Alba Soltero Recognized as Outstanding Committee Chair and Appointed as Chapter Director Odessa by Texas Society of CPAs Permian Basin Chapter

Odessa, TX (July 8, 2021) – Whitley Penn Audit Manager, Alba Soltero, recently received the Outstanding Committee Chair Award and took office as Chapter Director Odessa of the Texas Society of CPAs Permian Basin Chapter (TXCPA Permian Basin). Soltero was recognized and appointed at the Annual Meeting in June.

“I feel honored to serve as a chapter director, and I look forward to working with my fellow TXCPA board and chapter members. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with accounting students from UTPB by networking and providing opportunities for them to learn about what we do. This year, we will be back to holding in person events such as the Shrimp Boil and the UTPB Tailgate and we are looking forward to planning these events and meeting new people,” stated Soltero.

TXCPA Permian Basin held its first organizational meeting in May of 1949. The Chapter now serves more than 500 members through 21 counties throughout West Texas.

With various committees and events, there are plenty of volunteer activities and opportunities for service and networking. The Chapter is focused on empowering members in the Permian Basin to lead and succeed.

Soltero has more than six years of audit experience primarily with clients in the manufacturing and distribution, oil and gas, employee benefit plans, and nonprofit industries.

Soltero is a member of Petroleum Accountants Society of the Permian Basin and serves as the Program & Technical Speakers officer for the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the TXCPA Permian Basin. In addition, Soltero is a member of the AICPA and an alumna of Leadership Odessa – Class of 2019-2020.

Alba earned her M.P.A from West Texas A&M University.

“Alba has made a tremendous impression within both our Audit practice and her community.  By being awarded for her service last year and appointed to serve in an even greater capacity this term, her dedication to the Chapter’s success is evident,” 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 Permian Basin serves members in the Midland and Odessa areas and is committed to offering programs and services that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice with the CPA profession. For more information on the TXCPA, please visit

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