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HPG Sponsors 2009 CED Medtech Conference

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 13, 2009) – Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest locally owned and managed, independent CPA firm in North Carolina, is serving as a Gold Sponsor of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Medtech 2009 Conference. In its second year, it is the only conference in the Southeast dedicated to advances in medical technologies. Medtech 2009 is focused on bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, vendors and suppliers to address industry issues.

“We’re proud to be a continuing sponsor of the CED’s Medtech Conferences,” says Nancy Campbell, HPG partner and audit team leader. “This is a great event for medical device companies, and we look forward to participating again this year.”

HPG team members have a long history of active involvement including sponsorship and committee participation for various CED initiatives. Highlights include HPG partner Tim Gupton being the former chairperson of the CED board of directors and founder of the FastTrac Tech program. HPG partners Gupton and Brooks Malone are also recipients of the Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs Award.

The CED’s Medtech 2009 Conference is being held May 14 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Featured speakers include Rick Anderson, managing director, PTV Services; William Hawkins, chairman and CEO, Medtronic Inc.; Gary Henley, president and CEO, Wright Medical Group Inc.; Dan Lemaitre, president and CEO, CoreValue Inc.; Dana Mead, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers; Gregg Stone, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., professor of medicine, Columbia University; and Michael Weinstein, managing director, healthcare, U.S. Equities, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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

About the Council for Entrepreneurial Development:

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the region’s entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and web-based resources. CED has helped entrepreneurs, investors, service partners, researchers and public policy makers in diverse emerging industries and at all stages of development-from high-tech, production-based organizations to service companies, from one-person start-ups to 1,000-person businesses. For more information, visit