Howard is the managing director of TRUSTA. He has over thirty years of public accountancy experience and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s practice and deliverables. Prior to founding TRUSTA, he was with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
Howard earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii. He studied international, advance corporate and partnership taxation at George Washington University and New York University's School of Law. He developed and taught international tax seminars for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, authored and co-authored tax articles. He is a certified Crowe Horwath International Hotel Audit Course Instructor and Business College Academic Advisor, and served as governance, accounting and reporting expert to several court-appointed masters.
Howard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (past Board member receiving the Distinguish Service Award and Tax Committee Chair), past member of the Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy (chaired its Investigative Committee on Peer Review), Beta Alpha Psi, a founding member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust, and serves or served on numerous notable nonprofit Boards.