ARIZONA

CBIZ MHM LLC, Phoenix, made several new hires for the New Year. Phil McAuliffe joined as a senior tax associate and Armand Slason joined as a tax associate. James Wakefield, Jeremy Larson, Grant Gikling and Jordan Hillwig joined as audit associates in the attest department.

 

CALIFORNIA

David Pefley has joined Adaptive Planning, Mountain View, as CFO.

 

CONNECTICUT

The Financial Accounting Foundation has appointed Charles Cox, John Dugan and Teri List-Stoll to its Board of Trustees, and accepted the resignation of Mary Stone, who earlier this month was accused of improprieties by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

DELAWARE

Jonathan Moll has been promoted to director at Belfint, Lyons & Shuman PA and David Jennings has been promoted to principal.

FLORIDA

John Arnold, Wade Durham and Ryan McIntosh members at James Moore CPA and consultant firm in Gainesville, have earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant. …Andrew Fierman, a manager in the assurance division of Marcum LLP, has joined the Board of Directors of Communities in Schools of Miami. Fierman will serve on the Board’s Audit and Program Committees.

GEORGIA

Josh Northcutt has been promoted to office managing partner at CohnReznick LLP, Atlanta.

ILLINOIS

Dave Wedding has been elected as chairman of the board by the Grant Thornton LLP Partnership Board. Wedding succeeds Jack Katz, who had served as chairman since December 2006 and will continue to serve as the Northeast region’s managing partner, New York Cluster managing partner and national Financial Services managing partner. The appointment follows the election of Lori Davis, Wichita managing partner; Frank Kurre, national managing partner of the Not-for-Profit & Higher Education practice; and Brian Lucas, Midwest Regional Tax partner, to the Partnership Board. …Christopher Smith, the professional practice leader for audit and accounting at BDO USA LLP, Chicago, has been named to the Auditing Standards Board of the AICPA.

MARYLAND

Shelly Rager, a support accountant at Smith Elliot Kearns & Company LLC, Hagerstown, has earned the QuickBooks ProAdvisor and the QuickBooks Online certifications from Intuit’s Certified ProAdvisor program. …Kelli Miller has been promoted to principal at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, Bel Air. Miller initially joined the firm's non-profit division in 2008 as a senior manager. …Clark Kendall, CEO and founder of Kendall Capital Management, Rockville, has been selected to join the Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce for the 2013-2014 term.

MASSACHUSETTS

Christian Athanasoulas has been named tax principal in charge of KPMG LLP's New England/Upstate New York business unit. He succeeds Rob Noonan, who was recently named east region managing partner for the firm.

MICHIGAN

Jeffrey Staley has been promoted to principal at Maner Costerisan, a local CPA and business advisory firm in Lansing. Staley joined Maner Costerisan in 2000 as a staff accountant and most recently served as a senior manager in the audit department.

NEW YORK

Sanath Rajapakse has joined Freed Maxick CPAs PC as senior manager in the Buffalo Enterprise Risk Management group. … Mark Hildebrand will be retiring from Crowe Horwath International after having served on its board since 1999 and as its chairman since 2007. Crowe Horwath International's member firms have elected Andrew Pianca to succeed Hildebrand, effective Jan. 1, 2013. …Errol Wander has joined Citrin Cooperman, a full-service accounting and consulting firm, as partner in the Entertainment, Music & Sports practice in New York.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Melissa Boone has been promoted to office managing partner at CohnReznick LLP, Charlotte.

OHIO

PwC US has appointed Tim Throndson as tax leader for the firm's Lake Erie Market, which comprises the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester and Buffalo offices. Tim Gerspacher, a tax partner, will relocate to Cleveland to join PwC's tax practice. Both partners will be based in the Cleveland office. …Henry Gingerich has joined the Westlake locally owned and managed accounting firm Corrigan Krause as senior tax manager.

TEXAS

A few members of Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC has been named 2012 Who’s Who in Energy list published by the Houston Business Journal. Team members include Brian Baumler, Scott Soles and Gary Voth.

WASHINGTON

Deby MacLeod has been promoted to audit and assurance principal in Clark Nuber PS' not-for-profit group.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Paul Beswick has been named chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Beswick has been serving as acting chief accountant since July when he temporarily replaced James Kroeker, who stepped down from his post to return to the private sector. … Steven Egna, director of business advisory services at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs PC, Albany, has joined the Trust & Estate Advisory Committee of the Optometric Center of New York, which is the endowing foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry. ... The SEC has named Lona Nallengara as Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance. He will replace Meredith Cross when she leaves the agency to return to the private sector at the end of the year.

WISCONSIN

Carl George has decided to retire after spending 42 years at Top 100 Firm CliftonLarsonAllen, Milwaukee, including 16 years as chief executive officer of predecessor firm Clifton Gunderson.

 

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