BAP Professional Partner Representative:
Melinda Bentley, CAE, Chief Operating Officer

BAP Professional Partner Association/State Society: Texas Society of CPAs

About the Texas Society of CPAs:

The Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA) is a professional society representing Texas CPAs and finance professionals. Founded in 1915, the society empowers members to lead and succeed by promoting professional excellence, advocating on behalf of CPAs, and supporting a sense of community and connection among its members. With 20 local chapters and 28,000 members, TXCPA has one of the largest memberships of any CPA society in the U.S.

Benefits to Becoming a Member of the Texas Society of CPAs:

  • Membership includes membership in one of 20 local chapters with networking events and service opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities 
  • Leadership training 
  • CPA Exam prep courses discounts
  • TXCPA Career Center and access to internship postings
  • TXCPA Exchange, members-only online forum and searchable member directory
  • Member communications

How to Become a Member/Student Member of the Texas Society of CPAs:

Students are invited to join for free. Criteria and a secure online application can be found by clicking Become a Member at

About Melinda Bentley:

Melinda Bentley is the Chief Operating Officer for the Texas Society of CPAs where she has served since 2000. In this role, Melinda leads the marketing and communications, membership, and chapter operations teams in delivering programs and services to 28,000 members across the state.

Melinda is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in marketing. She is a Certified Association Executive and a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, and the Texas Society of Association Executives.





Representative Contact Information:

Texas Society of CPAs
14131 Midway Road, Suite 850
Addison, Texas  75001
972.687-8579 x 8579

Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

At Xero, we want millions of small businesses to thrive through better tools, information and connections with their accounting and bookkeeping partners. We know technology is only half the equation - it's the human and technology elements combined that make the role of an accounting professional so powerful. Members of Beta Alpha Psi are the catalyst to make our mission a reality and represent the future success of small businesses as the advisors that will lead them forward.

Ryan Wakefield