CALIFORNIA
2019 CalCPA Women to Watch
The California Society of CPAs named five CPAs its 2019 Women to Watch at the CalCPA Women’s Leadership Forum in San Francisco on April 26. Frances Ellington, a senior tax manager at Green Hasson Janks, and Tiffany Ann Goodall, a tax supervisor at Bartlett Pringle & Wolf, received the Emerging Leader Award; Lisa Daniels, managing partner at KPMG in San Francisco, and Amber Setter, executive coach at Intention Setter, received the Experienced Leader Award; and Donita Joseph, a partner at Windes, received the Trailblazer Award. (Read the full story.)

Terry O’Daniel was hired as director of cybersecurity at Armanino, San Ramon.

Jenna Chupurdy, tax supervisor at Hood & Strong, San Francisco, was honored as an Emerging Leader at the YWCA Silicon Valley’s Tribute to Women Awards, which recognizes up to 50 women executive leaders and emerging leaders from Silicon Valley’s tech and business sectors.
ILLINOIS
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Lynette Stolarzyk (pictured), principal at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago, was appointed to lead the firm’s new specialty tax group, which brings together the practices of international tax, IRS practice and procedures, methods and credits, and state and local tax.

The Illinois CPA Society, Chicago, hosted more than 170 accounting students from colleges and universities in the state for its Jumpstart to Accounting program April 26. (Read the full story.)
KENTUCKY
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Dean Dorton announced it will sponsor Kentucky Derby racehorse Tax in all three races of the Triple Crown, starting with the Derby on May 4. The sponsorship was a result of Patti Reeves, of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, reconnecting with friend and Dean Dorton staff member Donna Logsdon. (Read the full story.)
MISSOURI
David Hartley was hired as a partner and director of advisory services at Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis.
NEW JERSEY
The New Jersey Society of CPAs, Roseland, awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to 75 New Jersey high school and college students at its 59th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony held at the Pines Manor in Edison on April 30. (Read the full story.)

Chris Fifis was hired as a director of business development at Grassi & Co., Park Ridge.

Monica Kaden was hired as director of business valuations at Sobel Valuations, a wholly owned subsidiary of SobelCo, Livingston.
NEW YORK
David Slemmer was hired as a director in the international tax practice, with a specialized focus in transfer pricing, at Friedman, New York.

EisnerAmper, New York, was named a 2019 Turnaround Atlas Award Winner for Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year for the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation restructuring by The Global M&A Network.
PENNSYLVANIA
Michael De Stefano was hired as chief financial officer at RKL, Lancaster, succeeding Kevin Lightner, who retired from the firm on April 30 after 18 years in the role. De Stefano assumes the role as he returns to the firm where he started in the profession, beginning his career as a staff accountant in 1995.
RHODE ISLAND
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The Rhode Island Society of CPAs’ annual meeting and recognition reception was held April 23 at the Providence Marriott to a capacity crowd, honoring 41 newly certified CPAs, four scholarship recipients and others making contributions to the RISCPA and the profession. (Read the full story.)
TENNESSEE
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, is seeking nominations for the Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award, with the criteria that candidates should follow the eight ethical business principles the late Bill Daniels used to guide his actions and decisions. More information is available here.
UNITED KINGDOM
Julie Teigland was appointed the new leader for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) geographic area of EY, effective July 1. The first woman to lead this area, Teigland will also join the EY Global Executive Committee, increasing the ratio of women to 31 percent. Teigland succeeds Andy Baldwin, who will become the next EY global managing partner – client service. Teigland most recently served as regional managing partner for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and also serves as an EY global leader for its “Women. Fast forward” initiative.

Kingston Smith, a U.K. member firm of Morison KSi, is ending its membership with the international association to join Moore Stephens International.
VIRGINIA
Cloud solutions-provider Cetrom, Vienna, announced that for the sixth straight year it was awarded the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence.