CALIFORNIA

SD Mayer, San Francisco, partnered with Jackrabbit Kitchen and Food Runners to provide meals to people in need in the Bay Area, with Food Runners matching all donations up to 1,000 meals a week (with each meal costing $10).

ILLINOIS

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Jim Marshall
Jim Marshall was hired as a tax partner in the real estate services group at RubinBrown, Chicago.

KAZAKHSTAN

HLB has added HLB Scope Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, to its global network.

MARYLAND

SC&H Group, Baltimore, launched an affordable housing real estate service, adding 15 tax and audit consultants and CPAs, including three leaders, to the firm. Among them are Travis Daniel, a senior partner and tax planning and compliance specialist; Andrea Hartman, who will lead the audit side of the affordable housing industry group; and Jeffrey Kleeman, a partner specializing in low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bond financing, contractor’s and mortgagor’s cost certifications, HUD program compliance and commercial real estate accounting.

MICHIGAN

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Vin Nguyen
Vin Nguyen was hired as a partner, working as part of the audit and assurance practice assisting with SEC reporting matters, business consulting and strategic planning, at UHY, Detroit.

MISSOURI

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B. Lynn Morris
B. Lynn Morris was hired as a department coordinator at KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield.

NEW YORK

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BDO New York offices
BDO, New York, released a report, “The BDO 600: 2020 Study of Board Compensation Practices of 600 Mid-Market Public Companies,” which analyzes how middle-market companies are compensating their board directors. The report is available here.

Steven Hart was hired as the first chief information officer at Janover, New York, where he will be expanding the firm’s information technology vision and strategy and overseeing all IT operations.

The National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Woodbury, elected officers and directors for the 2020-21 term. The NCCPAP officers, and their firms, are: president Mark Stewart, Jr., Feldstein & Stewart, LLP, New City, New York; executive vice president Frank Sands, Sands, Gililland & Company, Plano, Texas; vice president Scott Cheslowitz, Rothenberg & Peters, Great Neck, New York; vice president Frank Gallo, Gallo & Co., Jericho, New York; vice president Stephen Palmerio, Stephen Palmerio CPA, Broomall, Pennsylvania; secretary/treasurer Sandra Johnson, Johnson CPA, Bellmore, New York; immediate past president Neil Fishman, Fishman Associates CPAs, Boynton Beach, Florida. Serving as directors on the NCCPAP board are: Robert Brown, Kenneth Hauptman, William Oricchio, David Rothfeld, Michael Seidenberg, Matthew Taus, Irene Wachsler, Barry Zalk and Sanford Zinman.

CohnReznick, New York, announced a collaboration with Dealpath, a cloud-based deal management platform for the real estate industry, to build work-from-anywhere competencies for real estate investment teams.

NORTH CAROLINA

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Charles Thurman
Charles Thurman was hired as a tax managing director at Dixon Hughes Goodman, High Point.

NORTH DAKOTA

Eide Bailly, Fargo, announced the winners of its 2020 Nonprofit Resourcefullness Awards, recognizing creative and sustainable revenue ideas from nonprofits in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota and North Dakota. Grand prize winners receive $10,000. The winners are, in Arizona: Treasures 4 Teachers; Colorado: PBS 12; Minnesota: Page Education Foundation; and North Dakota: Family HealthCare.

TENNESSEE

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Christopher Nation
Christopher Nation was hired to join the audit staff at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck, Memphis.

TEXAS

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Elliott Jeter
Elliott Jeter was hired as managing director leading the health care valuation group at Weaver, Houston.

VIRGINIA

Darden Bell and Scott Zickefoose were promoted to partners at Keiter, Glen Allen. Both Bell and Zickefoose started as interns at the firm in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

The Virginia Society of CPAs, Glen Allen, conducted the sixth annual “Economic Expectations” survey in partnership with Virginia Business magazine, which found one-fifth of Virginia CPAs expect their business to expand in 2021 despite the pandemic.

WASHINGTON

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Sweeney Conrad will be moving from its Bellevue location to Plaza Yarrow Bay in Kirkland Nov. 2, taking over the third floor at 10210 NE Points Drive, Suite 300.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

John Fort, former chief of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division, has been hired as director of investigations at Kostelanetz & Fink, where he will assist clients facing governmental investigations for alleged financial and economic crimes, including tax crimes, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act violations.
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