Houston, TX (May 23, 2022) – Whitley Penn Tax Partner, Kristen Sayegh, has been named to Houston Business Journal’s 2022 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 honorees.
To be considered, nominees had to reside in the 10-county Houston area and be under 40 years of age as of December 31, 2021. The Houston Business Journal’s editorial team reviewed applications and scored nominees based on their leadership, ability to overcome challenges and community involvement.
All of the 40 Under 40 recipients will be honored in a special section of the Houston Business Journal the week of June 17th.
“We are extremely proud of Kristen and extend our congratulations to her for being named a Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 nominee,” stated Toby Cotton, Whitely Penn Partner-in-Charge of Tax. “Kristen has continually excelled in her career while overcoming challenges, mentoring young professionals, and maintaining community involvement. We look forward to supporting her as she continues to achieve her goals.”
Sayegh joined Whitley Penn in 2012. Her tax practice has centered around working with families, entrepreneurs, closely held businesses, and high net worth individuals focusing on estate planning, financial planning, federal and multi-jurisdictional income tax planning, and professional accounting services. She is a member of the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council, Houston Estate and Financial Forum, Financial American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA). Sayegh serves on Whitley Penn’s Innovation Council and is involved with the firm’s recruiting efforts at several universities. Additionally, she regularly prepares and presents on tax legislation both internally and externally.
Sayegh was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Hong Kong, Past President of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline and a member of Leadership Houston, Class of XXXII. She was the University of Houston-Victoria’s 2021 Young Alumna of the Year and was a Houston Business Journal 2021 Woman to Watch Honoree. She also serves on the St. Rose of Lima School’s Advisory Committee.
Sayegh received a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Houston-Victoria.
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