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Going Beyond Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At MGO, we are most effective in empowering our clients through the language of business when our team members have diverse skills and perspectives and are encouraged to think creatively and be their authentic selves. We value helping first and going beyond to embrace our differences and treat each other with respect. To create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment we cultivate conversations that address complex issues with straight talk, engage in initiatives that build value in the communities we serve, and hold ourselves accountable in effecting measurable change.

Events & Discussions

DEI Initiatives

We cultivate conversations by creating events and discussions designed to offer support, bring new perspectives into view, and raise awareness of complex issues related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Juneteenth Spotlight: Buwa Ijirigho

Juneteenth is more than Black history — it’s American history. Which is why MGO wants to acknowledge and honor it: the anniversary of the day in 1865 when…


Juneteenth Spotlight: Morgan Stinson

To celebrate Juneteenth, we invited some of our team members to share their personal and family histories, experiences, and values rooted in their Black…


Jewish American Heritage Month Spotlight: Juline Cohen

Juline Cohen is a tax partner at MGO and works out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Born in and raised in Beverly Hills, she graduated from UCLA and speaks…


AAPI Heritage Month Spotlights

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we are sharing some of our employees’ stories to recognize the incredible diversity that…


Women's History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we sat down with some of the women of MGO to hear how the challenges they have faced as women have motivated them to…

Coffee & Conversations

Q&A with Dr. Cornel West

To celebrate Black History Month, MGO is honored to host an exclusive conversation with esteemed professor, philosopher, and author Dr. Cornel West…

Evolution of Pride

LGBTQ+ Pride: More than just a Month

LGBTQ+ Pride is more than a month, it’s a movement—a movement that recognizes the resilience and determination of the many individuals who have fought or are…

Cannabis Business Accelerator

MGO Provides Accounting Training to Momentum

MGO is a sponsor and exclusive provider of accounting training to the Momentum Cannabis Business Accelerator’s Class of 2021…

Coffee & Conversations

Honoring Women's Equality Day

We honor Women’s Equality Day with a roundtable featuring a panel of firm leaders discussing how the role of women in the workplace has evolved and what we…

Making an Impact

MGO In The Community

MGO strives to incorporate the goals and ideals that drive the DEI Initiative into our approaches to service delivery and industry advocacy.

These are a few examples of ways MGO is pushing for positive change in the markets and communities we operate in.


Congratulations Laura Kennedy!

Laura Kennedy, MGO Assurance Manager, was profiled in California State University Sacramento’s College of Business alumni publication this spring. Among the…


Yarik Kim

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate, we spoke with Yarik Kim, an Assurance Partner from our Long Island Office. Yarik…


Ken Goldman

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. To celebrate, we spoke with MGO Partner and Chairman of the Board, Ken Goldman, who shares how his family came to…


Congratulations Angel Naval!

Congratulations to MGO’s Angel Naval, who was selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Minorities of Influence: CPAs. Read about Angel’s…

Collected Insights

The Future Game: Addressing the Financial Crisis in Pro Sports

The Future Game is a multi-media platform created to address the growing financial crisis in pro sports. Our goal is to create an open dialogue among…


Variety's Power of Women Conversations: A Virtual Event

This is our 4th consecutive year supporting Variety’s Power of Women event. The theme of honoring and championing female talent and leadership is especially…

Special Report

The Cannabis 50: Industry Impact Review

The Cannabis 50 Impact Review honors the businesses, investors, advocates and organizations that made a positive impact on the [cannabis and…

Article Series

A Crash Course in Financial Literacy

Financial freedom takes time, patience, and just a little bit of know-how. Thus, MGO and Shondaland have teamed up to create an ongoing series on all-things…

Culture and Diversity Celebrations
Cultural Holiday

International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! This global holiday commemorates the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women and was first celebrated…

Cultural Celebration

Lunar New Year

MGO celebrates Lunar New Year.

Cultural Celebration


Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The national festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps…


Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlights

September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month, and it honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and…


Women's Equality Day

Read to learn about experiences in the industry, the best advice they’ve ever received, their biggest inspirations, and how they overcome self-doubt.

Local & Emerging Business Vendors

Having started as a minority-owned small business over 25 years ago, MGO supports local, emerging, and minority-owned businesses. Our vendor selection process prioritizes these organizations and we work actively to advance economic opportunities within the communities we serve. To the right is a sample of some of the vendors we work with.

DEI Leadership

Morgan Stinson

DEI Director


T. Renee Parker

DEI Lead Partner


Louis Barajas

DEI Committee Advisor


Penny Auterson

DEI HR Director


Azeem Qureshi

Culture & Community Outreach Leader


Jennifer Land

DEI Event Coordinator


Lucia Valenzuela

DEI Committee Advisor

Lucia Valenzuela

Danielle Berg

President and Chief Experience Officer

V. David Russell


Jemeca Argue

Recruiting Manager

Corey Merrill


DEI Initiative

How Can We Help?

If you have any thoughts or suggestions about how the MGO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative can be more effective, please reach out to us.

+1 866.355.2453