UNITED KINGDOM

Jeremy Newman has been appointed as a non-executive chairman at the global accountancy network TCS Global, Portsmouth.

ALABAMA

Todd McAdams, a director at Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong PC, Huntsville, has been named into the partnership at the firm. … Jim Cunningham of Warren Averett LLC, Birmingham, has been appointed to the LEA Global board of directors. Warren Averett’s Jesse Slaton, has been appointed, as the 2013 President of the Alabama Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

COLORADO

Shannon Gilbert has joined RubinBrown LLP, Denver, as a manager in the firm’s tax services group, while Jason Soodsma joined the firm as a manager in the firm’s assurance services group.

CONNECTICUT

Michael D’Addio and Gail D’Addio have joined Marcum LLP, New Haven, as principal and a director, respectfully. … The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to ten top Ph.D. candidates from the Deloitte Foundation's annual Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting program. This year’s recipients are: Matthew Cedergren from New York University, Brant Christensen from Texas A&M University, Emily Griffith from the University of Georgia, Bret Johnson from Ohio State University, Rebecca Lester from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jed Neilson from the University of Michigan, Bryce Schonberger from the University of South Carolina,

Thomas Steffen from Duke University, Jenny Zha from the University of California-Berkeley, and Aaron Zimbelman from the University of Illinois.

CALIFORNIA

David Neighbors has joined Gallina LLP, Roseville, as tax partner. Prior to Gallina, Neighbors worked at KPMG and prior to that Ernst & Young. ...Lisa Donn Sergi has joined Rothstein Kass, Beverly Hills, as a principal. She will also serve as the leader of the firm’s international tax practice on the West Coast. … Don Miller, formerly a private equity executive, has joined Armanino LLP, San Ramon, as managing director in its private equity solutions practice. Prior to Armanino, Miller worked as a portfolio group director and partner at Huntsman Gay Global Capital. … Megan Thompson, a CPA based in San Jose, has been named statewide Young Emerging Professional of the Year by the California Society of CPAs.

FLORIDA

Linda Harding, who is CPAmerica International’s Director of Tax, has been appointed chair of the Office of Professional Responsibility subgroup for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) for 2013. Harding has also been appointed to the AICPA Tax Legislation and Policy Committee for 2013.

GEORGIA

Patrick Terry has been promoted to an assurance principal at Decosimo, Atlanta. … UHY Advisors made several promotions in its Atlanta office. Cindy Hannafey was promoted to principal, Brenda King to senior manager, Brian Kraigher to staff consultant and June Choi to consultant.

 ILLINOIS

Katarzyna Cios, David Katz, Brian Malecki and Stephanie Zaleski have joined Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd, Chicago, as staff accountants. Amanda Gutierrez has joined the firm's accounting services group.

INDIANA

Donna Niesen is now a partner at Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis. Niesen joined the firm in 2005 and has more than 15 years of experience specializing in state and local tax consulting. Jay Cunningham has joined the firm as a director in its litigation services group.

MARYLAND

Jodi Blair, Steven Lubart, Timothy Peters and Craig Witmer have been elected as associate members at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company LLC, Hagerstown. … Rob Eby, Amanda Fuller and Stephen White were appointed to partner at Aronson LLC, Rockville. … Roman Sherbakov has joined Berman Goldman & Ribakow LLP, Columbia, as audit manager. Mark Lindsey joined the firm as director of business development. Lauren Hibbard and Jaime Rand joined as staff accountants. Steve Wolf, a partner at the firm, was appointed to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Wolf will serve on the Financial Committee for the Chamber following former BGR’s partner, Marc Rubin. … Aileen Eskildsen has been promoted to director at Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, Baltimore. Mary Brown was promoted to principal. Michael Kipe, David E. St. Clair and Kevin Stouffer were promoted to managers at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, Hagerstown.

MASSACHUSETTS

Jonathan Sefogbe has joined G.T. Reilly & Co., Milton as a senior tax accountant. … W. Karl Baker has joined CliftonLarsonAllen, Boston, as partner in the firm’s health care group.

MICHIGAN

Plante Moran PLLC, Grand Rapids, has promoted Erin Miller, Jeff Rohde and Joe Vloedman to associates.

NEVADA

Clark Blackman II, CPA and founder of Houston-based Alpha Wealth Strategies, received the 2012 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award from the AICPA. Blackman accepted the award during the Institute’s 2013 Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference in Las Vegas.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bill Beauchesne, Dayton Benway, Alan Duhaime and S. Andrew Smith were promoted to principals at Baker Newman Noyes, Manchester.

NEW JERSEY

Kenneth Hofsommer has been promoted to director at Hunter Group CPA LLC, Fair Lawn. … Sara Eliker has moved up to executive director at The Association for Accounting Marketing, Mount Laurel. Eliker, who joined the association in March 2010 as the assistant executive director for AAM, succeeds Pete Pomilio, who has served as the executive director of AAM since 2009.

NEW YORK

Scott Goldberg and Jay Graham have joined CBIZ MHM LLC, New York as managing directors. … Dawn Rhodes has been named partner in the tax practice of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York. Paul Bercovici was promoted to principal in the firm’s tax practice and Josefina Tranfa-Abboud was also promoted to principal but works in the firm’s litigation and corporate financial advisory services group. … Bob Moritz has been re-elected as PwC LLP’s U.S. chairman and senior partner for a second four-year term beginning July 1, 2013. Moritz has served in this role since July 1, 2009. … Troy Segar has joined Fust Charles Chambers LLP, Syracuse, as a senior manager in the firm’s audit department. Dieter Steigerwald Jr, a partner in the firm’s audit department in Syracuse, made it on the Syracuse Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty list. …Berdon LLP, New York, has made several promotions throughout the firm. Michael Gottstein was admitted to the partnership, while Jeffrey Cohen, Adina Khan and Hal Zemel moved up to principals. … Jessica Hickman has joined Marcum LLP, New York, as director of business development. Timothy Larson has joined the firm’s International Tax Practice as partner.

OHIO

Laura Culp, a partner in the tax department of Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co., Akron, was awarded first place and given the distinction of ‘Tax Planner of the Year’ at the 33rd annual Prime Global Tax Conference. 

PENNSYLVANIA

Jolleen Biesecker has joined Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, York, as a principal in the firm’s tax services group.

TENNESSEE  

Kelly Miller has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, as a senior manager in the firm’s health care consulting practice. Kathy Tanner joined the firm as a staff member with the accounting services department in its Knoxville office. … Shannon Farr has been promoted to director in the health care valuation division at Decosimo, Chattanooga.

TEXAS

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.  

VIRGINIA

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.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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.

WISCONSIN

Terry Strittmater has been named managing shareholder Schenck SC’s Milwaukee office.

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