Fort Worth, TX – (March 3, 2021) – Whitley Penn Co-Founder, Partner and CFO, Jim Penn, has been named a finalist for the 2021 DCEO Financial Executives Awards. Through the collaborative efforts of the editors at D CEO, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Dallas CPA Society, and Financial Executives International, this award honors top financial executives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In addition to serving as the firm’s CFO, Penn is also a partner in the Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services practice group and is a frequent public speaker on litigation and valuation topics. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV).
Penn earned his BBA from the University of Houston and has been instrumental in the firm repeatedly achieving the “Cougar 100” recognition from his alma mater for being one of the fastest growing UH Cougar-owned and Cougar-led businesses.
Penn currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and has been a supporter of the hospital for more than 40 years. Additionally, he has served on numerous civic organization boards throughout his career and is past Chairman of the Board of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Penn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) including the Forensic & Valuation Services Division, Fort Worth Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA), Financial Consulting Group, LC, and the Dallas & Tarrant County Bar Association Family Law Sections.
“Jim has been actively involved in the growth of Whitley Penn since day one. His commitment to the firm exemplifies true leadership. He showcases what it means to be constantly serving and working towards excellence,” stated Larry Autrey, Managing Partner for Whitley Penn.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition among so many other outstanding individuals and companies. I am proud of the growth and success of our firm and am thankful for our clients and the dedications our employees which both have played vital roles in our success,” stated Penn.
About Whitley Penn, LLP
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