Top 100 Firm Weaver LLP promoted a half dozen employees to partner.   

[IMGCAP(1)]Jayna Bovre has been named partner-in-charge of operations. In her new role, Bovre will keep tabs on human resources, finance, information technology, professional development, administration and marketing for the firm. Bovre joined Weaver’s information technology group in 2005 after she spent eight years at Virchow, Krause & Co. LLP.  

Timothy Dowling was promoted to partner in the Austin office, where he works in tax and strategic business services. Dowling joined the firm in 2009 as tax senior manager and provides services to clients within the technology, real estate, construction, retail and manufacturing sector. Prior to Weaver, Dowling worked at BDO Seidman, Reynolds & Dowling as well as Brown, Graham & Co. 

George Stavinoha was promoted to partner in the firm’s San Antonio office, where he works in tax and strategic business services. Stavinoha is a member of the firm’s real estate and construction industry practice and specializes in consulting, compliance and tax planning for individual clients, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Stavinoha joined the firm in 2009 after Weaver merged with Polansky McNutt Perry & Co.  

Brian Reed was promoted to partner in the Dallas office, where he leads the firm's transaction advisory services team. Reed joined the firm in 2009 to lead the transaction advisory services practice. Prior to Weaver, Reed founded the valuation and advisory firm, Lone Star Value Advisors Inc. He also worked at Ernst & Young, AlixPartners and CBIZ. 

Philippe Simoens was promoted to partner in the firm’s Houston office, where he works in tax and strategic business services. He’s been with the firm since 1998 and mainly handles corporation and partnership tax planning and compliance. 

Colby Warr, who also works in the firm’s Houston office, was promoted to partner. Warr serves in the firm’s assurance services practice and works with clients in energy sector. He is also familiar with bond offerings, hedge accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley integration and has led several conversion projects for companies transitioning from U.S. GAAP to International Financial Reporting Standards.

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