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Visitors can apply principles of science and math to enjoy engaging activities at the museum where they are inspired to explore careers STEM—a major mission of the entire program.
As CEO of a firm dedicated to innovation in America, Dhaval looks forward to working alongside other industry leaders such as Deputy of Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center Vanessa Wyche, CEO of Space Center Houston William Harris, and former astronaut Michael Bloomfield.
By Dean Zerbe, National Managing Director at alliantgroup and Former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee
March 29, 2021Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you very much for the opportunity to submit written comments in response to your important hearing to discuss the effect of the U.S. tax code on domestic manufacturing.
My name is Dean A. Zerbe and I am alliantgroup’s National Managing Director based in Washington, D.C. alliantgroup serves a broad spectrum of clients, from start-ups to the largest Fortune 1,000 companies in nearly every industry. Our professionals consist of CPAs (including former partners at “Big Four” accounting firms) and attorneys, in addition to individuals from a wide array of disciplines. alliantgroup works with businesses and their CPA firms to […]
HOUSTON, TX – January 19, 2021Bhaskar Pramanik has joined alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board to counsel on strategy and growth in India and the United States. Mr. Pramanik is well regarded in the technology industry and is an accomplished management leader having held positions with top multinational companies around the globe.
Pramanik has decades of experience in technology and software. He was most recently Chairman of Microsoft India where he oversaw the company’s overall operations in India including sales, marketing, and channels across business groups, in India. Before Microsoft, he was the managing director for Oracle India. Prior to that, he spent more than 14 years at Sun Microsystems first as VP and MD for Sun Microsystems India and then as VP Commercial Systems at Sun’s Corporate HQ at Menlo Park.
Pramanik is currently an Independent board member […]
HOUSTON, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is excited to announce Deirdre Ricketts, a nationally recognized elementary school STEM teacher, is now part of alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Deirdre Ricketts has been teaching for over twenty years. She is the lead science teacher and facilitator of the STEAM Lab at Stevens Elementary School, part of the STEAM magnet program, in Houston, TX. Ms. Ricketts was the winner of the alliantgroup Houston Independent School District’s Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Award in 2019.
Born in New York City to parents who immigrated from the Caribbean, Deirdre grew up in Houston and went to the University of Texas at Austin. Her parents promoted education, moral values and a solid work ethic. These paired with her passion for science and STEAM, specifically ensuring equity in STEAM education, have led to Deirdre’s teaching motto: “The World is Your Laboratory!”
“I strongly believe that our future depends on creating […]
HOUSTON, September 03, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to welcome APT Manufacturing Solutions President and Founder Anthony Nighswander to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Nighswander founded APT Manufacturing in January 1996, with the firm leveraging the latest in cutting-edge technology to enhance state-of-the-art manufacturing methods, software and processes for the last 20 years.
“I knew from my first meeting with alliantgroup that our interests were aligned. My firm knows the value of upholding the highest quality standards, and I know alliantgroup does as well,” Nighswander said. “I can’t wait to see what this relationship brings, and I’m looking forward to working with alliantgroup to further strengthen small and medium-sized businesses across the country.”
Nighswander is seen as a visionary in the manufacturing sector and is known by many for his problem-solving skills as well as his ability to overcome […]
alliantgroup is thrilled to announce some happy news today – the winners of our Spring 2020 STEM Scholarship Awards!
The United States has been suffering from an untenable skills gap. There is a large gap between the number of unfilled STEM jobs available and the number of STEM graduates every year in our country and that is a threat to America’s continued leadership in innovation. alliantgroup is committed to helping close that skills gap through scholarships and programs that encourage STEM education.
“It is the number one problem I hear from businesses; that there’s just not enough students graduating with STEM degrees to fill job openings. That’s why I get so passionate when it comes to helping kids accomplish their dreams in STEM. We need to encourage these bright young minds because we want the next world changing innovation to come from the United States.” alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav said.
alliantgroup’s STEM Scholarship […]
HOUSTON – May 05, 2020 – alliantgroup, focused on strengthening American businesses by helping them reinvest in innovation and job growth, has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020. The list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.
“alliantgroup has a strong mission of helping small to medium sized businesses thrive. We have created a culture that is laser focused on creating an amazing experience for our clients. The drive for that excellence and passion for what we do has helped create a culture that I’m very proud to be a part of, said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “I am so honored that we are being recognized by Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2020.”
Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took […]
HOUSTON, TX (April 28, 2020)—This is the second year alliantgroup has partnered with the Houston Independent School District to sponsor the Elementary Science Teacher Award and we are thrilled to announce this year’s winner, Kirk Coppes from Ashford Elementary! This award was created to reward local teachers who are increasing student achievement and engagement through innovative lesson plans that emphasize the importance and intrigue of science. It’s just one of the many educational initiatives that alliantgroup is involved in as part of its continuing efforts to promote the importance of STEM education.
Each finalist was chosen based on the innovative teaching methods they are using to get their students engaged and interested in the field of science. The finalists were chosen by HISD based on the applicant’s implementation of a uniquely innovative lesson plan that effectively immerses their students in STEM fields. One finalist was chosen from each of […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp has joined the company’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Heitkamp represented North Dakota from 2013 to 2019 and was the first woman ever elected to represent the state as a U.S. Senator. Before her political career on Capitol Hill, Heitkamp served as the attorney general for North Dakota as well as the state’s tax commissioner.
Prior to those roles, she worked as an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is a graduate of the University of North Dakota as well as the Lewis & Clark Law School. She will be using her expertise in the areas of the law, public policy, taxation and energy to help alliantgroup clients become more competitive through strategic growth and business development.
“It’s an honor to join a firm like alliantgroup whose central mission is strengthening U.S. businesses,” […]
alliantgroup is excited that Congressional leaders have reached a late tax deal that will extend a number of popular tax provisions, including the Section 179D deduction for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings.
The deal, reached late Monday by key Congressional leaders, also extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), among other powerful provisions for U.S. taxpayers.
“The good news is that these key provisions will live another day. The fight will come back in 2020, but 179D was put back in, making it possible to gain the support needed to make this key provision permanent,” said former U.S. Congressman and alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board Member Rick Lazio.
The deal also eliminated three tax provisions from the Affordable Care Act, including the excise tax on medical devices, the tax on high-end health insurance (also known as the Cadillac Tax) and the excise tax on health […]