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Beth Traynham Named Top 25 Women in Business

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 8, 2008)–Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG), the largest locally owned and managed certified public accounting firm in the Triangle, announces today Beth Traynham is the recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s 2008 Top 25 Women in Business Award. Traynham, who joined HPG in 1993 and was subsequently named partner in 1999, was honored in the community supporter category for her extensive involvement in non-profit and professional associations. More than 500 business executives attended the luncheon Aug. 6 during the 11th Annual Women in Business Awards.

“Beth is exemplary in her field because she understands the value of relationship building,” says Kent Pittman, HPG partner and executive committee member. “Her considerable investment of time and talent to enhance the lives of others is an inspiration to us all.”

Traynham has served on numerous boards and executive committees including treasurer for Make-A-Wish, board director for Artsplosure, and, more currently, board and finance committee member for Intrahealth, an international organization dedicated to mobilizing local resources to create sustainable and accessible health care in developing countries. Traynham also serves as treasurer and board member of the N.C. Triangle Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. As a founding member of Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women, she is the recipient of the Best Professional Service Champion Award.

Traynham is a veteran CPA with areas of concentration including corporate and individual tax, trusts, and estate and retirement planning. Her practice covers many service-based businesses, notably venture capital, real estate and healthcare providers. Identifying a need in the community, she also spearheaded adding divorce planning/litigation support to HPG’s offerings.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. Furthermore, Business Leader magazine ranked HPG as the fifth most successful small business in North Carolina in 2008. HPG is able to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients through the CPAmerica firm network of 701 offices worldwide. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax, and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, and providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. Visit