HOUSTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today seven professionals from its Houston office have been admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2012.
Maria Collman was admitted as a Tax Partner. She has more than 12 years of experience providing domestic and international tax advice to a variety of companies in the energy sector, including independents, refiners, offshore drillers and oilfield service companies. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Collman received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jared Curless was admitted as a Tax Principal. He has 15 years of state and local tax experience as well as federal, multi-state payroll and unemployment tax experience. Through the years, Curless has worked with numerous clients in the energy, manufacturing and telecommunications industries. He received a Bachelor's degree from Southwestern University.
Kasey Dunn was admitted as a Tax Partner. Dunn has worked with large multinational companies providing domestic and international tax consulting services for more than 13 years. As a member of PwC's Energy sector, she advises oil and gas, pipeline transportation and drilling companies. Dunn is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. She received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Texas - Austin.
Melanie Hutchinson was admitted as a Tax Partner. During her 13 years at PwC, Hutchinson has served as a tax advisor to many domestic and offshore fund managers, including private equity funds, investment partnerships, energy funds and other structured investment vehicles. Hutchinson is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. She received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Rice University.
Joe Longoria was admitted as an Assurance Partner. Longoria has more than 15 years of experience serving clients ranging from small privately-held corporations to larger, complex public and private entities. His clients have included companies in the transportation, healthcare, construction, energy, retail and other service industries. Longoria is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. He earned a Bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Mark West was admitted as an Assurance Partner. As a member of PwC's Energy sector, he focuses on providing services to offshore drilling companies, master limited partnerships and midstream energy companies throughout the greater Houston area. West also served as a member of the Accounting Consulting Services Group in PwC's National Office, specializing in business combinations, segments, restructurings, joint ventures and asset impairments. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. West received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston - Victoria.
Kenneth Verheeck was admitted as an Assurance Partner. As a member of PwC's Private Company Service group, he advises private companies, primarily in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Verheeck is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Louisiana and Texas. In addition, he is dedicated to the community and previously served on the board of directors of the Children's Fund and on the Kids' Meals advisory board. Verheeck received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Mississippi.
"We applaud these exceptional leaders and congratulate them on this important milestone in their professional careers," said PwC Houston Market Managing Partner Niloufar Molavi. "Each of these individuals demonstrates PwC's commitment to quality client service and their admission enables continued growth and opportunities for our people in Houston."
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