PKF Texas (Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.) Director, Karen Love, Named One of the Honorary Co-Chairs for the May 16th Houston Technology Center Gala

Apr 30, 2013, 18:48 ET from Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.

HOUSTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) Director of Practice Growth, Karen Love, has been named as one of 23 honorary co-chairs for A Celebration of Entrepreneurs, the annual Houston Technology Center Gala.

"Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy and have built Houston to be a dynamic and diverse city well known for our energy, aerospace, life sciences and technology sectors.  We are pleased to continue our annual tradition of celebrating these outstanding entrepreneurs," said Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of the Houston Technology Center.

The event honors local entrepreneurs that have made a significant impact on the region's economy. This year's featured honoree is Mr. Vijay Goradia, Chairman of Vinmar International Ltd.  Additionally, Lifetime Achievement awards will be presented recognizing four different sectors: Aerospace - Tom Short, CEO, Anadarko; Energy - James Calaway, Director of Wind Development, Pattern Energy Group; IT – Leland Putterman, CEO, Acorn Systems, Inc.; and Life Sciences – David McWilliams, Chairman, BioHouston.

Along with Love, the honorary co-chairs are: Dr. Andrew Barron; Downey Bridgwater; Gale Burkett; Pat Campbell; Russ Capper; Bob Dussler; Doug Erwin; Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.; Leisa Holland-Nelson; Michael Holthouse; W. Keith Maxwell, III; Jim "Mack" McIngvale; Edelmiro Muniz; Kim Padgett; Allison and Dan Parsley; Bob Peebler; Bill Sherrill; L.E. Simmons; Governor Mark and Linda Gale White; Dr. Jim Willerson; Beth Williams; Welcome Wilson, Sr.

This is the tenth annual gala benefiting the Houston Technology Center, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that enables and accelerates the growth of emerging technology companies for the purpose of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the greater Houston area.

This year's gala will be held on Thursday, May 16 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston.

About Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas)

PKF Texas is the premiere middle-market CPA firm in Houston, with a 25+ year history focused on assisting international businesses. We provide internal/external auditing, accounting, domestic/international tax services, profit enhancement, IT and business systems consulting to emerging and middle market companies across many industries. Through our PKF International, Leading Edge Alliance and Partner Power alliances we have access to worldwide resources. To learn more about PKF Texas, visit

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