GHJ’s Nonprofit Practice Leader and GHJ Foundation President and Chief Philanthropy Officer. They join the Executive Committee’s three existing members: GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry, GHJ Advisory Services and Transaction Advisory Services Practice Leader Anant Patel and GHJ Chief Strategy Officer Mari-Anne Kehler.

“By welcoming Satpal and Donella to the Executive Committee, we are not just adding their unparalleled expertise and vision but also reinforcing our commitment to serving our clients with even greater depth and innovation,” Tom said. “Their inclusion ensures we remain at the forefront of the industry, fostering a culture that empowers the next generation of leaders and leverages cutting-edge technology to deliver exceptional results for our clients and communities.”


Satpal has been instrumental in advancing GHJ's Audit and Assurance Practice, leveraging his deep expertise in technology to revolutionize auditing processes, especially in remote environments. His leadership in the implementation of cutting-edge technologies has not only streamlined operations but also positioned GHJ at the forefront of innovation, ensuring the Firm's practices are adaptable, efficient and future-ready. This focus on technological advancement underlines Satpal's role as a visionary, ready to navigate the complexities of modern accounting with agility and precision.

Satpal's approach is rooted in a belief in continuous improvement and the transformative power of technology in accounting. As he steps into his new role on the Executive Committee, his unique perspective and commitment to innovation promise to guide GHJ towards new horizons of success, reinforcing the Firm's commitment to leading the industry through change and setting new standards for excellence and client service in the digital age.

“Being part of GHJ’s Executive Committee allows me to contribute more significantly to our firm's strategic direction,” Satpal said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to further enhance our service delivery and to continue fostering an environment where innovation thrives.”


Donella has distinguished herself as a leader not only within GHJ but also in the broader nonprofit and accounting communities. Her achievements in philanthropy and her leadership in GHJ’s Nonprofit Practice have been widely recognized, reflecting her commitment to making a tangible difference in the community. Donella was instrumental in founding GHJ Foundation, of which she serves as President and Chief Philanthropy Officer. She leveraged her deep understanding of nonprofits to nurture a culture of giving back, building thriving communities and fostering a better future for all.

By inspiring her colleagues to serve and support the communities around them, Donella has embedded a culture of philanthropy and generosity within GHJ to ensure the Firm's legacy extends far beyond its professional accomplishments. As she assumes her new role on the Executive Committee, Donella's unique blend of technical expertise and passion for supporting others is poised to guide GHJ towards even greater contributions to society, while also reinforcing the firm’s commitment to client service and community involvement.

“I am honored to join GHJ’s Executive Committee," Donella said. "This role presents a unique opportunity to deepen our firm’s commitment to community service and philanthropy, which aligns closely with our vision to empower organizations and individuals to achieve their goals.”

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in nearly 30 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm, Top Regional Leader in the West and Best Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms around the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and more than 200 staff members, who serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).