Warren Averett, Birmingham, promoted several employees to members of the firm. The firm advanced, in audit: Jason Alves in Panama City, Florida, Chip Hoover and Chris Newman in Birmingham; in tax: Cristy Andrews in Montgomery, David LeGrand in Birmingham and Atlanta, and Matt Walker in Destin, Florida.
Derek Gray was promoted to director and Doug Hasler was appointed to the executive committee, at Blue & Co., Carmel.
Stephen Harrell was promoted to partner and Hunter Smith to senior in the audit and accounting practice, at Draffin Tucker, Atlanta.
Dennis Giangregorio, Shawn Huxley and Helen Schussler were promoted to director at Samet & Co., Chestnut Hill.
Leah Davis and Tara Torseth were promoted to partner at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, Edina. Davis joined the firm in 2016 and Torseth in 2005.
Betty Thomas, a senior wealth planner at Lassus Wherley, New Providence, completed her Certified Financial Planner certification.
Nicholas Mazis (pictured) was hired as a director in process, risk and technology solutions at EisnerAmper, New York.
PKF O’Connor Davies, New York, promoted seven people to partner and two to principal. The new partners are: Benjamin Beskovic, Scott Brown, Scott Edison, Julia Eisenhaur, Jason Fastiggi, Samantha Paris and Victor Peña; and the principals are: Anan Samara and Julie Williams.
Howard Fielstein was hired as a partner in the forensic, litigation support and valuation services practice of Grassi & Co., New York.
Owen Sizemore was promoted to manager at Brady Ware & Co., Dayton.
Margaret Eldridge, a manager at SEK, Hanover, joined the York County Estate Planning Council Steering Committee. In other firm news, Scott Stouffer, a senior administrator in the retirement plan services group in the Chambersburg office, earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator credential.
Dennis Johnson was hired as managing director of accounting and tax at Sharp Financial Group, Horsham.
Rochelle Grey was hired as a senior wealth advisor at RKL Wealth Management, Wyomissing, a subsidiary of RKL.
Jake Morris was hired as a staff auditor and Kelli Pemberton as a senior accountant at LBMC, Knoxville.
Todd Lisle was appointed managing partner of the Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco offices at BKD CPAs & Advisors. Lisle succeeds Tom Watson, who was appointed regional managing partner for the firm’s south region, effective June 1, 2019. Lisle was previously MP for the Oklahoma City, Enid and Tulsa offices, and began at BKD when Lisle Compton joined the firm through a 2006 merger.