Abby Dupree (pictured), managing partner at Tallahassee-based accounting firm Carroll and Company, began her term as chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Tom Chisholm, managing director at Fulcrum Partners, Ponte Vedra Beach, was appointed to serve on the advisory council for World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit that distributed specially designed, locally assembled bikes in rural areas in developing countries.
Bret Farris was hired as a director in the Chicago practice at BKD Family Office, a wholly owned subsidiary of BKD.
Alice Walker was hired as a staff I accountant in the tax services and audit and assurance services division; Nicholas Krampe was hired as a staff I accountant in the tax services division; and Haley Coons (pictured) was hired as a staff member in the client accounting services division, at Riney Hancock CPAs, Owensboro.
Paula Ferreira, partner, was named New Jersey office managing partner, succeeding Michael Coletti, who was named manufacturing and distribution practice leader, succeeding Kathryn Byrne.
Robert Kastenschmidt, partner and national consulting and advisory practice leader, was named global consulting leader at Mazars USA, New York, where he will also serve as a member of the global sectors and services team and the global leadership team.

David Goldstein was hired as a director of business development for the financial services group at EisnerAmper, New York.
Bob Kunkle was hired as director of executive coaching and development at Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charlotte.
Michelle O’Gara (pictured) was hired as a senior manager in the tax services group in the Cleveland office of Meaden & Moore.

GBQ Partners, Columbus, announced five promotions: Jennifer Zimmerman to senior manager, tax and business advisory services; Chris Mast, Mike Purcell and Ed Bannen to senior managers, assurance and business advisory services; and Sara Robertson to director of market strategy.
Romulus Comly and Kimbarley Williams were elected principal-owners at Boyer & Ritter CPAs, Camp Hill.
Kimberly DeWoody, audit partner in the Fort Worth office of Whitley Penn, will be honored as a 2019 Legacy of Women by SafeHaven of Tarrant County at the annual 2019 Legacy of Women luncheon benefiting SafeHaven of Tarrant County in October. The award recognizes remarkable women in Tarrant County for their leadership, impact and commitment. In other firm news, Whitley Penn managing partner Larry Autrey was selected to again appear in Fort Worth Inc.: The 400, recognizing the region’s most influential people.
Enrique Brito was hired as the managing director of the transaction advisory services team in the consulting service line at PBMares, Richmond.
John Moriarty was selected as the new associate chief counsel, Income Tax and Accounting, at the Internal Revenue Service. Moriarty served as deputy associate chief counsel of Income Tax and Accounting at the IRS since April 2012.