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Seiler names chief administrative officer; Marks Paneth promotes five to director; and more personnel news.


Frank Mahoney (pictured) was appointed region managing partner for the US-West at Ernst & Young, San Francisco. He also serves as a senior advisory partner for several of the firm’s largest clients in the region and continues to serve on the U.S. executive committee and the Americas operating executive. Mahoney previously served as the Americas vice chair for assurance. He succeeds Kay Matthews and Randy Cain, region managing partners of the West and Southwest, respectively, who both retired in June after more than 35 years with the firm.

Matthew Corder and Emily Murphy were promoted to audit manager, and Samantha Re to tax manager, at Hood & Strong, San Francisco.

Marla Sari was appointed chief administrative officer at Seiler, Redwood City, where she has worked since 2007.

Herpinder Sihan was named assurance and advisory director at Hood & Strong, San Jose, where she has worked since 2009.

Josh Goines was appointed senior vice president of strategic partnerships at Bill.com, Palo Alto (Read the full story.)


Michael LaCrosse, director in the advisory services group at Blumshapiro, Quincy, was appointed to the board of directors of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts, serving as treasurer of the nonprofit, a resource for well-being in the workplace, for a two-year term.


Hannah Bracker (pictured), Ashley Gray and Kaia Marcinkowski were hired as staff accountants at KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield. In other firm news, staff accountant Madison Moore earned her CPA license.


Marks Paneth, New York, promoted five professionals to director: Raymond Blake in the nonprofit, government and health care group; Russel Ephraim and Sindy Kwan (pictured) in private client services; Evelyn Gokhberg in the commercial business group; and Eduard Suleymanov in the real estate group.

Rodney Nassimi, senior manager at Janover, New York, was selected to the New York State Society of CPAs’ Leadership Institute for 2019, becoming part of the inaugural class for the Institute, which is limited to 20 emerging leaders across the state and selected by the NYSSCPA executive committee.

Lynn Finkelstein, a long-time National Conference of CPA Practitioners member and former president of the South Florida chapter, has died, the NCCPAP announced.


Matthew Wildasin (pictured), leader of the government services group at Boyer & Ritter, Camp Hill, has joined the firm’s four-member executive committee, assuming the seat held by principal Daniel Thompson, who chairs the firm’s dealership services group.


Donna Morea, chair of the board of directors at SAIC, joined the board of directors of Unanet, Dulles.


Eric Hylton was elected to lead the Small Business and Self-Employed division and Tamera Ripperda to lead the Tax Exempt and Government Entities division of the Internal Revenue Service. Hylton is currently deputy chief of IRS Criminal Investigation and Ripperda was previously deputy commissioner of the Small Business and Self-Employed division and a director in the Tax Reform Implementation Office. She will be taking over as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities division for Sunita Lough, who will become IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement on Sept. 1, 2019.