JOSEPH H. GOLDCAMP III, ESQ./CPA
AREA OF EXPERTISECommercial/Business
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JOSEPH H. GOLDCAMP III, ESQ./CPA
Joseph was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1941. A product of a Jesuit education (prep school at St. Xavier High School and Xavier University for a M.B.A. in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Goldcamp received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. His career turned toward law when he discovered a penchant for the tax law during his M.B.A. studies. Mr. Goldcamp obtained his JD degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law (now a part of the University of Northern Kentucky), a night law school. While attending law school, he worked for a local accounting firm, the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judges, the Hamilton County Commissioners and a national accounting firm. He graduated first in his class from law school, meriting the Order of the Curia. He obtained his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law while maintaining full-time employment. This time, working full-time was not considered even possible by the faculty, namely the dean, the late Gerald Wallace, who expressed incredulity upon learning that Mr. Goldcamp had worked full time. Mr. Goldcamp even managed to achieve Dean’s List status while doing so.
Mr. Goldcamp’s work experience was enriched by the construction job he had during his high school summers to maintain his physical fitness to play high school football. He spent several college summers loading and distributing Royal Crown Cola.
Mr. Goldcamp’s accounting career began during Xavier University graduate school when he worked for a local CPA, Joseph L. Osberger & Associates. At the end of his first year of law school, he began clerking for Judges Fred L. Hoffman, William J. Keating and Lyle W. Castle of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. He also served as clerk of the Hamilton County Commissioners. He passed the CPA exam in 1968 and was hired by Lybrand Ross Bros. and Montgomery in January 1969.
Mr. Goldcamp moved to Hawaii in 1973. In 1977, he attained partnership status in Coopers & Lybrand (Lybrand Ross Brothers & Montgomery, the United States partnership, adopted the international name of Coopers & Lybrand in 1974). Mr. Goldcamp became the partner in charge of the tax department of C & L’s Honolulu office in 1980. He is a member of the Hawaii Bar and Ohio Bar as well as the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
His community involvement began when he joined the Board of Diamond Head Theatre where he served for over 15 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of Hanahauoli School, Palama Settlement, the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Pacific Club, Oahu Country Club, Maunalani Hospital, Straub Foundation and Hawaii Nature Center. He has served as an officer on most of the boards. He is a member of the Air Force Civilian Advisory Council. Mr. Goldcamp was recently appointed by Bishop Francis Di Lorenzo to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu Finance Committee. He is also a member of Sorin Society of the University of Notre Dame and the Norte Dame Club of Hawaii.