FORVIS is adding two new members to its governing board. Partners Fran Randall and Howard Hong will join the board effective November 1 and will serve two-year terms.

“I’m pleased to welcome Fran and Howard to the board, and I look forward to seeing the contributions they will make to an already dynamic and forward-thinking group,” said Matt Snow, board chair. “Diversity of thought and perspectives are critical for any board to function at its best, and I know Fran and Howard will add a great deal of depth and expertise to our deliberations.”

Fran Randall is the Richmond, Virginia, market leader. She has worked for FORVIS since 2019 and leads the Core International Tax Services team of nearly 40 professionals across the firm. She has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, much of that with a large international firm. Randall has expertise in international and U.S. domestic taxation, as well as tax research and project management. She is also an executive sponsor of FORVIS’ Diversity and Inclusion Council and a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Howard Hong is the commercial products office industry leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. He has more than 17 years of assurance experience in both public and private companies, primarily focusing on asset management and the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining FORVIS in 2016, he served as a controller at a prominent upstream oil and gas company headquartered in Dallas. Hong is actively involved in the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies and is chair of the National Small Oil and Gas Companies Committee. He also serves on the board of Spina Bifida Association of North Texas. Hong is fluent in Chinese, both Mandarin and Cantonese.

“Fran has a boundless passion for our team members, our clients and the communities we serve. Howard is a great role model for our team members and is known for leading the way with providing unmatched client experiences,” said CEO Tom Watson. “I look forward to having the innovative and strategic voices of these two partners in our governing board discussions.”

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