professional headshot of Danielle Supkis Cheek, a brunette woman wearing glasses with her hair pulled back smiling at the cameraWe have more exciting news! One of our Directors, Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA, has been named a “40 Under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor. This is her sixth time receiving recognition for this award.

The 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight top practicing public accountants, educators and thought leaders, who are leading their

As trusted business advisors, we enjoy working with you to co-create ideas and co-develop innovative solutions for your business. To supplement this, we also want to provide valuable information, including upcoming Houston events that we support, and think may be of interest to you.

  • Houston Business Journal
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Turnaround Management Association – Breakfast Meeting
  • Comerica Bank
  • YWCA Houston
  • Turnaround Management Association Network of Women – Lunch Panel
  • Turnaround Management Association and Secured Finance Network – Social Event
If you have questions about any event details or registration information, the organization-specific contacts are below. We hope to see you at any or all of these Houston events!


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Our friends and clients look to us, as accountants and business advisors, to formulate ideas and facilitate solutions for your business. With this in mind, we are supporting several upcoming events we think may be of interest to you.
  • El Centro de Corazon
  • Turnaround Management Association – February Breakfast Meeting
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • East End Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Houston
  • Houston Young Professionals Endeavor – Conversations with HYPE: Strategic Networking
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Turnaround Management Association – Women’s Social
  • Houston Interactive Marketing Association
If you have questions about any event details or registration information, the organization-specific contacts are below. We hope to see you at any or all of these events!


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Russ: This is PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host and I’m here once again with Laura Gibson, Labor and Employer Lawyer with Ogden, Gibson, Brooks, Longoria and Hall. Laura, welcome back to the Playbook.

Laura: Thank you, Russ.

Russ: Give me your perspective on this recent statistic that we all learned about very recently that in this era right now 40 percent of households in the United States, the female is the leading breadwinner.

Laura: Unfortunately I think it’s a mixed blessing, Russ. The reason I say that is two-fold. First, while you have more women graduating from college and getting good jobs. The second problem is that generally women are paid less than men and generally women do more than men in the workforce. So when we’re faced with tough economic times like we had in ’08 and ’09, not so much now, but when we get those challenging economic times, it’s in a company’s best interest to lay off the man because they eliminate a more highly compensated employee and by retaining the women, they keep part of their workforce that outperforms in terms of the amount of effort they put into the job.
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