Abbi Palsma


CliftonLarsonAllen 2009-2017

Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman joined CLA in 2017, and Abbi served as project manager for the due diligence and integration process, which is still in progress. As Firm Administrator Abbi reduced partner administration time by managing operations of the firm including Human Resources, facilities, marketing, information technology, knowledge sharing, recruiting, learning and development and committees.

  • Business Operations Manager, 2017 to present
  • Firm Administrator, 2014-2017
  • Knowledge Manager, 2010-2014
  • Administrative Assistant, 2009-2010

Advanced Writing/Editing

  • Developed comprehensive audit and softskills training with course outlines, texts, presentation materials, trainer guides
  • Wrote, edited, and published over 60 articles for client-focused trade journals
  • Published three pieces of short fiction
  • Contracted public relations writer for Bonita Unified School District
  • Columnist in San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Dimas & La Verne Highlander
  • Editor for doctoral dissertations


Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude

  • Elementary & Special Education


In the community

CPAFMA, SoCal and MinnDak chapters, 2010-2017

CalCPA, Inland Empire, Firm Administrators Forum 2015-2017

Gladstone Elementary School's PTA, School Site Council

Bonita Council PTA

Bonita Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee