Weaver Names New Executive Team Leaders


Houston-based IPA 100 firm Weaver (FY22 net revenue of $197.6 million) has promoted the following five professionals to its executive team:

New chief talent officer Linc Ashby joined Weaver in 2021 as director of people engagement, learning and development. In his new role he will continue to oversee the firm’s learning, development and recruiting efforts, as well as focus on building an internal coaching program to serve the firm’s high-performing, up-and-coming professionals.


With 21 years of HR experience, new chief people officer Demetrice Branch has served as Weaver’s director of human resources for the past 13 years, overseeing compensation, benefits, compliance, recruiting, employee engagement, and learning and development. In her new role, she will expand her focus to lead the firm’s culture committee, as well as all diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives.


New general counsel and chief risk officer Frank McElroy has more than 15 years of experience guiding and defending CPAs and public accounting firms on issues related to the application of professional standards, client acceptance/continuance and mitigating risks specific to the spectrum of services they offer. He has served as Weaver’s in-house legal counsel since 2019, assisting with quality and risk management, compliance, licensing, and the coordination of outside counsel, in addition to strengthening and expanding the firm’s systems of quality control.


New chief marketing officer Katie McGee has more than 20 years of experience – more than 12 of those with Weaver – in marketing, business development and communications. In her new role, she will lead the firm’s national marketing and business development strategy, as well as help build its talent acquisition strategy.


New chief information officer Robert Neill has more than 20 years of experience in technology leadership and management consulting. He joined Weaver in 2019 as the director of CIO advisory services, providing technology-focused consulting services to a wide variety of the firm’s clients, including large and small private companies, as well as government entities. In his new role, he will plan and lead the firm’s future IT growth, while also maintaining oversight of the day-to-day administration, maintenance and support of current systems.

“We could not be more pleased to have such talented professionals on our leadership team,” says CEO and MP John Mackel. “They are each great at what they do and have demonstrated outstanding dedication to our team members, the firm and our clients. I look forward to working with them as they take on their new roles, help support our partners and lead the firm to new heights.”


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