Kimberly DeWoody – Director Nominee
Ms. DeWoody is the Finance Director for the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo), where she oversees all aspects of the Show’s accounting and finance functions. Prior to joining the Show in November 2020, Ms. DeWoody spent a total of 13 years at Whitley Penn LLP where she became an audit partner effective January 1, 2017. Throughout her time at Whitley Penn, Ms. DeWoody had extensive experience providing audit and assurance services to a broad range of industries, with a significant focus on the oil and gas sector, and her clients included both publicly traded and privately held companies. Ms. DeWoody has substantial knowledge of U.S. accounting and auditing standards gained through her public accounting career. Additionally, while at Whitley Penn, Ms. DeWoody had international and IFRS experience through her participation in the Nexia International Secondment Program where she worked at Smith & Williamson’s London office. She began in her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young in Houston, Texas. Ms. DeWoody was awarded “Forty Under 40” by Hart Energy’s Oil & Gas Investor. Additionally, Ms. DeWoody was awarded “Forty Under 40” by the Fort Worth Business Press and is a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth. She was awarded the Legacy of Women Award by SafeHaven of Tarrant County. Ms. DeWoody holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy degrees from Baylor University. She is a certified public accountant, licensed in the state of Texas, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA), and Fort Worth Chapter of TXCPA.