Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas)'s Raissa Evans Named Chair 2011 BioHouston Chili Cook-Off

Mar 09, 2011, 10:04 ET from Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.

HOUSTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased announce Raissa Evans, Executive Manager, Practice Growth, has been named chair of the 8th Annual BioHouston Chili Cook-Off.

With over 500 attendees, the Cook-Off is the largest event in Houston focused on the life science/biotech community. This year's Cook-Off will be held on April 1, 2011 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on the BioHouston lawn (2555 Holly Hall St., Houston TX 77054).

"PKF Texas chaired the first Cook-Off in 2004 and I am pleased Raissa has been named this year's chair, continuing our commitment to Houston's life science/biotech sector," said Karen Love, Director, Practice Growth. "If you have an interest in life science or biotech, the Chili Cook-Off is a fun way to connect with business owners, researchers, venture capitalists and other influencers."

Other PKF Texas team members on the planning committee include: Karen Love; Cindy Snow, Senior Manager, Tax; and Jen Lemanski, Senior Specialist, Practice Growth. In addition to supporting the Chili Cook-Off, PKF Texas sponsors the Texas Life Science Conference, Women's luncheon and sits on the Advisory Board.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and Chili Cook-Off teams are forming now. Visit for details.

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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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