CALIFORNIA

Tammy Saetia has been promoted to partner in RBZ’s law firm services group. Saetia has 17 years of experience serving law firms. She began her career at RBZ in 1997 as a staff member. … Manny Monyei has joined JLK where he will lead the Engineering Tax Services Group. … Alain Avakian has joined BlackLine Systems as chief technology officer. .

CONNECTICUT

John Zinno, the office managing partner of BlumShapiro’s Shelton office, has been elected president of the board of directors of the Greater Waterbury YMCA. Zinno’s term as board president runs from July 2014-July 2016 and continues his more than 15-year commitment to the organization.

ILLINOIS

Jim Drumm has been tapped as partner-in-charge in Sikich LLP’s technology practice.

MARYLAND

Meghan Carter of HeimLantz has completed all the requirements to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Maryland University College. Carter previously earned an Associate in Arts degree in General Studies from Anne Arundel Community College. Carter joined the firm in 2008 and is currently responsible for the first impression of the firm on clients, providing excellent customer service, assisting the partners, executive managers and team members with administrative tasks, as well as assisting with coordinating firm events. … Sheri Winegardner, a member at HeimLantz has become a certified financial planner.

MICHIGAN

Matthew Fegan has been promoted to manager from senior consultant at Plante Moran. He specializes in valuation of closely held businesses and intangible assets, management planning, gift and estate tax, healthcare compliance, financial reporting, employee stock ownership plans and purchase and sale advisement, in the firm’s Forensic and Valuation Services Department. Mandy Chardoul has been promoted to senior associate from associate. She specializes in estate and tax planning, family-owned business planning and charitable planning for high net worth individuals and families. Jeremy Louters has also moved up from associate to senior associate. He specializes in in closely held companies within the manufacturing and distribution, and service industries in the firm’s assurance group. Nicole Meade moved up the ranks to senior associate from associate. … Kristin Hibbard has been promoted to senior manager at DeBoer, Baumann & Company. Steven Darrow and Kaileigh Eddy were promoted managers at the firm.

MISSOURI

Chris Janis and Tim Anderson were promoted to managers at RubinBrown. Janis works in the firm’s Tax Services Group, where he focuses on clients in the manufacturing and distribution, and not-for-profit industries. He is a member of the AICPA and the Missouri Society of CPAs. Janis received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Anderson works in the firm’s Tax and Real Estate Services Groups, providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients. He also specializes in low-income housing credits, new markets credits, renewable energy credits and historic rehabilitation credits. A graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Anderson is a member of the AICPA and the MSCPA.

NEW JERSEY

Robert Wilson has joined WeiserMazars as a partner in the firm’s Water & Utilities Practice in Edison, N.J. … Joseph Scutellaro has joined CohnReznick as a tax partner in the firm’s Eatontown, NJ office. Scutellaro also brings with him three tax professionals: Shaune Scutellaro, manager; Thomas Cimochowski, senior; and Christopher Padulano, senior.

NEW YORK

Lisa Osofsky, a partner-in-charge at the private client services division of WeiserMazars LLP, has been elected to the firm’s executive committee, effective January 1, 2015. Jules S. Reich has joined as a partner at WeiserMazars within the Transaction Advisory Services Group, which assists companies and private equity firms as they purchase or divest themselves of businesses both domestically and globally.… Scott Kind and Sarah Robinson have been promoted to partner at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte. … Keith Denham will join CohnReznick as managing principal and national director of CohnReznick Advisory Group. Denham will succeed Anthony Zecca, who retires at the end of this year after leading the advisory services arm of the firm for over 30 years. Denham has a 20-year career in advisory and consulting roles with Deloitte where he most recently served as Retail and Consumer Products Advisory Services Leader. Prior to that, he was the Northeast Region Advisory Services Leader serving a broad array of industries. ... Harmen Bakker, Soula Tsambiras, Paul Schroer, and Mary Sheridanhave been admitted to the partnership at Citrin Cooperman. Additionally, Anna Galioto, Kenni Li, David Kells, and Daniel Kohn will become principals in the firm. Li will also serve as Citrin's chief technology officer. This year’s promotions to director include Michael Iannuzzi, Dora Dvir, Marc Sonnenberg, Catherine Taylor, Eugene Ruvere, and Anand Madhusudanan. … Ted Felix has joined Marks Paneth LLP as senior director in the firm’s Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group. Felix was previously the managing partner of Lazar Levine & Felix LLP. … Michael Cesternino and Ryan McEvoy were promoted to audit managers. Kristi Mason and Mark Sagan were promoted to supervisors and AJ Zarrelli to senior accountant. … The American Cancer Society has announced that John Alfonso, a partner at CohnReznick LLP, is a recipient of the 2014 St. George National Award.

NORTH CAROLINA

Melisa Galasso, an audit professional practices manager at Cherry Bekaert LLP, has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the AICPA sixth annual Leadership Academy in Durham, North Carolina, in the fall.

PENNSYLVANIA

Nathan Gage has joined Smith Elliott Kearns & Company LLC as a manager in the firm’s Retirement Plan Services Group located in the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania office. Gage earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He joins SEK&Co with over 11 years of experience in retirement plan services and business analysis.

TEXAS

CPAmerica International has announced that Tracee Buethner of Widmer Roel PC, and Brian Sullivan of Mueller & Co., LLP, will be the incoming chair and vice chair for the 2015 Accounting and Auditing Conference in Austin.

WASHINGTON

Moss Adams LLP has tapped partner Marke Greene, a 14-year veteran of tax consulting, to take over as national partner in charge, replacing Keith Palmer, who has been with the firm since 1979 and will retire at the end of 2014.

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin School of Business Accounting Professor Emily Griffith and Ph.D. student Patrick Hurley received the Access to Audit Personnel Program Award. The Center for Audit Quality and the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association sponsor the program. Griffith and Hurley are one of only four research teams in the U.S. to receive this prestigious award. Griffith and Hurley’s proposal, Ego Depletion and Evidence Integration While Auditing Complex Estimates, focuses on the role of ego depletion on job performance in auditors. Ego depletion is a popular topic in social psychology, which argues that exercising self-control over a long period of time limits a person’s ability to do so in the near future. Griffith and Hurley’s research will examine ego depletion in auditors who work long hours during the busy season.

 

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