Chief DE&I Officer and Texas Market Leader, Crowe LLP
Sheila Enriquez is the chief DEI officer and Texas market leader for Crowe, a global public accounting, consulting and technology firm. She was the CEO and managing partner for Briggs & Veselka Co, Houston's largest independent CPA firm, before she and her team joined Crowe in January 2022.
As a CPA and an attorney with over 26 years of experience, Sheila offers a powerful blend of financial expertise and legal perspective to her clients. Sheila also carries the certified in financial forensics designation and is a certified valuation analyst. Her vast expertise includes audit services, agreed-upon procedures, forensic accounting and litigation support, and mergers and acquisitions due diligence.
Sheila’s passion is education, which has been guided by her individual journey. Born and raised in the Philippines, she received a full scholarship in 1990 and completed her A.S. in business with high honors at SUNY/SCCC’s Toyama, Japan and Loch Sheldrake, New York campuses. Sheila later graduated summa cum laude from Mercy College with a B.S. in public accounting, and received her M.B.A. with distinction from Long Island University, and her J.D. from University of Houston Law Center.
As a first generation immigrant, Sheila understands the power of education and hard work. She believes in servant leadership and is passionate in developing and mentoring professionals within the firm and the profession. Sheila credits the firm’s leaders over the years for fostering a culture in which anyone who demonstrates the desire can rise, and for mentoring and providing her opportunities that ultimately prepared her to assume impactful leadership roles.
Sheila is a member of the AICPA and is serving a term on the AICPA Governing Council. She is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and Texas Society of CPAs, where she is Chairman of the Board of Directors and is a past president of the Houston Chapter. She believes in the power of the CPA designation and is committed to furthering the profession by helping build a pipeline of future CPAs and increasing the general public’s awareness of the value that CPAs bring to businesses and communities.