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Jen Lemanski

Jen Lemanski

Senior Manager, Practice Growth

jlemanski@pkftexas.com | 

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Jen Lemanski is the Senior Manager on the Practice Growth team of Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas), a middle-market CPA firm in Houston focused on assisting international businesses. Jen is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s content strategy, marketing initiatives and outreach into the marketplace, most notably the award-winning firm blog, TheCPADesk.com along with the PKF Texas – The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® thought leader production videos airing on the BusinessMakers Show.

Jen is a key member of the national editorial board for The Edge magazine, a publication of the Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of accounting firms.

As the champion for the firm’s young professionals initiatives, Jen leads the PKF Texas Cubesters®.  She was founding committee member of the Jet-Set Young Professionals for the World Trade Soiree. Jen is a Past Chair of the Houston Young Professionals Endeavor (HYPE). She also serves on the Steering Group of the Young Professionals SIG of the Leading Edge Alliance and was the founding Steering Group chair. 

 

PKF Texas, Houston, TX

Practice Growth Senior Manager 2017 - Present

Manager – 2012-2017

Senior Specialist – 2009-2012

Specialist – 2008-2009

Associate – 2006-2008

PKF Texas

  • Staff Advisory Committee
  • Office Visioning Taskforce
  • Journalism Advisory Group (JAG) leader

Leading Edge Alliance

  • Marketing SIG
  • Young Professionals SIG Steering Group Member – 2008-Present
    • Founding Chair, 2008-2010
  • National Editorial Board - The Edge Magazine

Greater Houston Partnership

  • Leadership Team – HYPE
    • Women’s Business Alliance, 2016
    • Immediate Past Chair, 2015
    • Chair, 2014
    • Vice-Chair, 2013
    • Marketing Chair, 2011, 2012
    • Education Chair, 2010
  • Founding member Jet-Set Committee for World Trade Soiree, 2009-2011
  • Quality of Life Committee - 2015

Allinial Global

  • Young Professionals Community of Practice
    • Founder and Champion

Association for Accounting Marketing

  • National Board of Directors – Vice President - 2017-2018
    • At-Large Member - 2015-2017
    • Website Committee Liaison, 2016-2017
    • Growth Strategies Liaison, 2015-2016
    • Salary Survey Taskforce Leader, 2015
  • Houston Chapter – Public Relations Chair, 2010-2013
  • AAM Buddy
  • AAM Summit Best Practices Luncheon Table Host and Conference Session Host
  • AAM-MAA Taskforce, 2011

The Women’s Fund – founding member of YP group

Rotary Lombardi Awards

  • Founding Member YP Advisory Board, 2014-2015

Center For Houston’s Future LeadershipNEXT Graduate, 2012

Public Relations Society of America

Penn State University Alumni Association

  • Houston Chapter Board Member, 2007-Present
  • Houston Chapter President, 2010-2016
  • Houston Chapter Vice President, 2008-2010

Sigma Kappa Sorority

  • Advisory Board, Lambda Delta, University of Houston, 2015-Present
  • Houston Alumnae Chapter, 2005-Present
    • VP Membership, 2009
    • VP Programming, 2008
  • Theta Psi, Penn State University 2000-2004

Pearls & Pinstripes, Founding member Houston Chapter, 2009

Speaking Engagements:

Opportunity Houston

  • “Houston, A Great Place to Live and Work” – speaker at economic development outreach meeting in Washington D.C.

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

  • “Power Conversations with Young Professionals” - panelist

Leading Edge Alliance

  • 2016, 2014 – Facilitator Marketing SIG at AAM Summit
  • 2015 – Young Professional Panel for Tax SIG at Global Conference
  • 2013-2015 – Emcee for Edge Awards Presentation
  • 2009 – “How do the YPs fit? LEA YP SIG Update & PKF Texas Best Practice” 
  • 2008 – “PKF Texas Cubesters® Present the YP Voice”

Publications:

  • AICPA/PCPS Social Media Toolkit: Guide to Blogging – Contributor, 2016
  • The Progressive Accountant – "Designing Mobile Web Sites to Engage Client", May 2010

Media Interviews:

  • PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook® video podcast - Guest host multiple segments, including with Olympian Carl Lewis
  • Represented the Penn State Houston Chapter on local and national media during the coverage of Joe Paterno’s firing and death and the NCAA sanctions. National: Fox News; Regional: KVEO Brownsville, TX; Local – Fox 26, KHOU 11, Local 2, CW 39 – 2011, 2012
  • The BusinessMakers Radio Show Overtime Show – The Young Marketing Professionals at PKF Texas, Dec. 2009

 

Awards:

  • 2017 Class of 40 Under 40 - Houston Business Journal
  • 2015 40 Under 40 Honorable Mention – Houston Business Journal
  • Leading Edge Alliance - Edge Award – 2006, 2009-2010, 2012-2015
  • American Marketing Association – Marketer of the Year Category Winner – 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016
  • American Marketing Association - Crystal Award – 2006-2008, 2011
  • Public Relations Society of America - Excalibur Award – 2006-2008, 2011, 2015 Grand Excalibur – 2007, Communications Team of the Year – 2007
  • Texas Public Relations Association
    • Silver Spur Award - 2011
    • Best of Texas Award – 2007
  • International Associations of Business Communicators – Gold Quill Award – 2008
  • Practical Accountant - Practice Innovation Award – 2006-2008
  • Association for Accounting Marketing - Marketing Achievement Award – 2006-2008

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