About Our Team

MARK F. GERMER, CPA CITP

Mark attended Austin College where he was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Business Administration and Biology; The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned an MBA in Finance; and The University of Texas at Dallas, where he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Political Economy.  Mark also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (Merit) from the University of London.

Mark has spent much of his career in various corporate finance and management consulting roles, and has provided advisory services to clients throughout the U.S. and almost twenty foreign nations including China, India, South Africa and other nations in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining the firm, Mark served as Finance Advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors of the National Grid Company of Saudi Arabia.

Professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Permian Basin Chapter of the TSCPA. Mark is also a member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and the European Accounting Association.

PENNI HOWELL CHAMBERS, CPA

Penni attended New Mexico State University and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  She was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration - Accountancy and Information Systems with Honors in May 1985.

After graduation, Penni accepted a position with a national certified public accounting firm. She acquired experience in the areas of accounting and tax.  In 1987 she joined with Fayette Griffin in what became Griffin & Howell, P.C.

Professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Permian Basin Chapter of the TSCPA.  Penni has served in various capacities with the Permian Basin Chapter, including serving as Chapter President.

MANON L. SAGER, CPA

Manon attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration - Accountancy and Information Systems in August 1995.

Manon joined Griffin & Howell, P.C., the predecessor to Germer & Howell Chambers, in October 1995.

Professional memberships include the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Permian Basin Chapter of the TSCPA.

DALILA VALENZUELA

Dalila attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration - Accountancy and Information Systems in May 2003.

Dalila joined Griffin & Howell, P.C., the predecessor to Germer & Howell Chambers, in September 2005.

ASHLEY L. BRAND

Ashley attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) and received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy in May, 2006. 

Ashley joined Griffin & Howell, P.C., the predecessor of Germer & Howell Chambers, in November, 2003 and worked part-time while an accounting major at UTPB. After graduation, she remained full-time with the firm for a year before moving to Waco, Texas in the summer of 2007. In Waco, Ashley joined the CPA firm Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd, & Therrell, P.C., and remained with the firm for seven years. Ashley returned to Germer & Howell Chambers in September, 2014.  

 

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