BKD appoints national industry partner; RSM hires principal for IT due diligence; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Bob Belshe was promoted to audit partner-in-charge at Sensiba San Filippo, Pleasanton.
Brent Bright and Dusty Marquardt were appointed principals at K-Coe Isom, Loveland.
Todd Stokes (pictured), partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago, was appointed to lead the firm’s people strategy. Stokes most recently served as managing partner for the D.C. market, and will be succeeded by Monica Modi Dalwadi.
Lou Brothers was hired as a principal for IT due diligence in the national transaction advisory services practice at RSM, Chicago.
Brad Preber, national managing partner of business risk services and chairman of the partnership board at Grant Thornton, Chicago, was named to Consulting magazine’s 2019 Top 25 Consultants list.
Brian Szymanski was hired as a director at KSM Location Advisors, the site selection advisory affiliate of Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis.
Danielle Solomon was appointed the new national industry partner of the health care practice at BKD CPAs & Advisors, St. Louis. Former NIP Eddie Marmouget will transition to a leadership role in health care performance advisory services.
Yasmine Misuraca was hired as partner-in-charge of the forensic and dispute advisory services practice at Prager Metis CPAs, New York.
Kristin Balding Gutting was hired as managing director in the federal tax specialty services practice at Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charleston.
Fred Massanova (pictured) was appointed managing partner for the Philadelphia market at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, succeeding Jeffrey Ferro, who will continue in his role as the firm’s East Region managing partner.
David Kubovsak, leader of the valuation services practice at Stephano Slack, Wayne, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.
Rebecca Jacobs, tax senior manager at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck, Memphis, was named to the Federal Tax Committee of the Tennessee Society of CPAs.
Michelle Barton was appointed executive director at TXCPA Fort Worth.
Monica Modi Dalwadi (pictured) was appointed managing partner for the metro D.C. market at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, succeeding Todd Stokes, who was appointed to lead the firm’s people strategy.
Neil Keller, partner-in-charge of tax services at Sikich, Brookfield, was named board chair for the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs.
The Internal Revenue Service is giving taxpayers and practitioners some extra time if they tried to file their returns on Sept. 15 through CCH Axcess, but were unable to do so because of a system outage.
The new product comes after Avalara bought Compli, which provides compliance services, technology and software to producers, distributors and importers of alcoholic beverages in the United States, last year.