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HPG Partner Reappointed to Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 18, 2009) Heather Dean, partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, has been appointed to serve a second term as treasurer of the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association.

Dean’s position involves reviewing and summarizing financial statements for the organization. She is also simplifying ways to compare and analyze the budget on a year-to-date basis, and is developing opportunities to increase revenue for Leadership Raleigh.

“Serving as treasurer has allowed me to stay connected to a talented group of leaders in the community,” says Dean. “As Leadership Raleigh reaches its 25th year, I am looking forward to being a part of the organization’s growth, connecting past graduates to current activities and reminding them of what a fulfilling experience it was.”

Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program that prepares selected candidates to take on leadership roles and engage in sustained community involvement. Dean is a 2007 graduate of the program.

“Heather has made great accomplishments during her first term as treasurer,” says Rhonda Clark McNairy, president of the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association board of directors. “The work she has done has been remarkable, and we look forward to her continuing that momentum in the upcoming year.”

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