CALIFORNIA

Garrett Ushiyama has been promoted to partner at CohnReznick LLP, Los Angeles. Ushiyama is a member of the firm’s assurance practice and has more than 25 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to public and privately-held companies. … John Franich has joined Gallina as partner-in-charge in the firm’s newly formed consulting practice in Roseville.

ILLINOIS

Nickie Chapman appointed chief compliance officer at Sikich Investment Banking and Wealth Management in Chicago. Chapman previously served as the acting vice president of operations & compliance, financial and operations principal for the firm’s investment banking division.

OHIO

The regional accounting and business advisory firm, Bober Markey Fedorovich, with offices in Akron and Cleveland, has added 15 new associates throughout the firm. The new additions include: Timothy Kadylak who joins as a supervisor in the transaction advisory, business valuation and litigation services department. Caitlin Lucas has joined as a supervisor in the tax department. Kyle Johnston joins as a senior accountant in the tax department. Melissa Orenich joins as a senior accountant in the tax department. Melissa Orenich has joined as senior accountant in the tax department. Penny Zelis joins as a senior accountant in the tax department. Tara DeChellis joins as a staff accountant in the assurance and advisory department. Anthony Hon joins as a staff accountant in the assurance and advisory department. Darci Jay joins as a staff accountant in the tax department. Nathan Lieb joins as a staff accountant in the tax department. Nathan Lieb has joined as a staff accountant i the firm's  tax department. Danielle Parent joins as a staff accountant in the assurance and advisory department. Claire Schwab joins as a staff accountant in the assurance and advisory department. Schwab is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. Lesa Gill joins as a tax paraprofessional bringing with her more than 20 years of experience. Laura Becks has joined the firm as a receptionist. Betsy Combs joins as a marketing and administrative assistant with more than two years’ experience at a local law office. Rachelle Hurley has joined as a time and billing administrative assistant with more than two years’ experience with payroll and billing.

TENNESSEE

Jamie Ketron has joined Cherry Bekaert as an audit senior manager in the firm’s Blue Ridge office. Ketron will guide clients seeking compliance with the provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She will also assist companies with employee benefit plan audits, accounting for business combinations, goodwill impairments, intangible assets, pension liabilities, derivatives and the XBRL reporting requirements instructed by the SEC.

VIRGINIA

Gary Thomson was elected chairman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce by its Board of Directors. Thomson will chair the over 15,000 member business advocacy organization as an established business leader in Virginia and advocate the Chamber’s Blueprint Virginia business plan to Virginia’s local communities, businesses, statewide elected officials and legislators.