Student Events

Student Auxiliary Events

Prepare for YOUR Future at Student Auxiliary Events!

All events are virtual on Zoom.

All programs are facilitated by one or more of the 2021 – 2022 Student Auxiliary Officers: President Jonathan Gibson, Vice Presidents Connor Clancy, Evi Dewey, Anna Guo, and Ekaterina Lyubomirova.

Friday, January 28 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Advisory: Putting it all Together - HOZSA0128

Don't know what to choose between Audit and Tax, how about Advisory? Join us to learn more about Advisory careers.


  • Phil Arvanetakis, CPA – PwC Houston, Deals Senior Associate
  • Sonny Brandtner, CPA, CFE – Crowe LLP, Advisory Partner
  • Lisa Paulk, CPA - The Siegfried Group, Senior Vice President and South Region Market Leader

Register here

Friday, February 11 |6 - 8 p.m.

Changing Lanes: Alternatives to Public Accounting - HOZSA0211

As a CPA, your career can take you to many interesting fields in addition to public practice. Although you might begin your professional career in public practice audit or tax, you might make a move to a career in industry a few years into your career. Changing Lanes panelists will share their experiences from the not-for-profit sector, manufacturing, legal, government, and more! Tonight’s panelists include a TXCPA Houston past president and current Board of Directors members.


  • Susan Sample, CPA, JD – Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC, Shareholder; City of West University Place, Mayor
  • Bradley Elgin, CPA - Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Chief Financial Officer
  • Barry Wilken, CPA - International Cellulose Corporation, Controller

Register here

Friday, February 25 |6 - 8 p.m.

F is for Fraud: Investigating Forensic Accounting and Valuations - HOZSA0225

Do you love solving mysteries? Panelists will provide insights on forensic accounting, valuations, and litigation. This topic is always a favorite – educational and full of interesting case histories!


  • Matt Davis, CPA, CFE – StoneTurn, Senior Consultant
  • Baria Jaroudi, CPA/ABV, CBA, CVA – Crowe LLP, FVLS Senior Manager
  • Chuck Cummings, CPA, CFE, CFF – Charles C. Cummings, Jr.

Register here

Friday, March 4 | 6 - 8 p.m.

CPAs in Real Life: Fact or Fiction?- HOZSA0304

Do CPAs always get free lunch? Are CPAs always crunching the numbers and doing peoples' taxes? Let’s quash some myths and find out what a day in the life of a CPA really looks like. Professionals include the current TXCPA Houston President and two Past Presidents. This is one talk you don’t want to miss!

Fireside Chat:

  • Sheila Enriquez, CPA, JD – Crowe LLP, Partner, and Texas Market Leader
  • Kelly Hunter, CPA – Fitts, Roberts, Kolkhorst & Co., Managing Shareholder
  • Darrell Groves, CPA, CFE, CGMA – DWG CPA PLLC, Managing Director

Register here

Friday, March 25 | 6 - 8 p.m.

TekTok: Tech Innovation in Accounting - HOZSA0325

Is it as simple as pressing a button? Can a line of code replace an accountant? How does blockchain affect traditional CPA professions? The Student Auxiliary asks the tough questions of these technology experts to show us the resulting potential career trajectories.


  • Shehan Chandrasekera, CPA – CoinTracker, Head of Strategy – Tax; Column Tax, Co-founder; Forbes, Crypto Tax Analyst
  • Bryan Morgan Jr., CPA – PwC Labs San Antonio, Low Code Services Senior Associate
  • Donny Shimamoto, CPA, CITP, CGMA – IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, Managing Director

Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you would like to participate as a panelist or would like more information about the programs, contact Membership Manager Carol Spencer .