ILLINOIS
Ashley Lindstrom was promoted to manager and Gabriela Ursu to senior audit manager at CJBS, Northbrook.
MISSOURI
BKD CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, promoted 42 people to director, 40 to senior manager, and six to senior managing consultants, effective Oct. 1. The full list is available on the firm’s website.
NEW YORK
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Bryan Donohue was hired as the first chief operating officer at Freed Maxick, Buffalo. In this newly created role, Donohue will manage day-to-day operations at all offices, and oversee the internal accounting, marketing, human resources and IT departments.

Dean Nelson was appointed partner-in-charge of the new technology and digital services group at Marks Paneth, New York.
OHIO
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Amy Vetter, CPA and creator of the B³ Method, launched a new podcast, “Breaking Beliefs,” available here.
PENNSYLVANIA
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Walter Gavula was hired as director of talent development, and Joseph Brunell, Adele Kilgus and Keisha Price (pictured) were promoted to managing associates, at Drucker & Scaccetti, Philadelphia.

Lindsay Bixler, a manager in the audit services group at RKL, Harrisburg, was named one of the Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 honorees, an annual recognition of the region’s best and brightest young business leaders. Bixler and the other honorees will be honored at a ceremony at the Hilton Harrisburg on Oct. 7.

Jordan Hileman, senior associate accountant at Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants, Camp Hill, received the 2019 Young Leader Award from the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, recognizing PICPA members under age 40 who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the profession through their active involvement in the institute or their community.
UNITED KINGDOM
Memoria Lewis was appointed CEO of Morison KSi, joining its London-based global executive office.

Miles Dean, Zoe Wyatt and their team from Milestone joined Andersen Tax, London. Milestone signed a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global in 2018 and Dean and Wyatt now join the Andersen Global member firm in the U.K. as partners.