James Evans was named managing director and national practice leader of the insurance advisory services practice of BDO Consulting, New York City. George Rudoy was named managing director in the forensic technology services practice of BDO Consulting, New York City.
Rebecca Goodman-Stephens was appointed chief operating officer of Berdon, New York City. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the areas of governance, strategy, operations and organization, communications, coaching, change management and clinical psychology. At Berdon, she will work with senior management, the executive committee and administrative leaders on strategy, operations and organization.
Mark Gilbert, founder and CEO of MBS Accounting Technology & Advisory Firm, New York City, was inducted into XPAC (Xero Partner Advisory Council), an exclusive, global council for accounting professionals in Xero’s partner community.
The Bonadio Group, Rochester, promoted nine employees to partner and one to executive vice president in four New York offices. In Albany, principal Richard Bigham was promoted to partner in the firm’s commercial division and principal Kenneth McGivney was promoted to partner in the firm’s healthcare/tax –exempt division. In Buffalo, Lauren Miller was appointed executive vice president, leading the firm’s cross border tax group, and Justin Reid was named partner in the healthcare/tax-exempt division. In Rochester, principal Aaron Kofira was promoted to partner in the firm’s professional excellence division, principal Jonathan Miller was promoted to partner in the firm’s healthcare/tax-exempt division, principal Joseph Peplin was promoted to partner in the firm’s tax-exempt division, and Terrence Phillips was promoted to partner for the healthcare/tax-exempt division. In Syracuse, Diana Kanfer and Todd Klaben were named partners for the firm’s small business advisory division.
The American Institute of CPAs announced that 94 accounting students from across the U.S. were awarded the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students for the 2016-17 academic year. (Read the full story
Alvarez & Marsal promoted 36 professionals from around the world to the position of managing director: Traci McCready in Houston; Brian Smith in New York; Helen Van Ness in New York; Karen Engstrom in Phoenix; Janice DiMaria in Philadelphia; Anthony Gibbs in Chicago; Patrick O’Brien in Houston; Michael Hudlow in Tampa; Mike Darland in Boston; Erin Covington in Washington, D.C.; Darrick Martin in San Francisco; Mark Rajcevich in Chicago; Vicky Castro in Miami; Deanna Trapp in Chicago; Andrew Carroll in Boston; Kevin Karl in New York; Jay Moody in Atlanta; Casper de Bruyn in Amsterdam; David Dutt in London; Davin Teo in Hong Kong; Dhruv Sarda in London; Floris Iking in Mexico City; Gabriele Questa in London; James Daniell in Dubai; John Keen in London; Marcos Haaland in Sao Paulo; Matt Baird in London; Peter Platsch in Frankfurt; Richard Bibby in London; Rodrigo Mattos in Rio de Janeiro; Rudolf Thomeer in Amsterdam; Steffen Kronerin Munich; Sylwia Raczynska in Warsaw; Thomas Dillenseger in Hong Kong; Thomas Queda in Munich; and William Jenkins in London.