The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation Names Kent Thomas Advisor to Finance Committee September 29, 2010 Timonium, MD — Regional certified public accounting, tax, and consulting firm KatzAbosch announces that Kent Thomas, CPA, CCIFP has been asked to serve as an advisor to the Finance Committee for The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation (BCEF). The Finance Committee oversees BCEF’s investment portfolio and strategies and reports to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Thomas is just one of three advisors serving in that capacity. Thomas, a Shareholder with KatzAbosch, joined the firm in 1984. He currently serves as Co- Chair of the Construction and Real Estate Services Group and has provided accounting and tax services to contractors and construction firms for more than 20 years. Thomas holds the prestigious distinction of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), a certification held by less than 15 professionals in Maryland and less than 750 professionals in the United States. The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation is dedicated to improving and promoting the construction industry in the greater Baltimore area. With the belief that education is the best way to foster growth, BCEF has awarded grants to individuals and organizations actively contributing to the construction community. Since its first year of active giving in 1998, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling approximately $425,000 to support the construction industry. Thomas, who served as President of BCEF in 2004, is an active member of several other professional and civic organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).