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Frazier & Deeter, Ericksen Krentel, AAFCPAs and PBMares admit new partners; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Karla Chavez Luna (pictured) was named to the shareholder group at Gumbiner Savett, Santa Monica. Luna, who specializes in tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals and their multi-generational families, with a special emphasis in estate and trust planning, is the first Latina to become a shareholder at the firm.
Kemp Moyer was hired as a senior manager of the valuations and appraisals practice at BPM, San Francisco.
Bora Chung was hired as senior vice president of product at Bill.com, Palo Alto. Chung previously worked in various product-related roles at eBay, Apple and PayPal.
Anita Anand (pictured) was promoted to director at Brady Ware & Co., Atlanta.
Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta, named three members of the firm to partner: Andrew Case and Matthew Foster in the tax practice and Jerry Johnson in the audit practice.
Tom Buetow and David Dick, along with other former employees of BLD, Louisville, joined Dean Dorton.
P. Ryan Moore (pictured), senior manager in the tax services division at Riney Hancock CPAs, Owensboro, earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation.
Jeremy Thibodeaux was promoted to partner in the accounting and audit services section at Ericksen Krentel, New Orleans.
Jeff Knapp was hired as a director in the cost segregation group of Dixon Hughes Goodman, Baltimore.
Kevin Grimm and Stephanie Shepard were promoted to senior associates, and Hillary Grove was promoted to supervisor, at SEK, Hagerstown.
Frank Rudewicz (pictured) was appointed senior partner and counsel at BlumShapiro, Boston.
AAFCPAs, Westborough, promoted four to partner: Andrew Hammond and Carmen Grinkis, wealth advisors; Matthew McGinnis, leader in the community and economic development practice; and Davide Villani, leader in the employee benefit plan audit and consulting practice.
Mariana Moghadam and John Mellage were named members at SobelCo, Livingston.
Hongjo Kim was hired as director in charge of the newly created Korean services group at CBIZ, New York, where he will lead in assisting Korean companies operating in overseas markets.
Timothy Desmond, partner-in-charge of the employee benefit services group at PKF O’Connor Davies, New York, was was published as a contributing author in Wolters Kluwer’s recently released “Ninth Edition of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Answer Book.”
Kristian Barr (pictured) was hired to the assurance and advisory group at Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron.
Kyle Stemple, east central Ohio regional president in the New Philadelphia office of Rea & Associates, earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation.
Ryan May and Matthew Kardish were promoted to senior accountants at Stephano Slack, Wayne.
SEK announced several promotions: Victoria Fiorino and Whitley Gladfelter were promoted to supervisor and Stephen Wishard to senior associate, in the Hanover office; Gabriella Lucas and Barry Lyons were promoted to senior associates in the Carlisle office; and Stacy Maun was promoted to administrator in the Chambersburg office.
Benjamin Garner, in the Newport News office, and Edward Yoder, in the Harrisonburg office, were elected partners at PBMares. Garner started as an intern at the firm in 2007 and Yoder joined in 2005.
Jennifer Harrison was hired as membership director at the National Society of Accountants, Alexandria.