Plano, TX – (January 1, 2019) – Whitley Penn is proud to announce that the firm’s Managing Partner, Larry Autrey, has received an MBA in Data Analytics from Abilene Christian University.
Autrey is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) with more than 30 years of tax, advisory and business valuation experience focused on public and private clients. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing and distribution, profit enhancement, professional services, business valuations and estate planning.
Autrey currently serves as the North American Regional Chair and Global Board Member for our network affiliate, Nexia International. He sits on the Cook Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees and serves as a Board Member for the Texas Land Conservancy, and the Community Enrichment Center. Autrey is a past Chairman for the Tarrant County United Way – Alexis de Tocqueville Society, the Fort Worth Chapter of Young Presidents Organizations, and previously held leadership positions for the All Church Home for Children and the Child Study Center of Fort Worth. He is a former Board Member of the Community Foundation of North Texas and the Bridge Youth Shelter. In 2016, Autrey was named Most Admired Peer by INSIDE Public Accounting.
Work life at Whitley Penn encourages employees to learn, innovate and succeed by sharing knowledge, embracing diversity and working together. Autrey leads by example and exhibits a passion to learn. “What a great adventure to go back to school later in my career,” stated Autrey. “At Whitley Penn, we value professional development and emphasize the importance of discovering new ways to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients. I’m excited to continue my career with a new set of skills and look forward to the next adventure.”
Prior to receiving his MBA, Autrey earned a BBA in Accounting and a BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).
Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms. With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally. Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One of the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit whitleypenn.com.