ALABAMA

Stephanie Huovinen was promoted to senior manager at the Birmingham-based firm Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith PC. Huovinen joined the firm in 2003 and provides assurance services to clients in the manufacturing, construction, distribution, retail sector as well as nonprofit organizations. She also reviews contractors’ licenses and business income tax returns. The firm also promoted Amy Ewing, Melanie Shores and Stephen Von Hagel to manager; Kate Fluker and Julie Phillips to senior accountant; and Tyler Crawford, Dan Post, AJ VanderWoude and Graham Travers to staff accountant B.

 

COLORADO

Tammy Rivera was promoted to senior manager at BKD LLP, Denver, while Rand Gambrell was promoted to senior managing consultant.

 

CALIFORNIA

Brent Eastep and Christie Forgash were admitted as partners in PwC LLP’s assurance practice in Los Angeles, while Alex Blanc was admitted as a principal in the firm’s advisory practice. Doug Anderson was admitted to the partnership as a principal in the firm’s advisory practice in Irvine. … Haskell & White LLP, Irvine, promoted several employees: Paul Louis was promoted to principal in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department, while Katie AguirreKristen Pucher, Tim Titchenal and Brian Stiefel were promoted to manager in the Tax Department, and 

Sherry Sedighi and Quan Vuong were promoted to senior accountant in the Tax Department. … Scott Jones, director of practice development at White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, Irvine, has been named president for The Orange County Risk Management Association.

 

FLORIDA

Avani Desai has joined BrightLine CPAs & Associates Inc., Tampa, as the firm’s first chief marketing and communications officer. Prior to joining BrightLine, Desai led KPMG’s technology attestation practice in Florida and served in the national office, where she supervised methodology, marketing, and communication activities across technology attestation service-lines. She also helped to develop KPMG’s internal and external privacy program and related practices broadening her experience with health care and emerging technologies such as, privacy, cloud computing, and virtualization.

 

GEORGIA

Adam Polakov was promoted to principal in the Tax Department of Porter Keadle Moore LLC, Atlanta. In his new role, Polakov will conduct audit committee presentations, as well as take part in the firm’s management and team development. Polakov has more than 14 years of public tax accounting experience and joined PKM in 2004 after a six-year stint at Deloitte LLP, where he served as a senior associate in the tax department.

 

HAWAII

Jason Nagai has been promoted to executive director at Ernst & Young LLP, Honolulu, where he will oversee the advisory practice for the firm. Nagai has been with the firm’s Honolulu office since 1994.

 

ILLINOIS

Mendy Nudelman was selected as national industry leader at McGladrey LLP, Chicago. In his new role, Nudelman will be responsible for ensuring alignment and integration of McGladrey's industry teams.

 

MAINE

Jamie A. Brennan joined BerryDunn, Portland, as a consultant in the firm’s Government Consulting Group. In his previous role, Brennan served as a staff assistant for the Office of U.S. Senator Susan Collins. 

 

MARYLAND

Jeanie Price, a partner at DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, has received her Accredited Administrator in Accounting Practice Management certification. Price joined the firm in 1991 as secretary worked her way up to director of administration. … Frank W. Gomena has been promoted to audit senior-in-charge at Bethesda-based Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, while Michael A. Hayunga has been promoted to audit senior. In addition, senior vice president Richard E. Morris was elected as a member to Enterprise Worldwide’s Vision Group.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Oceana Montalvo has joined Shepherd & Goldstein LLP, Worcester, as a tax accountant. … Carl J. Giardino has joined CBIZ Tofias, Boston, as a managing director. Prior to CBIZ, Giardino led the tax practice at Marcum LLP.

 

 NEVADA

Ryan Cupersmith has been admitted to the partnership at Ernst & Young LLP, Las Vegas. Prior to his promotion, Cupersmith served as senior manager in the firm’s assurance practice, where he provided services in the gaming industry. The firm also promoted Dennis McGuire to executive director. McGuire serves in the firm’s national tax practice, where he provides tax advisory services related to research and development expenditures, including the management and execution of research credit studies.

