CALIFORNIA

Michael Feinstein, an assurance partner in the Los Angeles office of Marcum LLP, has been appointed chair of the Accounting Principles & Auditing Standards Committee of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He will serve a two-year term.

ILLINOIS

Eli Steinberger has joined SS&G Inc., as a senior associate in the firm’s tax department in Chicago.

INDIANA

Debbie Nuckols has joined Blue & Co. LLC, Carmel, as an accounts payable specialist.

Joshua Howells joined the firm as staff accountant and Lona Lucas as a payroll specialist. In the firm’s Indianapolis office Angela Hickman joins as a senior consultant and Michal Upchurch joined as a computer support specialist.

KENTUCKY

Tsi Yi Ho has joined Blue & Co. LLC, Lexington, as a staff accountant and Jill Phelan as an accounting specialist.

MAINE

Arthur Marshall Jr., Seth Webber and Lydia Atwood of BerryDunn, Portland, received their Certified Valuation Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Tammy Brunetti has been promoted to principal in the firm’s health care and not-for-profit group. Connie Ouellette has been tapped as the new leader of the firm’s hospital practice group. Jason Favreau has been promoted to principal at BerryDunn, Portland. Justin Davis, Karen Jones, Evan Kohn and Samantha Ostrom have joined the firm’s government consulting group. Claire Eaton joined the firm’s management and information technology group. Danielle Baron, Nathaniel Dunlap, Jeffrey Grzesik, Preston Kinney, Kristine Reynolds and Zachary Scrutchfield have joined the firm as staff accountants. Kevin Penley joined the Diversified Commercial Group. Haley Israelson joined the Tax Consulting and Compliance Group. Nicholas Zagorianakos joined the Information Technology Group.

MASSACHUSETTES

Sandra Magri has joined Meyers Brothers Kalicka, PC, Holyoke, as a senior associate. Prior to MBK, Magri owned and operated Healthy Moms Longmeadow, a fitness business catering to mothers of all ages. She also worked at Raphael and Raphael in Boston for three years as an audit and tax accountant.

MICHIGAN

Jeff Grad, Nicole Kuhn, Kirstyn Reinholm, Nick Theis and Kevin Welch were promoted to senior accountants at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP’s Detroit office.

MISSOURI

Chad Oberg has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a manager in its tax services group.

Oberg will provide federal, state and local tax consulting and compliance services to clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, real estate, professional services, dealerships and transportation. He served seven years in the United States Air Force and earned the Air Force Leadership School Distinguished Graduate award during his service.  He is a member of the AICPA.

NEW JERSEY

Lee Sheilds, has joined Friedman LLP, Marlton, as partner.

NEW YORK

Mark Oster has been selected to lead Grant Thornton’s not-for-profit and higher education practices. Oster, who also becomes part of the firm’s National Leadership Team, succeeds Frank Kurre. Kurre was recently announced as the firm’s new office managing partner of its New York practice. Miles Everson has been appointed U.S. Advisory Services Leader, at PwC US. In this role, Everson will be responsible for overseeing over 10,000 professionals focused on consulting, deals and forensics services. Everson succeeds Dana Mcilwain, PwC partner and vice chair, who has been promoted to the new position of PwC Services Leader. …

NORTH CAROLINA

Justin Thomsen, of Muckel Anderson CPAs, has been selected as one of 38 young certified public accountants to participate in the AICPA’s 5th Annual Leadership Academy in Durham, North Carolina this fall.

OHIO

Victor Sprague has joined SS&G Inc., Cincinnati, as an associate in the firm’s tax department. Kimberly Brady and Anita Sherman joined the firm as billing specialists in its Akron office. Lynn Caswell joined the firm as a bookkeeper in the firm’s entrepreneurial services department in its Columbus office. Renee Templeton joined the Columbus office as an administrative assistant. Cristina Beacham has joined the Akron office as a senior associate. Sean Coffey joined the firm as an associate in its IT department in Akron. …

John Venturella has been named chair of tax services at Clark Schaefer Hackett.

Venturella will be responsible for setting the direction of firm wide tax services, addressing staffing opportunities within the tax group, and evaluating the firm’s processes for efficiency and quality in serving tax clients.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Beverly Seier has joined Elliott Davis LLC, Columbia, as a shareholder. … Kevin Wise has been promoted to manager at WebsterRogers in its Myrtle Beach office. Wise specializes in providing tax consulting and compliance services, along with advising on state and local tax issues, to real estate developers, contractors and hospitality providers throughout the Grand Strand. Marsi Cameron has moved up to senior manager at the firm’s Florence office.

TENNESSEE

Brian Fox has been promoted to president of the Brentwood-based Confirmation.com, the provider of secure audit confirmation services.  As the founder of Confirmation.com, Brian recently served as chief marketing officer for the company.

TEXAS

Michael Cull has been promoted to senior manager at UHY LLP, Houston, where he will work in the firm’s audit practice.

VIRGINIA

Mark Rudolph has been chosen to lead Elliott Davis LLC, Richmond V.A. practice, as managing shareholder. … Rose Du has joined Thompson, Greenspan & Co., Fairfax, as a senior accountant in the tax department. Julianna Prince has joined the firm as marketing manager. David Falwell has been promoted to manager in the firm’s tax department. Gray Coyner and Erin Easterbrooks were promoted to supervisors in the audit department and Melissa Ware recently earned her certification as a Professional in Human Resources

WASHINGTON

Amber Busch has joined Clark Nuber, Bellevue, as a tax principal. Prior to Clark Nuber, Busch worked a various firms including, Clothier & Head, Moss Adams and KPMG. She focuses on providing tax compliance and consulting to privately owned mid-market clients in the real estate, senior living, hospitality, and healthcare industries.

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