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HPG Partner Named to International Advisory Board

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 4, 2009) – Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG) (, the second largest CPA firm in North Carolina that is owned and managed locally by its member-partners, announces today the appointment of R. Brooks Malone III to the advisory board of The International Accounting Group (TIAG®) (, a global network of accounting firms.

As a member of the TIAG advisory board, Malone will advance network growth and assure group members continue their commitment to the highest levels of client service.

“Brooks’ ability to evaluate and anticipate important trends in the industry, and his commitment to client service, make him a great fit for the advisory board,” says Peter Appleton Jones, chairman and founder of TIAG. “We look forward to his counsel as we continue to grow TIAG worldwide.”

Malone, a partner at HPG, heads up the firm’s Knowledge-Based Industries practice. This group serves investor-backed life science and IT companies. His areas of concentration include financial reporting, business consulting and financial planning.

“Now more than ever, accounting firms need to develop relationships worldwide,” says Malone. “Clients frequently need counsel in addressing tax and other financial matters for out-of-state business activities. Being able to tap into the expertise of trusted colleagues around the globe is a significant benefit.”

In addition to the TIAG advisory board, Malone currently serves on the board of directors for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). He is a contributor to the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Tech curriculum and has served on the board of directors and as treasurer for Wake County Hospice, the Kiwanis Club of North Raleigh and the Raleigh Jaycees.

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. 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