Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming September 2021 Houston Events…

by | Sep 1, 2021 | Community Circle

As trusted business advisors, we enjoy working with you to co-create ideas and co-develop smart business decisions. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we still want to continue providing valuable information, including upcoming Houston events that we support, and think may be of interest to you.

If you have questions about any event details or registration information, the organization-specific contacts are below. We hope to see you at any or all of these Houston events!

K Carpenter Associates (KCA)
Houston Energy Breakfast

September 24, 2021 | 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Norris Conference Center at City Centre | 816 Town and Country Blvd., #210, Houston, TX 77024

Join K Carpenter Associates (KCA) for the annual Houston Energy Breakfast – live, in person! “Reinventing the Energy in H-Town: Exploration, Production, Renewables, Transmission, Marketing, Supply & Technology” will provide attendees the opportunity to network with industry professionals, gain valuable knowledge and hear from thoughts leaders:

  • James Wicklund, Managing Director, Stephens Inc.
  • Girish K. Saligram, President & CEO, Weatherford
  • Leslie Beyer, CEO, Energy Workforce and Technology Council
  • Sunday Shepherd, General Manager, Chevron

Cost: Individual ticket $115

Event Contact: 832-303-3308 |

plant sitting in front of a laptop with a conference callUnited Way
You Got the Grant. Now What?

September 2, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT
Virtual | Zoom

“Grant” agreements have become more complex and more robust, including agreements that are styled to look like for-profit contracts. In addition, the accounting rules for revenue recognition were significantly clarified in recent years. And this was all before a deluge of federal funding due to the pandemic. Not-for-profits are in a perfect storm of complexity. Join United Way for this session where PKF Texas Directors Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA, and Nicole Riley, CPA, CFE, will focus on some of the recent traps seen in classifying “grant” agreements.

Cost: Free

Event Contact: 713-685-2300

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National Association for Corporate Directors
Tailoring Comp to Support Business Transformation in Oil and Gas

September 16, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT

With the oil and gas industry engaged in a transformative shift to a new reality, how can your organization adjust its rewards strategy to balance retention and motivation of the right talent with the execution of transformation and delivery of shareholder value over the long-term? Join National Association for Corporate Directors Texas TriCities Chapter and peers in a robust discussion of how innovative compensation programs can enhance successful implementation of new business models and motivate and engage your executives.

Cost: Free

Event Contact: 832-369-7110 |

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Association for Accounting Marketing
Starting the DEI Journey: Tips for Getting Leadership Buy-in

September 21, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. CDT

After learning vocabulary and language commonly used, and the business case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), with Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk, it’s time to take the next step – getting leadership buy-in. The Association for Accounting Marketing DEI Committee, with Practice Growth Specialist Siri Svay serving as Co-Chair, is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Arianna Campbell, Shareholder and Consultant, Boomer Consulting, Inc. The panel will include speakers who will share insights on how to start the conversation with firm leadership so you can get their support as you begin taking small steps to a more diverse and inclusive firm culture.

Cost: Free

Event Contact: Heather Scott |

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TXCPA Houston
CFO/Controllers Conference

September 22, 2021 | 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CDT
In-person and Virtual

PKF Texas is a proud Gold Sponsor for TXCPA Houston’s CFO/Controllers Conference. Develop strategic leadership skills and gain valuable insights at the conference, which will be both in-person and virtual via live stream, with PKF Texas Entrepreneurial Advisory Services Director, Sam Razmandi, CPA, serving as Event Chair. Topics will provide CFOs, controllers, and accounting professionals in industry and public with relevant information and perspectives to lead their financial teams.

Cost: Members $300 | Non-Members $400

Event Contact: 713-622-7733 |

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National Association for Corporate Directors
Capital Allocation: What Does the Future Hold for Energy Transition

September 24, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CDT

Join National Association for Corporate Directors for a panel discussion with speakers:

  • Moderator Kathleen McAllister, Director, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Black Hills Corporation, Hoegh LNG Partners LP, Maersk Drilling AS, University of Houston – Clear Lake, Women’s Energy Network, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter
  • Keila Hand, Head of ESG, Quantum EP
  • Steve Trauber, Vice Chairman and Global Co-Head of Natural Resources and Clean Energy Transition, Citi

Cost: Free

Event Contact: 832-369-7110 |

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TXCPA Houston
Go Figure: Data Analytics in a Virtual World

September 24, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT

What does data analytics have to do with business? Want to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world? Join us to see how the professionals use data analytics and big data to make important business decisions. Join the Texas Society of CPAs – Houston Chapter for this session, featuring PKF Texas Director Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA.

Cost: Free

Event Contact: 713-622-7733 |

Additional Upcoming Houston Events

More details coming soon!

  • October 21, 2021 – Client Exclusive: Employee Benefit Plan Seminar (in-person)
  • October 28, 2021 – Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce: Women in the Fast Lane STEAM Luncheon
  • October 29 – 30, 2021 – Franchise Expo Houston

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