CALIFORNIA

Aspen Cloud Hall, Patrick Downs, Jennifer Iwata and Tracey Smith-Reed have been promoted to managers at Gilbert Associates Inc. Elissa Salter has been promoted to marketing director. … Irvine-based Haskell & White LLP has promoted nine staff members. Angela Behrens, Ryan Woodhouse and Matthias Weber were promoted to principals in the firm's tax department. Ian Martini was promoted to senior manager in the audit and business advisory services department. Ryan Maes was promoted to senior associate in the firm's audit and business advisory services department. Kari Walton and Glebb Popove were promoted to in-charge associates in the firm's audit and business advisory services department. Patrick Frake and Peter Pecer moved up to in-charge associates in the tax department. … Tim Devoto has been promoted to partner at Gallina LLP in Roseville. Devoto initially joined the firm in 2010. … Eric Jones has been promoted to office managing partner at CohnReznick's Sacramento office. Beth Mullen, who previously held this role will focus leading the firm's affordable housing industry practice. Mark Hooley has moved up to office managing partner in the firm's San Diego office. Hooley succeeds Wade McKnight, who is retiring after six years at the firm. Garrett Ushiyama is the newest partner at CohnReznick's Los Angeles office.

COLORADO

Robert Lund joins PwC's Denver office as a tax managing director and will lead the Rockies real estate tax team. In addition, Kathleen Machamer and Jill Kaplan join as tax directors and Beth Kroupa joins as a tax manager, also based in Denver.

CONNECTICUT

Steven Buller, a managing director and former chief financial officer of BlackRock, Inc., has been appointed chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. His term began on Feb. 1, 2014, and concludes on December 31, 2015. … Jonathan Collett has been promoted to partner in CohnReznick's Glastonbury office where he will work in the firm's financial services industry practice.

FLORIDA

Peter Gampel has joined Cherry Bekaert as a litigation support principal in the firm's South Florida office.

GEORGIA

Linda Rowland is the newest partner at CohnReznick's Atlanta office.

ILLINOIS

Fuad Saba has joined WTP Advisors where he will oversee the midwest regions international tax client services. … Scott Stringer, a director of forensic litigation services at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd, has been elected to the National Children's Cancer Society's Board of Directors. … Jason Burlan is now a partner at CohnReznick's Chicago office.

INDIANA

Katz, Sapper & Miller has appointed new managers throughout the firm. The new members includes: Anne DeLaney, Neil Giannini, WIlliam Graff, Sarah Hammond, Eric Land, Braianne Lyons, Brittani Maletta, JP Moore, Aimee Reavling, Brittany Schutter, Clint Singleton and Ali Todd.

MARYLAND

John Coppola has rejoined Ellin & Tucker as manager in the firm's accounting and auditing group. Prior to rejoining Ellin & Tucker, Coppola was the CFO and business manager at Archbishop Spalding High School. … Anita Sheckells, a director at KatzAbosch, has been chosen as Woman of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro Chapter. … Jim Martinko will serve as the sole office managing partner at CohnReznick's Bethesda office. David Kessler, who shared the role with Martinko, will now focus on leading the firm's commercial real estate industry practice. Ryan Henigan is now a partner in CohnReznick's Baltimore office. Ken Slater made partner in the firm's Bethesda office.

MICHIGAN

Michelle Chahine has joined Maner Costerisan as a customer service manager/project coordinator in the firm's business solutions and technology department. Ken Schafer has joined the firm as a senior manager in the firm's tax department. … April Colvin and Carmen Jaeger have been hired as tax mangers at Gordon Advisors PC.

NEW JERSEY

Nancy Foulke has joined Hunter Group CPA LLC as audit manager.

NEW YORK

Gill Bernhard, Peter Epp and Alan Wohl have moved up to partners in CohnReznick's New York City office. Corey Rosenthal has been promoted to principal in the firm's NYC office. Stephanie O'Rourk has made partner in the firm's Jericho office.


NORTH CAROLINA

Tim Robinson, a tax director at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP in Raleigh, recently spoke to financial executives on compliance with the Affordable Care Act. He discussed several tax penalties that will affect Triangle businesses with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees.

PENNSYLVANIA

Debbie Foister has joined HBKVG LLC, as a manager in the firm's litigation support and forensic services group.

TENNESSEE

David Cranford has been appointed to principal in the health care practice at Decosimo in Chattanooga. … Victor DeMaise and Joshua Moore has joined Decosimo as tax managers in the firm’s investment entities practice.

TEXAS

David Dyer has been promoted to audit senior accountant at GBH CPAs PC, Houston. … Cindi Johnson, a member at MiddletonRaines+Zapata, has been elected to the Houston chapter of the Society of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors. … Daniel Boarder has joined Whitley Penn as a transaction advisory services senior manager in the firm's Dallas office.


WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Internal Revenue Service has appointed seven new members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee. The new members include: Robert Birch who is a director of Corporate Tax at Wellmark Inc. Beatriz Castaneda a director Client Reporting at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Ernesto Castro a manager of Government Relations at Ultimate Software Group Inc. Roseann Cutrone is tax counsel with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Carolyn Diehl is tax compliance officer and vice president with National Financial Services LLC, a Division of Fidelity Investments. Michael Gangwer is an associate Ttax advisor in the Legal Department of The Vanguard Group Inc. Darrell Granahan is vice president, Payment at First Data Corp. Granahan serves on Thomson Reuters – OneSource Tax Information Reporting Advisory Board, is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. The 2014 IRPAC chairman is Boyd Brown, Benefits Tax Counsel in the Global Tax & Trade group at Intel Corp. …

WISCONSIN

Bryan Grunewald, Brian Gunderson and Andy Mugerauer have recently been named shareholders at Schenck SC.