2020 Promotions Announced

Once said, “Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. And attitude determines how well you do it.” At ATKG, we believe in investing in each team member as they work to accomplish their professional goals and push themselves beyond the ordinary to reach for the extraordinary. It is with great pride that ATKG announces its promotions for 2020. 

Sarah Bryant, Tax Manager

Sarah joined ATKG in August 2017. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She went on to get a Master of Science degree with a focus in tax. 

After living in Houston for three years, she gladly came back to her hometown. Sarah’s expertise includes oil and gas; however, she enjoys working mostly on passthrough entities. Sarah joined ATKG as a Tax Senior and has further developed her expertise in closely held businesses.

Brittany Hawkins, Tax Manager 

Brittany received her Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Texas Tech in 2014. Brittany joined ATKG in 2019, bringing a wealth of expertise, having worked for a Big Four and two Texas-based accounting firms. Her areas of expertise are both foreign and domestic. She is an active presenter to professional organizations where she discusses trending topics in accounting and tax. 

Katie Johnson, Tax Manager

Katie joined ATKG in November 2018. She attended Texas A&M, where she received an Accounting and Business Honors Degree, as well as a Master’s in Finance. Katie’s industry expertise includes real estate, family business, and health care. She is actively involved in the training and development of new hires and a member of CREW – ATKGs onboarding welcome committee. She is also part of the firm’s Federal Tax team. She contributes to research about current tax provisions and keeps clients abreast of our nation’s newest tax laws. 

2020 Promotions Announced

Ernesto Aguilar, Tax Senior

Nesto joined as an intern at ATKG in 2016 and has made his way up ever since. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Incarnate Word (UIW) and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Nesto has made his mark at ATKG as a member of its State and Local Tax (SALT) team. His focus areas vary among multiple industries, including farm & ranch, oil & gas, and cost segregations.  

 Marcus Cantu, Tax Senior

Marcus spent several years in management for the foodservice industry before starting his career in public accounting. He is a proud two-time University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) alumni with a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Marcus’ personal experience in the foodservice industry has proven useful to clients. He also serves as a member of the State and Local Tax (SALT) team and works closely with the litigation department. 

Kristina Dravis, Tax Senior 

Kristina graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a double major Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. She joined ATKG in 2016 as an intern and has worked her way up. Kristina is an essential member of the Federal Tax team. She contributes to research regarding current tax provisions and has written multiple articles related to these changes. Her leadership is visible in firm initiatives, such as our onboarding program known as CREW – ATKG’s onboarding welcome committee.

ATKG congratulates each of these team members for shining bright for our firm, clients, and community. We look forward to the positive impact each of them will have upon our firm’s continued growth and success. 

Jackeline Amador is a tax professional with ATKG having started her career as an intern in 2019. After graduating Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and obtaining recognition on the Dean’s list during her undergraduate studies, she joined the firm full-time.

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