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HOUSTON, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns appeared on Adams on Agriculture, a radio show produced by the American AG Radio Network, to discuss the administration’s trade policies and the current prospects for passing pending farm bill legislation.
During the segment, Johanns began by commenting on the administration’s recent implementation of tariffs and the resulting retaliation from traditional trade partners such as Canada and Mexico. Recognizing that the administration’s policies have caused across the board trade disputes, Johanns noted that the impact of these clashes has been particularly hard on the American agriculture sector. When asked to provide his policy insight, Johanns recommended that the administration work closely with its trade partners to find policies that are agreeable to all parties involved and to focus on enforcing those policies once these disputes are resolved.
HOUSTON, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Former U.S. Congressman and alliantgroup Senior Vice President Rick Lazio issued a statement regarding further potential tax reform legislation that would build and expand upon last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Commenting on a recent interview appearing in The Washington Post with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Lazio discussed the modifications House Republicans are looking to pursue with regard to any potential “Tax Reform 2.0” legislation, including a breakdown of policy goals and a timeline of when legislation could be drafted and introduced on the House floor for a vote.
In his statement, Lazio highlighted a few of Brady’s key ambitions, such as making the tax sections affecting both pass-through businesses and individuals permanent (many of these provisions are scheduled to sunset in 2025) and pushing for expanded retirement savings incentives. Laying […]
HOUSTON, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup was proud to sponsor Leukemia Texas’ Inaugural Concert for a Cure on June 21st at the Irish Cowboy in the midtown area of Houston. All proceeds from the event were donated to Leukemia Texas in support of the organization’s outstanding work in helping families with loved ones dealing with the disease.
“From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank everyone that came out to support this great cause,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Leukemia Texas is doing amazing work for children and families across the state and it is an absolute honor to partner with an organization that is making a real difference in the lives of so many people.”
During the event, attendees were treated to live musical entertainment from country singer-songwriter Luke Pell while listening to inspiring testimonials and stories from […]
HOUSTON, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Dennis Gardiner, CPA and Managing Partner at Gardiner Thomsen, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Gardiner brings to alliantgroup over three decades of experience as a CPA with a strong background in advising agriculture clients such as co-ops and agribusinesses. In his new role, Gardiner will be advising the firm as it continues to expand its outreach and further develop its growing agriculture practice.
“alliantgroup is doing excellent work for not only the agriculture industry, but for American businesses across the country,” said Gardiner. “I look forward to joining this impressive board of policy and industry experts and offering my counsel and support in whatever way possible.”
The son of Gardiner Thomsen founder Dan Gardiner, Dennis Gardiner first joined the firm in 1984. In 2003, he was promoted to partner and then was […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Host Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit at Headquarters in Houston
HOUSTON, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Over 100 professionals, including former state officials and congressional members, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup’s Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit—an exclusive event created for the benefit of the firm’s clients and CPA and industry partners.
During the two-day conference, attendees were treated to a series of panels highlighting some of the most critical issues facing U.S. business leaders and policymakers. The topics covered included strategies on how to attract and retain talent in the face of a growing technical labor shortage, the rising importance of cybersecurity for public and private institutions, and an overview of anticipated legislative and policy changes and their expected impact on U.S. businesses.
On the first day of the event, former CEO of Deloitte Italy and former Vice Chairman of […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce STEM Scholarship Award Winners at Latest Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit
HOUSTON, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the winners of the firm’s 2018 STEM scholarship program. The program, which is run though the firm’s charitable initiative, the Blue Heart Fund, awarded six $10,000 scholarships to the sons and daughters of alliantgroup’s clients and CPA and industry alliance partners.
This year’s scholarship award winners are Alexis Boron, Oakland University (Michigan); Alexander Fritton, Purdue University; Schuyler Broadway, North Carolina State University; Adam Langlois, Louisiana State University; Nick Lenyo, Ohio State University; and James Nagengast, the University of California-Riverside. The winners were honored during alliantgroup’s latest Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit, with each recipient in attendance presented a $10,000 check from alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav.
“It gives me great pride to congratulate this year’s scholarship award winners,” said […]
HOUSTON, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has won the National Systems Contractors Association’s Business Accelerator of the Year Award. The award is given annually to one of the association’s partners in recognition of the value and quality of service provided to NSCA members.
For their work in helping NSCA members claim over $50 million in federal and state tax incentives, and for doing so while offering the best in customer service, alliantgroup was named this year’s award winner.
“Our association represents one of the most innovative sectors around. It is our goal to ensure our members are working with top-flight organizations and that they are given access to every competitive advantage to grow their companies,” said Chuck Wilson, Executive Director of NSCA. “alliantgroup is the absolute leader in their field, with services that provide our members with the capital needed to […]
HOUSTON, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been named the Healthiest Employer in Houston in the midsized companies category by the Houston Business Journal. The award recognizes the firm’s ongoing investment in employee health and wellness and highlights the steps the company has taken to create a healthy work environment.
“Investing in our employees has always been our firm’s number one priority and that entails making sure our people are healthy in both body and mind. Our company will always remain committed to the well-being of our professionals,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “It is an absolute honor to be recognized for our firm’s all-out commitment to corporate wellness.”
The rankings and scores for the HBJ’s Healthiest Employers were established by Healthiest Employers LLC and take into account a […]
alliantgroup and Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Host Cybersecurity and Technology Forum
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and alliantgroup Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology Tom Ridge, as well as former government officials, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors from across the country, gathered for alliantgroup’s Cybersecurity and Technology Forum in Washington, D.C.—an exclusive event created for the benefit of the firm’s clients and CPA and industry partners.
During the forum, Ridge was joined by former U.S. Congressman and alliantgroup Senior Vice President Rick Lazio as well as other policy experts for an open town hall style session on the growing number of cyber threats facing both the public and private sectors. Highlighting high profile events such as Russian hacking during the 2016 elections to cybersecurity breaches at Under Armour and Equifax to the recent ransomware attack on the city of […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Sponsor National Robotics League National Championship and Innovation Award
HOUSTON, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce its sponsorship of the National Robotics League (NRL) national competition and of the NRL Innovation Award for the upcoming school year. The firm’s sponsorship of both the competition and the new award program is the latest in a long line of ongoing initiatives related to promoting primary and secondary STEM education.
Statistics show that the U.S. is currently suffering from a major shortage of technical, STEM-based talent entering the workforce. If this trend continues, it will have dire consequences for the U.S., affecting everything from worker productivity and wages to American competitiveness and economic growth. As such, alliantgroup has made the promotion of STEM education the primary focus of its corporate philanthropy initiatives, with the firm sponsoring various endeavors designed to spark interest in STEM at an earlier age and to encourage students to pursue secondary STEM degrees and […]