Perelson Weiner appoints first CEO; CohnReznick hires cybersecurity lead; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Todd Larson, managing director in valuation in the Los Angeles and Woodland Hills offices of SingerLewak, was appointed to the board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Laura Srsich, partner in the Denver office, was elected chair of the board of directors at Eide Bailly.
Partners and principals of Grant Thornton, Chicago, elected Muhammad Bhayat, Jim Peko and Seth Siegel to the partnership board and reelected Dave Wedding as chairman.
Cameron Petroff was hired as marketing director at Sikich, Naperville.
Jonathan Abandy was hired as a staff accountant in the tax department at CJBS, Northbrook.
Adam Schwelnus has returned to Kruggel Lawton, South Bend, as a senior manager of CFO services.
Michelle Trowell and Shawn Williams were promoted to directors in the Indianapolis office, and Sara Jacobi was appointed to a three-year term on the executive committee, at Blue & Co., Carmel.
Somerset CPAs, Indianapolis, announced promotions. The firm promoted, to senior accountant: Larry Pugliese, Logan Rassel, Steve Roudebush, Kelly Schultz, Kyle Stuckey and Tre Wilkins; to senior consultant: Ben Moster, Nick Netherton and Josh Roth; to supervisor: Cole House, Tamera Jones, Amberly Marshall, Nathan Newburn, Jordan Shady, Jordan Sublette and Dan Wilcox; to manager: Alicia Daniel, Jeff Hoots, Kevin Koven, Glen Molitor and Jenni Morgan; to senior manager: Jason Bainter and Chris Kothe; to principal: Ed McGuire and Kathy Rokita; and to senior 1 help desk analyst: Jason Gropp.
Kaitlyn Golab and Doriam Ruiz were hired as staff accountants at Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville.
Thomas Astore, partner at Rodman CPAs, Waltham, was appointed to the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Finance Committee, where he will serve for one year.
Sarah Casby was hired as a recruiting and HR administrator; Jeff Allen as an audit department senior manager; and Cole Williams as an associate in the tax department, at Maner Costerisan, Lansing.
Brown Smith Wallace managing partner Tony Caleca was named to the board of directors of nonprofit the St. Louis Sports Commission.
Jeremy Hauck, partner in the Billings office, was elected vice chair of the board of directors at Eide Bailly.
Jim Usseglio was promoted to principal in the New Hampshire tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes, Manchester.
Diahann Lassus, president of Lassus Wherley, New Providence, was reappointed to the CNBC Financial Advisor Council, which provides insight for investors through guest columns on CNBC.com and appearances on the network.
Michael Aroyo was named managing partner of the new Cranbury office of Prager Metis.
Digesh Patel, director in the government services Group at The Mercadien Group, Princeton, earned the Registered Municipal Accountant (RMA) certification from the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy.
Lynne Born was appointed to the new position of CEO at Perelson Weiner, New York, where she will focus on strategic planning and go-to-market initiatives in a variety of niche, industry and service areas. Born specializes in succession planning, growth and change management, and the design of leadership and development programs.
Raphy Soussan was hired as a partner in the manufacturing & distribution practice group at Mazars USA, New York.
Shahryar Shaghaghi was hired as a principal, to lead cybersecurity advisory, at CohnReznick, New York.
Sibi Thomas, partner with the nonprofit, government and health care group at Marks Paneth, New York, was appointed to the Not-for-Profit Entities Expert Panel by the American Institute of CPAs.
Robert Frezza was appointed senior managing director at Ankura, New York.
Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron, hired eight professionals: Michelle Carano and Matthew Mallinak as senior managers in the assurance and advisory services department; Christopher Avant as an audit staff accountant; Jazmine Blue as an administrative assistant; Heather Hogue as a small business senior accountant; Sebastian Pascu as a senior accountant; Steven Pearse as a tax staff accountant; and Beverly Sherrard as a receptionist/administrative assistant.
Christopher Pascuzzi was named chief financial officer at Schneider Downs, Pittsburgh.
Holly Sabo, manager in the individuals and family office and tax services groups at The Mercadien Group, Philadelphia, earned the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential from the American Institute of CPAs.
Scott and Co., Columbia, announced three promotions: A. Tyler Deese and Amanda Hawkins to associate accountants, and Elizabeth Dinndorf to in-charge accountant.
Seth Johnson was hired as executive director of the Texas tax practice at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Austin.
Lee White was appointed executive director of the IFRS Foundation, London, following the departure of Yael Almog.
Greg Wallig was named Metro DC office managing partner at Grant Thornton, Arlington, where he was worked since 2005. He succeeds Jamie Fowler in the role, who now serves as national managing partner of tax services.
Lance Lamprecht was named office managing director in the Seattle office and Susan Swartz was named regional managing director in the West Region, at Andersen Tax.
Kathleen McGovern was hired as a principal in the fraud investigation and dispute services practice at Ernst & Young. McGovern was with the U.S. Department of Justice for the past 14 years, most recently serving as Senior Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division, Fraud Section. In other EY news, James Mackie was appointed co-director, alongside Robert Carroll, of the Quantitative Economics and Statistics group, which he joins after retiring from serving for a decade as director of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis, and more than 30 years at the Treasury.
Jill Boyle, senior manager in the not-for-profit and higher education practices at Sikich, Brookfield, was named one of the city’s top 40 leaders under the age of 40 by the Milwaukee Business Journal, recognized for her commitment to nonprofits in her professional and personal life.