CONNECTICUT
Noski-Charles-FAF
Charles Noski (pictured) was reelected as chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation board of trustees for an additional term ending Dec. 31, 2019. The FAF also announced the appointments of two new trustees, Mary Barth and David Lillard, Jr. (Read the full story.) Additionally, FASB assistant director Shayne Kuhaneck will serve as acting technical director for FASB, effective May 1.

Michael LaCrosse was hired as a director in the advisory services group at blumshapiro, West Hartford.
MISSOURI
Henry Bloch in 1980
Henry Bloch (pictured), co-founder of H&R Block, has died at the age of 96. (Read the full story.)

BKD CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, announced 23 promotions to partner and managing director across various offices, effective June 1. The firm promoted to partner: Scott Bormet and Matt Klauser in transaction services; Amy Frizzell, wealth advisors; Tim Eischeid and JoAnna Simek in Chicago; John Griffin, Dallas; Jenifer Hitschmann, Wichita; Justin Kensinger, Springfield; Kieth McGovern, Kansas City; Jennifer Sanders and Chris Woosley, Louisville; Nate Scott, Omaha. The firm promoted to managing director: Brian Bell, Health Care Performance Advisory Services; Heather Broyles, wealth advisors; Christie Clements, enterprise risk solutions; Jason Jobgen, cost segregation services; Jeff Bodkin, Nicole Fishback, Mike Summers and Tomi Yoshitomi in Indianapolis; Glenn Grigsby, Louisville; Troy Lindsey, St. Louis; and Allen Wong, Houston.
NEW YORK
Ben Garfunkel was named chief global talent officer for tax at KPMG, New York.

Kenneth Rick, partner at Janover, New York, was elected a member of the board of directors for the Nassau chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs, and will attend the 66th annual installation dinner May 30 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
PENNSYLVANIA
Stephanie Etter was promoted to chief compliance officer at RKL Wealth Management, Lancaster, a subsidiary of RKL.
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Peter Blessing was appointed Associate Chief Counsel, International, Office of the Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service. Blessing most recently served as a managing director for Washington national tax and international tax units of KPMG, and was previously a partner, for over 25 years, with Shearman & Sterling.

Morgan Magionos was appointed managing director in the forensic accounting and advisory services practice in the forensic and litigation consulting segment at FTI Consulting.