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Jon Chester, CPA, MST • President
As President of J Chester & Associates, Inc, Jon oversees the firm’s operations, meets with clients for tax planning, tax return preparation, and business consulting. Jon has been awarded a coveted "DFW FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award" by Texas Monthly in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Prior to joining J Chester & Associates, Inc in 2005, Jon worked in corporate accounting, international tax, and tax compliance for Mary Kay, Inc. and YUM! Restaurants International Inc. (KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut). A Texas native from Lubbock, Jon earned his BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 1990, and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2003. Jon earned his CPA in 1995. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and is an active member of numerous other professional and philanthropic organizations.
Gilbert Castillo • Vice President & Office Manager
Gilbert has more than 28 years of experience in office management, accounts payable, payroll, and bookkeeping. As an Office Manager for J Chester & Associates, Inc, Gilbert is responsible for office administration, including; billing, collections and Human Resources. Additionally, he is fluent in Spanish and serves as a liaison for J Chester & Associates, Inc to the Hispanic community. Prior to joining J Chester & Associates, Inc in 2005, Gilbert served in various office management and finance rolls. His employment consists of companies such as Mary Kay, Inc., Evercom Systems Communication, and Louisville Gas & Electric. He has also owned a successful restaurant and catering business, which he has since sold. Gilbert is a Texas native from Crosbyton and is actively involved in professional and philanthropic organizations and enjoys playing outdoor sports and watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Mavericks.