Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas)'s Raissa Evans Named 2011 Marketer of the Year by the Association for Accounting Marketing

Jun 21, 2011, 14:02 ET from Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.

HOUSTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased to announce Raissa Evans, Executive Manager, Practice Growth, has been named the 2011 Marketer of the Year by the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) and CPA Practice Management Forum.  Next to the Hall of Fame, the Marketer of the Year award is the highest honor one can achieve in the field of accounting marketing.

"We are proud of the legacy of excellence we've created within our Practice Growth department," said Kenneth Guidry, CPA, President. "Raissa is the first Marketer of the Year to not only come from the same firm as a previous winner (Karen Love, Director, Practice Growth, 2002) but also to still be working with her mentor."

"Naturally, I am proud of Raissa and how her individual successes have contributed to the success of our team," said Love. "In the 8 1/2 years I've known and worked with her, Raissa has earned her influence within the firm, the Houston marketplace and our industry. It almost goes without saying that Raissa is a bright, intellectual and talented marketer and person who represents us well as a model for accounting marketers."

Evans is a co-founder of the Houston Chapter of the AAM, now in its 6th year, and currently sits on the Houston Board as the National AAM Board Liaison for Houston. She has been an at-large member of the National AAM Board since 2008 and will serve as Treasurer starting July 1, 2011.

In addition to her service on the national and local boards for AAM, Evans is co-chair of the Chapter Governance committee for the Houston Interactive Marketing Association (HiMA) Board, Chairwoman of the Annual BioHouston Chili Cook-off and a member of the Greater Houston Partnership's Emerging Women Leaders and Houston Young Professionals Endeavor (HYPE) committees. She is also a member of the planning committees for the Best CFOs in Houston, 40 Under 40, World Trade Soiree, and GHP Legislative Preview.

About the Association for Accounting Marketing:

The Association for Accounting Marketing is the only association in the country formed specifically to provide accounting marketers with the tools for professional growth and success. The association's more than 800 members are comprised of marketing professionals, CPAs, consultants, vendors, educators and students who seek to expand the business of public accounting. Since 1989, AAM has provided members with the information, resources and market intelligence needed to excel and grow in their careers. To learn more about AAM, please visit

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

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