Please Welcome Molly Abele
The Firm is pleased to announce the admission of Molly Abele, CPA as its newest partner. Molly began employment with Axley & Rode, LLP in June 2004 after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She specializes in governmental and non-profit auditing and accounting, as well as federal and state compliance audits. Molly is originally from Lovelady, Texas and is an alumni Lovelady High School. She resides in Hudson with her husband Justin and their children Brayden and Amelia who attend Hudson ISD.
Molly is actively involved in community and professional organizations such as American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association, Lufkin Young Professionals Network, Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo, Hudson Diamond Sports, and Hudson Youth Basketball Association, and others.
New CPA celebrates!
Amanda Enocksen is our newest CPA and celebrated with co-workers while enjoying cake at our Lufkin office. Congratulations Amanda!
One of our own gets Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholarship
Audit Associate and Intern, Skylan Graham, senior accounting major at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the first student in the Rusche College of Business; Schlief School of Accountancy to be awarded the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholarship.
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
Trent Cook, CPA from our Lufkin office volunteered with the recovery efforts during Hurricane Harvey. He helped rescue people trapped in their homes in the Kingwood-Houston, Texas area. Thank you for putting yourself in harm’s way to help others!
Blue Jean July
We allowed all members of the firm to contribute $5 per day (Monday - Thursday) into a fund to be contributed to local charities selected by the office. We were very successful with the Blue Jean July fundraiser! We raised funds for the following great organizations:
- Hospice in the Pines in memory of Wayne Corley and Leon Manning
- Sophie the Brave (for medical bills and treatment for a 2 year old girl that was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoma and has a baseball sized tumor on her heart)
- Families and Individuals Thanking Heroes (FAITH), a local military support group that mails care packages to individuals in the military stationed overseas
- Spay and Neuter Initiative Pet Society (SNIPS) of Jasper
Team Member Updates
Firm members, Trent Cook, Craig Corley, Matt Broyles, and Jordan Henderson will be participating in the 2017 ETCSCPA Tal Glenn Memorial Golf Tournament on October 23, 2017, which provides scholarships for worthy accounting students from East Texas or attending East Texas universities.
The firm announced the following promotions in 2017:
Greg Huggins, Joel Smith, and Meagan Wheeler are now Senior Tax Associates
Anthony Garris - Audit Manager
Jettie Currie and Manny Salinas are now Senior Audit Associates
Craig Corley, CPA - Senior Tax Manager
The following new associates have been recently added to the team:
Matt Broyles, CPA - Senior Tax Manager
Erin Shofner, CPA - Tax Manager
The following new associate has been recently added to the team:
Mehgan Ibanez, CPA - Audit Associate - Graduate of Texas A&M University - Began with the firm January, 2017.
Kimberly Love - Associate - Began with the firm January, 2017.
Lanickia Dennis - Associate - Began with the firm February, 2017.
Andrew Malo - Tax Associate - Began with the firm February, 2017.
Jordan Henderson - Tax Associate, Tax Intern - Attending Stephen F. Austin State University - Began with the firm February, 2017.
Philip Whitley, CPA - Tax Associate - Texas A&M University - Began with the firm March, 2017.
Rachel Jackson - Associate - Began with the firm April, 2017.
Kelby Durham - Audit Associate, Audit Intern - Attending Stephen F. Austin State University - Began with the firm July, 2017.
Lindsey Vasquez - Audit Associate - Graduate of East Texas Baptist University - Began with the firm July, 2017.
Skylan Graham - Audit Associate, Audit Intern - Attending Stephen F. Austin State University - Began with the firm August, 2017.
Marshall Swann - Tax Associate - Began with the firm in September, 2017