SOURCE: California Grocers Association

September 09, 2005 14:33 ET

Former CGA Chair Appointed to California Board of Accountancy

SACRAMENTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 9, 2005 -- Former California Grocers Association Chairman Bill MacAloney, 69, of Villa Park, has been appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Board of Accountancy.

"We are very proud of Bill's appointment," said Peter Larkin, CGA's President. "Bill's vast business experience will serve the Board of Accountancy and the public interest well."

Created in 1901, the California Board of Accountancy's regulates the accounting profession for the public interest by establishing and maintaining entry standards of qualification and conduct within the accounting profession, primarily through its authority to license.

MacAloney has been chairman and chief executive officer of JAX Markets, a three-store independent supermarket headquartered in Anaheim, since 1970. He is a past chairman of the California Grocers Association and Unified Western Grocers, Inc., and has served on several committees for the Food Marketing Institute.

In addition, MacAloney is a former member of the Villa Park City Council and served as its mayor until 2004.

MacAloney's position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

The California Grocers Association is a non-profit, statewide trade association representing the food industry since 1898. CGA represents approximately 500 retail members operating over 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada, and approximately 200 grocery supplier companies.

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