HOUSTON, TX. FEBRUARY 4, 2015 – alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Jackie Buck, Vice President of Finance and Administration at Harper Construction, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. A longtime executive, Buck brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm and is recognized nationally as a leading expert within the construction industry. As a member of alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board, Buck will continue her service to the industry by helping construction and construction-related companies claim the valuable tax credits and incentives they are fully entitled to under the tax code.

“I am so excited to be joining such an exceptional team of professionals,” said Buck. “By partnering with alliantgroup, I am looking forward to continuing my service to the construction industry and to the immense value we can bring to this critical sector of the economy.”

In addition to her executive position with Harper Construction, Buck currently serves as the Vice President of Finance & Accounting for AGI General Contracting. Prior to joining AGI, Buck held other executive posts within the construction industry, serving as the Regional Vice President of Textura LLC (a construction management software company) from 2006-2008 and was the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration for R.D. Olson Construction for over 17 years. Over the course of her career, Buck has overseen every aspect of a construction business, spanning from accounting and finance, contract administration, IT, legal and human resources.

“Jackie’s experience as an executive in all facets of the business has given her a unique perspective in the challenges currently facing the construction industry,” said John Corcoran, Executive Director for the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC) and alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board Member. “That experience will serve her well as she educates the industry on the credits and incentives available for their benefit.”

An active member within the financial management sector of the industry, Buck has been a CFMA member since 1986 and has held every national office for the association, including Chairman in 2004-2005. She is also a past Chairman of the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP) and is an industry speaker for AICPA, AGC, CFMA, NAWIC and Lorman Educational Services.

“I would like to welcome Jackie to our team,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “I know her knowledge and experience of the construction industry will be instrumental in our outreach to small and mid-sized businesses.”

About alliantgroup- alliantgroup’s mission is one of education and awareness – we exist to help industry organizations, U.S. businesses and the CPA firms that advise them, take full advantage of all federal and state tax credits, incentives and deductions available to them – our government has legislated these powerful incentive programs to help businesses grow and successfully compete both in the U.S. and abroad. alliantgroup’s headquarters is in Houston, Texas, with offices across the country including New York, Boston, Chicago, Orange County, Sacramento, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.