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Robbie Treat, a senior accountant at Beall Barclay, Rogers, has earned her Arkansas license as a CPA, and has been promoted to senior accountant. Treat joined the firm in 2002. In addition, Roxie Benincosa has relocated to the Rogers office. She has been with the firm for over eight years, and is currently an audit manager.
Jed K. Greene, Daniel L. Hall and Elizabeth S. Sevilla have joined Seiler LLP, Redwood City, as partners. Greene has joined the commercial litigation practice, while Hall and Sevilla will work in the high-net-worth practice.
David Enick has joined Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA, Tampa Bay, as a manager in the Audit Department. He previously worked with Big Four firms in Atlanta and Tampa. ... Cindy Kushner has joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Crowe Horwath LLP as a partner in its Tax Group. She was previously a tax partner with KPMG. ... Mike Tannenbaum has been promoted to tax director at RSM McGladrey Inc., Orlando. He joined the firm in 1998.
Donald L. Luker has been elected managing partner of Mauldin & Jenkins, Atlanta. He joined the firm in 1981 as a staff accountant and most recently served as deputy MP. In addition, Greg Morgan has been appointed partner-in-charge of the Atlanta office, while William M. Curtis, Douglas A. Moses and Christy K. Tinsley have been named partners. ... Dean Tretinik has joined Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Atlanta, as a staff member in the Audit and Assurance Department.
Keysha A. Urie has joined Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City, as a staff accountant. She recently graduated from Fort Hays State University.
Arthur H. Marshall, a member of the Business Valuation Group of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, has earned the Certified Business Appraiser credential, while senior consultant Dan Vogt has earned the Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records credential, and senior Caitlyn Sherry has earned the Accredited Valuation Analyst credential.
Jack LaRue, senior vice president and general manager of Thomson Reuters' myPay Solutions payroll service, has launched a new blog, "Marketing Mondays," which will appear in the "Featured Blogs & Articles" section of Thomson Reuters' recently launched ARNE community. ... Anna Roytburd and Amanda Phaup have joined ShindelRock, Novi, as a senior staff accountant and a staff accountant, respectively. Roytburd was formerly with Virchow Krause, while Phaup was with Entertainment Publications LLC. ... Paul Bryant, a partner at Plante & Moran PLLC, Southfield, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of CPAs for a two-year term. Bryant also received the 2009 National Achievement in Public Accounting Award from the National Association of Black Accountants. In addition, audit partner Kelly Springer was one of 365 professional women in the U.S. to be featured in the 2010 Woman's Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar.
RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen, Minneapolis, recently promoted Michael Bevilacqua, David Frankel, Michelle Horaney, Shawn Fox, Steve LaFrance, Mike Couch, Mike Hallick, Tom Shaw and Mike Kirsh to partner and managing director, and Steve Riddle, Kesh Iyer and Clay Capute to managing director.
Fred Kostecki, a partner and chairman of the Assurance Services Group ofRubinBrown, St. Louis, has been named to the Professional Ethics Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs for 2009-2010. ... Mary-Karen Wittman and Anne Phelps have joined the Tax & Business Services Department of Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton, as a senior accountant and a supervisor, respectively, while Kevin Reynolds has joined the Assurance Services Department as a staff accountant. In addition, Brad D. Theel has been promoted to manager in the Assurance Services Department.
Dina DeMarco and Joseph Szark III have been admitted as members of the firm at Smolin Lupin & Co. PA, Fairfield. DeMarco provides audit and accounting services for the construction, manufacturing and distribution industries, and is a qualified team leader for audits of employee benefit plans, while Szark is an accounting and audit professional who is a service leader for the construction industry. ... Ira S. Rosenbloom has been named chief operating executive of Optimum Strategies LLC, West Caldwell. He was formerly managing member of Mintz Rosenfeld.
