Chris Grasher

Tax Partner

Chris Grasher
Fort Worth
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B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Christian University

Chris Grasher joined Whitley Penn in 2014 after a 38-year career with Ernst & Young LLP. He brings extensive knowledge in the areas of fixed asset capitalization practices, tax technology tools, state, local and international tax planning, and assisting high net worth individuals with estate and life insurance planning. Throughout his career, Chris has gained Global experience in Western and Central Europe, the Americas and Pacific Rim including China.

At Ernst & Young, he served as Coordinating Partner and Tax Account Leader of Multinational Accounts where he was responsible for managing a client base of Fortune 1000 companies and tax provision work papers of audit clients for Fortune 500 SEC registrants. Grasher also served Ernst & Young LLP as Managing Partner of the Charlotte office and Director of Tax for the Carolinas area, where he managed 150 tax professionals in four geographical locations.

  • Whitley Penn, Fort Worth Office, (2014-Present)
    • Tax Partner
  • Ernst & Young (1976 – 2014)
    • Tax Partner
Professional Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Professional Organizations
  • Dallas United Way – Financial Committee
  • Dallas National Golf Club – Financial Committee
  • Charlotte City Club – President (2006)
  • United Family Services – President of Board (2002-2003)


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