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HPG Tax Leader Joins Alzheimer’s North Carolina Board

Industries: Healthcare

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 12, 2010)  Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that tax manager Melinda Hager has been appointed to the board of directors of Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc. (www.alznc.org). Hager is serving a two-year term and has been selected as treasurer.

Melinda Hager“Alzheimer’s North Carolina does so much to help educate and support individuals, their families and health care professionals,” says Hager. “I am proud to join the organization and help fight this devastating disease.”

Hager has 17 years of public accounting experience, 10 as a CPA. She has been with HPG since 2009, focusing her concentration on the construction, real estate, manufacturing, health care and professional services industries.

Alzheimer’s North Carolina provides family support, community education, public awareness and supports research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The organization focuses it services in 51 North Carolina counties from the Triangle to the coast. It is estimated that more than 140,000 people in the state are affected by Alzheimer’s, with this total expected to quadruple by 2025.

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. Additionally, HPG has been certified Green Plus by the Institute for Sustainable Development for integrating environmental sustainability efforts into company culture, and has been named one of the top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the country by Accounting Today. Visit www.hpg.com or follow HPG on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HPGcpas.

About Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc.:

Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing education, support and services to patients, their families, health care professionals and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research for a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The organization was founded at Duke University in 1980 and relocated to Raleigh in 1985. Additional information is available at www.alznc.org.