CALIFORNIA

Zoe Fung has been promoted to tax senior at JLK Rosenberger. ... Natasha Gorman has returned to Intuit and will join the Accountant & Advisor Group sales team as a strategic account manager. Gorman brings a wide range of sales experience to the team including spending the past 12 months as a senior account manager for Xero, where she worked directly with accountants to help them migrate their clients to the cloud.   

FLORIDA

Tiffany Claypool, who handles auditing and tax preparation at  Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English PA, recently passed the AICPAs examination and met the requirements to become a licensed certified public accountant.

ILLINOIS

Andrea Farr Capizzi has joined Michael Silver & Co., Skokie, as a manager. Capizzi is accredited in business valuations and certified in financial forensics. … Richard Barjon has joined WeiserMazars LLP, Chicago, as a senior manager in the firm’s Private Client Services and Tax Practices.

MAINE

Jeff Mansir has been promoted to senior manager at Baker Newman Noyes where he will work in the risk and business advisory practice in the firm’s Portland office. Remy Vazque was promoted to senior in the tax practice in Portland. Griffin Hardy and Josh Lapierre were promoted to managers in the firm’s tax practice. Rob Wright was promoted to office manager. Adam Aucoin was promoted to senior in the tax practice. Matt Dionne was promoted to helpdesk analyst III. Greg Knight was promoted to staff II in the health care management consulting practice in Portland.

MARYLAND

Aileen Eskildsen, a director at Ellin & Tucker, was accepted to Network 2000, a networking group championing women business leaders. 

MASSACHUESETTS

Samantha Jepson has joined Shepherd & Goldstein LLP as a team accountant. … Jeffrey Varsalone has joined CBIZ Inc as managing director in the CBIZ Corporate Recovery Services practice. He will provide distressed company, creditor and investor transactional and advisory services in the firm’s Boston office. … Chris DeRosa has joined Baker Newman Noyes as a manager in the firm’s tax practice in Manchester. Morgan Hilow has joined the firm as a staff I in the audit practice. … Peter Lang has joined BlumShapiro as a partner in its consulting practice. Christopher Della Valle has joined BlumShapiro as a director in the firm’s tax practice in Newton. Della Valle will specialize in tax compliance and tax planning services for both corporations and high net worth individuals. Prior to joining BlumShapiro, Della Valle spent seven years as a director in the tax department at Covidien where he performed all aspects of the tax function, including tax compliance, tax accounting, tax audit defense and tax planning. In addition, he spent 11 years in public accounting at Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

MISSOURI

Philip Gilmor, Olivia Kimminau, and William Oden have joined MarksNelson as staff accountants. Both Gilmor and Oden works in the firm’s audit department while Kimminau is in the tax department.

NEW YORK

Mike Sullivan has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a managing director in the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice, based in New York. … Kathi Metter has been named director of learning and education at WTP Advisors. … David Maybaum and Michele Maybaum have joined Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP as partners. Prior to joining Raich Ende Malter & Co. Davud Maybaum co-founded an accounting firm with his daughter, Michele Maybaum, which they developed over 25 years, serving clients in Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area. … Lilach Fisher has joined Israeloff, Trattner & Co. PC, as a tax manager. Fisher has a background in tax planning and compliance for businesses and individuals, and has extensive experience in the preparation and review of personal, estate, corporate, trust, partnership, REITS, not-for-profit and other types of tax returns. Varghese John has joined the firm as a supervisor. John has experience providing accounting, tax and audit services for clients in a variety of industries including health care, telecommunications, retail, broker-dealers, liquidation and forensics. Mario Mejia was promoted to supervisor from senior staff accountant. Mejia supervises all phases of external audits for various towns, government agencies, school districts, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, and closely held businesses in a variety of industries. 

OHIO

Craig Schellenberg has joined BCG Systems Inc, as a senior network engineer in Akron. John Moody joined the firm as an IT support specialist. … Rosemary Orlando, Joseph Sbrocco, and Donald May have been appointed directors at HW&Co. in the firm’s specialty practice groups. Orlando will serve as director of the firm’s health care practice, HW Healthcare Advisors; Sbrocco will serve as director of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing practice; May will serve as director of the firm’s tax practice.

OREGON

Richard Nellis has been promoted to director of tax at Kernutt Stokes.

TENNESSEE

Pam Mantone, a senior manager at Decosimo, was recently certified by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as a master analyst in financial forensics.

WASHINGTON

Christopher Nappen recently joined Clark Nuber, Bellevue, as a manager in the firm’s Accounting and Consulting Services Group, focusing on real estate, senior living and hospitality, as well as manufacturing and construction entities.

WISCONSIN

Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting, has transitioned from her role as partner of The Advisory Board. The transition comes on the heels of a busy 2013, during which Ryan received her Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston and accepted positions as the Resident Futurist for the Alliance for Innovation and a Senior Fellow at CEOs for Cities.