Accounting Standards

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy welcomes five members

The board ensures CPAs ‘possess the necessary education, skills, and capabilities and that they perform competently in the profession of public accountancy’

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed five new members to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. 

Olivia Espinoza Riley, Susan I. Adams, Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz, Ray R. Garcia, and Renee Foshee are set to join the board following Senate confirmation.

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy protects the public by ensuring that those issued certificates as certified public accountants (CPAs) “possess the necessary education, skills, and capabilities and that they perform competently in the profession of public accountancy”.

Olivia Espinoza Riley is an accounting supervisor at CBRE, Inc, as well as a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA’s. 

Susan I. Adams is a shareholder of Huselton Morgan & Maultsby, PC. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.  She is also a member of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance and the Tarrant County Bar Association, and serves on the Accounting Advisory Board of the University of North Texas. 

Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz is executive vice president of Hollis Rutledge and Associates, Inc. She most recently served as chair of the Manufactured Housing Board and previously served as a commissioner for the Mission Housing Authority and president of the Mission Library Board. 

Ray R. Garcia of Houston is a partner of over 20 years at PwC. Throughout his career, he has held various senior leadership roles, including U.S. and Mexico Assurance Operations Leader and the U.S. Board of Partners. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

Renee Foshee of San Marcos is an Assistant Professor at Angelo State University. She is a member of the San Antonio and San Angelo Chapters of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, she is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. 

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