HOUSTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased to announce Rafael Carsalade, CPA, Tax Director, Eddie Goldsberry, CPA, Tax Director and Keith Miceli, International Business Advisor, have been appointed to Houston Mayor Annise Parker's International Trade and Development Councils (MITDCs) for Canada, Europe and the Americas, respectively. Additionally, Carsalade has been named Chair of MITDC – Canada.
"Houston relies on the expertise of its corporate partners to help the city grow in specialty areas like international development," said Houston Mayor Annise Parker. "We appreciate PKF Texas' dedication to fostering international relationships, and providing people who can dedicate time and effort to its growth."
Carsalade has been a member of MITDC-Canada since 2011, Goldsberry has been a member of MITDC-Europe since 2009 and Miceli is in his first year with MITDC-Americas.
The overarching goal of the MITDCs has been to expand the constructive dialogue between Houston's international business community and the City government, and to jointly identify opportunities to promote the city of Houston globally – economically, educationally and touristically. In total, 134 board members from Houston's diverse international population have been appointed by the Mayor to make up the MITDCs.
About Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is the Houston CPA firm with a dedicated team who have been serving international businesses for 25 years. The PKF Texas team, speaking more than 20 languages, is uniquely qualified to assist inbound foreign owned businesses using their International Healthy Start® program, comprehensive checklists and tools for due diligence. Their deep bench of experience allows them to work seamlessly with their foreign partners in the Leading Edge Alliance, PKF International and Partner Power International networks. Locally, PKF Texas has strategic partnerships with international Chambers of Commerce including the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce; the World Energy Cities Partnership, District Export Council, UK Trade & Investment, and chaired the Greater Houston Partnership's World Trade Soiree in 2009 and 2010. To learn more about PKF Texas' international capabilities, visit the International Desk on their website at www.PKFTexas.com/InternationalDesk/.
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