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HPG Partners Attend CPAmerica Retreat

Industries: Real Estate, Healthcare

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 8, 2009)  Hughes Pittman & Gupton (, the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, announced today that three firm partners served as delegates to the Leading Partners Retreat of CPAmerica International. The event was held in Orlando, Florida from September 23-25.

CPAs from across the United States came together to discuss leadership in turbulent times, accountability, marketing, acquisition of CPA practices, as well as partner compensation and retirement.

Representing HPG at the retreat were Tim Gupton, practice leader for Life Science and Sarbanes Oxley services; J. Mark Livingston, who concentrates on employee benefit plan audits and works with organizations in the medical technologies, manufacturing and distribution industries; and Kent Pittman, who focuses on management support and tax planning within the real estate and healthcare industries.

“The CPAmerica retreat was an excellent opportunity to meet leaders from throughout the country,” said J. Mark Livingston. “Our discussion of best practices will be valuable in serving our clients.”

Among the featured speakers at the three-day conference were Tom Connellan, New York Times bestselling author; Ernie Almonte, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants chairman; and Douglas H. Thompson, Jr., CPAmerica CEO.

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