Larry Autrey and Jim Penn Named to Fort Worth Inc.: The 400

Fort Worth, TX – (March 7, 2022)Whitley Penn Managing Partner, Larry Autrey, and Whitley Penn Co- Founder, Jim Penn, have been selected to appear in the 2022 Fort Worth Inc.: The 400.  This listing includes the names and profiles of 400 of Fort Worth’s most influential people.

Autrey, CPA, ABV has more than 30 years of tax, advisory and business valuation experience focused on public and private clients.

Autrey is 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 was formerly on the Cook Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, the Texas Land Conservancy Board, a Former Board Member for the Community Enrichment Center, and was a Former 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, a Former Chairman of the World President’s Organization and is a Former Board Member & Assistant Treasurer for the Child Study Center of Fort Worth among many other Board roles for non-profits in the areas of land conservation, children’s advocacy groups and the organizations supporting health and the arts to name a few.

Autrey earned his B.B.A in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University and a MBA with a Data Analytics concentration from Abilene Christian University.

Penn is one of the founders of Whitley Penn. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and  Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV).

Penn currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Scottish Rite for Children Hospital and has been a supporter of the hospital for more than 40 years. He is former chairman of two other hospital boards as well as  former Chairman of the Hurst-Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Penn has served on numerous charitable and non-profit boards throughout his career. He 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 Bar Association Family Law Sections.

Jim earned his BBA from the University of Houston.

“Both Larry and Jim exemplify the career-long drive, determination, and innovation that is recognized alongside many other strong leaders on The 400 List,” stated Whitley Penn Chief Growth Officer, Felix Lozano. “These two have pioneered the growth and success of Whitley Penn and we extend our congratulations for the recognition of their strong leadership in the Fort Worth community from Fort Worth Inc.”

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