DALLAS - Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC (LGT) welcomes new leadership with two significant promotions in January. Lee Ann Collins, a partner at LGT, has been named the fourth managing partner of LGT in its 65 years of business and Patrick Reilly has become a principal of the assurance services department.  

"LGT's success has always been based on the team efforts of our people.  Inevitably, any change in leadership will take us in new directions and I am eager to see where that will be," said Bob Knight, partner at LGT.

Mrs. Collins has been an employee at LGT for 28 years, working primarily in audit and consulting. In this time she has made a large impact on the overall success of the firm and held various leadership roles at the firm and within various construction organizations in the Dallas community. As the managing partner, Mrs. Collins will support the partners to ensure they have all that's needed to be successful while overseeing the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for the firm.

"The firm is now my client," said Collins. "My goal is to properly advise and lead the firm in a way that preserves our strong reputation and retains our best employees."

Mr. Reilly joined LGT in 2003 with more than 7 years of SEC experience and 10 years of experience serving the automotive industry. His responsibilities include project management for audit, reviews and consulting accounting engagements, as well as compliance auditing. Patrick supervises the team on engagements, reviews field work and prepares and reviews financial statements as well as works with Clients as they develop and grow their businesses.

"I am excited to step into my new role as the principal of assurance services," said Reilly. "I am honored to represent LGT and continue to serve our client base in my new role."

In addition to Collins and Reilly's new titles, LGT recently promoted several other employees. In the assurance services department, Samantha Hogue and Eric Locket became Staff II employees, Jeff Smith graduated to Senior I, Maura Noonan and Maise Horner were promoted to Senior II and Reed Crow and Babita Sherchan became Supervisors. In the accounting and consulting services department, Jules DeWitt became a Staff II employee. In the tax department, Trey Hardy and Jennifer Wangner became Staff II employees, Tani Vo was promoted to Supervisor and Matt Dobay is now the Senior Manager.

LGT proudly promotes all employees knowing that they will strengthen the firm by being a brand ambassador and will help support clients by understanding all their current and potential needs.

About Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC

Founded in 1950, Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC (LGT) is one of the largest certified public accounting firms headquartered in the Southwest. Dedicated to serving the middle market, the firm represents a broad range of clients, from individuals to public companies, in a variety of industries. LGT offers traditional accounting, audit and tax services, as well as various other specialized services. In an effort to expand the services provided to valued clients, LGT has launched three affiliated companies, LGT Financial Advisors, LLC, LGT Insurance Services Inc. and LGT Retirement Plan Solutions.

To learn more, visit www.lgt-cpa.com.