Practice Management Conference - Speaker Biographies
May 29, 2024 | Webcast and at Dallas DoubleTree Hotel-Love Field

Marcus Burnside/Senior Associate/Chamberlain Hrdlicka/Houston

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Marcus Burnside partners with clients to guide them through the often-confusing process of implementing best practices and legal management in the full scope of cybersecurity and data privacy law. This work is guided by a commitment to meticulously understanding the nuance of each client's business to tailor legal strategies that align with their unique objectives. Through my intellectual property work with clients who are inventing new technologies in thecybersecurity and cloud services space, I have a deep understanding of how the technology works along with an oint.


understanding of how non-technology businesses should engage with this technology from both a technical and legal standp

 

Mackenzie Childs, MS/Owner/Blink & Company/Houston

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No, I do not organize things for a living - although I hear people make a decent amount of money doing that. Instead, I have a foot inside both the organizational development and consumer psychology aspects of business. Whether it be talent optimization or human capital - my product is bringing humanity to the workplace. It helps that I am obsessed with efficiencies around communication, organizational structure and design, emotionally intelligent leadership, and strength-based conversations. It brings me joy to be the “human tool” that allows leaders to be stress free about choosing, training and keeping their talent. Through storytelling and remarkable facts, I always find ways to relay concepts that matter with sensitive insight on tough issues - defusing tensions and catalyzing collaboration. To be succinct, I truly seek to create a space for transparency, acceptance, a little bit of grit, and a little bit of grace. Blend them all together and I have the perfect recipe for showing others their true growth potential. At the end of the day, I want you to know what I know and believe strongly that sharing knowledge creates the high tide that raises all boats. And couldn’t we use more of that?


 

Lindsey Kennimer, CPA/Partner/Snow Garrett Williams/Weatherford

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Lindsey Kennimer is an Audit Partner at Snow Garrett Williams, a local public accounting firm in Weatherford, Texas. Lindsey has over 18 years of experience performing audits of local governments, specifically audits of Texas independent school districts, including extensive experience in single audits and was awarded AICPA’s Advanced Single Audit Certificate. Lindsey also serves as a team captain and team member for peer reviews of other CPA firms throughout Texas through AICPA's peer review program and as a subject matter expert performing enhanced oversight reviews of Government Auditing Standards/Single Audit engagements reviewed during a firm's peer review for the AICPA Oversight Task Force. Lindsey serves as a contractor for the AICPA Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA) to assist with technical inquiries by providing answers to inquiries on various GASB, Yellow Book and Uniform Guidance accounting and auditing topics. She is currently serving on TXCPA’s Texas School District Accounting and Auditing Conference Committee, as well as the Government and Single Audit Conference Committee, Peer Review Committee, Professional Standards Committee, Peer Review Committee, the GFOA Special Review Committee, TASBO Accounting Research Committee, and the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC) Executive Committee.


 

Isreal Miller, JD, LLM, CPA, CFP

Isreal Miller is a partner at Atwood McCall in Dallas. He focuses his practice on tax and estate planning. He advises clients on how to minimize estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as how to implement and administer complex estate planning structures. Isreal is Board Certified in Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a CPA, a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, and a Personal Financial Specialist. 

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