Press Release

Harper & Pearson Gains Great Recognition

Tonja Rodriguez, CPA of Harper & Pearson Company, P.C. Honored with Outstanding CPA of the Year Award by Houston CPA Society

Houston —July 8, 2010 — Harper & Pearson congratulates its own Tonja C. Rodriguez for being honored with the Outstanding CPA of the Year award given by the Houston CPA Society.

The Houston CPA Society honored Harper & Pearson by giving the firm the Significant Contribution by a Member Firm award at the same ceremony that Rodriguez graciously accepted her personal achievement award. Both awards come with great honor and prestige as each one of the Society’s mission to meet challenges through community involvement and professional development.

Rodriguez serves as shareholder, vice president and leader of the non-profit services team at Harper & Pearson. In her many roles, she is responsible for financial statement and grant compliance audits and manages the issuance of related reports. Rodriguez brings more than 25 years of auditing experience to the team of accountants and consultants at Harper & Pearson. She is a past board member of both the Texas Society of CPAs and the Houston CPA Society, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As a Board and finance committee member of Christian Community Services Center and a speaker for the United Way, Rodriguez is committed to serving the community and bettering society through various outreach programs.

The Houston CPA Society, a chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, was founded in 1928 with the purpose of networking and social interaction. The Society offers continuing education for its members as well as a professional network for CPAs. With more than 35 specific committees striving to meet the interests of all CPAs, the Society actively prioritizes community service through hands on volunteer efforts. These volunteer efforts range from providing cash grants, supporting charity fundraising events, and providing accounting support. For more information about the Houston CPA Society, visit www.houstoncpa.org.

Harper & Pearson

A full-service accounting and consulting firm, Houston-based Harper & Pearson was established in 1962 on a foundation of commitment to technical quality and dedication to client service. After more than 40 years of substantial growth, their services now encompass auditing, personal and corporate tax planning and preparation services, accounting, consulting and internal auditing. For more information about Harper & Pearson please call 713.622.2310.