Katelyn Woods Named Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Rising Star

Fort Worth, TX (June 9, 2021) – Whitley Penn Audit Manager, Katelyn Woods, has been named as the 2020-2021 Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) Rising Star. Woods will be honored at the Virtual TXCPA Annual Meeting on June 24th.

The TXCPA Rising Star Award annually recognizes a TXCPA member at the age of 40 and under. This award recognizes the member’s demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and active involvement in TXCPA, the accounting profession and his or her local communities.

Woods has more than seven years of audit public accounting experience focused on private companies.  Her experience focuses on private clients primarily in the energy, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit, and employee benefit plans industries. 

Locally, Woods serves as a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the University of North Texas Accounting Junior Advisory Board. Woods also serves on the board of directors for the TXCPA Fort Worth Chapter.

Woods received her B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of North Texas.

“I am immensely proud of Katelyn’s growth, both in the community and within our firm. It’s just another example of how our young leaders find time to balance out professional growth while also giving back to their community. She is an asset to our Audit team, and I am thrilled that she has been recognized as such within the community,” stated Felix J. Lozano III, CPA, CFE, Director of Audit and Partner at Whitley Penn.


The Texas Society of CPAs is the premier professional membership organizing for CPAs in Texas. Founded in 1915, the society empowers members to lead and succeed by promoting professional excellence, advocating on behalf of CPAs, and supporting a sense of community and connection among its members. TXCPA Fort Worth has been a trusted professional community for CPAs in the greater Fort Worth area for nearly a century. TXCPA Fort Worth has a reputation for action, integrity and competence as the result of the strong leadership of our volunteers.

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