Weaver, Houston, has restructured and expanded its tax services practice to include three groups: business tax services, private client services and investment fund services. As part of that restructuring, the firm announced that Sean Muller is the chief operating officer for all tax services; and business tax services is now led by partners Clint Siddons, promoted to partner-in-charge for the North Texas region, and Robert Henry, promoted to partner-in-charge for the South Texas region. And for the private client services group, Elizabeth Bunk was promoted to partner-in-charge for the South Texas region and Justin Reeves to partner-in-charge for the North Texas region. For the investment fund services group, Lisa Head was promoted to partner-in-charge of investment fund tax services. Working with Mark Watson, partner-in-charge of tax quality and risk management, are: Sam Wren, promoted to the partner-in-charge of business tax QRM, and Laura Roman, promoted to a new role as the partner-in-charge of tax education.
Mike De Laval and Jack Yeager were hired as managing directors in the forensic, litigation and valuation group at Whitley Penn, Houston. The firm also announced promotions: to senior manager, Cole Elliott, Elise Padgett, Katie Peck, Robert Pike, Kelly Shoulders, Rebecca Sierp, Sarah Speegle, Keleigh Wentworth; to managing director, Joshua Lynn; to manager, Garett Becker, Chase Beyrand, Lisa Evers, Colleen Hebert, Aaron Heimbuch, Chad Holmes, Jackson Jones, Suzanne McCoskey, Jeremy Nist, Andi Ramer, Bill Weston, Megan Widmayer, Kevin Wood and Katelyn Woods; to associate director, Will Barnes; to senior, Levi Bagwell, Jacob Baires, Kristen Barton, Angel Bertrand, Wyland Bewley, Julia Blevins, Caitlin Brennan, Marilyn Brewster, Bryant Burleson, Christian Carrion, Christine Cavett, Blake Chandler, Lily Chen, Jim Cummings, Karla Delgadillo, Julie Donahoe, Sam Dunson, Whitney Ford, Yolanda Garcia, Mitchell Gross, Pam Harton, Chelsea Hastings, Will Innes, Tyler Kirchmeyer, Jonna Lewis, Anna Martirosova, Brenda McClure, Leslie McGuire, Ross Miller, Joseph Miller, Elizabeth Montelepre, Hailey Mudrone, Stacie Orsburn, Heather Parker, Brittany Patterson, Ben Pearson, Jessica Pena, Daniel Pitts, Kelsey Reetz, Katy Restrepo, Jordan Robertson, Gina Romo, Janice Sechyi, Morgan Summers, Nathaniel Taylor, Jill Valenzuela, Terra Wakeland, Kendall Welfel, Chris Whelan and Barbara Wray; to associate, Phillip Brida and Alexis Le; to senior accounts receivable coordinator, Thyra Barnes; to senior billing coordinator, Mary Ann Griffith; to IT asset manager, Chris Ybarra; to assistant controller in oil & gas, Jackie Fagelson; and to senior oil & gas consultant, Jeff Howard.
Abe Varghese was hired as an audit manager at MaloneBailey, Houston.