Thank you to everyone who planned, attended, sponsored and presented at the rebranded 2020 TXCPA Austin Accounting & Finance Leaders Conference on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this normally live event was moved to a virtual platform and our committee scrambled to rework the entire conference in a short period of time. The reviews were fantastic and we’re pleased TXCPA members from across the state were able to participate. We look forward to working on next year’s event!

This event was generously sponsored by:

And what a lineup! We had eight wonderful speakers on a variety of topics. Thank you to all the presenters who make this event bigger and better each and every year!

Managing Sales Tax Risks When Selling Outside Texas
Jimmy Martens, CPA & Attorney, Partner | Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich

Equity Compensation: Things to Know
Chris Franco, CPA, Director of Treasury | NI
Adam Lindemuth, Sr Manager, Financial Reporting | NI
John Roiko, VP Finance & Chief Accounting Officer | NI

Changing Technology, Creative Disruption & the Accounting Profession: Thriving in an Automation Economy
Brian Terrell, CPA, CITP, Managing Partner | BTerrell Group

Avoiding Labor Pain – An Employment Law Update
Connie Cornell, Attorney, Partner | Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP

Five Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Strategies for EACH of Us
Lisa M. Ong, PCC, CPA, President & Founder | Wishing Out Loud LLC

Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance
Ron Hallmark, CIC, President | Hibbs-Hallmark & Company Austin

Strategies For a Faster & More Accurate Close
Shivang Patel, Director of Solutions Engineering | FloQast

Central Texas Businesses & the Economy Amid COVID-19
Laura Huffman, President & CEO | Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Last to be recognized, but definitely not least, is our outstanding Accounting & Finance Leaders Conference Committee! These TXCPA Austin members volunteer their time to help plan and promote the event. It could not have been done without them! Thank you, conference committee:

  • Tracy A. Howard, CPA & 2020 Conference Chair | Mood Media
  • Nick Ballard, CPA, CFA | Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Carol J. Boyd, CPA | Lonestar Logos
  • Philip Campbell, CPA | AMCON Distributing Company
  • Michele M. Heyman, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA | Heyman & Associates PLLC
  • Jeannie Kwong, CFE, CPA | Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Paul B. Matthews, CPA, CFA | ICF Consulting
  • Joseph Ortiz | LogistiCare
  • Kate Rhoden, CPA | Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Julie L. Shah, CPA | Plyler Stallop & Compton PLLC
  • Diana L. Sullivan, CPA

Save the date for next year’s event: Thursday, September 23, 2021, AT&T Conference CenterPlease check back for details in early 2021!