Yan Zhang has been admitted to the partnership at Eisner LLP, New York City. She will serve as a technical partner in the audit and assurance practice. ... Anthony Battle and Yulia Perruzzi have been promoted to audit supervisor in the financial services practice of McGladrey & Pullen LLP, New York, while Daniel Lau was promoted to senior associate in the practice. ... Alvarez & Marsal, New York City, announced a number of new hires in its Transaction Advisory Group: In New York, Rob McCarthy has joined the group as a senior director; Andrew Walshe, Jeremy Nanus and Peter Gougousis as managers; Mike Glatzer as a senior associate; and Jack Duggan as an associate. In Boston, Mike McDonnell has joined as a manager and Joe Zugale as a senior associate. In addition, Christopher Howe has joined the firm as a senior director in New York and Patrick Hoehne as a director in San Francisco.
John Pinnix, a staff accountant with Breslow Starling, Greensboro, has earned his CPA license. ... Scott Duda, an audit partner at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, has been named a 2009 Mover & Shaker by Business Leader Magazine. ... Melinda Hager has joined the tax practice of Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh. She brings more than 17 years of experience at regional accounting firms.
SS&G Financial Services Inc. announced a number of promotions: In the Akron office, Amanda Fisher, Anne Marie Griffith, Robert Hague and Sara McKee have been promoted to senior associate; in the Cincinnati office, Michael Shepka and Jamie Kingsland have been promoted to senior associate; in the Cleveland office, Rachel Ludwig has been promoted to senior associate, and Mary Liggett to manager; and in the Columbus office, Ryan Hecht has been promoted to manager. ... Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, announced a number of new hires in its Audit and Accounting Department: Kevin Hagen has joined as a manager, and Gregory Henderson and Jacob Roelen as staff accountants. ... Pam Wright has been promoted to manager at BCG & Co., Akron. She joined the firm in 1998.
Susan M. Gibble and Brent K. Musselman have joined Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont, as staff I accountants in the Accounting Services Department, while Aaron M. Good has been promoted to senior I accountant in the same department. ... Zachary Tappe, Robert Regan and Ashley Kujbus have joined Carbis Walker LLP as associates. In addition, the firm's Kelly Teets, Travis Fox and Brandon Harlan have earned their CPA licenses.
Thomas Boothby, Rick Paden and Matt Whitmire have been named members in Dixon Hughes, and Keith Hennessy and Brian Steen have been named principals.
Carol Ann Dawson, Krystal Usrey and Meredith Cucuel have joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, in staff positions in the Tax Department. ... Wesley Fort has joined Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC as a staff accountant on the audit team of its Nashville office. ... Ben Watkins, a member of Watkins Uiberall PLLC, Memphis, was the 2009 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter. Watkins graduated from the FCBE in 1978.
Joe Taylor has recently transferred from the Dallas office of Weaver and Tidwell LLP to the firm's Austin office as director of state and local tax services. He joined the firm in 2008. ... Karen Love, director of practice growth at PKF Texas, Houston, has been selected to be a member of the Executive Women's Partnership Committee at the Greater Houston Partnership. ... The Houston CPA Society installed its officers for 2009-2010: Kathy M. Ploch, a tax manager for Zientek & Co. PC, will serve as president; David G. Acosta, of David G. Acosta CPA, as president-elect; Brian C. Jones as vice president; Tonja C. Rodriguez as secretary; Mark D. Lee as treasurer; Dianne L. Metcalf as treasurer-elect; and Jeff D. Harris as immediate past president. Serving on the Board of Directors are Ronnie L. Darden, John E. Foster, Janet B. Johnson, Stephen King, Dr. Mohan Kuruvilla, Michael B. Mahady, Gregory L. Mayer, John Misitigh, Erika Ordway, Pamela Rasmussen, Alan G. Ratliff, Susan V. Sample, Debra Seefeld, E. Michael Spartalis, Loyd J. Stegent, Carol Warley, Thomas P. Wier III and Alfred W. Zientek. ... Jason Morris, Becky Briscoe and Cheri Wagner of Padgett, Stratemann & Co. LLP, San Antonio, have earned their CPA licenses.