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HPG’s Carolyn Strickland Honored with Women in Business Award

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 7, 2009) Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that Carolyn Strickland, office manager and director of client services, has been named a 2009 Women in Business Award winner by the Triangle Business Journal. The award recognizes Strickland for her 14 years of tireless dedication to HPG and her involvement in the community.

The prestigious Women in Business Awards program honors 26 of the Triangle’s most successful professional women. “I’m honored to be recognized alongside some of the area’s most influential and respected businesswomen,” says Strickland.

As office manager and director of client services for HPG, Strickland oversees office and accounts receivable operations. Additionally, in 2008, she began serving as the administrative team leader, guiding eight co-workers in increasing office efficiency and effectiveness.

“Carolyn’s low-profile demeanor cannot mask the fact that she brings intense passion and focus to her work each day,” says Kent Pittman, founding partner and executive committee member at HPG. “Some people approach their employment as a set of duties to be fulfilled. Others approach it as a business they own and for which they are personally responsible. Carolyn most definitely has an ownership and responsibility mindset.”

On Thursday, August, 6, 2009, Strickland and other winners were recognized during the 12th annual Women in Business Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, North Carolina. Profiles of each of the 2009 honorees will be featured in a special Women in Business section of the Triangle Business Journal on August 28, 2009.

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