San Antonio, TX – The local accounting firm of Ridout Barrett & Co., PC (RBC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Patty Wetz, CPA, to the firm’s Partner group.
Wetz joined the firm in 2020 and has previously served as Director in the audit department. She specializes in working with non-profits, including public charities, private foundations, churches, religious organizations, trade associations, and construction, real estate, and retail clients.
“Patty brings an excellent knowledge of audit and assurance expertise and a commitment to client service,” said Phil Wooten, CPA, Partner of RBC. “In addition, Patty brings a high level of training, mentorship and dedication to staff development. As an asset to the firm in her former role as Audit Director, we look forward to her continued success as a firm leader as a Partner. Congratulations, Patty Wetz!”
A Certified Public Accountant in Texas, Wetz is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) San Antonio Chapter, where she was a member of the TXCPA Pipeline Task Force. She is an active community member, volunteering with the San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The Nonprofit Council. Wetz also served as a volunteer coach for a fourth-grade volleyball team, leading them to an undefeated season and a city championship, earning her the CYO Coach of the Year award for the city of San Antonio.
Wetz currently resides in San Antonio, TX, where she enjoys spending time with her three adult children.
An Interview with Patty:
What is your favorite part about working at RBC?
The culture. We are in a service industry, where our biggest assets are our people. I’m a firm believer that if you take care of your people, your people will take care of business. RBC truly cares about each employee at the firm, and the success of each employee, and they’re not afraid to think outside of the box. That’s when you really start to have fun and begin to think of your journey as a career, and not just a job.
What professional accomplishment of yours are you most proud of?
Being asked to be a partner at RBC. I am in the twilight of my career, and coming into RBC, I was most excited to be able to mentor and build future partners for the firm. It was never my goal to be a partner myself. I’m excited to be part of building the second generation of RBC. The founding partners have done a phenomenal job, giving us a strong foundation, now it’s up to this second generation to honor that and take the firm to the next level. To know that the partners believe I can be additive to their overall strategic plan, I consider that an accomplishment. I will not take this lightly but will work tirelessly to support the other partners and help build the future generations of this firm.
What advice do you have for those at the beginning of their career path?
There’s no mold, no cookie cutter, no box of a successful career path. Everyone’s race will be different. Run your own race! Be the best version of you that you can be. We all have our own strengths. When we use these strengths and recognize the strengths of others, that’s when you really start to see success. I love watching people evolve into all they can be! That’s the most rewarding part of this business!