BDO USA, RSM US, Mazars and others announced new partner classes; and other news from across the profession.
Ron Austin (pictured) has been elected managing partner of Wheaton-based Mathieson, Moyski, Austin & Co. LLP, effective September 1. Austin began his career at Arthur Andersen, then ran his own practice, and joined MMA & Co. as a manager in 1996. He made partner in 1999.
RSM US, Chicago, announced that it has promoted 80 employees to partner or principal. A complete list is available here. In addition, James Alex has joined the firm as national tax go-to-market leader. He was previously with the U.S. Treasury.
BDO USA, Chicago, announced that it has admitted 48 new partners, with 19 in tax, 18 in assurance and 11 in advisory. A complete list is available here.
The founding organizations of The PhD Project, which works to foster more minority business professors in the U.S., will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a gala event in Chicago on November 22. Those interested in attending can register here.
St. Louis-based Brown Smith Wallace is adding a marketing advisory practice. Tom Etling (pictured), who previously served as the CEO of brand communications agency Dovetail, has joined the firm to lead the new practice.
Raji Sathappan (pictured) has been promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien PC CPAs. She has been with the firm since 2014. In addition, Holly Sabo, Bjondina Karpuzi and Jorge Olazagasti have been promoted to director, and Matthew Daly, Benjamin McDannell, Raphael Carletti and David Sullivan to manager. The firm also promoted another 22 professionals in various practice areas.
Jennifer Biundo, Joe Caplan, Don Crotty, Marty Garland and Jonathan Somer were admitted to the partnership at Mazars LLP. In New York, Crotty works in the food & beverage practice and Somer in the technology and media practice; in Pennsylvania, Garland works in the insurance practice; and in New Jersey, Biundo works in the manufacturing & distribution practice in New Jersey and Caplan in the entrepreneurial business services practice.
Chris Creger and Anthony Walker (pictured), principals at CohnReznick LLP, were part of the winning team for the Turnaround Management Association's 2019 Transaction of the Year: Not for Profit Award.
The AICPA Foundation announced the 10 recipients of its $2,000 High School Scholarships for 2019. (See the full story.)
The DHG Norfolk office receiving the 2019 Community IMPACT Award.
Dixon Hughes Goodman announced the recipients of its 2019 Community IMPACT Awards (pictured), which recognize staff and offices for volunteering. (See the full story.) In addition, the firm celebrated Client Experience Week this week, recognizing firm partners and employees for going "above and beyond" in client service delivery. The firm also donated 90 backpacks with school supplies to Girls Inc. at the YWCA Nashville (Tennessee) during the firm's annual partner meeting.
Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants has been named one of the 100 Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania for the 11th year in a row by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal.
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Financial process automation vendor Bill.com opened a new 25,000-square-foot office in Houston on September 18, which Mayor Sylvester Turner (pictured at right, with Bill.com CEO Rene Lacerte) declared "Bill.com Day." The office is located 2103 CityWest Boulevard.
Fort Worth-based JTaylor has joined the Eide Bailly Alliance.
Global accounting and consulting firm network Nexia International has added two firms: in Chile, ARTL Chile Auditores Limitada, in Santiago and Concepcion, with four partners and nearly 80 staff; and in Egypt, Cairo-based Maged Sherif & Co. with five partners and 37 members.
MGI Worldwide announced that Melbourne, Australia-based Dobbyn + Carafa has joined the global audit, tax and accounting firm network. D+C has three directors (pictured) and nine professionals on its leadership team.
Amy Rybar Menefee (pictured) and John Murray have been promoted to partner at Keiter, in Glen Allen. Menefee has been with the firm for over 10 years, and is a member of the firm's nonprofit, M&A, and manufacturing and distribution teams. Murray has been with the firm for over seven years and is a member of the firm's financial services and M&A niche groups.