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Grant Thornton International taps CEO-elect; Mazars USA and Marks Paneth add partners; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
CONNECTICUT
Jeffrey Previdi was named vice chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, effective July 1, 2017, and succeeding Jan Sylvis, who served since Jan. 1, 2015 and marks 10 years of service on the board June 30.
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INDIANA
Kevin Kruggel, partner at Kruggel Lawton CPAs, received the CPA Center of Excellence Award from the Indiana CPA Society, recognizing an individual or firm demonstrating excellence through collaboration, development of critical business (soft) skills, knowledge sharing and a competency-based approach to life-long learning.

Lynette Thom, senior accountant at Blue & Co., Indianapolis, was named president-elect for the Indiana Health Information Management Association.
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KENTUCKY
Andrew Harris was hired as a specialist in assurance services and Dylan Tungate was named technology consultant at Dean Dorton, Louisville.
MARYLAND
Edwin Brake, managing director of Ellin & Tucker, Baltimore, was named a 2017 honoree of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program, to be honored at DTP’s Wishes, Dreams and Imagination Gala October 19 in Baltimore for his work improving the Greater Baltimore community.
MASSACHUSETTS
Jeffrey Biesadecki, tax supervisor, and Marc Scribi, experienced associate, at Rodman CPAs, Stow and Waltham, both received their master’s degrees; an MST from Bentley University and an MBA from Suffolk University, respectively.
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Julie Greenwood, manager at Nathan Wechsler & Co., Concord, had her term on the board of the Pope Memorial Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Concord-Merrimack County extended by another three years, and has been re-elected as treasurer.
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NEW YORK
Tifphani White-King was appointed partner in the international tax practice of Mazars USA, New York. White-King, who has 20 years of experience leading teams and providing expert tax and consulting services to international companies in the insurance industry, financial, private equity and investment funds, and media and technology, was recently a principal at a Big Four accounting firm.

Mark Dolinger, a member of the firm’s accounting and audit group, was appointed principal at Gettry Marcus, Woodbury.

Claudia Allen, an experienced corporate governance attorney, joined the team of corporate governance specialists at the KPMG Board Leadership Center, New York.

Yasmine Misuraca was promoted to partner in the advisory services group of Marks Paneth, New York, bringing more than 20 years of public and private accounting experience.

Michael Iannuzzi, audit partner, was appointed co-leader of the franchise practice at Citrin Cooperman, New York.

Marilyn Pendergast, partner at UHY and managing director at UHY Advisors, New York, will be presented with the 2017 Key4Women Achieve Award at the annual Key4Women Forum May 19.
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NORTH CAROLINA
Mike Gillis, managing partner at DMJ & Co., Greensboro, was elected to a three-year position on the board of directors of the North Carolina Association of CPAs.
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OHIO
Thomas Skoog was appointed principal in IT risk management at Blue & Co., Columbus.
TENNESSEE
Brian Fox, president and founder of Confirmation.com, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award in the Southeast, which recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in the areas of innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to business and community. The winners will be announced June 8.
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TEXAS
Leah Gonzales was promoted to audit partner, from principal, at MaloneBailey, Houston, where she has worked since 2008.
THE U.K.
Peter Bodin was named global CEO-elect of Grant Thornton International, London, the professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms. Bodin, who will assume the role Jan. 1, 2018, for a five-year term, was previously CEO of Grant Thornton Sweden.
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VIRGINIA
Satish Gattadahalli was named director in the public sector practice of Grant Thornton, Alexandria.