March 05, 2024

What’s Happening Around Texas

In the What’s Happening Around Texas section of Today's CPA, we give you highlights of events and activities happening around the state in the TXCPA chapters.

TXCPA Austin celebrated the kickoff of their 85th anniversary at the chapter’s Annual Meeting of Members and Election of Officers. They also held a new year networking and PAC Information Session at Austin Beerworks, supporting the TXCPA PAC.

TXCPA Brazos Valley helped serve their community in the KBTX Food for Families Food Drive in December.

TXCPA Dallas members gathered for their Annual Meeting of Members, where they honored outstanding member contributions, graduated their 2023 Leadership Development Academy class and elected their 2024-25 chapter leadership. They also hosted a Young Professionals Group CPE event and attendees learned insightful tips from their speaker, Dana Garnett, on How to Live a Fulfilling Life.

TXCPA East Texas held their 2023 Leadership Day in November at the Texas Broadcast Museum in Kilgore. The program is designed for young and aspiring CPAs working toward a senior level position in public accounting or business/industry/government.

TXCPA Fort Worth members attended the 2024 Midyear Leadership Council and Members Meeting in Corpus Christi. They heard valuable updates on the profession and TXCPA, networked with peers, connected with leaders from across the state, and enjoyed the attractions of the sparkling city by the sea.

TXCPA Houston Young Professionals (YP) attended the annual vision board event. They shared their visions for 2024 and beyond.

TXCPA San Antonio had a fantastic turnout at their chapter meeting and celebrated their 85th anniversary.

TXCPA Has 20 Strong Local Chapters

With 20 strong local chapters, TXCPA members connect in their communities and across the state. Chapter events range from professional development and rewarding community service to social events that create lasting connections.

Active engagement in our chapters can lead to leadership opportunities, and it opens doors to peer-to-peer and mentor-mentee relationships that are valuable at every stage of your career. Reach out to your chapter to learn how you can connect close to home.





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Melinda Bentley, CAE

Jennifer Johnson, CPA


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Editorial Board
Arthur Agulnek, CPA-Dallas;
Shivam Arora, CPA-Dallas;
Derrick Bonyuet-Lee, CPA-Austin;
Aaron Borden, CPA-Dallas;
Don Carpenter, CPA-Central Texas;
Melissa Frazier, CPA-Houston;
Rhonda Fronk, CPA-Houston;
Aaron Harris, CPA-Dallas;
Baria Jaroudi, CPA-Houston;
Elle Kathryn Johnson, CPA-Houston;
Jennifer Johnson, CPA-Dallas;
Joseph Krupka, CPA-Dallas;
Lucas LaChance, CPA-Dallas, CIA;
Nicholas Larson, CPA-Fort Worth;
Anne-Marie Lelkes, CPA-Corpus Christi;
Bryan Morgan, Jr, CPA-Austin;
Stephanie Morgan, CPA-East Texas;
Kamala Raghavan, CPA-Houston;
Amber Louise Rourke, CPA-Brazos Valley;
Barbara Scofield, CPA-Permian Basin;
Nikki Lee Shoemaker, CPA-East Texas, CGMA;
Natasha Winn, CPAHouston.

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