Chairwoman Emeritus of the California State Board of Equalization
Board Member Fiona Ma, CPA represents 23 counties and nearly ten million Californians in her Board of Equalization District. Ms. Ma was previously elected to represent the 12th Assembly District from December 2006 to November 2012 and served as the first Asian-American woman Assembly Speaker pro Tempore in California history.
Ms. Ma is working hard to promote a culture of fairness, efficiency and respect for California's taxpayers and businesses. Ms. Ma has been committed to public service ever since she was a small business owner and was elected to serve as President of the Asian Businesses Association in San Francisco. She was an elected delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business under President Bill Clinton. Ms. Ma is a member of SAG-AFTRA, the labor union representing theater, television, radio and film actors, and she was appointed to serve on the California Film Commission in 2016.
Ms. Ma received her B.S. in Accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY), her M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University (SF), and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She has been licensed in California as a Certified Public Accountant since 1992.