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Somerset CPAs promotes several employees; Bill.com hires VP of accountant sales; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
ARKANSAS
Mark Barnett, Jr., director of the Jonesboro office and construction services, and Candice Cole, accounting services and Bryant branch management, were named to the partnership at EGP, North Little Rock.
CALIFORNIA
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Alex Thacher was hired as a partner to lead the state and local tax practice, and Peter Klinger was hired as a partner, to be the compensation and benefits tax specialist, at Armanino, San Ramon.

Ryan McGurk (pictured) was hired as vice president of accountant sales at Bill.com, Palo Alto.
COLORADO
Jamie Sybert was hired as a director in the specialized government contractor advisory practice at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Denver.
FLORIDA
Christopher Cothran was hired as a director in the West Palm Beach office at HBK Valuation Group, an affiliate of HBK CPAs & Consultants.
INDIANA
Somerset CPAs, Indianapolis, announced several promotions. The firm promoted, to senior accountant: Erik Forbes, Kelly Hosford, Pam Houk, David Kane, Tucker Keith, Brian Moore, Candice Tobin and Brian Womack; to senior consultant: Hannah Kramer and Kaitlyn Mundell; to senior financial analyst: Jordan Wright; to supervisor: Bob Akin, Shaun Heinzelman, Megan Holtz, Julie Luptak, Ethan Michael, Susan Saylor and Jakob Wright; to manager: Rob Carlson, Mack Dyer, Tamera Jones, Joe Reese and Brian Thrasher; to senior manager: Caleb Bullock, Abby Cox, Jeremy Davis, Jane Keller, Sharon Linville, Brian Muncy, Victoria Pierceall, Scott Sutton, Craig Todderud, Matthew Utterback, Ashley Vandy and Jaclyn Verbeten; to director of finance: Jeremy Cole; and to administrative coordinator: Annette Blake, Stevie Emmons and Carrie Hutt.
LOUISIANA
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Jeff Phillips, co-founder and CEO of Accountingfly, was announced as an advisor and investor at technology and practice management training company Elefant Training, New Orleans.
MASSACHUSETTS
Marcum, Boston, named two new partners: Mark Cummings in assurance services and Lindsay Timcke, principal in the advisory and consulting practice and member of the cybersecurity and IT risk and assurance services groups.
MISSOURI
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S. Caleb Spangler and Mikaela Matlock (pictured) were hired as staff accountants and Kelly Engelking was hired as an audit coordinator at KPM CPAs and Advisors, Springfield.

Anthony Nitti was hired as a partner in the tax services group at RubinBrown, St. Louis.
NEW JERSEY
Brian Kristiansen, partner at Friedman, was named head of East Hanover’s tax department. The firm also promoted, to partner: Brian Kearns and Erin Liu in Marlton; and to principal: Chad Keeports and Sviatlana Tsiaptseyeva in Marlton; and Howie Tang in East Hanover.

Diahann Lassus, Clare E. Wherley, Dawn Brown, Jodi Cirignano, Patricia Daquila, Cynthia Fusillo, Lisa McKnight, Betty S. Thomas and Laurie Wolfe, employees of Lassus Wherley, New Providence, were named 2019 Five Star Professional award winners in the January issue of New Jersey Monthly.
NEW YORK
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Mazars USA, New York, announced several promotions: Tifphani White-King (pictured) to U.S. national tax practice leader; Jim Welsh to office managing partner in the Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, office; Ron Lagnado to New York office managing partner for the audit and accounting practice; and Ethan Kahn to leader of the not for profit practice.

CohnReznick, New York, promoted 23 to partner: Joseph Arnone, Seth Cohen, Marisa Garcia, Paul Jhung and Jason Rocker in New York; Stephen Alimonti in Boston; Ian Brodie, Scott Damiecki, Christopher Griffin and Matthew Radford in Bethesda, Maryland; William Delsa, Jr., and Ryan Mills in Atlanta; Christopher Gaeta and Shaune Scutellaro in Eatontown, N.J.; Mohamed Ghattas in Los Angeles; Karen Harris in Baltimore; Brian Hickey in Hartford, Connecticut; Sean Holloway in Sacramento; Helana Huddleston in Chicago; Sunil Madray in Long Island, New York; Robert Ryan and Jeffrey Shapiro in Tysons, Virginia; and Lori Rothe Yokobosky in Roseland, N.J.

Joseph Klein was hired as a partner at Friedman, New York. The firm also promoted, to partner: Thomas Miranda; and to principal: Steve Baum, Jonathan Curry-Edwards, Peter Manzetti, Scott Musmeci, Shahla Sedgh and Huina Zheng.

Marcum, named to partner: Richard Izzi in the advisory group and Douglas McKay in the alternative investment industry group.
PENNSYLVANIA
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Amy Heim (pictured) was hired as a tax senior manager, Greggory Whitcomb was hired as a tax senior staff accountant, and Kayla Juba as a marketing assistant, at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill.

Scott Croff was hired as a principal at Friedman, Philadelphia.

Jennifer Connolly, of Rotz & Stonesifer Financial Services, Chambersburg, was awarded the Impact Award at the 2018 1st Global National Conference, recognizing a wealth management assistant taking on a greater leadership role that directly resulted in the acquisition of new wealth management clients.

Andrew Finkle, tax leader in the transaction advisory services group in Philadelphia, was named a partner at Marcum.
TEXAS
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Matthew Goldston (pictured) was hired as a director in the entrepreneurial advisory services department at PKF Texas, Houston.

Laurie Stack was hired as assistant vice president and head of enterprise initiatives at 1st Global, Dallas.
UNITED KINGDOM
Justin Dillmore was appointed executive director for the North America region at Nexia International, London.