Arledge professionals Denton, Duarte win awards

The Journal Record

Jul 22, 2022

Two Arledge accounting professionals are among the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants’ 2022 award recipients.

EDMOND – Two Arledge accounting professionals are among the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants’ 2022 award recipients.

James Denton, partner emeritus/wealth management adviser, was named a Pathfinder, while Kency Duarte, assurance senior manager, won the Trailblazer Award.

The OSCPA defines Pathfinders as “an elite group of Oklahoma CPAs who are successful and well respected for their achievements, contributions and ability to welcome new CPAs to the profession.” Denton joined the firm in 1984. His career has included numerous speaking engagements and published articles. He won the 2019 Silver Pen Award, the OSCPA’s honor for contributing writers.

The Trailblazer Award recognizes top talent among OSCPA members under 40 with five or fewer years of experience as a CPA, with emphasis on each individual’s achievements, awards, community involvement and contributions to the profession. Duarte is a member of the OSCPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, in addition to the Association of Latino Professionals For America and the Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers with Diversion Hub, Citizens Caring for Children and Oklahoma Blood Institute. Duarte holds a business administration degree in accounting from Alabama A&M University.

“We are committed to encouraging continued education and professional development. OSCPA recognizes those who stand out among their peers and we are proud to have two employees honored this year,” said LaDonna Sinning, partner. “Our clients will continue to benefit from Jim and Kency’s expertise.”