RALEIGH, N.C. (April 09, 2009) – Beth Traynham, partner with Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), the largest locally owned and managed, independent CPA firm in North Carolina, is joining on the Wake County Community Foundation’s board of directors.
In her new role, Traynham will partner with area business leaders to guide the foundation in its mission to inspire North Carolinians to make lasting and meaningful contributions in their respective communities.
“Beth’s unique perspective and her diverse background will help us achieve success in our efforts,” says Jeanne Lawson, Northern Piedmont Regional Associate for the North Carolina Community Foundation. “Her experience as a CPA and business advisor will be an asset to furthering our commitment to philanthropy statewide.”
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. Traynham joined HPG in 1993, and was named partner in 1999. Identifying a need in the community, she also spearheaded adding two unique client offerings in 2008 – family office services and divorce planning/litigation support. Actively involved in non-profit and professional associations, Traynham is currently a board member at IntraHealth International, serving on finance and governance committees. 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. In 2008, she received the Triangle Business Journal’s Top 25 Women in Business Award.
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 www.hpg.com.
The NCCF was created 21 years ago to build capacity through philanthropy. The NCCF sustains nearly 1,000 endowment funds established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 59 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 65 counties across the state, with an emphasis on rural and underserved areas. Visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org.