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HPG Members to Speak at UNC Wilmington’s Business Week

Services: Advisory

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 22, 2010)  Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that firm members Brooks Malone and Shannon Cook will be serving on a discussion panel titled “Accounting Services for the Middle Market Clients.” The event takes place on March 24, 2010 and is part of the 28th annual Business Week event hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business.

Malone, a partner at HPG, will be discussing specific accounting services middle market companies require. Cook is HPG’s human resources director and will give an overview of what skills students should be developing for a career working with a middle market company.

“Business Week is a great experience for the students and guest speakers,” says Malone. “I look forward to being part of the panel and to helping students become aware of the needs and opportunities of the business community.”

The weeklong event is designed to help Cameron School of Business students as they prepare for the transition into a professional environment. With more than 100 sessions, the program will feature prominent alumni and executives explaining their knowledge and experiences in numerous areas including marketing, information technology and entrepreneurship.

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 line 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 www.hpg.com of follow HPG on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HPGcpas.