Plano, TX (January 30, 2023) – Whitley Penn professionals, Kristen Lollar (Chief Marketing Officer), Kyle Willey (Audit Partner) and Rebekah Arredondo (Marketing Coordinator), have begun new leadership positions within the Plano Chamber of Commerce (PCC) for the 2023 calendar year.
Lollar will serve as Vice Chair for the Board of Directors; Willey has joined the Finance Committee, and Arredondo was newly appointed to the Young Professionals of Plano Committee.
For more than 20 years, Lollar has served as a communications and marketing professional.
In addition to serving as a mentor to others and as a Growth Champion in her firm, Lollar has served as a mentor through the American Marketing Association’s DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) Mentor Program for young professionals. She is a member of the Association of Accounting Marketing (AAM) and is involved with the organization’s Major Growth Firms Group and a former member of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee. Lollar serves on the Advisory Board for the Boomer Consulting Marketing Circle while simultaneously serving on the North America Marketing and Marketing Committee for HLB International. In the community, Lollar serves on the Board of Directors for the Plano Chamber of Commerce.
Lollar is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a B.A. in Public Relations and she currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Texas Tech University College for Media and Communications.
Willey has more than 15 years of public accounting experience working with both publicly-traded and privately-held companies, in a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing and distribution, retail, professional services companies and employee benefit plans. His experience is highly concentrated in financial institutions, including commercial banks, retail banks, bank holding companies and savings and loan associations.
Willey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Texas Bankers Association (TBA), the Dallas Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). In addition, he is President of Risk Management Association (RMA)
Board for North Texas, Treasurer of JFA Foundation and Chairman of the TXCPA Financial Institutions Conference. Willey is also a Growth Champion internally at the firm, serves as the Plano Audit market leader, and serves as a mentor for Financial Executives International (FEI) as well as Texas Tech University students.
Willey received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University.
Arredondo has more than six years of experience in the graphic design, digital content, and marketing fields. She currently serves as a member of Whitley Penn’s NextGen Council, a group of junior employees whose purpose is to gain leadership experience, promote collaboration across service lines, and have a voice across the major firm initiatives. Arredondo is also a Growth Champion, a team of firm leaders who serve as the eyes, ears, and voice for the Whitley Penn Growth Initiative by monitoring progress within service lines, finding new opportunities, providing coaching and training and setting an example of what it means to have a growth mindset.
Arredondo received her B.A. in Graphic Design from Ouachita Baptist University.
About the Plano Chamber of Commerce (PCC)
Led by a group of local business leaders since its inception in 1946, the Plano Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to promote local economic growth, foster business-friendly policies, and serve our members through exceptional programs, benefits, and services. We are the voice of the business community in Plano.
About Whitley Penn, LLP
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