Larry Autrey Named to Accounting Today’s Managing Partner Elite

Fort Worth, TX – (August, 18 2021) – Whitley Penn Managing Partner, Larry Autrey, has been named to Accounting Today’s Managing Partner Elite list. To be eligible for the MP Elite, managing partners/CEOs must have been in their role for a minimum of four years and Autrey has served as Whitley Penn’s managing partner for more than 20 years.

Autrey has more than 30 years of tax, advisory and business valuation experience focused on public and private clients. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing, distribution, profit enhancement, professional services, business valuations and estate planning.

Autrey is the Chair of North America for Nexia International, the Former Chairman for the Major Firms Group, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA).

Autrey is also on the Cook Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, the Texas Land Conservancy Board, a Board Member for the Community Enrichment Center, and is a Chairman for the Community Foundation of North Texas. He is the Former Chairman of the Board and Former Vice Chairman for the ACH Child & Family Services Foundation, Former National Advisory Board Member for BBVA Compass, Former Chairman of the Tarrant County United Way – Alexis de Tocqueville Society, Former Chairman of the Fort Worth Chapter Young Presidents Organization, Former Chairman of The Bridge Youth Shelter, and is a Former Board Member & Assistant Treasurer for the Child Study Center of Fort Worth.

“The growth this firm has experienced under Larry’s 21 years of leadership has been exponential,” stated Jim Penn, Co-Founder, Partner and CFO of Whitley Penn. “His drive, motivation, and spirit influence each of our professionals to achieve excellence every day.”

“I am deeply honored to be named as a Managing Partner Elite by Accounting Today. Whitley Penn has always had a goal to achieve a vision greater than itself, and I am humbled to lead the professionals that help make that vision come to life,” stated Larry Autrey, Managing Partner for Whitley Penn.

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