Woodbury University to Honor Ed Spiegel

Feb 09, 2010, 11:55 ET from Woodbury University

Cast and Crew president is School of Business Alumnus of the Year

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Business and community leader C. Edward Spiegel will be honored by his alma mater with the Woodbury University School of Business Alumnus of the Year Award. The award recognizes an extraordinary individual who has set a high standard in their chosen profession, and will be presented to Spiegel during a February 11 luncheon at the California Club in Los Angeles.

Spiegel graduated from Woodbury in 1960 and has served on the Woodbury University Board of Trustees since 2003.A practicing CPA for more than 25 years, the Southern California native was a partner in the firm of Levin, Cooper, Spiegel & Co., then one of the largest local accounting firms in Los Angeles. He is now an owner and president of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a provider of payroll and software to the entertainment industry.

Throughout his accounting career, Spiegel was an active participant in the California Society of CPAs, serving on local and statewide committees, including the Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee.  He also prepared educational material and gave talks to accounting groups and other organizations. In addition, Spiegel has participated in many community and philanthropic activities. 

"Ed's professional and personal accomplishments demonstrate the spirit of Woodbury's mission and set an example for others," says Kenneth R. Nielsen, Ed.D., president, Woodbury University.

Woodbury University has educated more than 75,000 alumni.  Three-quarters of Woodbury graduates have resided in Southern California, and Woodbury alumni can be found in all 50 states and in 49 countries.  Notable alumni have built businesses both large and small, developed magazines, established accounting firms, become noted fashion designers for film and television, amassed fortunes, won design competitions, held public office, led non-profit organizations, and much more. The university has been located in the Los Angeles area since its founding 125 years ago and established a San Diego campus in 1998.

For information about the luncheon honoring Spiegel, please contact James Morse at 818.252.5248 or james.morse@woodbury.edu.

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture, Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development, and Master of Organizational Leadership. A San Diego campus offers bachelor of architecture and Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development degrees.

SOURCE Woodbury University