CANADA

Julie Fossi has joined the bookkeeping and accounting service provider LedgersOnline Inc, British Columbia, as an accountant. Fossi is fluent in French and holds a master’s degree in accounting.

CALIFORNIA

Daniel Won has joined SingerLewak, San Francisco, as partner in the firm’s tax group. Won has more than 26 years of experience in public accounting covering both tax and audit engagement in various industries. … Jill Harding has joined Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC, San Francisco, as managing director.

FLORIDA

David Higgins has joined the Southwest Florida accounting firm Hughes, Snell & Co. PA, Fort Myers.  Higgins specializes in tax, estate and retirement planning for businesses and individuals. … Sanford Smith, Sharon Bradley and Craig Podradchik were promoted to partners at Daszkal Bolton LLP, Jupiter.

ILLINOIS

Vince Tomkinson has been tapped as managing partner in the Chicago office of Grant Thornton LLP. He will take on the new role on Aug. 1, 2013. Tomkinson currently serves as office managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Detroit practice. Tomkinson will succeed Mike Hall, who has served as the Chicago office managing partner since 1998 and will continue to serve as the Midwest region managing partner.  

INDIANA

Jared Duncan has joined Sponsel CPA Group, Indianapolis, as a staff member in the tax services department. Duncan’s a recent graduate of Marian University with a B.S. in Accounting. He has experience in tax preparation, valuation and forensic accounting. … Michael Gizzi has joined Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis, as a manager in the firm’s health care resources group. Prior to delving into the accounting profession, Gizzi played professional basketball in France, Greece and Italy for more than 12 years.

MARYLAND

Carl Kampel, director at Ellin & Tucker, Baltimore, authored an article in the Financial Executive. Whit MacCuaig has been promoted to supervisor in the firm’s audit, accounting and consulting department.

MASSACHUSETTS

David Desmarais has joined Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., Boston, as a principal in the Wealth Tax and Advisory Group. David will advise individuals, families and closely-held businesses on specialized tax matters, estate planning and planned charitable giving. ... Jayme Moore was promoted to accounting and auditing manager at G.T. Reilly & Co, Milton.

MINNESOTA

Richard Schneider has joined Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP, Edina, where he will head up the firm’s consulting business. Prior to Abdo, Schneider worked at The Broughton Group, Merrill Lynch, where he was in charge of Professional and Business Relationship marketing and Development.

MISSOURI

James Grimes and Deborah Hood have joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as managers.  … J. Kevin Foster, Theresa Stading and Martin Wild have been admitted to the partnership of Kiefer Bonfanti & Co LLP, St. Louis.

NEW JERSEY

Sara Eliker is the new executive director at Association for Accounting Marketing, Mount Laurel.  Eliker, who joined the association in March 2010 as the assistant executive director for AAM, will succeed Pete Pomilio, who has served as the executive director of AAM since 2009. … Elyssa Grodsky has joined Mercadien PC CPAs, Princeton, as finance director. Grodsky will plan, direct and monitor the Internal Accounting department including financial and tax reporting, budget, payroll, disbursements and treasury management for The Mercadien Group. She is responsible for the firm’s administrative functions including management of the administrative staff, reception and office services. … CPA Associates International Inc, Rutherford, has elected its new North America leadership for the 2013 Association year.  New officers of the North America Board of Directors are: Ted Carnevale was elected as chairman; Jeffrey Groen as chairman-elect; Paul Rudoy as secretary; James Holmes as treasurer. The new members of the North America board of directors included Don Brown, Donald Johnson, James LaPorte and Judith Scarborough.

NEW YORK

Michael Cohen, Ryan Dudley and Amish Mehta are the newest partners at Friedman LLP, New York. … Esther DuVal, co-practice leader of the corporate recovery services at CBIZ MHM LLC, recently completed bankruptcy mediation training through the American Bankruptcy Institute and is now an ABI-trained bankruptcy mediator. … Kayla J. Gillan will take on a new role as leader of PwC LLP’s Investors' Resource Institute. PIRI's mission is to add value to investors' decision-making processes by sharing PwC’s insights and educational materials regarding markets, industries and corporate governance, thereby strengthening their understanding of the information available to them.

NORTH CAROLINA

Mary (Molly) Ferguson has joined Elliott Davis PLLC, Charlotte. Prior to Elliot Davis,

Ferguson owned a boutique tax firm in Charlotte, which she combined with Elliott Davis back in November 2012.

