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 July 2022 - No Meeting

August Chapter Meeting

Principles of Engaged Leadership

Thursday, August 18, 2022

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Stan Spaulding with Achilles Group

10344 Sam Houston Park Dr. #105, Houston, TX 77064

​Stan Spaulding is an expert in Human Resource Leadership Coach, Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Managing Member of Achilles Group, LLC. As a Managing Member of Achilles Group, LLC, Stan provides HR expertise, leadership and guidance to business owners, executive leadership and managers of companies of all sizes, across a variety of industries. His core focus is to build team competency by encouraging strength of leadership, prioritization, planning and execution. He believes in the power of effective relationships and the essential element of continuous feedback.

Stan is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). His background includes more than 25 years of generalist HR experience with deep expertise in Leadership Training & Development at all levels. One of his main responsibilities is facilitating executive level discussions and encouraging leadership teams to uncover the answers that will drive their business forward. He also has experience with Organizational Development, Staff Restructuring, And Start-Up and Acquisitions Projects. He Has Worked with Clients in Oil & Gas Services, Technology, Professional Services, Warehousing, Distribution, Electrical/Mechanical Services, Member-Owned Club Facilities, Accounting, and Manufacturing.

When he’s not at work, Stan likes to get outside and breathe, read, write a little and reconnect with blue sky, green trees and family. Stan and his wife live in Houston and are blessed with two fine sons.

Fees for General Meetings:

Save the Date

September 15, 2022

8:30 am - 1:15 pm

Topic: Tax and Legal Update

Frank and Elaine Sommerville

In Person! 

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024

Chapter Members - $50

Guests - $60

Registration will open August 19.

Elaine L. Sommerville is licensed as a certified public accountant by the State of Texas.  She has worked in public accounting since 1985.  Her practice has and continues to be centered primarily on the tax compliance aspects of nonprofit organizations and churches.  She has assisted in the representation of several large case IRS exams as well as other IRS examinations of smaller organizations.  Elaine devotes her time to handling various IRS issues for individuals and for exempt organizations of various types.  She actively consults on many IRS compliance issues for churches and other nonprofit organizations and prepares information returns of all types for tax exempt organizations. 


Elaine holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy and Information Systems from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  She is the sole shareholder of the CPA firm of Sommerville & Associates, P.C.  Located in Arlington, Texas; the firm employees 13 staff members providing tax, accounting and consulting services to churches and nonprofit organizations of all sizes. 


Elaine’s CPA practice is not only centered on nonprofit organizations in areas of tax compliance, but she also has a passion for training those who work for churches and nonprofit organizations and who work with churches and nonprofit organizations.  She is a regular speaker for the Texas Society of CPAs, The Church Network, the Houston Church Coop, and has been an instructor for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA).  She is a contributing author to Thomson Reuters/PPC’s Nonprofit Tax and Governance Guide as well as a technical reviewer for their Form 990 Deskbook.  Elaine serves on the Senior Editorial Advisory Board for Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax Team (www.churchlawandtax.com) and authored Church Compensation – From Strategic Plan to Compliance (Christianity Today - 2d Edition 2021.)


Elaine is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of CPAs, and The Church Network.  In 2011, Elaine was inducted into The Church Network’s Church Management Hall of Fame. 


She is married to Frank Sommerville, and they reside in Grand Prairie, Texas.  When not consumed by work, church, and/or family, they make their way to Galveston to enjoy the beach.    

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