The California Society of CPAs has elected Gregory M. Burke as the 2008-2009 chair.

He succeeds former chairperson Teresa Mason and plans to advocate for more accounting educators. "There are 20 positions unfilled for every 100 positions open," he said in a statement citing a study by the American Institute of CPAs. "And with the number of accounting students reaching a record, the need for qualified instructors - particularly those with doctorates - is critical."

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