Fowler to principal at Curtis Blakely

Tessa Fowler has been named a principal in Curtis Blakely & Co., P.C., CPA firm in Longview.

She joined the firm in 2000 after graduating from University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Her responsibilities involve auditing, accounting assistance, business consulting and fraud examination services.

Fowler is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

A resident of Longview for almost 25 years, she is active in several community organizations and serves as president of the board for the Longview Dog Park.

Curtis Blakely & Co. began in 1977 in Longview and has six shareholders and a staff of 23 CPAs, accountants, support staff, and a network administrator. Visit cbandco.com for more information.

Reese to VP, trust officer at TB&T

Amy Reese has been promoted to vice president and trust officer at Texas Bank and Trust.

She has been with Texas Bank and Trust since 2010.

Reese received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Tyler, and after teaching in elementary school for five years began her banking career with Regions Bank. She earned the Certified Retirement Services Professional certification in October 2008.

She is a board member for the Pine Tree Education Foundation and serves as secretary for the board.

Adams new director at Asbury House

Stephanie Adams has been named the new executive director at Asbury House, the nonprofit preschool in Longview.

For the past two years, she had served as program director, said {span}board Chairman Steve Fenderson{/span}.

Adams holds a master’s degree in social work and has a background in social services, marketing and administration. Previously, she served as a volunteer and sat on the organization’s board of directors.

“I’m honored to lead an organization that I care about so much,” Adams said.

She succeeds Melissa Miller, who recently resigned after serving for five years. Adams feels confident that she will be able to carry forward the legacy of the organization, which is celebrating 50 years of offering low-income families an affordable, high-quality early childhood education.

Veterans home loans up in city

Veterans United has increased the number of home loans in Longview by 75 percent over the past five fiscal years to about 90 purchase loans from 50 , spokesman Chris Cline said.

He said VA loans account for nearly 12 percent of the mortgage market, up from about 2 percent before the housing market crash a decade ago.

Veterans United is based in Columbia, Missouri. Visit veteransunited.com for more information.

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