ALABAMA

Jenny Clark, Candi Hillis and Terri Dempsey of Decosimo Solvability LLC, Huntsville, have recently earned Unanet Project Tracking Certification after attending's Unanet's Boot Camp and initial certification program.

CALIFORNIA

Randy Redwitz, managing partner of Robert R. Redwitz & Co. in Irvine, California, has been named worldwide chair of the board of directors for AGN International, Ltd.

COLORADO

Ken Richey, managing partner and co-founder of Richey, May & Co. LLP, Englewood received the COCPA 2013 Make a Difference Everyday Hero Award.  

FLORIDA

C. Brett Cooper has joined Cherry Bekaert LLP, Tampa, as a director in the advisory service practice.

GEORGIA

Reggie Walker has been appointed to managing partner of PwC’s greater Atlanta market. Walker succeeds Gary Price who held the position for seven years. Price has recently taken on the role of chief administrative officer and partner affairs leader in the firm’s New York national office.

MARYLAND

Brian Gibney has joined CohnReznick as director of the firm’s national tax practice.

NEW JERSEY

Jerry Ravi has been admitted to partner at EisnerAmper LLP in its New Jersey office. … Michelle Everman, Kyle Neeld and Frank Pina have been promoted to principals at Mercadien PC, Princeton. Joseph Maruca was promoted to director and Melissa Correa to manager. James Gallagher has joined the firm as director in the Financial Institutions Services Group team.

NEW YORK

Ed Mason has been appointed principal and national sales director at CohnReznick, New York. … Thomas Buck, Angela Chen, Andrew Halperin, Eleni Tserpelis Lagos, and Elliot Lee have been admitted as partners at EisnerAmper LLP, New York. … The AICPA has recognized its educators with accounting curriculum awards. Markus Ahrens, a professor of Accounting at St. Louis Community College won the 2013 Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award for innovative teaching practices in the first sequence of accounting is. Marion McHugh, an assistant professor in the Business and Accounting Department,  Furman University and Paul Polinski, Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been honored with the 2013 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award in recognition of their innovative teaching of  junior- and senior-level accounting courses. Jennifer Butler Ellis, Mark E. Riley and Rebecca Toppe Shortridge from Northern Illinois University won the 2013 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award for innovative graduate-level accounting teaching practices are.

OHIO

Daniel Bosworth has joined Holbrook & Manter CPAs, Columbus, as a staff accountant.

TEXAS

Robert Willis has joined Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier LLP, Fort Worth, as a senior audit manager. David Howard joined as a senior tax accountant. Kourtney Malish and Audra Kirby joined the firm as audit associates, while Kay Grace joined the firm as a tax associate.

 VIRGINIA

More than a dozen accountants and tax professionals passed the Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor, Accredited Tax Advisor and Accredited Tax Preparer examinations offered by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. The credential holders are: Thomas Allen, Rebecca Jean Arvila, Pamela Bales, Jonathan Shane Duboise, Ashley Barbara Gerads, Robert I. Glover, Jeffrey A. Jones, Theodore Jones, Amanda Kroeger, Jaclyn M. Molitor, Daniel Mygrant, Lisa Ann O’Dell, Jason Matthew Ohm, Punam Parekh, Ray Privett and Michael David Vaughn. ... 

Michael Gracik will take over the reigns of managing partner at Keiter, Richmond, from Lewis Hall, who held the position for 15 years and is now set to retire. Gracik will take on his new role on Jan. 1, 2014. In addition, Julie Gustavsson has taken on the role of chief operating officer. Jennifer Flinchum will move into the position of tax department leader and Christopher Wallace was appointed as the firm’s audit department leader.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Rachel Dresen has joined the AICPA as a director on its Washington-based congressional and political affairs team.