OHIO

Larry Goddard, managing director of SS&G Parkland Consulting LLC, an affiliate of SS&G Inc., received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Turnaround Management Association for Northern Ohio. … David Petrill has become the newest shareholder at Brady Ware & Company, Columbus. Petrill has been a director at Brady Ware’s Columbus office since 2010 and leads the Columbus office tax practice. Petrill is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the AICPA. He also participates in various roles with several charitable organizations in central Ohio.

OREGON

Ivria Kaplowitz has joined McDonald Jacobs PC, Portland, as a staff accountant.

PENNSYLVANIA

Frank Pina, director with The Mercadien Group, has been elected by the Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to serve on its Board of Directors.

TENNESSEE

Emily Sills has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Knoxville, as a staff member in the tax department. Emily previously worked as a tax intern at LBMC while attending school at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

TEXAS

Denise Woods has been promoted to director at Weinstein Spira & Co., Houston.  Woods will assume a leadership position in the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice.  … Cory Ellspermann has joined GBH CPAs PC, Houston, as an audit manager serving publicly-traded and privately-held companies. Ellspermann began his career in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Ernst & Young LLP, progressing to senior audit manager supervising audit engagements primarily in the manufacturing, technology, construction and real estate industries. … Denise Woods was promoted to director at Weinstein Spira & Co., Houston. Woods will assume a leadership position in the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice. … Michael Stenftenagel has joined Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC, Houston, as managing director.

WASHINGTON D.C.

David Bergers, director of The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Boston Regional Office, has been named Acting Deputy Director of the Enforcement Division. Berger’s position became effective on February 8, when Deputy Director George Canellos became the division’s Acting Director. … Tate & Tryon CPAs has made several promotions throughout the firm. Ariana Young moved up to audit manager; Janet Ownley to audit supervisor; Dante Williams and Min-Ling Chou to controllers; David West, Miles Workman, Maryim Mujahid and Young Kim to supervising senior accountants; Rachel Cary, Michael Fries, Billy Sissamis and Lidija Stojkoska to senior accountants; Audrey Gu and Molly Wannen to senior staff accountants; and David Doher to audit senior. … C. Ian Anderson has joined the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board as regional associate director. It’s a new position in the Division of Enforcement and Investigations, and Anderson will lead the Board's enforcement work in its New York office. Prior to PCAOB, Anderson worked as senior trial counsel in the Division of Enforcement in the Miami office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he prosecuted cases involving accounting fraud, registration violations, failure to supervise trading activity, and other federal securities law violations. Before the SEC, Anderson worked as an associate at the law firms of Chadbourne & Parke LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He has also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Emilio M. Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

WISCONSIN

Greg Feucht has become one of the newest owners of Huberty & Associates SC, Fond du Lac. Feucht, who is a CPA and a CVA, initially joined the firm in 1999. He is experienced in QuickBooks consulting and heads up the firm’s technology practice. … Kolb+Co., Brookfield, has made a couple of new hires and promotions. Amy Becker and Robert Sykes have joined the firm as an accounting associates and payroll specialists. Matt Kulakow and Johnnie Bannier have returned to the firm as a seasonal tax senior. Jennifer Shotola has joined as a seasonal tax specialist. Rebecca Hinchey joined the firm as a part-time office assistant. Tax interns Tom Novotny and Ali Wilkins also returned to the firm for the busy tax season. James Boutelle, Kimberly Olson and Amanda Senkbeil has joined as a tax intern. Auditing and accounting interns Nic Papke and Jacquelyn Roloff have returned to Kolb+Co. for a second busy tax season. Nate Greene, Ben Latendresse, Matthew Walter and Matt Evanoff have joined the firm as an audit and accounting intern. In other Kolb+Co. news, shareholder and president Tom Luken, was elected as a director for the Council of Small Business Executives. The firm’s shareholder and health care consultant Suzanne Denzine was recently featured in a Member Spotlight on the Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs Greater Milwaukee, Inc. website. The firm’s director of Financial Planning & Investment Services Valerie Johnson, was recently welcomed to the 2013 Board of Directors for Wheaton Franciscan – North Market Foundations as vice president of the board. … Mark DeBroux, Steve Franke and Lonnie Hampton, have recently been named shareholders at Schenck SC.

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