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Founding & Retired Partners

Associates Serving in Advisory Capacity

Pablo Vela, Jr. CPA
Tax, Audit, Business Valuations

Pablo is a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American. He joined Long Chilton in 1973 after five years with Exxon Company in Houston. Certified in 1974, he is a frequent speaker on tax updates and business issues. Pablo has an extensive community service record. He is a current member of St. Joseph Parish Council and Building Committee. In addition, he is a current member and past president of the Edinburg Lions Club, where he received their Outstanding Leadership Award. He is also a community advisory board member for Wells Fargo – Rio Grande Valley and an advisory board member of South Texas Vo-Tech Center. As a CPA, Pablo is a member of AICPA, TSCPA and past president of the Rio Grande Valley chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs. He has served on the Board of Directors of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and is past chairman. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation and McAllen Literacy Center.

Founding & Retired Partners

Founding Partners:
William Long, CPA (Deceased)
Carl S. Chilton, Jr.
Peter Payte, CPA (Deceased)
Frank S. Hardin
David Sweeten, CPA (Deceased)

Retired Partners:
Leroy Pantzer, CPA (Deceased)
Joe Garza, CPA
H. Eugene Sanford, CPA
Stuart C. Mayo, CPA (Deceased)
Wayne Beneke
Juan C. Mendoza, CPA, CICA
Georgia Loidl, CPA