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Leslie Zanaglio joins HPG as Director of HPG Academy

RALEIGH, NC (July 14th, 2008) – Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG), the largest locally owned and managed certified public accounting firm in the Triangle, today announced the addition of Leslie Zanaglio as the Director of HPG Academy. The Academy will focus on instruction and coaching in the soft skills and self-awareness necessary for staff to become strong leaders. This initiative will provide the foundation and consistency needed to foster a continuous learning environment at HPG for staff at all experience levels.

“Leslie brings extensive experience and critical skills to this important role,” said Kent Pittman, HPG Partner and Executive Committee member. HPG advises owner-managed, venture-funded and public companies. We partner with the ownership team to define a successful relationship and develop a plan to meet their needs. “Leslie will be an important member of our team as we continue to grow HPG.”

Leslie Zanaglio joins HPG as a key member of management team, bringing seven years of experience in the training and development fields. Ms. Zanaglio was previously Officer – Performance Improvement and Training at Nationwide Insurance, and holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Leadership & Strategic Management from La Roche College.

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 www.hpg.com.