October Newsletter

In This Issue. . .

Chairman's Message



Convergence 2023

CPAs Give Back

A Word from Our Sponsors



Chairman's Message
by Kenny Broom, CPA

I am very excited about the October activities at TXCPA Dallas. The month offers events that will educate and entertain, and we hope you’ll take advantage of all of them.  


We have a couple of great education opportunities this month. First, an old favorite returns. After a two-year hiatus, the Member Appreciation CPE Series is back! On October 18, join us at the Communities Foundation of Texas for four hours of continuing education including sessions on cybersecurity, IRS criminal investigations and a presentation on coaching. Have questions about Medicare? Then sign up for the October 26 online Lunch & Learn course Navigating Medicare 101 and let Michelle Feibus answer them for you.


Our October Thirsty Thursday networking event is on Thursday, October 20 at Blue Mesa Grill in Addison. If you’re new to the group, this is the perfect occasion to meet and get to know your fellow TXCPA Dallas members. If you’re a seasoned participant, it’s a great excuse to kick back for a couple of hours, enjoy some refreshments and catch up with your friends and colleagues. This is one of our most popular events, and we encourage you to come out and visit with us!


For our younger members, we hope you’ll join us on Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. in Klyde Warren Park for Yoga in the Park. The Dallas Yoga Center will lead this 45-minute, outdoor yoga session. All levels of experience are welcome.


Later this month, the Nominations Committee meets to create the slate of candidates for 2023-24 TXCPA Dallas leadership that will be voted on at the Annual Meeting of Members in January. We invite you to be an active contributor in this annual process by submitting recommendations for open positions. There’s an article elsewhere in this newsletter that gives you more information. I urge you to be a part of this vital aspect of our organization and send your nominations to Laura McFadden by Monday, October 17. Help create the future of your professional association.


There are so many great things happening at TXCPA Dallas, not only in October, but through the end of the year. Read your monthly newsletters and check our website often to keep up with all the many terrific ways to get the most out of your membership.


Until November…


Kenny Broom, CPA

2022-23 Chairman of the Board


For more information and to register for these events,

click on the course title.

In-Person CPE Event:

Member Appreciation CPE Series Event

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Online Lunch & Learn Event:

Navigating Medicare 101

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Young Professionals Group Presents

Online Lunch & Learn Event:

Getting *Stuff* Done!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Online CPE Event:

Bases of S-Corp Basis

Thursday, December 1, 2022

In-Person CPE Event:

Year End Accounting Update

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Save the Date for These Upcoming CPE Events:

Member Appreciation CPE Series Event

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Nonprofit Organization Update

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

High Impact Leaders Create Highly Effective Teams

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Watch for registration openings.


For more information and to register for these events,

click on the event title.

October Thirsty Thursday Social Networking Event

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Young Professionals Group Event:

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 15, 2022


Convergence 2023

Save the Date!





TXCPA Dallas is pleased to announce its

hallmark event




Wednesday, June 7, 2023


Omni Frisco Hotel at

The Star


Circle the date on your calendars

and plan to attend the premier

accounting CPE event

in North Texas!


Watch this newsletter and your email inbox

for the opening of registration.

Thank You to Our

Convergence 2023 Sponsors!


Feed My Starving Children

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. You’ll pack healthy food ingredients into boxes to be shipped to partner organizations working hard to reach the neediest children around the world. By volunteering at FMSC, you'll get the chance to impact hundreds of kids in a single shift.

Join us on

Saturday, November 5, 2022

2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

1680 N. Glenville Drive, Suite 300

Richardson, TX 75081

For more information and to register, 

click here.


Freeman Law Presents

2022 International Tax Symposium

October 20-21, 2022

For information and registration, click here.

(For a special discount, use the code "TXCPA Member" at checkout.)


TXCPA Dallas

2023-24 Leadership Nominations

TXCPA Dallas is governed by a Board of Directors charged with the responsibility of overseeing the functions and activities of the Chapter and stewarding its vision. Each year at this time, we call on you, our membership, to help determine the future of the organization by submitting your nominations for leadership positions. The posts to be filled in 2023-24 are:




TXCPA Dallas Directors

TXCPA Directors

Nominations Committee Members


The deadline for nominations is October 17, 2022. We strongly encourage you to take the time to share your choices and help shape the development of our association. You can submit your 2023-24 leadership nominations to Laura McFadden.  

Welcome, New Members!

