GOOD NEWS: TXCPA Permian Basin announces new officers and awards

DALLAS Midland-based certified public accountant Kate Devey has been elected 2021-2022 president of the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA) Permian Basin Chapter.

Devey currently serves as the tax senior manager at Whitley Penn. Midland-based CPA Derby Gallo, finance and tax manager at The Kent Companies, was named president-elect of the chapter.

Joining Devey and Gallo on the chapter’s leadership team are: Immediate Past President, J.D. Faircloth, CPA, Whitey Penn; Vice President, Catherine Speer, CPA, Whitley Penn; and Secretary/Treasurer, John Michael Jaramillo, CPA, Weaver.

The remaining 2021-22 TXCPA Permian Basin Board of Directors include: Chapter Director At Large, Kristie Jumper, CPA; Chapter Director At Large, Jennifer Smith, CPA; Chapter Director Midland, Mackenzie Craft, CPA; Chapter Director Midland, David Poole, CPA; Chapter Director Odessa, Meredith McKeehan, CPA; Chapter Director Odessa, Alba Soltero, CPA; State Director expiring 2023– Chad Valentine, CPA; State Director expiring 2022, Rod Aguilar, CPA; UTPB Faculty Representative, Narita Holmes, CPA; and UTPB Student Representative, McKinnley Douglas.

The chapter also recognized four of its members with special awards due to their continued and dedicated service: Outstanding Executive Officer, Catherine Speer, CPA; Outstanding Director, Kye King, CPA, Controller at Santa Elena Minerals, LP; and Outstanding Committee Chair, Cody Jones, CPA, audit manager at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, and Alba Soltero, CPA, audit manager at Whitley Penn.

2021 Accounting Excellence Award Winner is Larisa Lopez, student at The University of Texas Permian Basin.

The following will serve on the TXCPA Board of Directors: Rod Aguilar, Ryan Bartholomee, Kate Devey, Larry Edgerton, Elena Levario and Chad Valentine.

The following will serve on the TXCPA Executive Board: Jimmy Hudson and Billy Kelly.