ATKG Announces Its 2020 Promotions

It’s been 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 2020 promotions.

Hayley Cornelius Almaraz, Senior Manager

Hayley joined ATKG eight years ago as an intern and has since worked her way to Senior Manager. An alumna of The University of Texas at San Antonio, Hayley graduated Summa Cum Laude as a dual major in accounting and finance, and soon after received her Master of Accountancy as well as her CPA license. Hayley has experience across multiple industries, including real estate, oil & gas, personal and family offices, and farm & ranch. Hayley’s areas of focus are estate and succession planning and she is passionate about helping families transition from one generation to the next while maintaining the legacies they have worked so hard to build.

Amanda Villarreal, Director

Amanda joined ATKG after launching her career at a regional accounting firm. She graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Taxation. She received her CPA license in 2018. Professionally, she has developed strong experience in professional services and personal and family offices. Amanda also serves as the lead for the firm’s personal development program, which incorporates Gallup’s CliftonStrengths®. The program focuses on knowing your unique talents, understanding the power of those talents, and applying them to your work and life to achieve desired goals and outcomes and respond to everyday situations.

Lindsey Huesing, Senior

Lindsey is a 2016 graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) where she received a Master of Science in Accountancy while playing middle infield for UIW’s softball team. She began her career with ATKG in the summer 2015 as an intern and has continued to impress us with her work ethic and team mentality ever since. Lindsey successfully received her CPA certification in November of 2019 and has made her mark on ATKG as a member of its State and Local Tax (SALT) team where she lends her expertise to clients with multi-state filing requirements .

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

testimonials

‘‘My father and I have used ATKG since the days of its founder James Ahern, and they have always provided excellent and accurate advice.’’

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‘‘I can't name just one reason about Eric and Hayley! Their proactivity, creativity, collaborative spirit, and communication are all absolutely incredible.’’

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‘‘Everyone that I have worked with at ATKG is extremely friendly, helpful, and always very responsive!’’

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‘‘We appreciate ATKG's responsiveness, timeliness, and good communications’’

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‘‘Very personable and knowledgeable. Over the years, I have created great relationships with Teryn Grater, Diane White, and the seniors and managers on my account.’’

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‘‘I call them my ATKG team!’’

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‘‘I couldn't be happier with the choice to move from EY to ATKG. A.J. Sturm, Diane White, Alisha Bell, and the support staff have been instrumental in helping me with a complicated Estate and Foundation scenario. Not only have they provided me with phenomenal accounting and tax advice, but they have also gone above and beyond to help me plan for today, tomorrow, and far beyond. Thank you, ATKG!!!’’

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‘‘We continue to consider ATKG a part of our personal and business planning team. They are a professional firm with an impeccable level of service.’’

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‘‘ATKG is very professional, responsive, and client-oriented. They are committed and make a point to communicate with annual meetings and anytime I have a question.’’

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‘‘Angie Stone and her team provided valuable forensic accounting services and excellent litigation support in some complex family law cases handled by our firm.’’

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‘‘Angie Stone and Courtney Mastin are prompt in their response to any inquiry our clients or I may have. Additionally, everyone at ATKG maintains a wonderful level of professionalism.’’

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‘‘Great people, good response time, and helpful’’

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‘‘Excellent customer service. Rapid response to questions!’’

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‘‘Great people and very informative, up-to-date with ever-changing rules and guidelines in this ever-changing government!’’

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‘‘ATKG is invested in my success and is highly responsive to my needs.’’

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‘‘ATKG offers great customer service.’’

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‘‘Prompt service and excellent forecasting. I also feel that I get tremendous support, more than I have received in the past.’’

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‘‘Katie provides great service and is very knowledgeable.’’

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‘‘Been working with ATKG for several years; they are extremely professional, knowledgeable and offer great customer service.’’

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‘‘ATKG provides services up and above any other accounting firm I have ever used. They want to help their clients manage their wealth and offer to help teach their children about wealth and how to manage it.’’

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‘‘She is friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable.’’

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‘‘David and the ATKG team are knowledgeable regarding current tax issues, and they are extremely responsive to all questions.’’

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‘‘A. J. is professional, knowledgeable, and provides friendly assistance.’’

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‘‘Eric and Sarah do an excellent job handling our account and promptly answering questions. They are proactive in planning meetings and looking forward.’’

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‘‘Our ATKG team, which includes Eric, Ruth, Katie, and Shannon is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and supportive of our business. Client service always feels like it is at the forefront of their mind.’’

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‘‘Loyal, excellent service over 35 years with Melanie and her team.’’

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‘‘Our interactions with Diane and the ATKG team are always a model for how a professional services company should interact with its clients. With ATKG, we know that our finances are in good hands.’’

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‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Sandy have clearly had my and my family's best interests at the forefront. I have had a 19-year relationship that has proved to be very beneficial to my family and me.’’

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‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Katie offer us confidence.’’

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‘‘Diane and Shannon are a critical resource and partner to our firm. They are knowledgeable, responsive, and dependable on all levels.’’

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‘‘Diane and Shannon provide great service. They are very knowledgeable and are always willing to assist our group with sage advice.’’

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‘‘Teryn is always quick to respond to questions and on top of the latest accounting rules.’’

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‘‘Amanda and Shannon offer us consistent communication’’

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‘‘Great work, timely, and the best part....nice folks!’’

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