Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, has appointed John J. Mackel III, CPA, as managing partner and CEO, effective June 1, 2015. He succeeds Tommy D. Lawler, CPA, who will complete his six-year term in May 2015.
As CEO, Mackel will focus on continued growth of the firm, its service offerings and brand. With more than 17 years of public accounting experience, he currently serves as Weaver’s partner-in-charge of industry practices. Mackel also sits on the executive committee and actively provides services to clients in the energy and financial services industries. Based in the Houston office, Mackel will split time between all of the firm’s offices, including its headquarters in Fort Worth.
Mackel joined Weaver as an assurance partner in January 2007 with the firm’s expansion into the Houston market through the merger with McDonald, Fox & Lund PC. In October 2010, he was named the partner-in-charge of industry practices. From 2007 to 2010, Mackel served as the director of energy services for the firm. He was appointed to the executive committee in June 2009.