COLORADO

Angel Salinas has been admitted to partner at PwC in the firm’s Denver Oil and Gas Assurance practice.

INDIANA

David Blish has joined Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis, as a manager and healthcare consultant in its Healthcare Resources Group.

MARYLAND

Daniel Russell, who is a member of the audit and attestation group at HeimLantz, has obtained his Maryland license as a CPA.

MICHIGAN

Don Clayton, a chairman at Clayton & McKervey PC, Southfield, was awarded the first Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter Lifetime Achievement award. … The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants has named six female members as 2014 Women to Watch. Margaret Amsden, a shareholder at Clayton & McKervey PC, Southfield, Michelle Collins, a vice chairman at Deloitte LLP, Detroit; and Dianne Wells, a partner at Plante & Moran PLLC, Southfield, won the Experienced Leaders Awards. Amy Buben, a senior manager at Yeo & Yeo, Saginaw; Samantha Hudson senior staff accountant at Manley & Company in Marine City; and Brandy Terwilliger, a senior manager in the tax department of Maner Costerisan, in Lansing, were tapped with the Emerging Leaders Awards.

MISSOURI

Kate McNeil has joined Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC, Kansas City.

NEW JERSEY

Christopher DeMayo, Justin O’Horo and Brian Lovett have been promoted to principals at WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton.

NEW YORK

The New York State Society of CPAs recently recognized the two individuals who have earned the two highest scores in New York State on the Uniform CPA Examination, considered to be one of the most difficult of professional licensing tests in the country. Lauren Silberman, an assurance associate at PwC, was recognized as the winner of the Charles Waldo Haskins Gold Award as the state’s top scorer; tallying 390 out of a possible 400. Daniel Eric Rubin, a real estate tax associate at PwC, is the winner of the Charles Waldo Haskins Silver Award, tallying 389 out of a possible 400. … Jodi Bloom-Piccione, Gigi Boudreaux, Jeff Holt and Brian Thaw have been promoted to partners at Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, New York. … Greg Westfall has been named assistant managing principal at Grant Thornton LLP’s Metro New York Cluster where he will work with the Industries and Markets. He succeeds Nichole Jordan, who was recently named national managing partner of markets, clients and industries for the firm.
Westfall is a principal in the Forensic and Valuation Services practice and specializes in assisting companies and attorneys with forensic accounting, internal investigations, business disputes and business valuations.

OHIO

Mark Gaudet and Kent Pummel have joined the ranks of shareholders at Clark Schaefer Hackett in Dayton. Robin Dennis, Rob Kitchen, Ann Knerr-Smith, Brittany Lawrence, Matt Shroyer and Jesse Young have been named principals.


PENNSYLVANIA

MaryBeth Hockenberry has been promoted to the position of director of marketing at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company LLC.

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