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HPG Partner Heather Dean Elected to CED Board of Directors

Industries: Life Science

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 14, 2016) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multi-state, and international businesses, as well as their owners, congratulates Heather Dean on being elected to The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

In order to strengthen North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, CED provides resources and services to propel companies into highly successful businesses. The newly elected Board of Directors includes a mix of entrepreneurs, investors, and strategic partners who are committed to furthering CED’s mission. Dean will serve a two-year term.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve on this dynamic board,” says Dean. “I am passionate about inspiring and expanding the entrepreneurial community in North Carolina and have seen first-hand the benefits and opportunities that CED provides to its members. I am delighted to be a part of the organization.”

Dean has 19 years of experience in public accounting and works with clients in a variety of industries including biomedical and pharmaceutical, software and technology, and venture funds. In addition to leading HPG’s corporate tax and international tax practices, she is a graduate of Leadership Raleigh and a previous recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award and Women in Business Award.

“HPG has a long history of helping and advising Triangle entrepreneurs to build and grow successful companies,” said Brooks Malone, HPG Partner and former member of the CED Board of Directors. “We value our ongoing relationship with CED and know that Heather will further our partnership and help CED provide resources to the local entrepreneurial community.”

For a full list of CED’s elected directors, please click here.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG): For more than 30 years, HPG, an independent, North Carolina CPA firm, has served the needs of local, multi-state, and international businesses. More than just an accounting firm, HPG’s mission is working together to REACH success. The Firm utilizes specialized teams to address the unique tax, audit, accounting, and advisory needs of owner-managed and investor-owned clients across a wide range of industries.

The Firm is a member of CPAmerica International and an affiliate member of Crowe Horwath International. HPG CPAs leverage these memberships to provide national and global accounting expertise and resources for the Firm’s clients. Visit

About CED:

CED is the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country. CED’s network propels emerging Triangle companies into highly successful businesses. Members include a wide range of startup and growth stage companies, investors, corporate partners, academics, service providers, and individuals interested in benefiting from CED’s powerfully connected network. Read more at