Tax Partner and Personal Financial Specialist designated by the American Institute of CPAs. Prior to joining CW Associates, CPAs, she managed the Trust Tax Department at Bank of Hawaii for six years. Her public accounting experience includes 11 years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where she specialized as a Tax Manager in the areas of trusts, estates, individuals, and nonprofit entities. She is a past President of HSCPA and the Hawaii Estate Planning Council, and a Board member of the Hawaii Tax Institute and other nonprofit organizations. Melanie is a certified public accountant, licensed in the State of Hawaii. She received her Master’s of Accounting and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii.