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Perkins Names Brigitte Sutherland & Kimberly Woodside Shareholder

July 13, 2010

PORTLAND, OR – Perkins & Company, P.C., Portland’s largest locally owned public accounting firm, is excited to announce the promotion of Brigitte Sutherland and Kimberly Woodside from Senior Manager to Shareholder. With Perkins since 2005, Sutherland specializes in working with closely held businesses, particularly in the commercial real estate industry. Woodside started with Perkins in 1991, and is an expert in taxation of Partnerships, S corporations, Limited Liability Companies and business consulting tax services.

A graduate of University of South Florida, Sutherland earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. In addition, she earned a Master of Science in Taxation from American University. Active in professional and civic affiliations, Sutherland is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Currently acting as a national delegate for CREW Portland, she is also President-Elect. When not submersed in her work, Sutherland enjoys running. She’s been a part of Perkins Hood to Coast team and completed two marathons.

“We are very proud of Brigitte’s accomplishments and dedication to Perkins,” stated Debbie Pienovi, Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer. “Brigitte is an important part of Perkins, and will play a large role in our story for years to come.”

Woodside spent two years at Oregon State, graduating from Portland State with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Woodside’s practice is largely concentrated on working with the firm’s real estate and construction clients. She has also served as an interim controller for closely held businesses. Woodside’s professional and civic affiliations include the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, PSU Accounting Advisory Board, and the Buildings Owners and Managers Association. A native Oregonian, Woodside spends much of her free time outdoors and attending athletic events with her family.

“Kimberly has been a strong leader in our real estate practice and will continue to demonstrate her leadership skills at the Shareholder level,” stated Debbie Pienovi.

About Perkins & Company, P.C.
Perkins & Company, P.C. was founded in Portland in 1986 and has grown to be the largest locally based accounting firm in the Portland metro area. For more than 20 years, we have built an excellent reputation by providing value, keeping our company and our clients growing, and enjoying our work. Today, we have grown to more than 100 employees in one office in downtown Portland. Perkins is also an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance. Despite our growth, the firm has stayed its course as a single, local office working with traditional Northwest businesses, their owners and high net-worth individuals; offering the scope and depth of national firms, with the high touch and personal attention of a local firm.