Austin, TX (July 21, 2020) – Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that Brett Murphy, Audit Partner in the firm’s Austin office, has been named to the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) – Leadership Division Board of Directors.
Murphy primarily works with clients in the financial institutions industry but has significant experience working with publicly-traded and privately-held companies across a myriad of industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail, infrastructure and employee benefit plans. He is highly regarded among IBAT members, the Risk Management Association and the Texas Bankers Association.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity within IBAT. I have been an active member in the organization for many years and am excited to work with this Board as we plan for the future,” stated Murphy.
“Brett has played an integral role in the overall growth and success of our Austin office. He will be a great asset to the Independent Bankers Association of Texas – Leadership Division Board of Directors as he continues to serve others and be a leader in his community. We are extremely proud of Brett’s accomplishments and support his leadership initiatives,” stated Felix J. Lozano, III, Director of Audit for Whitley Penn.
Murphy earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University.
Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $21 million to $31 billion with combined assets statewide of nearly $223 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.
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.