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1711, 2020

alliantgroup Welcomes Award-Winning Science Teacher, Deirdre Ricketts, to Strategic Advisory Board

By |November 17th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

HOUSTONNov. 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 […]

809, 2020

Manufacturing President Anthony Nighswander Joins alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board

By |September 8th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 […]

1206, 2020

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce their Spring 2020 STEM Scholarship Program Winners

By |June 12th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 […]

505, 2020

alliantgroup Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2020

By |May 5th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 […]

2804, 2020

alliantgroup Announces the 2020 HISD Elementary Science Teacher Award Winner

By |April 28th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 […]

1601, 2020

alliantgroup Welcomes Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp to Strategic Advisory Board

By |January 16th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

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,” […]

1712, 2019

alliantgroup Celebrates News of Tax Extenders from Capitol Hill

By |December 17th, 2019|179D, 179dInTheNews, Press Releases, Tax alert|0 Comments

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 […]

912, 2019

Frost PLLC Executive Committee Chairman Doug Richardson Joins alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board

By |December 9th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is excited to announce that Doug Richardson, Chairman of the Frost, PLLC Executive Committee, has joined the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board.

Richardson has more than 30 years of experience dealing with the Food and Agriculture industry niche including mergers and acquisitions, accounting system design, auditing and consulting on business matters including organizational structure, key employee compensation and general tax and estate planning. 

“Joining the alliantgroup team fits squarely with my years of experience as a business professional who has helped countless companies become more efficient and competitive. I’m excited to bring my talents to the firm and its clients to make a real impact on American businesses,” said Richardson.

Richardson is also actively involved in the beef cattle business, commercial real estate business, title and escrow business and various other endeavors. He currently […]

512, 2019

Former Congressman Rick White Joins alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board

By |December 5th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that Rick White, former TechNet CEO and a former U.S. Congressman representing the First District of Washington State, has joined the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board.

White served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. During his time on Capitol Hill, White was known as one of Congress’s most active legislators on high-tech issues. 

After serving in Congress, he worked for Perkins Coie in the law firm’s Electronic Commerce and Internet Law practice section. He served as the CEO of TechNet from 2001 to 2005 where he advocated for technology companies, then moved on to serve as founder and CEO of several tech-oriented startup companies and as principal at the Woodbay Group, a consulting and investment firm in Seattle.

“I’m delighted to join the amazing people at alliantgroup,” said White. “I’ve […]

212, 2019

Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP Partner Adam Buchanan Joins alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board

By |December 2nd, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

HOUSTON, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is excited to announce that Adam E. Buchanan, a partner at North Carolina accounting firm Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP, has joined the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board.

Buchanan has more than 19 years of experience in the field of public accounting, and has experience working with clients in a wide range of industries including biomedical and pharmaceutical, software and technology development, manufacturing and distribution, renewable energy, and venture funds.

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining a team with such an incredible track record of helping U.S. businesses not only become educated on government incentives but take advantage of these incentives to elevate their standing in their given industry. I’m looking forward to using my years of tax experience in order to help alliantgroup continue their mission of helping their clients succeed,” said Buchanan.

In his […]

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