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Dena Jansen, CPA

Audit Partner

Professional Experience

Dena joined Maxwell Locke & Ritter in 2011 and devotes all of her time to the nonprofit and government niche clients. She leads the nonprofit niche with a focus on facilitating technical and nontechnical training to internal associates and clients, as well as external groups. She enjoys creating connections for her nonprofit clients to other resources in the Central Texas area and serving as a trusted business advisor. Dena began her public accounting career with Deloitte & Touche, where she served governmental and nonprofit entities, including state departments, local municipalities and institutions of higher education in the Audit & Assurance group for eight years.

Industry Focus

  • Nonprofit
  • Government


  • Texas Tech University - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Texas Tech University - Master of Science in Accounting



  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer
  • Mission Capital, Board Member


  • American Heart Association, Go Red for Women-Circle of Red Member
  • Hays Consolidated Independent School District Education Foundation, Board Member
  • Mission Capital, Nonprofit Financial Management Course Instructor
  • TSCPA Governmental and Single Audit Conference, Committee Member
  • TSCPA Nonprofit Conference, Committee Member
  • United Way Campaign, Chair


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants