BOTSWANA
Moribame Matthews entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.
CALIFORNIA
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Christopher Ludwig (pictured) was hired as director of corporate governance at RoseRyan, Newark.

P. Evan Stephens was promoted to partner at Sensiba San Filippo, San Jose, where he has worked since 2012.

Therese Cheevers was appointed partner in the employee benefit services practice, and Ed Fazio to partner in the tax and accounting practice, at Windes, Irvine. Cheevers has worked at the firm since 2007 and Fazio since 2006.

ILLINOIS
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The Illinois CPA Society announced that more than 350 professionals attended the ICPAS’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Chicago, May 10, with Kim Simios, office managing partner at EY Chicago, serving as the event’s keynote speaker. At the event, the ICPAS honored the 2019 Women to Watch Award winners (pictured). Receiving the Experienced Leader Award were: Rebekuh Eley, senior manager at RSM US, and Kristen Fitzpatrick, managing principal at Miller Cooper & Co.; and the Emerging Leader Award: Julia Haried, audit & assurance in-charge at Deloitte & Touche and co-founder of MakerGirl, and Charlene Rhinehart, managing director of CEO Unlimited and founder and editor-in-chief of Wealthy Women Daily. (Read the full story.)

Moore Stephens North America, Chicago, announced the winners of the second annual MSNA Awards program: the 2019 Collaboration Award went to the team at Beene Garter; the 2019 improvement Award was presented to the DMCL team; the 2019 Innovation Award was bestowed to the team at DiCicco, Gulman & Co.

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors, Chicago, has formed an alliance with Chicago-headquartered Ron Braver and Associates, adding to its investigative, anti-fraud, money laundering, internal investigations and asset forfeiture capabilities. Braver and his team represent more than three decades of combined federal law enforcement and private sector consulting experience.
MASSACHUSETTS
The Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Boston, announced that president and CEO Amy Pitter has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
MISSOURI
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April Hazel (pictured) was hired as a solutions architect, in the technology services group, at Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis.

Julie Tulla, a staff accountant at KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, earned her CPA license.
NEW YORK
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Mark Witte (pictured, with firm leaders Howard Foote and Jim Daniels) was promoted to partner at UHY Advisors, Albany, where he has worked since 1999.

Naya Pearlman was hired as a senior principal and admitted to the partnership, in the tax practice at Berdon, New York.

Noam Hirschberger, director of valuation services, was appointed to serve as the leader of the new cannabis industry practice area at PKF O’Connor Davies, New York.

Leaders from the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, along with members from the Nassau Suffolk Chapter, participated as judges, mentors and exhibitors for 4,000 students from nine countries at the 2019 Youth Business Summit in Brooklyn, New York, on April 15-17, 2019. The three-day event, organized by Virtual Enterprises International, included business competitions, leadership events and professional networking.

Marcum, New York, joined forces with Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business to conduct a survey of the nation’s business leaders, publishing the results in the “Marcum LLP-Hofstra University CEO Survey.” The report, which found CEOs to be strongly bullish, was conducted as part of the Zarb Business School’s MBA curriculum and will be presented in three installments in 2019. More information on the results can be found at Marcum’s website.
NORTH DAKOTA
Eide Bailly, Fargo, promoted 20 staff members to partner and principal. To partner, the firm promoted: Aric Radmacher, Kyle Orwick and Mark Guy in Minneapolis; Brent Roeder and Ryan Beste in Fargo; Bruce Egbert in Lehi; Cory Van Maanen and Stacely Nelson in Sioux Falls; Donny Matteson in Oklahoma City; KayLynn Hilton in Orem; Ksenia Popke and Will Kerns in Denver; Luke Taylor in Salt Lake City; Michelle Beaty in Abilene; Scott Nelson in Billings; Tonya Rule in Makato; and to principal: Amy Knust, D.C. Lucas and Jon Ault in Fargo; and Carolyn Linkov in Minneapolis.
OHIO
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Morgan Helmick, manager in the Medina office at Rea & Associates, earned the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, designated for professionals who work on simple process improvement projects.