Grant Thornton partner-in-charge appointed to AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee; AccountantsWorld hires SVP of sales and customer service; and more personnel and CPA news from across the country.
Rachel Appleton was hired as a senior associate in the transaction advisory services group at Warren Averett, Birmingham.
Lynne Triplett, partner in-charge of accounting principles at Grant Thornton, Chicago, was appointed to the Financial Reporting Executive Committee for the American Institute of CPAs, where she will help FinREC develop the AICPA’s technical policies for financial-reporting standards.
Rebecca Rodriguez was hired as a tax manager and Peter DeSabio was promoted to manager in the audit department at Lumsden & McCormick, Buffalo.

Bruce Skoletsky was hired as senior vice president of sales and customer success at AccountantsWorld, Hauppauge.
Mark Banks was hired as an associate at Boyer & Ritter, Camp Hill.

Gretchen Naso, business advisor and Certified Valuation Analyst at RKL, Wyomissing, was named by Lehigh Valley Business as one of its 2018 Women of Influence, an annual award programming honoring 25 regional female leaders and their contributions to their organizations, industries and communities.
Kathy Ferguson was named manager in the nonprofit audit practice and Bryce Johnson was named director in the tax practice at Armanino, Dallas.