Leadership

KristenSayegh
Kristen Sayegh
Tax Senior Manager

Kristen Sayegh’s tax practice has centered around working with families, entrepreneurs, closely held businesses, and high net worth individuals focusing on estate planning, financial planning, federal and multi-jurisdictional income tax planning, and professional accounting services.  She is a member of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA).  Kristen serves on Whitley Penn’s Innovation Council and is involved with the firm’s recruiting efforts at several Texas universities. Additionally, Kristen regularly prepares and presents on tax legislation both internally and externally.

Kristen was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Hong Kong, Past President of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline and a member of Leadership Houston, Class of XXXII.  Kristen was the University of Houston-Victoria’s 2021 Young Alumna of the Year and was a Houston Business Journal 2021 Woman to Watch Honoree.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Organizations

  • Houston Estate & Financial Forum
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA)

Podcast Episodes

Board and Community Service

  • Past President of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar – Hong Kong
  • Former Student Regent, University of Houston System Board of Regents 2009 – 2010
  • Leadership Houston, Class of XXXII

Education

  • B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Houston at Victoria
  • M.B.A. in Accounting, University of Houston at Victoria

Seminars/Lectures/Publications

  • Presenter – Whitley Penn’s 2021 Tax, Economic & Legislative Seminar, November 2021
  • Presenter – “Tax Updates and Second Draw PPP Loans”, National Association of Corporate Directors, April 2021
  • Presenter – “PPP 2 and Updates”, Gus Bates, March 2021
  • Panel Discussion – “Tax Talk”, University of Houston-Victoria Alumni Webinar, February 2021
  • Presenter – “Paycheck Protection Forgiveness”, Odessa Chamber of Commerce, January 2021
  • Presenter – “2020 Tax, Economic, & Legislative Update”, Whitley Penn, November 2020
  • Presenter – “PPP Loan and Forgiveness”, Texas Bar, July 2020
  • Presenter – “PPP & Loan Forgiveness”, US-India Chamber of Commerce, June 2020
  • Presenter – “PPP Forgiveness: Detailed Look at the Application Including New Guidance”, Gus Bates, June 2020
  • Presenter – “PPP & Loan Forgiveness”, Plano Chamber of Commerce, May 2020
  • Presenter – ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­“PPP & Loan Forgiveness”,  Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, April 2020
  • Presenter – “Tax Impacts – What to know regarding federal funding” Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, April 2020
  • WP Talks Podcast – A Walk Through PPP Loan Forgiveness, Whitley Penn