RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 8, 2014 – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that the firm’s partner, Skip Woody, has received a 2014 Outstanding Conference Speaker Award from North Carolina Association for CPAs (NCACPA).

The annual award goes to conference speakers who received a combined average score on both knowledge and skill of at least 4.75 from participant evaluations. Woody is among four other speakers who won this award for their outstanding professional education provided at NCACPA’s conferences. Winners were recognized during a special dinner held at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday, April 30.

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“It is truly an honor to be named an outstanding speaker by one of the state’s leading CPA organizations,” said Skip. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of NCACPA’s conferences and look forward to a continued partnership with the organization.”