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HPG Partner Heather Dean Speaks at the 2010 Triangle Game Conference

Industries: Technology

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7, 2010)  Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announced today Heather Dean, partner, was a presenter at the 2010 Triangle Game Conference. Her talk focused on international taxes and how they impact the gaming industry. A 13-year veteran in the public accounting sector, Dean leads the firm’s corporate tax practice and is co-lead of HPG’s knowledge-based industries team.

“We have a rich history of working with video gaming companies through our KBI practice,” said Dean. “The Triangle Game Conference is an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase how the area is quickly becoming a focal point in the industry.”

The conference, held April 7-8 at the Raleigh Convention Center and Marriott City Center, included panels, lectures and discussions on: Game Development, Engines and Middleware, Immerse Learning, Games and Media, as well as Business of Games. In its second year, the conference also included a career fair and expo where attendees met with experts and received valuable advice on careers in the gaming industry.

In addition to Dean speaking at the conference, the firm served as a sponsor. This continued a longtime commitment to the advancement of technology industries in the Triangle, including support of Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the North Carolina World Trade Association, the Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Triangle Game Initiative.

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 of follow HPG on Twitter at

About Triangle Game Conference:

Held in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Triangle Game Conference is the East Coast forum for networking, career building and sharing gaming industry expertise. The conference presents a program of lectures by industry experts, a Career Fair and Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center and Marriott City Center. For more information, visit