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HPG Partner Joins NCWTA Board of Directors

Industries: International Business

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 28, 2010)  Brooks Malone, partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, has been appointed to the North Carolina World Trade Association’s (www.ncwta.org) state board of directors. Beginning June 1, Malone will serve a two-year term as a board member at large representing the Triangle chapter, where he also serves on the finance committee of the board of directors.

Malone has more than 20 years of public accounting experience. He has been with HPG since 1990 and a partner since 1997. At the firm, Malone concentrates his efforts on financial reporting, business consulting and financial planning for clients in a variety of industries. He also co-leads HPG’s knowledge-based industries practice team that serves high-growth and investor-backed technology companies, their founders and executives.

“Brooks has been an invaluable contributor to the growth and reinvention of the North Carolina World Trade Association; we are thrilled to have him join us on the state board to continue our efforts,” says Teresa Spangler, NCWTA state board member and Triangle chapter president. “The WTA has focused intently on providing insights, connections, trends and strategic support through programs and education for companies in North Carolina that seek to expand globally.”

The NCWTA serves individuals involved in international trade and promotes commerce between North Carolina and global organizations. It hosts a variety of educational and newsworthy programs on cutting-edge international trade issues and provides networking opportunities. Events include programs on NAFTA, foreign trade zones, customs, international economic forecasts, and doing business overseas.

“I’m honored to be selected to expand my role with the NCWTA and help further its mission.” says Malone. “As many of HPG’s clients are doing business around the world, the information and opportunities gained from my time with the organization will be beneficial in serving their needs.”

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.