State Accounting Organization Names 2014 Rising Stars

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Texas Society of CPAs Recognizes 20 Young CPAs in 27,000-Member Organization

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recently recognized 20 CPA members as the organization’s Rising Stars. This recognition highlights CPAs under 40 years old who have shown innovative leadership qualities within his or her profession and community. After receiving more than 60 nominations, a panel of judges selected these 20 up and comers:

  •     Eric D. Abati, CPA – ATKG, LLP in San Antonio, TX;
  •     Brandon R. Booker, CPA – United Way Tarrant County in Fort Worth, TX;
  •     Stephanie L. Braislin, CPA – Whitley Penn in Dallas, TX;
  •     Christy J. Cates, CPA – Whitley Penn in Fort Worth, TX;
  •     Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA – D. Supkis Cheek, PLLC in Houston, TX;
  •     Sheri K. DelMage, CPA – Edgar Kiker and Cross, PC in Beaumont, TX;
  •     Jason B. Freeman, CPA – Meadows Collier Reed Cousins Crouch & Ungerman in Dallas, TX;
  •     Thania D. Gonzalez, CPA – Whitley Penn in Houston, TX;
  •     Rodney J. Horrell, CPA – Texas A&M University in College Station, TX;
  •     Gregory A. Kubes, CPA – Edward Jones in Fort Worth, TX;
  •     Adam M. Lawyer, CPA – Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP in Fort Worth, TX;
  •     Joshua LeBlanc, CPA – Edgar Kiker and Cross, PC in Beaumont, TX;
  •     Tracie L. Nobles, CPA – Austin Community College in Round Rock, TX;
  •     Amy E. Ott, CPA – The Blum Firm in Fort Worth, TX;
  •     Angela M. Ragan, CPA – Jaynes Reitmeier Boyd & Therell, PC in Waco, TX;
  •     Mark K. Rich, CPA – Kimbell Art Foundation in Fort Worth, TX;
  •     Brinn Serbanic, CPA – Pattillo Brown & Hill LLP in Waco, TX;
  •     Jennifer G. Sicking, CPA – KHA Accountants and Advisors PC in Flower Mound, TX;
  •     Justin D. Watson, CPA – Beaird Harris & Co, PC in Dallas, TX; and
  •     John M. Wauson, CPA – Weaver in Dallas, TX.

TSCPA ( is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The society has 20 local chapters statewide and has 27,000 members, one of the largest in-state memberships of any state CPA society in the United States. TSCPA is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.


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Avery Elander
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