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International Profit Associates Managing Director Appointed to ABI's Board of Governors

Buffalo Grove, IL, February 15, 2008 --( International Profit Associates (IPA-IBA) Managing Director, John R. Burgess, has been appointed to the American Biographical Institute’s (ABI) Board of Governors.

“It is in the opinion of the association’s officers that your brilliant achievements and notable deeds deserve widespread recognition,” said J.M. Evans, Chairman. “Because of the attributes just mentioned, the officers furthermore feel that your seating on the Board of Governors will singularly enhance the future of the association.”

John Burgess will be a part of a select group of individuals worldwide who will serve as an elected and dignified body of the American Biographical Institute Research Association (ABIRA), guiding and directing the association’s growth.

The ABI is one of the world’s leading biographical reference publishers and authorities on global contemporary achievement. Founded in 1967, the Institute has exposed the biographies of outstanding men and women, the world over, in more than 150 separate reference volumes. During its nearly forty-year history, the ABI has recognized the deeds of outstanding men and women through the acknowledgement of professional documentation, and the tradition of biographical research and record

John Burgess is the key founder and managing director of IPA-IBA. Prior to founding IPA, Burgess was a commodities trader with the Chicago Board of Trade, practiced law and was an executive with a management consulting firm. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roger Williams College in Providence, Rhode Island and a Juris Doctor from the New England College of Law in Boston.

International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA-IBA), the largest privately held management consulting and professional services firm for small and medium size businesses in North America, is a leading authority on small business. With annual revenues in excess of $200 million since 2005, IPA-IBA is the 6th largest management consulting company in Chicago and the 61st largest consulting company in the world. IPA-IBA offers a wide range of proven and innovative methodologies to help businesses grow and prosper. International Profit Associates and its alliance partners, including Integrated Business Analysis, Inc. (IBA), International Tax Advisors, Inc. (ITA), Accountancy Associates, LLC (AAL) and IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC (IPA A&I), provide comprehensive business advisory services and tax strategies to companies in the United States, Canada and other locations worldwide. Additional information is immediately available by visiting,,, and The Public Relations Department may be contacted at: telephone (847) 495-6786; facsimile (847) 495-6773.

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