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Susan Legaspi, CPA, CFF, ACFE

Susan's Story

2011 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Susan R. Legaspi, CPA, CFF, ACFE, of Los Angeles, California, graduated from Excelsior College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in General Business degree. She’s currently a partner with Zuehls, Legaspi & Company (ZLCO), a multi-disciplinary accounting and consulting firm.

Ms. Legaspi came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1984. Earning her Excelsior degree helped her get her foot on the “first rung of her career ladder,” one she has steadily climbed ever since. “My degree qualified me to take the California CPA exams and, consequently, obtain my CPA license,” she explains. “The College opened new doors and provided me with opportunities that continue to enrich both my professional career and personal life.”

She has overcome discrimination, both as a woman and as a minority, rising to the level of one of the very few female minority managers of one of the world’s largest accounting firms, KPMG. In addition to her CPA, she is also Certi