A roundup of recent hires, promotions, awards and other personnel news from firms across the country.

CALIFORNIA

Stephen Ehrenberg has joined BDO USA as a tax partner in the Los Angeles office. … Ben Brown has been unanimously selected as the new managing partner of BFBA LLP, Sacramento. He has been an audit partner since 2010, and succeeds founding partner Myles Brown. 

 

FLORIDA

Robert B. Morrison, managing partner of Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services LLC, Sanford, has been elected to the board of directors of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden. … John La Rue has joined Goldstein Schechter Koch, Miami, as a partner in the Tax Department.

 

GEORGIA

Warren Averett LLC added four members to its Atlanta office: Bryan I. Hirsch, M. Susan Hill, William H. Minch and E. Wayne Williams.

 

MAINE  

David Jean, of Albin, Randall & Bennett, Portland, has been selected to serve on the inaugural Certified Public Accountant Advisory Council to the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.

 

MARYLAND

J.Michael Stephens has been admitted to the shareholder group at Rubin & Co. Chartered, Bethesda.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Susan Nolan has been named chief marketing officer of XCM Solutions LLC, Quincy. … AAFCPAs, Westborough, has promoted five people to partner: Julie Chevalier, Dan Stanhope, Matthew Troiano, Charlie Webb and Matthew Boyle. … Tim Enright has joined the Boston office of CohnReznick LLP as a director with CohnReznick Advisory’s Technology and Digital Strategy Practice. … Laura Hurley has been appointed office manager at Damon, Topham & Co., Marshfield.  

 

MICHIGAN  

Chad Peters has been promoted to principal at Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint. … Justin L. Klein has joined Maner Costerisan, Lansing, as a project manager. … Shelly Gower has been appointed director of professional standards at Plante Moran, Southfield, while Greg Coursen has been named chief risk officer.

 

MISSOURI

Josh Beck, a partner at MarksNelson LLC, will serve a one-year term on the board of directors for the Kansas City Chapter of CoreNet Global.  

 

MONTANA

Lindan Elliott has been named a partner in Joseph Eve CPAs, Kalispell. He has been with the firm since 2001, acting as senior manager of the Technology Group.

 

NEW JERSEY

Nicole Lyons, a partner with the Litigation Department of Withum, Princeton, has been named one of New Jersey’s 2016 Best 50 Women in Business.  

 

NEW YORK

Bryan Staniszewski of Lumsden & McCormick Financial Services, has earned the Personal Financial Specialist credential from the American Institute of CPAs; the Certified Financial Planner credential, from the CFP Board of Standards; and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary credential from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. In addition, Stephanie Bottomley has been promoted to manager in the Audit Department. … Lewis Taub has joined CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC as a managing director of the New York tax practice. … Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP, has joined the board of directors of NAF, a national network that brings together the business and education communities to provide high school students access to opportunities that will help make them college-, career-, and future-ready. … Mark Levenfus has been named managing partner emeritus of Marks Paneth LLP. He had been co-managing partner with Harry Moehringer, who will continue to serve as MP. Separately, Steven Eliach has become principal-in-charge of tax, Steven L. Henning has become partner-in-charge of advisory, and Michael McNee has become partner-in-charge of attest. … Martin Greenberg has joined Prager Metis CPAs LLC as a partner in the Audit & Accounting, Advisory and Tax Departments, and will also serve as the COO and MP of the Westchester office.

 

OHIO

Darlene Finzer, a principal and the director of benefit plan audit services at Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, has been named an executive board nominee for the Ohio Society of CPAs. The firm also announced 16 college interns for spring 2016: Lane McCartney, Cole Reynolds, Andrew DiModica, Seth Wierwille, Daniel Cooper, Matt Gardner, Staci Lauer, Ryan Scott; Brenner Lewis, Audrey Metzger, Jesse Kandel Samantha Troxell, Michael Graff, Jordan Gray, Kealey Moore and Kade Haddox. … Michael W. Clark has been named managing partner of Cassady Schiller, Cincinnati. He was previously partner-in-charge of CSA Financial Advisors Ltd. He joined the firm in 1994. In addition, Heather Bucher has been named a partner and COO of the firm.

 OREGON

Geffen Mesher, Portland, announced three new shareholders: Graham B. Petersen, Brian K. Annand and Kyle A. Podd.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Angela Giunta has joined Milligan & Co. LLC, Philadelphia, as marketing manager. … Tracy L. Kelso has been named director of tax services at Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont, while Karen Gorksi has joined the firm as a manager in the Tax Services Department.

 

TEXAS

Billy J. Senegal has been promoted to partner at CF Accountants & Consultants, Dallas.

 

VIRGINIA

Bill Johnston has joined the McLean office of Grant Thornton LLP as an advisory managing director, serving as the government contracting industry practice leader. … Laura Cobb, member engagement manager at the Virginia Society of CPAs, has earned the Certified Association Executive  credential. … Cindy McMaster has transferred to the Richmond office of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a tax partner.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Gery Ivanova and Patricia Williams have been named partners at Raffa PC, Washington, D.C. … Monica Modi Dalwadi, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, has been selected as an honoree of the Washington Business Journal’s 2016 Minority Business Leader Award.

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