HMWC CPAs Remembers Marilyn Millare

Marilyn Millare

Marilyn Millare

Tustin, Calif.-based HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors (FY17 net revenue of $11 million) joins family and friends in remembering former partner Marilyn Millare, who passed away in late March.

She joined the firm in 1977 and was named partner in 1985. For many years, Millare headed up the firm’s tax department. With her strong expertise in real estate and pension plans, she worked with many sophisticated real estate clients. In addition, she sat on the board of CRS, the firm’s pension administration company. Millare, the first female partner at the firm, retired in 2013.

“She was doing her part to help advance the cause of female leadership in the business world,” says retired partner Gerry Herter. When the firm changed its name, Millare became the ‘M’ in HMWC.

The firm says that she was a trailblazer. At the time of her retirement, the firm had 50% female partners. And today, the firm maintains a 50% parity of females to males in leadership positions. That is a tribute to Marilyn’s legacy. She will be sorely missed.