CALIFORNIA

Mandy Dhillon and Rob Ward were promoted to assurance partners at PwC US, San Jose. Eranie Liron and Lynn McGlothin were promoted to tax partners and Sanjeev Dutta, Paul Hollinger, Mike Hoody, Kiyoshi Okamoto and Walter Sun were promoted to advisory principals at the firm. … …Mike Nolan partner-in-charge of the audit department at Hayashi & Wayland Accounting & Consulting LLP was selected as Co-Rotarian of the Year by the Salinas Rotary Club.

COLORADO

Nicki Boelens has joined TaxOps as a tax senior in the Englewood office, where he will specialize in large scale R&D credit studies.

CONNECTICUT

Marie Kulesza, CPA of Plantsville and an assistant professor of business administration at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, received the four-year school award during The Eddys Awards. Edwin Muenzner, CPA of Franklin and an associate professor of accounting and program coordinator of accounting at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, received the community college award.  Paul DePietro of Housatonic Community College received the adjunct faculty award. The Eddys was held on June 4, 2013 at Cascade in Hamden, and John Turgeon of CohnReznick LLP served as master of ceremonies. … Zach Papanagnostou has joined TaxOps as a tax senior in the Stamford office.

FLORIDA

Stephanie Martin and Karen Mosteller received the Florida Institute of CPAs Women to Watch Awards. The awards are given in conjunction with the AICPA. Martin received the Emerging Leader Award, and Mosteller received the Experienced Leader Award. … Richard Berkowitz, chief executive officer Berkowitz Pollack Brant, has been honored with the CPAs in Public Service award. The award was presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants at the organization’s annual conference in Orlando.

GEORGIA

Satyan Penmetsa has been named chief technology officer at CCH Small Firm Services, Kennesaw. … Steven Lathem, a senior manager at Moore Colson, Atlanta, was presented with the Peak Award for his contributions to the firm. Kady Fulkerson, Carlyle Yealy and Charley Irons recently joined the firm as interns.

MARYLAND

Clark Kendall, CEO and president of Kendall Capital Management has been selected to join the Financial Advisory Board for the City of Rockville. …  Peter Reilly, an executive vice president at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell P.C., has completed the 2013 Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4. Mile Swim, marking his 15th time completing the annual open water swim challenge.

MASSACHUSETTS

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Inc has elected its board of directors for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The following will serve as board officers: As chairman: Merrill S. Puopolo, CPA, CBIZ Tofias & Mayer Hoffman McCann PC – Tofias New England Division; chairman-Elect: William D. Mahoney Edelstein & Company LLP; vice chairman finance: Carla M. McCall of Alexander Aronson Finning & Co PC; vice chairman: Scott Levy of Grant Thornton LLP and Charles O'Donnell of Hans Kissle Company, Inc. Past Chairman: Kenneth W. Kirkland of KAF Financial Group. President/CEO: Theodore Flynn of Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Inc.

The following will sit on the board as members: Paul Bardaro, of  Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone PC; Randall Davis of Daniel Dennis & Company LLP; Mark Dow of O'Connor & Drew PC; Douglas P. Fiebelkorn of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Lawrence Kahn of Kahn Litwin Renza & Co. Ltd.; Daniel Morrill of Wolf & Company PC; Catherine Moy of BDO USA LLP; Brigitte Muehlmann of Suffolk University; Mark Nichols of Mark W. Nichols; Kathryn  Polak of Accretive Solutions; Mary Schedler Sahady, of Hague, Sahady & Co. PC and Kerry Stakem of PwC LLP. … Matthew Boyle has been hired as the first chief marketing officer at Alexander, Aronson, Finning, Boston.

MISSISSIPPI

Clayton Smith joined WealthPartners as a retirement plan advisor. Smith will oversee and manage the corporate Retirement Plan Services of WealthPartners.

MISSOURI

Mike Schnake, a partner at BKD LLP, Springfield, has won the 2013 PRIDE Award. ...Kristin Parshay has joined Brown Smith Wallace, Chesterfield, as manager in the firm’s health care advisory services practice and Darrick Fulton as manager in the firm’s insurance advisory services practice.

NEW JERSEY

Dominic Caglioti and Mark Nicastro have joined Friedman LLP, Marlton, as partners. … Thomas Marino, a partner and Co-CEO of CohnReznick LLP, and partner Neil Becourtney, have been named to the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants’ inaugural “50 Over 50” list. 

NEW YORK

Stephen Chipman CEO of Grant Thornton was acknowledged by Working Mother as Dads who Rock in honor of Father’s Day…. Bob Moritz U.S. chairman and senior partner at PwC was also mentioned as Dads who Rock…. Lisa Goldman has been promoted to partner at Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, New York. … Stephen Landry, Mark Schutzman and Douglas Sirotta have joined Ernst & Young LLP, New York, as partners, along with Perry Papantonis as principal, and Rozeta Atlas, Jack Burns, Michael Cutri, Marc Halsema, Alice Harbutte,  Stephen Reilly and Jeff VanderWolk as executive directors.   

NORTH CAROLINA

Chuck Bolliger Jr. has been promoted to partner in PwC U.S. Carolinas practice and will continue providing services to clients in the Industrial Products sector. David Sisko will be admitted as a principal in the advisory practice. Renee Kosofsky will be admitted as a partner in PwC's assurance practice.

OHIO

Thorne Matteson has been promoted to partner in PwC U.S. deals practice. He will be working on buy-side and sell-side transactions in multiple industries with a heavy focus on the industrial products sector. James Manley was promoted as a state and local tax partner where he will focus on clients in the manufacturing and utilities industry.

PENNSYLVANIA

Jack Branham joins Smart Devine, Philadelphia, as senior manager in its Research & Development Tax Practice. … Steven Greene joins WeiserMazars LLP, Philadelphia, as director in the firm’s Insurance Tax Services Group.

TENNESSEE

Spencer Rollins has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, as a manager in its Security and Risk Services Practice in the Brentwood office.

TEXAS

Makayla Matheson, an audit supervisor at BKD LLP, San Antonio, has won the 2013 Pride Award. … Jay Tompkins, a partner at Karlins Ramey & Tompkins LLC, was named to The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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