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Kay Walther, CPA

Managing Partner


Kay joined Blazek & Vetterling in 1994 and became a partner of the firm in 2002. In addition to serving clients as an audit engagement partner, she serves as the firm’s managing partner.

Her clients include schools, churches, environmental organizations, private foundations, health care providers, social service agencies, and museums. She also plays a significant role in the firm’s staff training, mentoring, and evaluation.

In addition to expertise in accounting and auditing standards as established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, she has significant experience with government auditing standards of the federal government and its various agencies. Kay is responsible for numerous private and public foundation clients and often provides her expertise in grants, investments, and financial reporting.

She began her public accounting career with Ernst & Young where she spent five years and was an audit manager. She specialized in accounting and auditing for nonprofit organizations and healthcare providers, including some of Houston’s largest hospitals.

Kay has been an instructor for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives at the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at RICE University since its inception in 2007 and presented seminars with United Way of Greater Houston and its National Financial Management Forum, Houston Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, National Society of Fundraising Executives, American Law Institute and the University of Texas Law Institute for Tax Exempt Organizations.


Texas A & M University, BBA, Accounting, 1985


Certified Public Accountant


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs

Community Service

The Women’s Home – Past board member and President

Emergency Aid Coalition – Past board member and President

Rice University Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives - Instructor

Senior Fellow of American Leadership Forum class XXXIX.