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Grant Thornton names first national managing principal of innovation; Postlethwaite & Netterville promotes three to director; and more personnel and CPA office news.
BRAZIL
Lotti e Araujo, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, joined international association Andersen Global.
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CALIFORNIA
EY announced the Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Northern California Awards and Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 San Diego Awards. The winner of the Northern California Awards are: Adam Foroughi, Co-Founder & CEO, AppLovin; Beth Cross, co-founder & CEO, Ariat; Jeff Tangney, CEO, Doximity, Inc.; Raul Vazquez, CEO, Oportun; Alex Solomon, co-founder and CTO and Jennifer Tejada, CEO, PagerDuty Inc.; Eric Yuan, founder and CEO, Zoom Video Communications, Inc.; and Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO, Zscaler. The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 San Diego Award winners include, in the Life Sciences category: Kevin Gorman, CEO, Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. , in the technology category:

Pieter van Rooyen, co-founder, president and CEO, Edico Genome; in the Operational Excellence category: Helen Torley, CEO, Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.; Real Estate and Hospitality category:

Mark Gleiberman, founder and CEO, MG Properties Group; and in the Services category: Tim Gleeson, chairman and CEO, Novasyte, LLC.

Armanino, San Ramon, reached agreement with Microsoft to license its Revenue Recognition Management for Microsoft Dynamics 365. Armanino’s solution will be built into Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
CAMICO, San Matteo, was named the preferred provider of professional liability and employment practices liability insurance for the Idaho Society of CPAs.
ILLINOIS
Kevin Baril was named to the newly created role of national managing principal of innovation at Grant Thornton, Chicago.
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LOUISIANA
Postlethwaite & Netterville promoted three professionals to director: Paul Douglas to consulting director and Amanda Strebeck to audit director, in Baton Rouge, and Katherine Torres to consulting director in New Orleans.

Lyle Simons was hired as a manager in the corporate advisory services group at Warren Averett, Atlanta.
LUXEMBOURG
B.A. Tax Accountants, Luxembourg City, joined international association Andersen Global.
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MICHIGAN
Jeremy Falendysz was hired as a director at UHY Advisors Corporate Finance, Detroit.

Rob Dutkiewicz, president of Clayton & McKervey, Southfield, joined the North America board of directors of PrimeGlobal.
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MISSOURI
Tony Caleca, managing partner at Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, was named vice chair of the Moore Stephens North America executive board.

Tim Kendrick and Jason Stalberger were promoted to partners in the tax consulting services group at RubinBrown, St. Louis.

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NEVADA
The American Institute of CPAs announced several awards during the Engage and affiliated conferences in Las Vegas June 11-14.

Matthew Rosenberg, president of RoseCap Investment Advisors, was named the winner of the 2018 AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award in Honor of Maximo Mukelabai. Rosenberg was recognized for his numerous civic and volunteer activities in Mesa County, Colorado, and his dedication to educating the future pipeline of accounting professionals as a tenured professor at Colorado Mesa University.

The AICPA honored 17 CPAs under the age of 40 for contributions to personal financial planning with the Personal Financial Planning Standing Ovation at the AICPA’s Engage Advanced PFP Conference in Las Vegas. The honored CPAs are: David Barral, New York, N.Y.; Leslie Blanchard, Georgia; Joseph Doerrer, Bank, N.J.; Christopher Hess, Phoenix; Timothy Higgins, Fullerton, California; Michael Landsberg, Atlanta; Sarah Lane, Portland, Oregon; Mason Longstreth, Phoenix; Robert McConchie, Scottsdale, Arizona; Deborah Meyer, Saint Charles, Missouri; Brett Mills, Frisco, Texas; Matthew Rosenberg, Grand Junction, Colorado; Roger Seiler, Lafayette, Indiana; Dale Snell, Hutchinson, Kansas; Ben Westerman, Clayton, Missouri; Robert Westley, New York, N.Y.; Tony Yu, West Covina, California.

The AICPA also awarded Chris Deblanc with the 2018 P. Thomas Austin Personal Financial Planning Division Scholarship at the AICPA’s Advanced Estate Planning Conference. The annual scholarship is awarded to a CPA who has 10 years or less in workforce and less than 10 years of experience in estate planning. The scholarship covers the cost of attending the AICPA’s Advanced Estate Planning Conference, as well as the related travel expenses.

The AICPA honored Jean-Luc Bourdon with the AICPA’s 2017 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award, granted annually to an AICPA member whose volunteer efforts have made significant contributions to the personal financial planning profession, and presented at the AICPA’s Advanced PFP Conference.

The AICPA also awarded Theodore Sarenski with the Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education, presented at the Conference on Tax Strategies for High-Income Individuals.
NEW JERSEY
Kelley DaCunha was promoted to accounting manager at KRS CPAs, Paramus.
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NEW YORK
Thomas Lan was hired as an audit partner in the New York office of Friedman, working in the firm’s Asia practice.

Richard Goldstein was hired as a director in the state and local tax practice at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, New York.

Sareena Malik Sawhney was hired as a principal in the fraud, forensic and litigation support group at Grassi & Co., New York.
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NORTH CAROLINA
Mike Jones was hired as a director in the advisory services group at Dixon Hughes Goodman, Tysons.
NORTH DAKOTA
Eide Bailly, Fargo, announced submissions are being accepted for the sixth annual Resourcesfullness Awards, recognizing outstanding nonprofit revenue generation initiatives with a $10,000 award and two $2,500 awards given in five states: Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah. Recipients will be announced Sept. 20. More information is available here.
OREGON
DOPE CFO, Bend, has expanded to 26 states across the U.S. (Read the full story.)
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PENNSYLVANIA
David Manbeck, principal director at Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants, Camp Hill, was elected to the statewide volunteer leadership board of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
TEXAS
Stanley Porter was appointed to lead its newly expanded U.S. energy, resources and industrials industry practice, and Duane Dickson was appointed to lead its U.S. oil, gas and chemicals sector, at Deloitte, Houston.
TUNISIA
Senior Auditors, Tunis, became a member firm of global association BKR International.
UNITED KINGDOM
Eric Hansen, chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, was named chairman of the AICPA’s global association the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. (Read the full story.)
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VIRGINIA
Marco Fernandes, Jr., was promoted to firm partner at Halt, Buzas & Powell, Alexandria.