Kenneth Ames, tax advisory partner with Irvine, Calif.-based accounting firm White Nelson Diehl Evans, recently received a 2012 Super Star Award/“Hustle Award” from the California State Assembly for his work at the California Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad.

In addition to this recognition of his 10 years of active volunteer service with the nonprofit, Ames accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from both the County of San Diego and City of Carlsbad. He serves on the Boys & Girls Board of Directors and assists with their fundraising efforts.

“I’m honored to have received this award, and I’m grateful to support the work of the Boys & Girls Club on behalf of youth in our community,” Ames said in a statement. “The Club plays an important role for families; it gives children a positive place to go to engage in sports, play on the playground, do their homework or just meet their friends. I’m pleased to be a part of it.”

In his role at White Nelson Diehl Evans, Ames provides tax consulting, compliance and litigation support services. He has also presented seminars and authored articles on retirement plans, tax planning and marital dissolutions, in addition to being active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, a group of current and former paratroopers of the division.