BerryDunn and CLA hire en masse; CohnReznick names a new New York City tax leader; and other personnel news.
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Anna Kooi has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago as a partner in the financial services practice, while Kaelan Ward has joined the practice as director of business development.
Joe Connell, a partner in the retirement plan services practice of Sikich LLP, Naperville, has been named to the Financial Times’ 2017 list of the top retirement advisors in the U.S. He has been on the list since its creation three years ago.
BerryDunn, Portland, announced a number of new hires: In the Government Consulting Group, Divyakumar Arulsamy, Christopher Covey, Jodie Earney, Erica Rice, Benjamin Roper and Dawn Webb as senior consultants, and Emily Hendrickson as editor/proofreader; in the Assurance Group, Daniel Bednarski, Meaghan Cavanaugh, Jacob Melvin, Devan Pelletier and Blake Speed as staff auditors, Catherine Jackson as a tax manager, and Kenneth Glanton and Sarah Lawlor as tax specialist.
Marc Scribi and Jeremy Eckmair have been promoted to experienced associate at Rodman CPAs, Waltham.
Nickolas Dillon has joined Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint, as an audit manager. He will be responsible for conducting audit procedures to prepare complete financial statements, and issuing audit opinions for clients, specifically for school districts, manufacturers and distributors, retailers, employee benefit plans, construction companies and nonprofit entities. He was previously a senior assurance associate at RSM LLP, and a senior associate at Rehmann.
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Wayne Geher, a principal at Nathan Wechsler & Co., Concord, has joined the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire, while manager Jameson Meschino has joined the board of directors of the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire.
David DiFusco has been named tax leader of the New York office of CohnReznick. He has more than 25 years of experience in tax, including stints at a Big Four firm and as partner-in-charge of New York City tax and business services at a Top 15 firm. In addition, James M. Robbins have joined the firm as a principal. He is an international tax specialist.
The American Institute of CPAs named the recipients of its John L. Carey Scholarships for 2017. (See the full story.)
Brian Goldblatt has joined Prager Metis CPAs LLC, New York City, as a partner in the Audit & Accounting Group.
Steve Amigone, a principal at Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charlotte, was named Praxity Partner Participant of the Year, in recognition of his exemplary drive to serve and lead. He was presented with the award at Praxity’s Annual Global Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2017.
Erik Parrish has joined Kernutt Stokes, Eugene, to lead its Client Accounting Service practice, serving the firm's clients in the small to midsized business sector. He brings over 14 years of experience, serving most recently as a CFO.
CliftonLarsonAllen announced a number of new hires in its Plymouth Meeting office: Ying Chen, Gina Facinelli, Nell Jones and Jere Ritchie were promoted to senior; Reed Binder, Luke Winter and Mallory White to manager; Heath Wawrzynek, Robert Glantz and Teresa Wawrzynek to signing director; and Ryan Santarella, Kevin Mullin and Andrew Lee to principal.
Sally Craig has joined BCS ProSoft, San Antonio, as vice president of sales & marketing, tasked with guiding the sales, marketing and account management efforts for BCS ProSoft’s NetSuite, Deltek and Sage ERP practices.
Sanjeev Gandhi has joined Intapp as vice president and head of Intapp Consulting. He brings over 20 years of experience, including 17 years at PwC, most recently as a senior member of its consulting practice.
Colleen Wevodau, a senior manager in the Tysons office of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, has been accepted into the NAIOP Research Foundation Visionaries Program.
Patricia Fouts has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Grant Thornton LLP as an international tax services principal and national transfer pricing leader, while Glenn Dance has joined the same office as a partnership taxation managing director.
George Botic has been named director of international affairs at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, succeeding Bruce Wilson, who is retiring.