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HPG Expands Management Team

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 13, 2011)―Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that Linda Yoquelet has joined the firm as human resources manager.

Yoquelet brings more than 20 years of HR management experience to HPG. Prior to joining the firm, she held senior HR positions at several Fortune 500 companies. Her responsibilities will include: organizational development, benefits, employee relations, recruitment, training, compliance, HR strategy development and payroll.

“Linda’s leadership skills and extensive experience make her a welcomed addition to our team,” says Kent Pittman, HPG partner and executive committee member. “She holds a commitment to excellence, integrity and community that aligns with our core values, and she will certainly play an integral role in our continued success.”

Outside the office, Yoquelet remains active in the community. Most recently, she assisted in fundraising efforts for Ronald McDonald House Charities and for local, nonprofit ballet companies. Yoquelet has also served on several community college advisory boards, as well as Red Cross and Family Counseling Services boards in Virginia.

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. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom linesm by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Horwath alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. 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 organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Several HPG partners are also the recipients of excellence awards, including the CED Outstanding Service and Entrepreneurial awards, Business Leader Magazine’s Impact Financial Leader and Dealmaker recognitions, and the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Women in Business awards. Visit of follow HPG on Twitter at