Amanda Beabout and Carly Joutraw to Join Women’s Finance Exchange Board

Houston, TX (January 6, 2021) – Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that Amanda Beabout, Audit Senior Manager, and Carly Joutraw, Forensic Litigation & Valuation Services Associate, have been named to the Women’s Finance Exchange Houston Chapter’s Board effective, January 1, 2021. Beabout will serve as the Vice President of Communications and Joutraw as Assistant to the President for the coming year.

Beabout is a trusted business advisor and consultant for clients in industries such as: energy, manufacturing and distribution, construction, professional services, private equity investment companies, and employee benefit plans.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA), Construction Financial Management Association, was a member of the Bauer College Alumni Association Board of Directors at the University of Houston for three years and is a current member of the Women’s Finance Exchange — Houston where she has been on the Board for four years and served as the President in 2020. She was also named as a Woman Who Means Business by the Houston Business Journal in 2020.

“Amanda has played an integral role in the overall growth and success of our audit department and she will continue to be a great asset to the Women’s Finance Exchange of Houston. We are proud of Amanda’s accomplishments within the firm and her many leadership roles in the community,” stated Nathen McEown, Partner in Charge of the Firm’s Houston Office and Lead Audit Partner for the market. 

Beabout received both her B.A. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Houston.

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Joutraw has more than three years of experience serving in a finance role with nearly three years as a member of the firm’s Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services team. She often assists on cases related to intellectual property and complex commercial disputes to determine an estimate of damages deserved by a company or individual.

“Carly has proven that she will accomplish great things through her career. This board nomination is no different. We are proud to have her work with us each day and look forward to the great things she will do in this position and beyond,” stated Justin Blok, Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services Partner in the firm’s Houston office. 

Joutraw received her B.B.A. in Finance from Texas State University.

About the Women’s Finance Exchange Houston Chapter

The Women’s Finance Exchange of Houston, Inc. is a group of dynamic women who are established in their professions. Most of its members are service providers in the financial disciplines including banking, accounting, money management, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, corporate securities, law, commercial finance and investor relations counseling. The mission of the Women’s Finance Exchange is to develop professional women who work in financial areas by providing networking and learning opportunities in a relationship-driven environment.

About Whitley Penn, LLP

Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms.  With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally. Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting.  For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit

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