James Reeves

Chief Operating Officer

James F. (Jim) Reeves
Fort Worth
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B.B.A. in Accounting and Business Journalism, Baylor University

M.B.A. in Accounting and Business Management, Baylor University

Jim Reeves joined Whitley Penn LLP as Chief Operating Officer in April 2014 following a 26-year career with Thomson Reuters, Inc. and its predecessors. At Whitley Penn, Jim is a member of the Firm’s executive leadership team responsible for ensuring that business strategies and tactics are effectively implemented and financial targets achieved. He works closely with the operational leaders of the Firm including accounting and finance, billing, facilities, human resources, information technology, and marketing.

  • Thomson Reuters (1988–2014)
Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Estate, Gift & Trust Committee, Member Tax Practice Improvement Committee
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
    • Board of Directors, Executive Board
    • Federal Tax Policy Committee, Public Practice Committee, Vision Team, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee, and Editorial Board
    • Fort Worth Chapter TSCPA, Past President, two-term Vice President, Board of Directors, 2014 CPA of the Year
    • Award for Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession
  • Baylor Business Network
Board and Community Service
  • YMCA Youth League Coach
  • First United Methodist Church Sunday School Teacher
  • Boy Scout Troop 236 – Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Jewel Charity – Member
  • Fort Worth Club – Member
  • Ridotto Club – Member

Jim is a respected author, having written more than 100 thought leadership articles published in professional journals and having co-authored seven tax and financial planning books used by practicing CPAs throughout the United States.


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