Member News | July 16-20

Elliott Davis Adds to Practice Growth Team
Julie Driedger to Focus on Manufacturing and Distribution

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, S.C., July 19, 2012 – Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Driedger as Client Development Director.

With more than 10 years of business development and account management experience, Driedger will work with Elliott Davis’ firmwide Manufacturing and Distribution practice to drive go-to-market initiatives, develop new client and referral relationships and create alliances with industry organizations across the Southeast. She will work across the firm’s footprint in S.C., N.C., Va. and Ga.

“Julie comes to us with a depth of knowledge and experience in both manufacturing and accounting,” said John Otten, leader of Elliott Davis’ Manufacturing and Distribution practice. “I look forward to working with her to extend and enhance our practice in the Carolinas and beyond.”

Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Driedger spent six years working in account management and business development capacities for multi-national public accounting firms in Charlotte, N.C. She formerly worked for an investment management firm in Seattle, Wash. Driedger holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently a member of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and the Association for Corporate Growth.

About Elliott Davis, LLC

Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast and ranks among the top 50 CPA firms in the U.S.  With offices in S.C., N.C., G.A. and V.A., the firm provides clients across a wide range of industries with smart, customized solutions and its people with rewarding opportunities. Founded in 1925, Elliott Davis is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently owned accounting firms based in the U.S. and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of more than 450 offices in 100 countries around the globe.  For more information about Elliott Davis and its services, visit



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