Mason Paul Abbott, Student

Ann Christine Abernathy, Student

Abigail Marie Arvisu, Student

Sumaiya Asif, Student

Benjamin Scott Bailey, CPA

Konnor Wayne Bass, CPA S

amuel Raymond Bates, CPA

Zachary Beard, Student

Michael Russell Beasley, CPA

Julian Aaron Bettin, CPA

Kaitlin Theresa Brucher, CPA

Minh Bui, Student

Sophia Buitrago, Student

Adam Coleman Cain, CPA

Katharine Ann Camp, CPA

Vanshika Chauhan, Student

Isaac Lin Chi, Student

Aidan Bryce Collins, CPA

Anthony Jersi Contreras, Student

Kathryn Daly Crowley, CPA

Luyi Cui, CPA

Frances Dagohoy, CPA

Mike Dalman, Associate

Ha Dang, Student

Makenna Davidson, Student

Kamirah Imani Decker, Student

Talin Marielle Dejong, Student

Rachel Wilder DeVey, Candidate

Nam Do, Student

Emily Estelle Dorjee, Student

Justin Iyore Ehigiator, Student

Adelani Joseph Eranola, CPA

Kristie Estrada, Candidate

Lauren Holly Fancher, CPA

Toryn Fowler, Student

Halasi Rose Frohling, CPA

Elizabeth Janelle Garcia, Student

Lisanu M. Gebre, Student

Dylan Armaan Ghoreishi, Student

Arthur Martin Gomez, CPA

Cristina Alexis Gomez, Student

Rohit Gupta, CPA

Miguel Gutierrez, Student

Rosa Gutierrez, Student

Lauren Elizabeth Hardy, Student

Elissar Hassan, CPA

Andrew Guinn Hawkins, CPA

John Lucus Helms, CPA

Macario Hernandez, Student

Mary Joy Houghton, CPA

Kashif Hussain, CPA

John Anthony Iannotti, CPA

Nicholas John Jadwin, CPA

Jeremy Johnson, CPA

Lauren Ashleigh Kinser, Student

Bryan Douglas Knostman, CPA

Meira Alysse Kravitz, Student

Elizabeth Kuchler, CPA

Wan Yee Lau, CPA

Michael Le, Student

Joshua Scott Lehrman, CPA

Cassandra Maria Lopez, CPA

Andre Joseph Manguerra, Student

Benjamin Mathew, Student

Regina Kay McCann, CPA

Rolando Medellin, Student

Rahul Mehta, CPA

Ashley Dominique Mercadel, CPA

Bar Milo, CPA

Nathalie Monjaras, Student

Elisa Pilar Morena, CPA

Narcedalia Negrete, CPA

Hailey Dea Nelsen, CPA

Christy Nguyen, Student

Linh A. Nguyen, Student

Fan Ni, CPA

Kaitlyn Nicole Nichols, CPA

Nathan Andrew Ortiz, CPA

Halea Brianne Owens, CPA

Thomas Joseph Owens, CPA

Rachel Elizabeth Parker, CPA

Da Peng, CPA

Sharon Requinton Pfaff, CPA

Jennifer Pham, Student

Avery Grace Portz, Student

Kathryn Faith Pua, Student

Dylan Thomas Randall, CPA

Lionel Roger, CPA

Taylor Rutkoske, Student

Raj Sairam Krishnan, Student

Emily Grace Sawyer, CPA

Ryan Adam Schexnayder, CPA

Logan Kaylee Schoonover, CPA

Kirt Alan Seale, CPA

Joel Adolfo Segura, Student

Patrick Scott Sheilds, CPA

Hsuan Hsuan Sheu, Student

Luis Camilo Sierra, CPA

Brian Sim, Student

Marissa Ann Simpson, CPA

Logan Curts Smith, CPA

Michael John Smith, CPA

Jesus Alejandro Solis, Student

Wendy Young Song, Student

Avery Elizabeth Spicker, CPA

Rediet Tadele, Student

Skyy Tang, Student

Phuong Tran, Student

Daniel Stephen Valentine, CPA

Ella Vivian Vanadore, CPA

James Pierre Vaughan, CPA

Laurika Vilioen, CPA

Phat Tan Vu, CPA

Michael Wagliardo, Student

Xutong Wang, CPA

Dane Christopher Ware, CPA

Brenna Nicole Weaver, CPA

Morgan Ryan Wells, Student

Taylor Alexandra Wilk, CPA

Jordan Wilson, CPA

Larry Julian Wilson, Student

Laura McConnell Wilson, Student

Taylor Wright, Student

Tomoko Yanase, CPA

Jason Jaeseung You, Student

Seongmin You, Student

Ruishu Hou Zhang, CPA

Sophia Wenyin Zheng, CPA

TXCPA Dallas

Scholarship Winner Spotlight


For the next several months, we will spotlight one of this year's TXCPA Dallas Scholarship winners in each newsletter edition. Join us this month in getting to know Southern Methodist University (SMU) graduate accounting student Travis Almand and welcoming him to TXCPA Dallas. 


