ALABAMA

Warren Averett, Birmingham, released Warren Averett Engage, a virtual environment to conduct remote services and collaborate with clients.

CALIFORNIA

CalCPA's headquarters in Burlingame
The California Society of CPAs, Burlingame, developed a “tax journey” for CPAs that includes, among other resources, its “Ultimate Tax Guide” of tax curricula and key programs; three tax-focused virtual programs including its TaxTrekConference; a virtual Titans of Tax Tour; and tax webcasts at the CalCPAs’ LearningPlus+ three-day programs. More information is available here.

CANADA

KPMG Global Chairman Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas was unanimously re-elected to serve a second term as global chairman and CEO of KPMG, Toronto. (Read the full story. )

HONG KONG

Sino Corporate joined the international association PrimeGlobal.

MASSACHUSETTS

Richard Caturano, national leader of culture, diversity and inclusion at RSM, Boston, received the American Institute of CPAs’ Gold Medal Award of Distinction, bestowed to a CPA whose influence on the profession has been especially notable.

MISSOURI

Abe Cole was selected as the next chief operating officer at BKD CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, succeeding Eric Hansen. In other firm news, BKD Wealth Advisors was named to CNBC’s second annual Financial Advisor 100 list.

NEW YORK

Kelly Grier of EY
Kelly Grier (pictured), U.S. chair and Americas managing partner at EY, New York, was recognized as one of the top 50 most powerful women in America for the third consecutive year in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list for 2020.

Gabriel Marquez was hired as a partner and real estate assurance leader at CohnReznick, New York.

Deloitte, New York, was named as the leading Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year, Americas Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, and Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year by International Tax Review for the firm’s work driving pioneering solutions and enhancing efficiency for clients in the Americas region.

PAKISTAN

Fazal Mahmood and Co., Lahore, joined the international association PrimeGlobal.

PENNSYLVANIA

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Lisa Minniti-Soska (pictured) was hired as a partner in the real estate group at Marks Paneth, Philadelphia.

RKL, Lancaster, named three leaders for three practices in the firm’s tax and consulting service lines: Amy Heim was promoted to leader of the estates and trust practice; Deborah Rock was named leader of the cost segregation practice; and Stephane Smith was promoted to leader of the human capital management practice.

SOUTH CAROLINA

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Richard Bhola
Richard Bhola, a member of the assurance and advisory services department at Scott and Co., Columbia, joined the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2020-21.

TENNESSEE

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Mitch West
Mitch West was hired as an audit staff on the financial institutions team at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck, Memphis.

TEXAS

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Danielle Supkis Cheek, director at PKF Texas, Houston, was appointed to serve as the U.S. representative to the International Federation of Accountants Small and Medium Practices Committee for a term from Jan. 1, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2023.

UNITED KINGDOM

HLB, London, hosted its annual corporate social responsibility initiative, #HLBCommunities Day, on Oct. 9, which this year saw the network collectively volunteer 7,393 hours through 1,111 participants across 31 community projects.
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