Global tax services firm, Ryan LLC, Dallas, has appointed 16 professionals from the recently acquired Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services business to the firm's executive leadership team. Joe Mulcahy, the former Senior Vice President of Thomson Reuters PTS, has been named Ryan principal and Property Tax Practice Leader. Mark A. Paolillo, the former vice president of Thomson Reuters PTS's Unclaimed Property practice, has been named Ryan principal and Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Practice Leader. Tom Loban, the former vice president of Thomson Reuters PTS Consulting Services, has been named Ryan principal and Commercial Property Tax Practice Leader. Former Thomson Reuters PTS professionals Tom Brannigan, Steve Buck, Dan Galati, Joe Grissaffi, Susan C. Han, Marc A. Hartley, Shawn M. King, Shane Moncrief, Gary Rucker, and Jeff Tuthill have been appointed to the leadership team as principals. Joseph Mileti has been named senior vice president of operations and Business Planning; Lucas Branyan has been named vice president, General Accounting; and Richard Nearhood has been named vice president, legal. … Yiching (Jean) Cheng and Dengjian (Frank) Wang were promoted to audit seniors at GBH CPAs PC, Houston. … Gainer Donnelly LLP, Houston, made several promotions throughout the firm. Kristen Simpson has been promoted to senior tax integration manager. Nick Kabani was promoted to manager in the firm’s tax department. Brittany Kruger moved up to recruiting manager. Matthew Ledbetter is now a supervisor in the firm’s tax department. Emily Milani was promoted to a senior tax associate and Quincy Victorian was promoted to tax associate.
Tysons, Va., Mark Burroughs has joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Tysons, as a partner in the firm’s government contracting consulting group. … Jeremy Cusimano and Russell Battaglia will serve as directors in Grant Thornton LLP’s, Forensic & Valuation Services practice in McLean. … Christen Ensor has joined Thompson, Greenspon & Co. PC, Fairfax, as the firm’s marketing manager. Ensor will oversee the proposal process, public relations and events that promote the firms services. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the professional services industry and comes with a wealth of knowledge ranging from product management to international conference administration. Her areas of expertise include public relations, communications, relationship management, collateral creation and brand strategy.
Daniel Goelzer, a former general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission and a founding board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, has returned to Baker & McKenzie as a partner. … The Internal Revenue Service selected six new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. The new members are: Michele J. Alexander, owner of Jackson, Jackson & Jackson, in Pittsburgh; Mark Stephen Mesler, a principal at Ernst & Young, LLP, in Atlanta; Luis Parra, owner of Key Accounting of New York, in the Bronx, N.Y.; David M. Penney, the General Director, Taxes and Customs, and Assistant Secretary, General Motors of Canada Limited, in Oshawa, Ontario; Karen Salemi, Learning Consultant at Zero Chaos; and Sherrill L. Trovato, owner of Sherrill Trovato, in Fountain Valley, Calif. The 2013 IRSAC Chairperson is Deborah Walker, a partner at Deloitte Tax LLP, in Washington, D.C. Walker served as vice-chairperson of IRSAC for 2012.
Terry Strittmater has been named managing shareholder Schenck SC’s Milwaukee office.
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