Rob Nance has joined Inovautus Consulting as director of Content Marketing & Consulting Services.
Mark Rousseau has joined Mahoney Sabol & Company LLP as a tax director. He has more than 20 years of large national and regional accounting firm experience with Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton to the firm.
Michael Hostinsky has joined Windham Brannon as a senior manager. Hostinsky has more than 12 years of professional experience in audit and compliance, risk management, and business consulting. His service capabilities include leading and delivering Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal control reviews and audits, internal audit co-sourcing engagements, risk assessments, SOC (formerly SAS 70) audit examinations, business process improvement projects, and cost reduction initiatives. His previously worked for Teavana Corporation, a subsidiary of Starbucks Corporation; Grant Thornton LLP; and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Ben Glass moved up to senior accountant at Draffin & Tucker LLP in the firm’s Albany office. In the firm’s Atlanta office, Christian Epps has been promoted to associate II, and Pete Gosnell to manager.
Mike Bedel, a partner and director of Audit & Assurance Services at Sponsel CPA Group, has been elected chairman of the Indiana CPA-Political Action Committee. Bedel served on the Indiana CPA Society Leadership Cabinet for two years, and has been a Trustee of the PAC since January 2012. A native of Louisville, Ky., he received bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Dayton. Bedel’s two-year term as Chairman will last through Dec. 31, 2015.
Michelle Childers, Jeffrey Megaro and Rod Rager were elected as new members at Arthur Bell CPAs. Nathaniel Fissel, a tax resource for complex tax planning and compliance issues at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company LLC, has completed the Master of Science in Taxation program at the University of Baltimore . Mary Read has joined Ellin & Tucker as principal, where she will assist the firm in growing its international tax services.
Timothy Adams has been named a member of the Maner Costerisan’s Board of Directors. Adams joined Maner Costerisan in 1999 after the firm merged with his former firm, Henderson, Miller & Robbins PC. He currently serves as a principal of the firm and is head of the tax department.
Ph.D. economist and financial professional Nancy Voth has joined WTP Advisors as a director in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Steven Harris, a partner-in-charge of RubinBrown’s Entrepreneurial Services Group was named one of the St. Louis American’s 2014 Young Leaders.
Christine Pronek has been promoted to partner in O’Connor Davies’ estate trust practice in Cranford, N.J. Richard Bloom has joined WeiserMazars LLP as a partner in the firm’s tax and trusts & estates practice in New Jersey.
Lindsay Evans has joined the marketing department at Lumsden McCormick as the marketing communications coordinator. Evans will primarily be responsible for social media and assisting with all corporate communications including thought leadership development. Evans started with the firm more than a year ago in the technology division of Brisbane Consulting Group. Staff member Christopher Lukowski has earned his CFE credentials. George Canellos, who stepped down in January as co-director of the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision, will join Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in mid-March as Global Head of the firm’s Litigation Department. Gemma Leddy and Robert Cordero have been promoted to partners at the Harrison offices of O’Connor Davies LLP. Joseph Izzo and Michael Provini were promoted to partners in the firm’s New York City office. Mitchell Plattman has been promoted to managing director at CBIZ MHM in New York. John Eusanio has joined CohnReznick LLP as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Steven Egna, who is the director of Business Advisory Services at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs PC, will be the new managing member of the American Business Appraisers, a national consortium of independent business appraisal firms and related services. He has been a board member for the past four years. The ABA network is a highly acclaimed resource for industry leading business valuation expertise, with qualified members across the country able to assist with all business valuation and related needs. Melissa Bickett has joined the Owensboro office of Riney Hancock CPAs as a para-professional in the accounting services division of the firm. Ilene Mak and Candace Quinn have joined WeiserMazars LLP as partners in the firm’s tax services practice. Michael Campione has joined Pivotal Planning Group as a senior retirement plan advisor.
Tom Fagley has been promoted to partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP.
Eide Bailly’s Board of Directors has elected Linda Koerselman as chair and Kevin Doyle as vice chair for 2014.
Joshua Schering has joined Ciuni & Panichi as a staff accountant in the firm’s tax department.
Aaron Good has been promoted to supervising senior in the accounting services department of Dunlap & Associates PC in Chalfont, PA.
Nicole Gossett has joined Decosimo as a valuation services manager with the firm’s advisory services practice group.
Luke Pinson, an audit in-charge at Condley & Co. LLP has earned his Texas license as a CPA. Dhanup Kandarapally has joined UHY Advisors as a senior manager in the firm’s Management and Technology Consulting department. Gail Prather has been named managing director of tax at GBH CPAs PC. Kelly Hein, a partner at Rylander, Clay & Opitz, is now the new head of the firm’s tax department. Elizabeth Pettijohn has joined Whitley Penn as a senior manager in the firm’s tax and consulting services practice in Dallas.
The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board, which is based in the United Kingdom, recently reappointment Amaro Gomes of South America, and Pat Finnegan of North America, to serve second five-year terms as members of the IASB. Gomes is a former senior official of the Central Bank of Brazil, while Finnegan previously served as Director of the Financial Reporting Policy Group at the CFA Institute Center for Financial Market Integrity.
David Fredrickson has been named associate director and chief counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance. He is expected to assume his new position this month. Fredrickson has been assistant general counsel in the SEC’s Office of General Counsel since 1998, where he is responsible for providing legal and policy advice to the Division of Corporation Finance. During his tenure, he has advised the division and the Commission on implementation of numerous rulemakings, including rules to implement the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. In his new role, Fredrickson will oversee the work of the division’s Office of Chief Counsel and Office of Capital Markets Trends. Elizabeth Murphy has also been named an associate director in Corporation Finance Division of the SEC. For the past five years, Murphy has served as the Secretary of the Commission, heading the office that prepares, reviews, and maintains records of Commission action and advises the Commission and the SEC staff on administrative practices and procedures. From 2000 to 2009, she was the chief of the Division of Corporation Finance’s Office of Rulemaking, which plays a leading role in rulemaking projects undertaken by the division.