Texas Society of CPAs Honors Members at Annual Meeting

TSCPA Awards Abilene-area CPA with Meritorious Service Recognition

DALLAS — The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) honored Abilene area CPA, E. Leroy Bolt with the Meritorious Service award last week at the TSCPA Annual Meeting in Fort Worth.

The meritorious service award is the highest honor given by TSCPA and recognizes a CPA who has made significant contributions to the profession. Mr. Bolt has been a TSCPA member since 1978 and has served the society and the Abilene Chapter in a variety of roles, including as an active participant in TSCPA’s regulatory and legislative initiatives and on several state committees that act on behalf of the CPA profession in Texas.

Mr. Bolt has served on the Executive Board and Board of Directors for the Society and was the Abilene Chapter president in 1989-90.

Also receiving service honors were:

  • James R. Oliver, Jr. of San Antonio; Distinguished Public Service award,
  • Edward M. Polansky of San Antonio; Outstanding Chairman
  • Melanie C. Geist of San Antonio, Young CPA of the Year
  • Robert D. Clyde of Dallas, Honorary Fellow
  • Melanie G. Thompson of Seguin, Honorary Fellow, and
  • Claude R. Wilson, Jr. of Dallas, Honorary Fellow

Special recognition awards were also presented by the chairman to honor members who performed an extraordinary service to TSCPA in a given year. They were:

  • T. Hardie Bowman of Corpus Christi
  • James D. Ingram, IV of Bryan
  • William J. Kelley, Jr. of Midland
  • Anthony B. Ross, Sr. of Austin, and
  • Wendi C. Taber of San Antonio

Additionally, a chairman’s citation was awarded to Patty M. Wyatt of North Richland Hills.

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TSCPAs Honors Corpus Christi Chapter

Local Chapter Earns Outstanding Chapter Award for Third Consecutive Year

DALLAS — Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recently honored the Corpus Christi Chapter with its outstanding chapter award for the third year in a row. The prestigious honor recognizes chapters that have distinguished themselves through service to their community, the accounting profession, and TSCPA.

The Corpus Christi Chapter is an active group thanks to its members and volunteers. In an effort to retain members and increase participation, Chapter President Tee Bowman, CPA, led the chapter in hosting continuing professional education programs and luncheons. Each year seven luncheons and various education seminars are offered to allow members the chance to network with colleagues, and to hear speakers on current industry-related topics.

To show the value CPAs have in their communities, the chapter promotes the profession through a 10-week radio program on KEDT in the spring. Volunteers also work closely with city officials and political representatives and share information with the local media.

Additionally, the chapter works diligently with Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University – Kingsville to connect CPAs to accounting students seeking career guidance and job assistance. The chapter also awards scholarships to local students.

Serving alongside Bowman as chapter officers in 2010-2011 were Susie Infante, CPA, chapter president-elect; Mike Jenson, CPA, chapter vice president; and Natalie Klostermann, CPA, chapter secretary/treasurer. The Corpus Christi Chapter has approximately 400 CPA members in Aransas, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces and San Patricio counties.



TSCPA (http://www.tscpa.org) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The society has 20 local chapters statewide and 29,000 members, one of the largest in-state memberships of any state CPA society in the United States. TSCPA is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.