Briggs & Veselka Co. Welcomes Three New Shareholders

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Three Briggs & Veselka Co. employees have been promoted to shareholder.

Briggs & Veselka Co, Houston’s largest locally-owned independent CPA firm, announced today that Adam Dimmick, Lynell Lilly and Jamie Sylvester have been promoted to audit shareholder, tax shareholder, and audit shareholder, respectively, effective October 1, 2015. The shareholders of Briggs & Veselka Co. are pleased to welcome Mr. Dimmick, Ms. Lilly and Mr. Sylvester to their ranks.

Adam Dimmick has over twelve years of public accounting experience, providing accounting and auditing services for construction contractors and real estate entities, manufacturing and distribution businesses, and not-for-profit agencies. He is also active with the firm’s recruiting and training efforts and serves as the committee leader for the department’s recruiting committee and internship program. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas, and is currently a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, its Houston Chapter and the AICPA. Adam currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Houston Chapter of the TSCPA and functions as the coordinating director for the Public Relations and Accelerate Leadership committee, in addition to being a member of the Houston Chapter of the TSCPA’s audit committee. Adam is also an active member in the Surety Association of Houston and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and serves as a committee member for the Membership Committee and Young Professional Leadership Program of the CFMA. Adam received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California in 2003.

Lynell Lilly has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, providing services to clients in a wide variety of industries. She is experienced in federal, state, and international tax compliance for corporate, partnership, and trust entities. Lynell partners with her clients to achieve the lowest overall effective annual tax rate at both the business and personal level. She assists clients with both business tax planning as well as estate tax planning. Not only has she provided services to many of Houston’s great closely-held entities, she has also provided tax services to many of the large energy sector companies. Lynell earned a B.S. in Accounting and CIS from Houston Baptist University. She is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA and its Houston Chapter. She is a recipient of the CPA Exam “Top Ten” award.

Jamie Sylvester has more than 13 years of accounting experience in the United States and Canada at Big 4 as well as middle market firms providing audit services for publicly traded and private companies. Working on audit engagement teams for several fortune 500 clients as well as several other Houston-based publicly traded companies, Jamie has assisted clients with 10K, 10Q, 8K, S1, S4, and S8 filings in addition to working with underwriters and SEC attorneys to meet special requests. He has also worked in Canada on the engagement team of several companies traded on the TSX. Jamie has specific expertise in maritime, oilfield service, construction, hospitality and manufacturing industries and is actively involved with the Greater Houston Port Bureau and the East End Chamber of Commerce while leading the maritime practice at Briggs & Veselka Co. He also participates on local and national boards for industry specific companies. Jamie has been actively involved with the University of Houston–Downtown in developing their Accounting MBA curriculum and he serves as an annual presenter at the Bauer College of Business at the msin campus of the University of Houston. He is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Houston Chapter.

Briggs & Veselka Co. also is also pleased to announce the promotions of Beverly Hensley and Scott Robertson to tax principals, Kaki Perdue to audit principal and Brett Schimanski to business advisory services principal effective October 1, 2015.

Briggs & Veselka Co. has provided reliable business and financial services to individuals and emerging middle-market businesses in the greater Houston area since 1973. Briggs & Veselka Co. provides comprehensive accounting services, including personal tax, business tax, audit and attestation services, and business advisory services. Our mission is to deliver high quality, comprehensive business and financial services to individuals and middle market companies. We listen, lead and collaborate, striving to establish a legacy of loyalty. To learn more about Briggs & Veselka Co., please visit our website.

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