Heather Ostrowski has joined White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, Irvine, as an audit junior. ... Gerry Herter, a partner at HMWC CPAs, Tustin, has been selected to be the Editor of Audit & Accounting Alert, an international newsletter published by Integra International. ... Kenneth Macias, Kevin O'Connell and Aimee Sanatkar, of Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP, Sacramento, have received the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Kathy McDonald has been appointed director of concierge services as part of the Expert Services Team at CPAmerica International, Alachua.
Ed Novak has joined Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, as head of national sales, while Doreen Lilly Griffith has been appointed national managing partner of tax services, effective August 1. ... Wayne Berson has been elected chief executive officer of BDO USA LLP, to succeed Jack Weisbaum when his second four-year term end on October 31.
Ronald A. Gitz, CPA, CGMA, has been appointed executive director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs.
Daniel Böttner has been promoted to tax senior at Bond Beebe, Bethesda. ... Three staff members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, Hagerstown, have been appointed to committees of PKF North America: Firm administrator/HR director Kimberly J. Wines has been appointed to the Humans Resources Committee; firm member Joel A. Flinchbaugh to the Healthcare Services Community of Practice Steering Committee; and firm member Gregory P. Hall to the Not-for-Profit Community of Practice Steering Committee.
Tim Carless has joined PwC US as a partner in the risk assurance practice in Detroit.
Brad Indelicato, a senior accountant with Abeles and Hoffman PC, St. Louis, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Carolyn J. D'Anna, a partner and HR managing director at J.H. Cohn, and Sharon Gordon, a partner at the firm, have been named among New Jersey's 2012 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBiz.
Jonathan Adelson has been promoted to managing director in the New York office of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC. ... George Foundotos, a professor of accountoing at Dowling College, and Stephen Valenti, a professor of accounting at New York University, will receive the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Society of CPAs at its Annual Election Dinner on May 10. Joseph M. Falbo, a tax partner at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP, will receive a Special Recognition Award; and Tracey J. Niemotko, an associate professor of accounting at Mount Saint Mary College, will receive the society's Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award. ... Laura LaForgia and Martin Hyman have been named partners, and Alan Blecher a principal, in the tax practice of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP.
Michael T. Constantino, assurance partner and managing partner for the Raleigh and Greensboro offices of Ernst & Young, has been named the Person of the Year by the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.
Andrew P. Somich, a staff accountant at HW&Co., Cleveland, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the West Creek Preservation Committee.
Michael Senatore has joined Isdaner & Co., Bala Cynwyd, as a staff accountant in the Audit Department.
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, has added four people to its shared services team, which supports the LBMC Family of Companies: Bob Armentrout has joined the firm as a lead developer; Mary Thompson as a business analyst in the internal technology arm of LBMC's shared services; Annie Woods, as a project manager; and Amanda Rathe as a senior staff accountant in the Internal Accounting Department.
Kelly Peele has been promoted to the position of managing director in the Seattle office of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC.
Robin Lineberger, chief executive officer of Deloitte Federal Government Services, has been named a Federal 100 Award winner in the Outstanding Achievement Award in Industry Category by Federal Computer Week and the 1105 Government Information Group.
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