New Orleans, La. - Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC (P&N), a top 100 U.S. public accounting firm and the largest Louisiana-based public accounting firm, is pleased to welcome Elaine Fitzpatrick, CPA, as an Audit Director of the firm's New Orleans area practice, effective August 11.

Fitzpatrick has 19 years of public accounting experience. Before joining the P&N team, Fitzpatrick served as a Managing Director at PwC, where she managed public and private clients across a wide range of industries including transportation, chemical industry, engineering and construction, higher education, and non-profit. Fitzpatrick has extensive international business and accounting experience in both the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Leveraging her extensive experience in planning and executing compliance audits, Fitzpatrick is a great fit for P&N. Her technical and operational experience will be vital in continuing to position P&N's vast array of traditional and non-traditional services in the New Orleans market.

She serves on the Board of Governors for the Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans and volunteers as a tutor for the Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) program. She is also a board member of the Mothership Foundation, which stages the Bayou Boogaloo festival. In 2012, she was honored as one of New Orleans' City Business Women of the Year. 

"Elaine Fitzpatrick is a great addition to the P&N team," comment Phil Gunn, P&N's Managing Director of the New Orleans practice. "Her experience, dedication, and community commitment align with our core values and will be instrumental in P&N's growth and continued success."

"We welcome Elaine to our P&N team and are excited to add her executive presence to our great New Orleans leadership team," continues Gunn. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be a great benefit to our clients.

With more than 600 professionals serving diverse clients across the United States, Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC (P&N) is a top 100 U.S. accounting and business advisory firm and an established Gulf South leader. We provide comprehensive accounting and audit, tax, technology and business consulting services, backed by 65 years of experience and the depth of resources to consistently deliver uncompromising quality and responsive, innovative services. Through significant industry leadership, including the current AICPA Chairman, P&N plays an active role in moving our profession forward. Learn more at www.pncpa.com.

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