PwC Announces Four New Partner Promotions in Southern California

Jul 19, 2012, 11:00 ET from PwC US

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced that four professionals were admitted into the firm's partnership, based in Irvine and Los Angeles.

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Doug Anderson was admitted to the partnership as a principal in PwC's Advisory practice, based in Irvine. Anderson helps clients work to improve performance by developing and implementing operational strategies. He has helped lead major projects at large, multinational companies, spending time in Japan, Australia and China. Anderson received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master's degree from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Alex Blanc was admitted to the partnership as a principal in PwC's Advisory practice, based in Los Angeles. Blanc is a leader in PwC's Forensics practice where he helps clients deploy sophisticated technology solutions in the course of investigations, litigation proceedings and other disputes, regulatory, contract, and tax compliance efforts, as well as major business transactions. Blanc received Master's degrees from Moscow University and the University of Southern California.

Brent Eastep was admitted as a partner in PwC's Assurance practice, based in Los Angeles. Eastep will continue to focus his efforts on providing services to clients in the power and utilities industry. Eastep is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California. He received a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Bakersfield.

Christie Forgash was admitted as a partner in PwC's Assurance practice, based in Los Angeles. She uses her more than 15 years of experience to serve public and early stage private companies in the software, interactive entertainment, gaming, digital and social media sectors.  Forgash is also dedicated to the community, serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Connections For Children. She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California and Texas. Forgash received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

"We applaud these exceptional leaders and congratulate them on this important milestone in their careers at PwC," said PwC Southern California Market Managing Partner Brian Cullinan. "All of these individuals demonstrate PwC's commitment to quality client service and their continued leadership enables us to grow our practice and provide the best opportunities for our people."

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