At ATKG, our core values are Positivity, Team, Open, Insightful, and Caring. We are committed to enhancing prosperity in our all-star lineup of professionals and invest in each team member as they work to accomplish their professional goals. With great pride, ATKG announces its 2021 promotions of team members who have lived our core values and pushed the limits every day to deliver their very best.
In addition to her new partner role, Allison leads the federal tax team. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University, having graduated Summa Cum Laude. Allison began with ATKG in 2017 and came to us with nearly 10 years of public accounting experience from the Big Four and a great background in retail, non-profit, professional services, and wealth management. She is a member of the AICPA and the Texas Society of CPAs and serves on the Leadership Council of the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University.
Diane is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting. After spending 5 years with a national firm, Diane joined ATKG in 2010. Her Industry expertise includes real estate, construction, retail, and professional services. Diane leads the firm’s resource management and sales teams and is heavily involved in firm recruiting efforts. She is also responsible for evolving our client service model to create a unique ATKG experience. Never one to sit still, Diane currently serves as Treasurer for the CREW San Antonio Board of Directors, is a graduate of the Real Estate Council of San Antonio Leadership Development program and the Texas CPA Society San Antonio Leadership Advantage program and Institute for Developing Excellence in Accounting Leadership.
Before joining the firm in 2017, Kalyn spent time with both the Big Four and a local firm, where she gained expertise in real estate, oil and gas, ranches, and non-profits. Kalyn received her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and her Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She currently serves as Chair of A&M’s AgriLife Vice Chancellors Forum and is also a Lifetime Legacy Society Heritage member. Kalyn was recently selected to serve on A&M’s AgriLife Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board. This newly formed Advisory Board is committed to removing barriers to opportunities for students, staff, and faculty alike.
With more than 20 years of accounting and office management experience, you could say Shannon knows a thing or two about running the day-to-day operations for companies. Her industry expertise includes real estate, legal, and nonprofit. Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Texas State University in 2002 and previously worked as the financial administrator for the Junior League of San Antonio for five years.
Esteban began with ATKG as an intern in 2018. Before joining ATKG, Esteban started his accounting career working alongside the company bookkeeper to manage his parents’ Chinese Restaurant’s finances. Esteban graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in accounting from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Esteban keeps things upbeat within the firm by being a part of Fun Infusion and is a huge asset to our international tax team.
ATKG congratulates each of these team members for being rock stars for our firm, its clients, and our community. We look forward to what big things are next for our team and to watch the continued positive impact each of them will have upon our firm’s continued growth and success.
‘‘My father and I have used ATKG since the days of its founder James Ahern, and they have always provided excellent and accurate advice.’’
‘‘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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‘‘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.’’
‘‘I call them my ATKG team!’’
‘‘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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‘‘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.’’
‘‘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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‘‘Prompt service and excellent forecasting. I also feel that I get tremendous support, more than I have received in the past.’’
‘‘Katie provides great service and is very knowledgeable.’’
‘‘Been working with ATKG for several years; they are extremely professional, knowledgeable and offer great customer service.’’
‘‘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.’’
‘‘She is friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable.’’
‘‘David and the ATKG team are knowledgeable regarding current tax issues, and they are extremely responsive to all questions.’’
‘‘A. J. is professional, knowledgeable, and provides friendly assistance.’’
‘‘Eric and Sarah do an excellent job handling our account and promptly answering questions. They are proactive in planning meetings and looking forward.’’
‘‘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.’’
‘‘Loyal, excellent service over 35 years with Melanie and her team.’’
‘‘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.’’
‘‘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.’’
‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Katie offer us confidence.’’
‘‘Diane and Shannon are a critical resource and partner to our firm. They are knowledgeable, responsive, and dependable on all levels.’’
‘‘Diane and Shannon provide great service. They are very knowledgeable and are always willing to assist our group with sage advice.’’
‘‘Teryn is always quick to respond to questions and on top of the latest accounting rules.’’
‘‘Amanda and Shannon offer us consistent communication’’
‘‘Great work, timely, and the best part....nice folks!’’