In his freshman year at SMU, Travis had no idea what he wanted to major in, but with the help of a great professor to open his eyes to the seemingly endless opportunities offered by the accounting field, he realized that this was the place for him. He believes that, as a CPA, he can achieve leadership roles in public accounting or industry or even pursue his dream of being a special agent forensic accountant for the government.


As an undergraduate at SMU, Travis was awarded the BBA Scholars Scholarship from SMU and the American Airlines Education Foundation Scholarship. He has also received the MSA Scholarship from the SMU MSA Program. He is a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor and Beta Gamma Sigma Business Societies. He is an SMU Cox BBA Scholar and has been on the SMU Honor Roll with distinction. He has served as Vice President of Communications for Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, a member of Mustang Heroes, a volunteer at Highland Park United Methodist Church and a member of Wesley House. He received his BBA in Accounting in 2021, and plans to graduate with his Master’s degree next year.


Travis has interned at Kathy Fielder Boutique and at PwC where he looks forward to returning as a CPA and full-time staff member in 2023.


TXCPA Dallas welcomes and congratulates Travis Almand.


TXCPA Chapter Tip Sheet

September/October Issue of Today’s CPA

Features Pipeline Initiatives

The latest issue of Today’s CPA is now available online and can be accessed on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Don't miss our cover story to learn about filling the accounting profession pipeline. This issue also features a special report entitled Desirable Internships Lead to Successful Campus Talent Acquisition,  as well as a CPE self-study article on evaluating the modernized SEC rules governing auditor independence.


Free CPE for Members!

Only current TXCPA members are eligible for our free CPE opportunities throughout the year. Be sure these upcoming options are on your calendar!


Texas Taxes: 2022 Quarterly Updates

October 3, 2022 12 – 1 p.m. (CT)

CPE Hours: 1


These free one-hour webcasts help you stay on the cutting edge of Texas tax developments. Hear from speakers who try Texas franchise and sales tax cases in state court. Learn about the significant changes in Texas taxes that may affect you and your clients.

Click here to register.


Professional Issues Update on November 16

10 a.m. – Noon (CT)

CPE Hours: 2

Sponsor: Goodman Financial


Register now for our upcoming FREE Professional Issues Update webcast on November 16. You’ll earn two hours of CPE while learning more about charitable giving and giving strategies, as well as an update on initiatives underway to help grow the CPA pipeline and identify future CPAs and talent for your firms and companies.

Click here to register.

The PAC has Your Back

The CPA-PAC can help members to do the research and understand those legislative candidates who support the accounting profession. By supporting the right candidates and officeholders, the CPA-PAC is well positioned to advance the Society’s legislative program. In 2023, TXCPA will have a proactive legislative program to support the pipeline and other initiatives. Your support is crucial as we get close to the 2023 legislative session. Support the PAC.


December is TXCPA Month of Service

Again this year, TXCPA’s Branding and Community Outreach Committee has identified financial literacy as a focus area for service and education during TXCPA Month of Service. The CPA profession is well positioned to provide guidance and support for helping Texans build stronger financial foundations. Help us increase our impact in December with your participation. Later this fall, contact your chapter for local engagement opportunities, or visit TXCPA’s website to learn more about how you, your firm or your company can participate in TXCPA Month of Service.


Join the Conversation on TXCPA Exchange

In addition to the active All-Member Forum, we have three interest area communities on TXCPA Exchange – Tax Issues, CPA Practice Management and Nonprofit Accounting. Join one, or all, of these communities to ask questions, offer feedback and network with fellow TXCPA members. Take advantage of this valuable members-only benefit today!


Follow TXCPA on Social Media

Follow TXCPA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for photos and updates on what’s happening in your profession and at TXCPA. Have a great photo you want to share? Use hashtag #TXCPA. 

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