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Finance company executive

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


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


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


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


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


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.


Married Alexandra S. Palko. Children: Timothy, Christopher.

Michael Palko

Josephine Marie (Jasper) Palko

Alexandra S. Palko

Timothy Palko

Christopher Palko