Whitley Penn to Launch Firm-Wide Wellness Initiative, FitWhit

10/19/15

Whitley Penn, one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting and consulting firms, is pleased to announce the kick off of FitWhit, a firm-wide health and wellness initiative.

Since opening their doors in 1983, Whitley Penn has taken pride in providing a strong work-life balance with an emphasis on creating a healthy and happy work environment for employees. Amidst being part of an industry known for requiring long hours and strict deadlines, FitWhit is just another way that Whitley Penn stands out among their peers by caring for each and every employee’s well-being.

“At Whitley Penn, we continually strive to be the employer of choice in each of our markets. Toward that objective, I'm excited to see the Whitley Penn wellness program come together in the form of FitWhit, which has been designed by a group of Whitley Penn volunteers. Whether you are interested in physical fitness, nutrition, or preventing disease, there is something here for everyone in the firm, myself included,” said Whitley Penn Managing Partner, Larry Autrey.

Steered by a committee of 15 employees across all departments and office locations, FitWhit is an initiative for Whitley Penn employees, created by Whitley Penn employees. The objectives of FitWhit are to improve the physical and mental well-being of Whitley Penn employees, promote camaraderie, collaboration, and team building at Whitley Penn, lower employee health care costs, and enhance job satisfaction of Whitley Penn employees.

FitWhit launches within the firm on Monday, October 19, 2015 with a series of celebrations, educational programs and competitions, all centered around improving health and wellness.

To encourage an active lifestyle, Whitley Penn employees can participate in a 1,000 Mile Journey contest, a competition between the firm’s Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston offices to see which one can be the first to log 1,000 miles. Whitley Penn plans to improve nutritional health by providing employees healthier beverages and snacks based on the Blue Zones Project® guidelines. These are just a few of the programs that employees can get involved in to contribute to a healthier workplace.

About Whitley Penn

Established in 1983, Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms.  Today, with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, 43 partners, approximately 300 employees, and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally.  Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting.  The firm has also been named one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today, and one of “The Best Companies to Work For in Texas”, by Texas Monthly. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit whitleypenn.com

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