Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) Expands Director Group Rafael Carsalade, CPA, Alison Muecke, CPA and Mark Scimemi, JD Promoted to Tax Director

HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased to announce the promotions of Rafael Carsalade, CPA, Alison Muecke, CPA and Mark Scimemi, J.D. to Tax Director.

"Rafael, Alison and Mark are all significant contributors to the success we have enjoyed at PKF Texas," said Kenneth Guidry, CPA, President. "We are proud of their accomplishments with PKF Texas and congratulate them on their promotions."

Carsalade specializes in international corporate and partnership taxation. He also provides tax and business consultation for domestic medium to large privately owned and publicly-held companies in the manufacturing, distribution, oil field services, energy and software/technology sectors. Carsalade is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Muecke's experience includes tax consulting and compliance, working with closely held entities including partnerships, corporations and trusts with her primary focus on high net worth individuals. She also represents clients before the IRS related to tax controversy matters.

Scimemi advises clients in the energy, manufacturing and professional services sectors on sales and use tax solutions. He also has managed multiple discretionary and statutory credits engagements for large privately owned and publicly-held businesses.

"I am pleased to welcome Rafael, Alison, and Mark into the Tax Director group," said Del Walker, CPA, Tax Director and Practice Leader. "They each have a unique skill-set that strengthens the Director group as a whole.

Muecke has been with the firm since 1998 and Carsalade and Scimemi joined in 2003 and 2009 respectively.

About Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.

Located in Houston's Galleria area at 5847 San Felipe, Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is a CPA firm that focuses on solutions for every stage of your business. With leaders who are forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business advisors with Big 4 backgrounds, PKF Texas serves emerging and middle market companies across many industries.  Service areas include profit enhancement, internal audit, international/domestic tax, accounting, auditing, litigation services, business systems consulting and IT.  PKF Texas is a member of PKF International, The Leading Edge Alliance and Partner Power International. To learn more about PKF Texas, visit their website at

SOURCE Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.


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