Natalie Tronkina has joined CohnReznick, Los Angeles, as director in its Transactional Advisory Practice. Tronkina will work with the newly appointed principal Margaret Shanley, to build the firm’s West Coast Transactional Advisory Practice. Tronkina joins CohnReznick from Duff & Phelps, where she spent almost seven years as a director in the West Coast Transaction Advisory Practice. She has more than ten years of transactional advisory experience, focused primarily on “buy” and “sell” side due diligence for private equity funds, lenders, and strategic buyers and sellers. Sam Levin has joined RBZ LLP, Los Angeles, as partner in the business management practice. Ellyn Cole has been promoted to senior manager at Bartlett, Pringle and Wolf LLP, Santa Barbara. Cole was also honored by the Pacific Coast Business Times as one of the 2013 40 Under 40 up-and-coming business leaders within the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura region of California.
Alan Blass has joined Yip Associates, Miami, as director in conjunction with the firm’s expansion into the New York market.
Pieter deRijke has joined Warbird Consulting Partners, Atlanta, as director, healthcare business development and IT solutions. In this capacity, deRijke will work primarily with executive leaders of the company’s healthcare clients to develop customized service offerings utilizing Warbird’s Healthcare CFO Network, Business Solution Network, IT solutions and on-demand project management teams. Harrison Enfinger, a staff member at Hancock Askew, has received his Certified Public Accountant certification.
The Grant Thornton LLP Partnership Board has extended Stephen Chipman’s term as chief executive officer. This will result in Chipman serving a five-year tenure as chief executive.
Kevin Hansen has been named co-managing director of the Advisor Council at Fidelity Investments Hunter Group LLC in Fair Lawn, N.J.
Peter Scalise has joined Prager Metis LLC, New York, as a director, with the functional title of Federal Tax Credits & Incentives Practice Leader. Christopher Kelly and Anish Shah has joined Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, New York, as partners.
In New Philadelphia, Ohio Rea & Associates has promoted more than two dozen employees firm wide. Zac Morris, Matt Pottmeyer and Annie Yoder were promoted to principals. Ben Antonelli, Dana Launder and Les Wymer moved up to senior managers. Dan Bialek, Ben Froese, Joe Popp, Leslie Prichard, Dustin Raber, Matt Sanders and Mike Studer are now managers at the firm. Paul Fullerman, Chad Gorfido, Jeff Martin and Scott Moyer have worked their way up to supervisors. Kim Chase, Nathan Esselburn, Matt Fuller Cassie Pierce, Megan Pratt and Rod Troyer are now senior accountants. The firm also named Tammy Haneyas controller, a first for the firm. Linda Lehman has joined Holbrook & Manter, Columbus, as a senior assistant accountant. Jacob Badenhop has joined the firm as a fall/winter intern. Matthew Jones has joined Walthall, Drake & Wallace, Cleveland, as a staff accountant
Steven Franckhauser, a director at HbK Energy, is a recipient of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ “2013 Who’s Who in Energy” award.
Michael Twomey has been named senior tax manager at Scott and Company LLC in Greenville, S.C.
Rance Buss has joined Weaver,Houston, partner-in-charge of employee benefit plan services.
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