 

NEW JERSEY

J.H. Cohn LLP, Roseland, promoted dozens of people throughout the firm. In the New York office, Christina Lee, senior manager, tax; John Chan, manager, audit; Robert Ryan, manager, audit; Ghada Hamid-Khan, manager, audit; Trey Rogers, manager, audit; Eytan Burstein, manager, tax; Mike Kodumudi, manager, tax; Robert Gavin, senior, audit; Daniel Jones, senior, audit; Timothy Lamm, senior, audit; Michael Kesner, senior, tax; Keith Bader, senior, audit; Gregory Colon, senior, audit; Christina Dyciewski, senior, audit; Jonathan Edwards, senior, audit; Matthew LaGrassa, senior, audit; John Licata, senior, audit; Marissa Rivera, senior, audit; Daniele Vinci, senior, audit; Hannah Wieder, senior, audit; Janina Zeta, senior, audit; Monica Ziobro, senior, audit; Smita Baliga, senior, tax; Randy Blackman, senior, tax; David Ness, senior, tax; Gina Pachlin, senior, audit; Robert Rigo, senior, audit; Leo Coletti, senior, tax; Richard Pinck, senior, tax; Pasquale Pippo, senior, tax. In the firm’s New Jersey office: Thomas McDermott, director, Cohn Consulting Group; Tina Janevski, senior manager, audit; Susan Maranino, manager, audit; Jerrilyn Galinski, manager, tax; Baker Bartley, manager, audit; Teresa Bershefski, manager, audit; Steven Gitlin, manager, audit; Christopher Marino, manager, audit; Jaclynn Marino, manager, audit; Percy Oriondo, manager, audit; Gillian Rosen, manager, audit; Peter Zaccheria, manager, audit; Karen Fierro, manager, tax; Peter Talbot, senior, audit; Jason Miller, senior, tax; Anthony Ciel, senior, audit; Carolyn Close, senior, audit; Anna Nguyen, senior, audit; Marc Vetere, senior, audit; Tejash Pathak, senior, tax; Benjamin Strumeier, senior, tax; Sheryll Anne Perez, senior consultant, Cohn Consulting Group; Joshua Riley, Proposal Specialist, marketing. In the California office: Chris Tegtmeyer, senior manager, IT audit; Georgina Harris, manager, audit; Keith Hamasaki, manager, audit; Ani Zadorian, manager, audit; Ramli Amir, manager, tax, Brenda Pontiff, senior marketing manager, marketing; Kevin Lee, senior, tax; Lauren Mitchell, senior, tax; Sam Hong, senior, audit; Joyce Ann Nelson, senior, audit; David Wong; senior, audit. In the firm’s Connecticut office: Joseph Milardo, senior manager, audit; Jill Best, senior manager, tax; John Trusler, senior manager, AAG; Kevin Gokey, senior manager, audit; Brian Hickey, senior manager, audit; Melissa Ferrucci, manager, audit; J. Tobias Freeman, manager, audit; Robert Idleman, manager, audit; Adam Malinowski, manager, audit; Jonathan Ramsay, manager, audit; Brian Roche, manager, audit; Michelle Syc, manager, IT audit, Kristen Sawyer, manager, audit; Milo Peck, manager, tax; Michael Pezzullo, manager, tax; Michael Walczak, manager, tax; Ronald Yuhas, manager, audit; Vikas Thaker, senior, audit; Christopher Baumann; senior, audit; Elise Walsh, senior, audit; Shelly DiStefano, senior, AAG; Kristen Edwards, senior, audit; Kevin Hoagland; senior, audit; Kevin Kaman, senior, audit; Emily Meskill, senior, audit; Brian Trueman, senior, tax; Danielle Doyon, senior, audit. And in the firm’s Massachusetts office: Kamyar Karamshahi and Valerie Messina were promoted to manager in the audit department. … John C. Macaulay was elected chair of the IMA Global Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. At the end of 2010, Macaulay retired from his role as vice president, CFO and controller of Royal Street Communications. His career gave him the opportunity to serve as director of operations analysis and planning at Dresser Industries, where he led the company on more than $3.5 billion joint ventures and acquisitions.

