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Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

October 14, 2009 17:37 ET

Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP Announces New Partner Promotions

GLENDALE, CA and EL CENTRO, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP, a leading Certified Public Accountant and Consulting firm serving California businesses and residents for over eighty-seven years, is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been promoted to Partner.

Carla Kuhns, CPA -- El Centro Office, Carla Kuhns, a graduate of San Diego State University, joined Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP in 1998. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in private industry for 20 years in accounting positions covering various industries and different countries.

Kuhns has developed an expertise in accounting, auditing, business consultation and taxation of small to medium sized businesses with an emphasis on construction and non-profit organizations. She also provides clients with QuickBooks accounting software consulting services and performs pension plan audits. Kuhns was instrumental in helping the firm create its California Enterprise Zone niche and specialty. She is an active member in the community and especially takes pride in her involvement with Soroptimist International. She speaks Danish, German, French and Greenlandic.

Donna Osborne, CPA -- El Centro Office, Donna Osborne joined Hutchinson and Bloodgood, LLP in 1996. Osborne is involved with a diverse clientele including governmental units, agribusiness and retail entities as well as providing tax services. She also is a member of the firm's Accounting and Auditing Committee.

A graduate of San Diego State University, Osborne is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Board President of the El Centro Regional Medical Center's Foundation.

Scott Suekawa, CPA -- Glendale Office, Scott Suekawa joined Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP as part of the IT Consulting practice in March, 2001. Prior to joining the firm, Suekawa worked in public accounting as an auditor and obtained his CPA license. With over ten years experience as a systems consultant, Suekawa focuses on accounting/ERP software systems implementation and project management. He specializes in finance, security, warehouse management, distribution, manufacturing, EDI, business intelligence tools, databases and CRM.

A graduate of San Diego State University with a BS in Accounting, he also holds an MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business.

"We are extremely pleased that these three outstanding professionals have become Partners. Each has made a significant contribution to our firm and their wealth of knowledge, industry expertise and commitment to quality service is a tremendous asset to our clients and our business," comments Richard Preciado, Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP's Managing Partner.

About Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP has built its reputation based on the trusted advice and quality service they have given their clients for over eighty-seven years. Committed to providing their clients with informed choices, they offer continuous personal service in the areas of tax planning, auditing, information technology consulting, business valuations, and business advisory services. Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP originated in 1922 and has offices throughout California. They have assembled an impressive team of accountants and consultants and are proud of the diverse backgrounds and experience their team members offer. Building lasting relationships has become the hallmark of their reputation. For more information about Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP visit their website at www.hbllp.com or call (818) 637-5000.

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