Jim Penn, co-founder of Whitley Penn, partner and CFO, has been named as Outstanding Chief Financial Officer: Finance Team for the 2021 ‘D CEO Financial Executives Awards’.
The award recognizes the “top financial executives” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It was created through the collaborative efforts of the editors at D CEO, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Dallas CPA Society, and Financial Executives International.
In addition to serving as the firm’s CFO, Penn is also a partner in the forensic, litigation and valuation services practice group and is a frequent public speaker on litigation and valuation topics. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and accredited in business valuations (ABV).
Penn also currently sits on the board of trustees for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and has been a supporter of the hospital for more than 40 years.
Additionally, he has served on numerous civic organization boards throughout his career and is past chairman of the board of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Chamber of Commerce.
Penn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) including the forensic and valuation services division, Fort Worth Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA), Financial Consulting Group, LC, and the Dallas and Tarrant County Bar Association Family Law Sections.
He said: “It is an honor to accept this award for Outstanding CFO: Finance Team on behalf of our team. I am completely humbled and couldn’t have done it without our hard-working finance and accounting team. It was truly a team effort.”