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Friedman appoints new CIO; Whitley Penn welcomes six to the partnership; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


Pradeep Budhiraja, shareholder at Gumbiner Savett, Santa Monica, was appointed to serve on the Qualifications Committee of the California Board of Accountancy, to serve a two-year term.

Andre Shevchuck was hired as a co-leader of the R&D tax credit consulting practice, and John Hayashi was hired as managing director of the sales tax consulting practice, at BPM, San Francisco.


Arianna Campbell (pictured) was named director and will lead the Lean Six Sigma process improvement practice at Boomer Consulting, Manhattan. Meanwhile, Dustin Hostetler will be transitioning out of Boomer Consulting at the end of the year.


Brooke Simpson (pictured) was elected partner at blumshapiro, joining the international tax practice in the Boston office.

Dan Andrews was promoted to partner at EJ Callahan & Associates, Woburn.

Helen Tang was hired as a senior manager at Robert S. Fineman, Canton.


Members of Moore Stephens North America, Minneapolis, voted three new members to join the board of the accounting network, effective Jan. 1, 2019: Bruce Zicari (pictured), incoming managing partner at The Bonadio Group; Patrick Fuelling, shareholder at Doeren Mayhew & Co.; and Dan Natale, managing partner at Segal.


Laurie Hopkins was hired as an audit partner in the St. Louis office of UHY.


Nick Mousa was named partner at Kaduson, Strauss & Co, CPAs, Hamilton, which now goes by the name KSM Group CPAs.


Elizabeth Zabludoff (pictured) was hired as a principal in the family office services group at Berdon, New York.

Donald Logan was hired as the chief information officer at Friedman, New York, bringing more than 20 years of strategic IT experience in the professional services industry.

Mindy Kamen was promoted to partner at Janover, New York, effective Jan. 1, 2019, making her the youngest partner at a firm where she has worked since college.


Whitley Penn, Plano, announced six new partners: Mark Duffy, who started in the Fort Worth office in 2006; Jeff Edwards, who joined the firm’s Houston office in 2013; Brandi Fletcher, in the Fort Worth office, who joined the firm in 2006; Ashley Kimery, who joined the Austin office in January 2017 after a firm merger; Nick Wells, who has worked in the Dallas office since 2011; and Kyle Willey, who came onboard in 2014 after a merger and now works in the Plano office.