 

 

NEW YORK

Barry Sunshine joined Janover LLC, Garden City, as a tax partner. Sunshine has more than 25 years of experience providing tax planning and preparation, as well as succession planning for businesses and structuring business purchases and sales. … Peter Rabinowitz joined the State and Local Tax Practice of J.H. Cohn, where he will serve as a director at its New York office. Prior to J.H. Cohn, Rabinowitz held several tax positions in New York City’s Finance and Law Departments ,where he represented the city in more than 500 hearings. His most recent position was chief of audit operations. … Michael Bernstein has been named managing partner at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York. Bernstein succeeds Martin Greenberg who previously served as managing partner at the firm. RSSM also tapped David W. Ostrow to serve as administrative managing partner, which is a newly created position at the firm. Fred Shapss, chairman of RSSM, has been elected to serve on the North American Board of Directors and World Board of Directors of PrimeGlobal. … John Sabatini joined the PwC as partner in the risk assurance practice, where he will lead the firm’s new Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics Services. Prior to PwC, Sabatini served as a managing director of IT at Goldman Sachs. He led the global technology audit team and was responsible for evaluating the firm’s internal control structure and providing strategic advice to management as they developed control solutions and monitored the implementation of management’s control measures. The firm also tapped partner Paula Loop as the New York Metro Region Assurance Leader, while partner Deidre Schiela was named as the West Region Assurance Leader. In PwC’s Forensic Services practice, Ryan Murphy and Philip Koos were admitted as partner, while Alexandre Blanc and Sanjay Subramanian were promoted to principal.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Ron Wainwright, a tax partner at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, has been elected to the executive board of the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees. ...Bobby Bono was appointed leader of PwC’s U.S. industrial manufacturing group, where he will be based in Charlotte. Bono succeeds Barry Misthal, who currently heads PwC's global industrial manufacturing practice.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Stacey Hollings joined Elliott Davis LLC, Charleston, as tax manager, where she will assist clients with tax planning and compliance services. Hollings started her accounting career six years ago and focused on calculation of research and development credits.

 

TEXAS

Monica Moody joined Condley & Co. LLP, Abilene, as an audit in-charge with the firm’s Banking Services Group. Moody, who specializes in internal controls and compliance for banking institutions, will take on bank internal audits for the firm. … Randie St. Angelo has joined Better Bookkeepers Inc., Woodlands, as a bookkeeper. Angelo has more than 15 years of financial and bookkeeping experience and specializes in QuickBooks. Prior to Better Bookkeepers, Angelo served as a finance director at the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce and the Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership.

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Peter Bakker, president of World Business Council for Sustainable Development, was appointed deputy chair to the International Integrated Reporting Council, London.

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Michele Wein Layne has been named the new regional director of the Los Angeles Regional Office of the SEC. Layne succeeds Rosalind Tyson.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Mark Woolwine and Scott Clarke were admitted to the partnership of Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Bluefield. Woolwine joined the firm’s assurance practice in 2000 after serving as a controller for a not-for-profit organization. Clarke joined the firm’s assurance practice in 2004, where he conducts audit, review, and compilation services to an assortment of clients. He also reviews and prepares federal and state income tax returns for corporations, partnerships, individuals, not-for-profits, and employee benefit plans.

 

WISCONSIN

Linda Liu and Briana Birenbaum have been promoted to tax senior at Vrakas/Blum, Brookfield. … Michael P. Rosera joined Lands’ End Inc., a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corp., as CFO and COO. Rosera will handle accounting, financial reporting, legal, information technology and integrated company planning for the Dodgeville-based business.