CONNECTICUT

James Mahoney, a managing partner at Mahoney Sabol & Company LLP, has been elected to serve as the new chairman of the board of directors for the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain.  He will also serve as vice chair for Center of Special Care Inc., which is the parent corporation of Hospital for Special Care.  

FLORIDA

Cheryl Riggs and Edina Simmons were promoted to accounting semi-seniors at Bloomer, Geri & Co. CPAs

GEORGIA

Ken Schuckers has joined Bennett Thrasher PC, Atlanta, as a tax director in the firm’s corporate tax practice. Prior to Bennett Thrasher, Schuckers was a managing director at Warner Robinson LLC. He also spent eight years at Grant Thornton LLP as a regional partner in the firm’s strategic federal tax services group. …

INDIANA

Tad Chew, Cameron Gentry and Timothy Murphy has joined Katz, Sapper & Miller as staff accountants.

LOUISIANA

Lisa Traina, president of Traina & Associates in Baton Rouge, was recently honored as one of the world’s most innovative risk, compliance, finance and audit professionals at ACL’s 15th Annual Impact Awards. … Brandon Lagarde has been promoted to director in Postlethwaite & Netterville’s tax services group, while Tiffani Dorsa moved up to director in the firm’s accounting and assurance services group.

MARYLAND

Robert Aceituno tktk at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda, was honored with a “Bicycle Commuter Spirit Award.” Bethesda Transportation Solutions and the Bethesda Urban Partnership presented Aceituno with the award during Bethesda’s annual Bike to Work Day celebration, the award recognizes the most dedicated bicycle commuters in the community….William Thomas IV has been promoted to tax manager at Bond Beebe, Bethesda, and Jonathan Hammond moved up to senior in the firm’s audit department.

MINNESOTA

Tammy Barboni, chief marketing officer at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, was recently named by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the Women in Business award winners. … Tracy Badgley recently joined GKG CPAs, Chestnut Ridge, as partner specializing in women-owned businesses, management transitions and strategic tax planning for individuals and businesses.

NEW YORK

Raymond Sloane has joined Berkeley Research Group as a director in the firm's New York City office. … Joseph Strickland, Jr., has joined WeiserMazars LLP, as director of its cost segregation practice. Prior to WeiserMazars, Strickland was the director at Geller & Co.... David Sobel has joined Grassi & Co., Long Island, as a tax partner. Louis Grassi managing partner and chief executive officer of the firm has been named as one of Long Islands Business News’ Outstanding CEOs.

OHIO

Gregory Rosko has joined the tax practice of PwC LLP as a partner in the Lake Erie market, which comprises the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester and Buffalo offices. Rosko will assist clients in Pittsburgh and Cleveland with domestic and international tax considerations.

TEXAS

Donna Hugly, a partner at Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier LLP, has been appointed to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for a six-year term to the 15-member organization. … Cheri Gray has been promoted to tax services manager at Armstrong, Backus & Co. In addition, Ken Buchanan has been promoted to senior tax accountant and Carly Samaniego has been promoted to senior tax staff. Steven Elliott has joined UHY Advisors as a senior tax manager in the firm’s Houston office. … Dr. Constantine “Connie” Konstans, a longtime professor in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, passed away on May 20th 2013. Konstans recently was honored with a UT Dallas endowed professorship in his name, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from D CEO Magazine. Early this year he was named a 2013 Fellow of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, a nonprofit to help organizations achieve principled performance in areas such as governance and assurance.

VIRGINIA

Venkata Peri has joined PwC US, McLean, as a partner in the firm’s risk assurance practice. Peri will be responsible in growing the firm’s advanced risk and compliance analytics services group, a new division to the firm’s IT and project assurance practice. Peri previously worked at Deloitte Consulting as a partner.

WISCONSIN

Daryl Duenkel, a manager in Wipfli LLP’s health care information technology group, has been appointed president elect of the Health Information management Systems Society’s Dairyland Chapter.

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