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Michael James Palko

Michael James Palko, American finance company executive. Certified Public Accountant, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey.

Background

  • Palko, Michael James was born on September 4, 1936 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Son of Michael and Josephine Marie (Jasper) Palko.

  • Education

    • Student, Upsala College, 1955. Bachelor of Business Administration, University Denver, 1963.

    Career

    • Accountant Ernst & Young, Denver, 1963-1966, Marquette, Michigan, 1966-1969, Trenton, New Jersey, 1969-1972. Vice president First Interstate bank corporation, Los Angeles, 1972-1974, H.F. Ahmanson & Company, Los Angeles, 1974-1980. Senior vice president Great Western Finance Corporation, Chatsworth, California, from 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Chairman United Fund, Marquette, 1969. President Trenton, New Jersey chapter American Red Cross, 1972. Finance chairman Diocese of Marquette, Roman Catholic Church, 1968-1969.

    Served with United States Air Force, 1955-1959. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Savings and Community Bankers of America (chair, tax committee 1993-1994), American Finance Services Association (chair tax committee 1990-1992), Western League of Savings Institutions (former chair tax committee), Tax Executives Institute, Los Angeles Taxpayers Association (board directors 1984-1989), Kiwanis (past officer), Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Alexandra S. Palko. Children: Timothy, Christopher.
    • father: Michael Palko
    • mother: Josephine Marie (Jasper) Palko
    • spouse: Alexandra S. Palko
    • children: Timothy Palko
    • Christopher Palko
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    Born September 4, 1936
    Died October 22, 2001
    (aged 65)
    Nationality
    • 1955
      Upsala College
    • 1963
      University Denver
    • 1963 - 1966
      Accountant, Ernst & Young
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1966 - 1969
      Accountant, Ernst & Young
      Marquette, Michigan, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      Accountant, Ernst & Young
      Trenton, Illinois, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      vice president, First Interstate bank corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1980
      vice president, First Interstate bank corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States