J.D. Stotts
Chief Information Officer

J.D. Stotts has vast experience serving in various roles of responsibility and leadership in information technology. J.D. is a member of the firm’s executive leadership team and is responsible for ensuring information technology operations, security and business support targets are achieved. He strives for Whitley Penn to become a leader in technology implementation by best serving the firm and its clients.  He works closely with the operational leaders, partners and executive team of the firm.

J.D. is on the Board of Directors for the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant Country as well as the Society of Information Management DFW Chapter.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Professional Organizations

  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Society of Information Management (SIM)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Information Technology Alliance (ITA)
  • InfraGard

Board and Community Service

  • Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County- Board of Directors
  • Society of Information Management (DFW Chapter)- Board of Directors
  • Junior Achievement- Volunteer
  • Trophy Club/Roanoke Youth Baseball- Coach


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Texas Wesleyan University

Professional Experience

  • ACE Cash Express (2000-2017)
    • Vice President of Information Security, CISO (2016-2017)
    • Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations (2014-2015)
    • Director of Corporate Systems (2010-2014)
    • IT Systems Manager (2007-2010)
    • Systems Analyst (2004-2007)
    • Software Developer (2000-2004)
  • JBA International (1998-2000)
    • Technical Consultant
  • AMS Enterprises (1996-2000)
    • Owner and Technical Consultant