Japanese Chamber Vice Chairman Awarded by Governor German Trade Show Firm Names New President in Atlanta Atlanta CPA Frim Begins Employee Exchange with British Partner Governor Reappoints Member to Economic Development Board

Japanese Chamber Vice Chairman Awarded by Governor

Takashi “Tom” Yamamoto, a senior adviser to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu consulting firm in Atlanta, was given the “Governor George Busbee Award” at the 29th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast US-Japan & Japan-US Southeast Associations 2005 (SEUS-Japan) on Oct. 16 in Tokyo.

Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded Mr. Yamamoto for his dedication to stronger relations between Japan and the state of Georgia. Mr. Yamamoto is currently vice chairman of both the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia and the Japan America Society of Georgia.

Mr. Yamamoto consults Deloitte on behalf of his company, TYamamoto & Associates LLC, which he created in April. He was previously vice chairman and senior adviser to Murata Electronics North America Inc. in Smyrna from 1997-2005.

Mr. Yamamoto served Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. for 41 years, holding executive positions in finance, sales and marketing, manufacturing and general management. He was president and CEO of Murata Electronics North America Inc. from 1993-97.

German Trade Show Firm Names New President in Atlanta

Tradeshow organizer Messe Frankfurt Inc. has named David Audrain to become its next president at the end of November. Messe Frankfurt Inc. is a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions GmbH based in Frankfurt, Germany. Hosting more than 100 events in 16 countries, the Messe Frankfurt Group is a leading international trade show organizer.

Mr. Audrain will succeed Roland Bleinroth as president. He is currently COO and executive vice president of ConvExx in Las Vegas. He has previously held senior management positions with Miller Freeman, Hanley-Wood and Advanstar.

For more information about Messe Frankfurt, go to: www.messefrankfurt.com/corporate/en/

Atlanta CPA Firm Begins Employee Exchange with British Partner

Atlanta-based Moore Colson accounting firm has brought a senior accountant from Britain-based Hurst & Co. Accountants LLP to Atlanta to work on Sarbanes Oxley projects here.

British accountant Matt Severs from Hurst is now in Atlanta with Moore Colson to carry out audits for British subsidiaries of U.S. parent companies. While here, Mr. Severs will become part of Moore Colson’s Sarbanes-Oxley consulting team to gain specific knowledge about Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and testing projects to take back to Britain to serve Moore Colson clients with subsidiaries located in Britain and throughout Europe.

Hurst is a business advisory and accounting firm in northwest England, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Stockport. The 10-partner firm specializes in providing local accounting, tax, corporate finance and outsourcing support for businesses investing in Britain. For more information visit www.hurst.co.uk.

Moore Colson, founded in 1981, is a CPA firm providing financial services, information technology services, lender services, management consulting services and tax and assurance services to client throughout Atlanta and the Southeast. For more information about Moore Colson, call (770) 989-0028 or visit www.moorecolson.com.

Governor Reappoints Member to Economic Development Board Gov. Sonny Perdue has reappointed Joseph “Joe” M. Hatfield of Clarkesville to the state economic development board. Mr. Hatfield is the executive vice president of operations and serves on the board of directors for Fieldale Farms Corp.

He is on the board of directors for the North Georgia Technical College and Peach State Bank and Trust, and serves as a member of the National Chicken Council and the Georgia Poultry and Egg Association.