Accounting Advisory Board


The UTA Accounting Advisory Board is a group of business leaders and accounting professionals who provide advice to the Accounting Department to better prepare our students for career challenges. The Board meets to discuss business and employment trends, assess program objectives, and advise the department on proposals to continuously improve the accounting curriculum to best serve the needs of our students.

Our advisory board includes the following individuals:

  • Debra Bennett - Transaction Tax Partner , Ernst & Young
  • Kim Carpenter - Audit Partner, KPMG
  • Mike Clock - President, Newk’s Eatery
  • Joan Cox - CFO, Head Start of Greater Dallas
  • Uma Datla - Chief Accounting Officer, RSP Permian
  • Stacey Dwyer - CFO, UDF IV
  • Paul Howell - Partner, Retired, Grant Thornton
  • George Krull - Partner, Retired, Grant Thornton
  • Joseph Loretto - Partner and International Business Director, Grant Thornton
  • Stephanie McConnell - Managing Director, Audit, Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Kathy Schrock - Managing Partner, CFO Suite
  • Jeff Slate - Partner-Audit, Ernst & Young
  • Mary Taniguchi - V.P. - Tax Administration, Retired, Cash America
  • Sam Timothy - Managing Partner, Timothy, DeVolt & Co. PC
  • John Vallance - V.P. - Partner, Whitley Penn
  • Tammy R. Walsh - Founder/CEO, Paramount Healthcare Solutions
  • LaDana Washburn - Partner, Retired, Ernst & Young