Peggy Dean to Speak at SheCan Women’s Leadership Conference

Odessa, TX (March 3, 2022) – Whitley Penn Tax Principal, Peggy Dean, will be speaking at the SheCan International Women’s Day Conference held Tuesday March 8th from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center hosted by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Whitley Penn.

The goal of the SheCan Conference is to empower, encourage, and engage with the women in the area by creating an inviting and fun atmosphere for networking.

“It is an honor to be able to speak at the inaugural SheCan Women’s Leadership Conference,” stated Dean. “I am passionate about giving back to a community that has given so much to me and empowering the younger generations of women to stay passionate, connected, and motivated.”

Dean has more than 40 years of tax experience advising clients on income taxation, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and estate planning. Dean primarily works with clients in the service, hospitality, oil and gas and consulting industries. She has worked with hundreds of mid-market transactions over the last 30 years and has significant experience in multi-generational family and succession planning and income tax planning for all entity types.

Throughout her career, Dean has received multiple awards for her work in and around the Odessa area including Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) Distinguished Public Service Award in 2021, TXCPA Mary Alice Tidwell Service Award in 2021, Citizen of the Year in 2003, the Athena Award, Best CPA of Odessa by the Odessa American, Woman of Distinction by the Permian Basin Council of Girl Scouts, Odessa Business Hall of Fame in 1999, she was named as a Woman to Watch by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation of Texas, received the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Service, was named as a Citizen of the Year for Hobbs in 1985, Young Career Woman of New Mexico in 1977, was First Lady of Odessa, and received the United Way of Odessa Don Williams Award.

Dean is a member of the Odessa City Council where she serves as the At Large Member for the City of Odessa, she is the Finance Chairman for the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Member Presidential Advisory Committee for the University of Texas Permian Basin, and serves as a City Council Representative in various other organizations within the Permian Basin area.

Dean earned her B.B.A. from the University of the Southwest, formerly the College of the Southwest.

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