Whitley Penn Recognized by the University of Houston as a Cougar 100 Company

Houston, TX (February 16, 2023) – Whitley Penn has been named to the University of Houston’s (UH) Cougar 100 List for an eighth year. This year, the firm ranked at #55. 

The Cougar 100 award identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the world’s fastest UH Cougar-owned and Cougar-led businesses, demonstrating to all that UH alumni are among the finest commercial and industry leaders.

Whitley Penn is proud to have numerous UH alumni as employees. Among them is Jim Penn, CPA/ABV, who is one of the founders of the firm and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston in 1978. Through his tenure at Whitley Penn, he led the firm through tremendous growth while serving in many roles including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Partner-In-Charge of the Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services practice before retiring at the end of 2021.

“We are honored to be named for the eighth year to the Cougar 100 along with many other outstanding University of Houston Alumni owned and led businesses,” stated Penn. “As a UH alumnus, I am proud to represent Whitley Penn and the talented professionals at the firm who are working hard to best serve our clients.”

About University of Houston Alumni Association

Since 1940, UHAA has served and supported the University of Houston, its over 300,000 alumni, its friends, and the community it calls home. Our goal is enabling and encouraging lifelong alumni relationships with the University of Houston. For more information, please visit www.houstonalumni.com.

About Whitley Penn, LLP

Whitley Penn has consistently been recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting and other industry publications. We are a member of HLB International, a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit www.whitleypenn.com.


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Kristen Lollar

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Phone: 469-776-3645
Email: kristen.lollar@whitleypenn.com