27 Jan 2023

Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. Names New Chief Growth Officer

J. Del Walker, CPA, has been appointed as the next CGO.


Houston– Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) has elected Tax Director J. Del Walker, CPA, as its new Chief Growth Officer, succeeding Byron Hebert, CPA, CTP, Business Advisory Services Practice Leader and Director in the role.


“It has been my honor serving my fellow shareholders as the Chief Growth Officer for the past five years,” said Hebert. “As a firm, we learned a lot about ourselves and I feel certain with Del at the helm, we will continue our growth trajectory. I’m proud to pass the torch to Del.”


Entering 2023, the firm’s C-suite leadership team consists of Tax Director Gary Voth, CPA, JD, as Chairman of the Board; International Tax Director Frank Landreneau, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer; and Audit Director Sonia Freeman, CPA, CGMA, as Chief Culture Officer. Some of the initiatives Walker will lead as Chief Growth Officer include expanding business development efforts, client experience and appreciation programs, and more.


“I am greatly appreciative of my fellow shareholders entrusting me in this role and its responsibilities,” said Walker. “I look forward to working closely with the C-Suite and Director teams, as they have always been at the center of our success and us moving forward. My predecessors have developed and nurtured a clear foundation – one that we expect to build upon and leverage further by pursuing and implementing new ideas so we at PKF Texas can continue appreciating our clients, as well as our own Approachable Advisors™.”

Del Walker,Chief Growth Officer


About Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas)

PKF Texas is a premier middle-market CPA firm in Houston, with a 37-year history focused on assisting entrepreneurial-minded businesses. We provide services in audit, accounting, domestic and international tax, entrepreneurial advisory, outsource and co-source accountancy, profit enhancement, employee benefit plan audits, fraud and forensics, internal audit and internal controls, state and local tax, incentives and credits to emerging and middle market companies across many industries. Through PKF International and the Leading Edge Alliance, we have access to worldwide resources. To learn more, visit www.pkftexas.com.