Fort Worth, TX (July 15, 2020) – Whitley Penn announced today that Mike Herman has joined the

firm as Chief Operating Officer.

Herman has 30 years of operational management, strategic and financial leadership experience

with a diverse background in accounting, finance, treasury, compliance, information technology

security, risk management, human resources and commercial transactions (M&A). Prior to joining

Whitley Penn, Herman served as Finance Director for TOTAL’s TEP Barnett USA subsidiary and

in Chief Financial Officer roles for Newark E&P Operating and First American Payment Systems.

He also previously served as Chief Compliance Officer for JP Morgan’s Commerce Solutions

Division and has held key roles with Jacobs Engineering Group, AMR/American Airlines and

Arthur Andersen.

“We are excited to have Mike join the leadership of the firm as our Chief Operating Officer. His

wealth of experience with operational management will be a great asset to the firm and our future growth,” stated Larry Autrey, Managing Partner for Whitley Penn.

Herman earned both his BBA and MBA from Texas Christian University. He is a Certified Public

Accountant and has served as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business Administration at

the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certificated

Public Accountants (AICPA), Financial Executives International (FEI) and the Council of

Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS).

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