The Houston CPA Society honored Lupe Garcia, assurance and advisory services manager in the Houston office of Texas accounting and consulting firm Whitley Penn, with its Young CPA of the Year Award.

A graduate of the University of Houston with six years of audit public accounting experience focusing on public sector clients, Garcia currently serves as chair of the Public Relations Committee for the Houston CPA Society. He is also active in other organizations including Junior Achievement, Bauer Alumni Association, Fort Bend Chamber Leadership Forum and Toastmasters.

“We are so proud of Lupe and feel very fortunate to have him on our team,” said Felix Lozano, partner in charge of Whitley Penn’s audit practice. “His enthusiasm for his profession and the community is an asset to our firm. He is a true leader and a wonderful example for the staff at our firm.”