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LBMC names seven shareholders in various practice areas; Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz adds three associates to small business accounting services; and more personnel news.


Gumbiner Savett shareholders Pradeep Budhiraja, Karla Chavez Luna, and Shreedar Kothari were all named Most Influential Minority CPAs by Los Angeles Business Journal. Budhiraja, who has been with the firm for over 18 years, is also the firm’s quality control officer. Luna joined the firm in 2000 and last year became the firm’s first Latina shareholder. Kothari is an executive shareholder and the leader of the firm’s audit and accounting department, and joined the firm in 1995.


Steve Broadbent (pictured), managing director at Fulcrum Partners, Atlanta, was appointed to the State of Georgia Board of Community Affairs.

Michael Truscott was hired as a principal in the tax practice, with a focus in real estate, at Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta.


David Kessler (pictured) was elected the next chief executive officer at CohnReznick, New York, assuming the role on Feb. 1, 2020, when current CEO Frank Longobardi completes his term. Kessler is currently the managing partner of the real estate practice and a member of the firm’s executive board. Kessler has been with CohnReznick for more than 33 years, having begun his career at CohnReznick legacy firm Reznick Fedder & Silverman.

Cheryl Jankowski was named partner, at Lumsden McCormick, Buffalo, where she has worked since 1991 and is currently on the tax team, specializing in family wealth and estate planning. In other firm news, Robert Ingrasci, a principal in the tax department, was appointed to the board of directors and named treasurer of the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.


Scott Moyer was promoted to director of the oil and gas services segment at Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, while previous director David Shallenberger will continue to offer expertise and shift his focus to tax services and business planning.


Heather Barshinger and Lee Ann Kinsley were hired as associates in small business accounting services in the Camp Hill office, and Kelly Ream (pictured) was hired as an associate in small business accounting services in the Lancaster office, at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz. In other firm news, Robyn Dougherty, principal, was selected as a 2019 Women of Influence by Central Penn Business Journal, joining the honorees recognized for significant contributions in their respective fields and leadership in Central Pennsylvania. The awards will be presented June 24 at a reception and dinner at the Harrisburg Hilton.

Amy Klatt, marketing manager at Herbein + Co., Reading, was one of four alumni presented with the Alvernia University inaugural Four Under Forty Award at the school’s 58th annual commencement ceremony May 11.


LBMC, Nashville, named seven new shareholders in seven different practice areas: Ben Carver in health care and healthcare IT; Bill Dean, East Tennessee market lead for information security; Andy Lowe, Knoxville market leader and head of the valuation and litigation support services group; April Mitchell, who advises high-wealth individuals and families on complex tax matters; Jayme Parmakian (pcitured), who works with private equity-backed and closely held companies in the health care industry; Katie Tarr, who specializes in compensation valuation services; and Andrew Usery, who managed assurance engagements for family-owned, private equity-backed, and other closely held entities.


Erin Dwyer was named deputy director of the Office of External Affairs at the Public Company Oversight Board.