Ken Swayze has joined Elliott Davis PLLC, as information technology audit manager in its Charlotte office.
Howard, Wershbale & Co., Cleveland, made several new hires and promoted more than a dozen throughout its Cleveland office. Patricia Ianni and Helen Weeber were promoted to senior managers; Deborah Whims and Shawn Philabaum to managers. Timothy Kadylak moved up as a senior accountant and Scarlette Streeter to senior. The firm’s new hires include Michael Duffy who joins as a senior manager; Siobhan Lukowsky, Randy Wolan and Brent Meyer joins as senior accountants; Mengchen Zhang and Chelsea Francisco joins as staff accountants; Kirsten Thompson as staff development director; Melissa Miavez as an assistant controller; Dottie Hauman as a revenue cycle specialist; Mari Engelhardt as a manager-software system trainer; Heather Fitzgerald, Mary Horvath, Stacey R. Kovalchuk and Sandra Touschner joined as consultant-software system trainers.
Douglas Berman has been named office managing partner in Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP’s York office and Wendy Lakatosh as partner. Ethel Nawrocki has been promoted to principal in the firm’s Reading office. Nawrocki joined the firm in 1999 and works in the firm’s tax services. She provides services to clients in the manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, construction and rental real estate sectors. … Robert Mulhearn has joined the full-service accounting, tax and advisory firm, Smart Devine, as a senior manager in its business valuation practice.
Gregory Erickson has been named partner-in-charge of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC’s Knoxville tax division.
Whitley Penn LLP, Dallas, promoted several throughout the firm. Shawn Boyce was promoted to senior manager, while Sarah Huckaby, Kyle McFatridge, Steven Moore, Todd Rabey, Chase Tipton and Neritan Xhaferi were promoted to managers. Chelsea Johnson, Justin Lytle, Pat McGregor, Ashley Moreland, Myrinda Scott and Kelly Shoulders were promoted to seniors.
Philip Busenitz has been promoted to principal at Matthews, Carter & Boyce. Busenitz joined the firm in 2000 and currently leads the private equity tax practice, which focuses on Small Business Investment Companies and private equity firms. Busenitz advises individual clients and businesses in the private equity, small business lending, and hospitality industries.
Clark Nuber, Bellevue, made several new hires throughout the firm. Amanda Brault, Eleanora Kenna, Lisa McCreedy and Maria Szobi join as tax associates; Agatha Dodek and Elaine Nguyen as audit associates; Joe Purvis and Brittani Reiterman as audit interns; Michelle Larson as an accounting services associate and Maria Szobi as a seasonal tax associate.
After four years on the job, Robert Khuzami is leaving his post as Enforcement Director at the SEC. … Christian Spencer, who joined the D.C. office of Tate & Tryon in 2011, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s audit and assurance services department. … Tim Nowak and Andrea Wright are the newest partners at Johnson Lambert LLP. The firm also added Jean Adams and Kim Mobley as principals. … W. Aaron Hawthorne was promoted to managing director in the Washington, D.C. office of WTAS LLC after seven years of service with the private client services practice.
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