Hilary Crosby brings an excellent combination of professional financial skills, decades of grassroots organizing experience, and a passion for service to the office of Controller.
Hilary is a certified public accountant (CPA) and has worked as a financial professional for more than 30 years. She is currently a partner in the woman and minority-owned firm, Crosby & Kaneda, based in Oakland. Their clients include organizations advocating on behalf of the environment, people with disabilities, Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender organizations, economic empowerment, women’s issues, labor studies, peace, justice, and the arts.
Her record of service is extensive. She is the president of the El Cerrito Democratic Club, a founding member of the Take Back Red California Council, served as treasurer of the San Francisco Women’s Building and Safequest Solano, and taught nonprofit financial management at the University of San Francisco where she got her Masters in Nonprofit Administration. She has been a presenter at the Beyond the Bottom Line conferences produced by Compasspoint and the leadership training of the California Democratic Council. She is a member of the Contra Costa County Central Committee, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the California Society of CPA’s.
Hilary was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She attended Boston University where she studied ancient Greek and was an active member of Students for a Democratic Society. During her freshman year, she met Kip Crosby; they married in 1971 and moved to California in 1978. Their son Flynn was born in 1982. She and Kip now live in El Cerrito, California.