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CCH Appoints Dee Hairgrove Vice President, Tax Development

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 13, 2007) – Dee Hairgrove has joined CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business as Vice President, ProSystem fx Tax Development. CCH is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

In this new position, Hairgrove will be responsible for direction, management and oversight of the ProSystem fx Tax Applications and Graphics organizations in Torrance, Calif. and Wichita, Kan. Hairgrove will report to Jim Bryant, CCH Executive Vice President, Software, and will be based in Wichita. The Wichita site, with over 560 full-time employees and 450 seasonal employees, is the location of one of CCH’s centers for the development of its award-winning tax software solutions.

With 20 years of tax software experience, Hairgrove has a broad background that covers 1040, business tax, e-Filing and Sales Tax software development. His career includes 18 years with Thomson/RIA managing and developing the InSource and GoSystem product lines. Most recently, he served as Director of Business Return Development at Thomson. Other positions he held there included Tax Developer and Project Manager.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Dee’s extensive tax software experience on board. With a proven track record of increasing efficiencies in the development area while improving quality, Dee will help drive CCH’s tax product leadership even further in the market,” said Mike Sabbatis, CCH President.

Hairgrove, a CPA, holds two bachelor’s degrees from Texas Tech University, one in accounting and one in finance. 

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CorpSystem™, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has 2006 annual revenues of €3.7 billion, employs approximately 18,450 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit

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