October 09, 2007 12:04 ET

Secretary of State Debra Bowen Spoke on "Safeguarding Our California Democracy"

Event Also Highlighted a Powerful Presentation on Heart Disease Presented by American Heart Association's Dr. Kathy Magliato

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Kathy Magliato, MD, MBA, FACS of the American Heart Association both delivered insightful presentations on democracy and health to two hundred friends and clients of NSBN LLP, CPAs and Business Consultants (, at a luncheon hosted by the CPA firm held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City on October 2, 2007.

"I really am the keeper of the flame of Democracy," said Bowen; part of her responsibilities include overseeing state and federal elections, a role that also requires her to test and certify the voting equipment used in California.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Dr. Kathy Magliato, Director of Women's Cardiac Surgical Services at Saint John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, CA, and board member of the American Heart Association, advised the audience, "Know your numbers like you know your social security number," referring to numbers on blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.

Another upcoming NSBN event is the 15th Annual Golf Tournament co-sponsored by EastWest Bank, Goldrich & Kest, and Rochdale Investment Management. Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). NSBN is giving away two cars as a hole-in-one prize. For further information please visit

When: November 1st, 2007

Where: Robinson Ranch Golf Course, Santa Clarita.


NSBN LLP (formerly Nanas, Stern, Biers, Neinstein and Co. LLP) is a full service CPA and business consulting firm that has been in practice in Beverly Hills, California, for over 50 years. The firm currently ranks among the top 25 CPA firms in Los Angeles County, top 40 CPA firms statewide, and top 15 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. NSBN has nineteen partners and a staff of approximately seventy. NSBN has expertise in various industries, including real estate, escrow, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial businesses, entertainment, employee benefit plans, and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit

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