CALIFORNIA

Candace Huie, a tax and advisory services partner at White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, has earned a certified valuation analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

GEORGIA

Brian Kistler, a manager in Risk Consulting services at Crowe Horwath LLP, Atlanta, was selected to Internal Auditor magazine’s “Top Auditors Under 30” list.

ILLINOIS

Chuck Allen, CEO of Crowe Horwath LLP, was named to the 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship 100. Jill Czerwinski, a senior manager in Risk Consulting services in the firm’s Chicago office, was named one of Consulting Magazine’s Rising Stars of the Profession in the “Excellence in Client Service” category.

INDIANA

Andrew Leeth, senior staff in Risk Consulting services at Crowe Horwath LLP, Indianapolis, was recognized by the Americas Information Security Leadership Awards in the “Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional” category. Ben Matherly, a senior manager, and Courtney Scott, senior staff, both in Tax services in the South Bend office, were recognized in the 2013 Class of Michiana “Forty Under 40” program, presented by the St. Joseph’s County Chamber of Commerce. Alicia Antonetti-Tricker, a senior manager in the government group within Performance services in the Indianapolis office, was among the 100 finalists for Indy’s 2013 “Best and Brightest” in the Government category. … Toni McBride has joined Blue & Co. LLC as an administrative assistant in the firm’s Bloomington office. Pryia Singleton has joined the firm as an audit and assurance quality control manager. Will Dixon has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the firm’s Carmel office. Steven Davis and Bryan Mier has joined the firm as staff accountants in the firm’s Indianapolis office.

KENTUCKY

Jennifer Monaghan a partner in the financial services group within Audit services at Crowe Horwath’s Louisville office, was recognized with the Outstanding Committee Member Award by the Kentucky Society of CPAs. … Christy Rittershausen has rejoined the team at LCS&Z in Latham. … Matt Durham has joined Blue & Co. LLC as a staff accountant in the firm’s Lexington office. Caleb Fox, Trey Pfund and Rachel Meade have joined the firm as a staff accountant in the firm’s Louisville office.

MISSOURI

Sharon Latimer, a partner in RubinBrown’s Assurance Services Group, was named to KC Business magazine’s 2014 Class of Influential Women.

NEW JERSEY

Carol Egan has been named director at Cowan, Gunteski & Co., and David Moss has joined the firm as director in the Accounting & Auditing and SEC Services Groups.

NEW YORK

Vanessa Petrossian has joined GKG CPA, in Chestnut Ridge, as a marketing and social media expert. Prior to joining GKP CPAs, Petrossian worked at The History Channel, Samsung and The United States Postal Service. … Brian Gordon has joined Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz LLP as a State and Local Tax Director. Gordon has more than 30 years experience with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. His specialty has been residency and, while with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, he was involved in many high-profile residency audits. His most recent position was a District Audit Manager for both Manhattan and Brooklyn, where he focused his expertise and experience on significant SALT issues, including Income Tax, Pass Through Entities, Corporation Tax, Sales Tax, and Residency matters. … Jack Brister, a partner at Prager Metis CPAs LLC has been appointed the regional Chairperson North America for the Private Equity and International Wealth Management Practice Group of Geneva Group International. … Louis Cercone, a managing director at Brisbane Consulting Group, has been awarded with the certified fraud examiner credential.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sharon Ray has joined Scott & Co. as a senior accountant on the assurance and advisory services team in Columbia.

TENNESSEE

Christian Heuer, a senior manager in Financial Advisory Services in Crowe Horwath’s Nashville office, received the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute’s Southeastern U.S. & Caribbean Society region. The award recognized Heuer’s work as vice president and chair of the programming committee for the Nashville CFA Society.

VIRGINIA

Brian Burns has joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a senior manager in the firm’s Richmond office.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mark Hanson, a shareholder at Schenck, has been appointed to The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resource Panel. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., The Appraisal Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of professional valuation. The Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees and is authorized by Congress as the Source of Appraisal Standards and Appraiser Qualifications.

WISCONSIN

Amy Biersteker has joined Schenck SC as a Human Resources Consulting Manager. Biersteker has more than 20 years of experience working with organizations to develop leaders and their teams. She provides strategic human resources advice to clients on a variety of issues, including recruitment, organizational development, process improvement and leadership development.