Whitley Penn tax principal Peggy Dean, was named the 2020-2021 Distinguished Public Service award recipient by the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA).
Dean was recognized at the chapter’s annual meeting on June 24, 2021.The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes TXCPA members who contribute “responsibly” as citizens of their respective communities, and encourage certified public accountants to actively participate in, and make substantial service contributions to a broad scope of charitable and civic activities and to “become leaders in their communities”.
The award is based on “outstanding” charitable, community and/or civic activities and other public service unrelated to regular duties performed as a member.
Dean has more than 40 years of tax experience advising clients on income taxation, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and estate planning.
Dean primarily serves clients in the hospitality, oil and gas and consulting industries.
She said: “I have always felt the call to be involved in my community, both in Hobbs and in Odessa, since 1990. I am humbled to be honored for my public service, something that I feel privileged to be able to do.”