DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG), is pleased to announce the appointment of Tiffany Kice, CPA as Westwood’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Kice has over 25 years of experience across multiple industries in both the public and private sectors, including over 15 years in public accounting. Prior to joining Westwood, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of CEC Entertainment, Inc. Earlier in her career, she spent 15 years with KPMG LLP, serving as Audit Partner from 2006 to 2010.
“Tiffany’s impressive experience across a wide range of industries, including her time spent as an audit partner at a global accounting firm, makes her the ideal candidate to help guide Westwood into our next phase of growth,” said Brian O. Casey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westwood. “As our business continues to expand and as we develop an increasing number of global relationships, it is critical that we have an experienced leader who can provide us with a strategic financial vision.”
“I am excited to join such a distinguished organization that I believe has established a sturdy foundation poised for significant future growth,” said Kice. “Westwood’s reputation as an investment management leader focusing so clearly on talent, clients and shareholders, and its commitment to maintaining a highly ethical culture are all attractive characteristics that match closely with my core beliefs.”
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. provides investment management services to institutional investors, private wealth clients and financial intermediaries. Westwood manages a range of investment strategies including U.S., Global and Emerging Markets equities as well as Specialty portfolios. Access to these strategies is available through separate accounts, commingled funds, the Westwood Funds® family of mutual funds and UCITS funds. Westwood benefits from significant, broad-based employee ownership and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WHG.” Based in Dallas, Westwood also maintains offices in Omaha, NE and Toronto, Canada.
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