University of Southern California

John J. Menchaca

John J. Menchaca, is a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") with over 27 years of experience in public accounting.

John also serves as a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Central District of California John has significant tax consulting and tax compliance experience in all areas of taxation. In connection with his expertise in the area of taxation, John has successfully represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), Franchise Tax Board (“FTB”), State Board of Equalization (“SBE”), Employment Development Department (“EDD”) and various other State Tax Boards of other jurisdictions. His experience also includes tax structuring of complex business transactions, form of ownership determinations, corporate and partnership reorganizations and restructurings.

John has been appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Lottery Commission where he serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

John has served as a Principal with Vasquez & Company LLP and as a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP.