Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fort Worth CPAs held a second annual peer earning event November 2, 2018, with CPAs under 40 talking through the advancement issues impacting fellow professionals.

IMG_0375The event, cosponsored by the TSCPA Young Emerging Professionals Committee and Fort Worth CPAs' UP Group, was held at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Participants gathered in the Piano Pavilion for panel discussions on leadership balance, pathway to equity ownership, finding success within a single company or industry, business development challenges and communications. A discussion group onstage: Ryan Bartholmee, Midland; Billy Kelley, Midland; Priscilla Soto, San Antonio; and Stephen Parker, Houston, all TSCPA leaders, discuss balancing professional and volunteer leadership roles. 

IMG_0396Following the discussions and presentations, participants networked as they toured the museum's superb permanent collection, the impressive Balenciaga in Black exhibit, or enjoyed a glass of wine in the Pavilion Cafe. 

Panelists discussing the pathway to partner were Joe Baze, Addison; Ododo Enabulele, Dallas; Drew Madsen, Fort Worth; and Brandt Self, Fort Worth. 

 IMG_0431Participants lunched in the Piano Pavilion Cafe. 

A reception the evening before at Frost Tower was underwritten by Whitley Penn, BDO and Sutton Frost Cary. Capital One underwrote the conference.

Mark Rich hosted the event from the Pavilion stage. UP Group chairman Stephanie Shaner was event chair, with Rachel Gregory as vice chair. Phillip Hernandez chaired the reception. Norm Robbins chaired the YEP Committee in 2017-2018, as it planned the conference; Ryan Bartholomee, Midland, is the current chair. 

Photos courtesy Catherine Raffetto, TSCPA.