Brown Smith Wallace promotes six; CSH names manufacturing and distribution chair; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Mark Tackmann was named managing partner of Gelman, Santa Ana, succeeding Larry Kane. Tackman has more than 23 years of experience in public accounting and previously worked at Gelman before rejoining in August 2017.
Marc Huffman was hired as chief operating officer at BlackLine, joining the technology company from his previous position with NetSuite.
Kelvin Tetz was appointed leader of the real estate and hospitality practice, San Francisco, and Glenn Walsh was hired as a state and local tax partner, Irvine, at Moss Adams,
Jim Brendel was appointed regional managing partner of the central region (Colorado, Texas, New Mexico and Kansas) and Bill Gaskins was selected as a partner in the Denver office, focusing on the energy industry and manufacturing and distribution, at Moss Adams.
Reagan Quick was hired as an associate at Lewis, Hooper & Dick, Garden City.
Kelly Paine was hired as firm administrator at Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville.
Maner Costerisan, Lansing, added nine winter interns: Anthony Doa, Christian Rodriguez, Bradley Sinicki, Kensey VanPatten, Tommy Belliel, William Yates, Abby Miller, Paige Huebel and Tyler Hart.
Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, announced several promotions: Cheryl Foster to director of practice growth; Christian Tieman to manager in the insurance advisory services practice; Kelly Peery and Valeria Klamm to managers of practice growth; Taryn Dettman to manager in the insurance advisory services practice; and Zachary Franke to manager in the advisory services practice.
Crystal Mapp, marketing director at KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, was named a Springfield Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree, recognizing individuals under the age of 40 for their professional and community accomplishments.
Colleen McCarthy was promoted to senior analyst and Jenna Palczynski was hired as a staff analyst at Brisbane Consulting Group, Buffalo.
Michael Laveman is joining Jeffrey Kelson as co-head of the tax practice at EisnerAmper, New York. Laveman will also be the tac practice leader for New York. In other firm news, Jeffrey Buchakjia, partner and forensic accounting specialist in the financial advisory services group, was appointed chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Certified in Financial Forensics Credential Committee.
Randi Schuster, principal in the private client group in the New York office of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, was elected to serve on the advisory council for the Appraisers Association of America.
Eric Schnieber, a shareholder in the Cincinnati office, was named chair of the manufacturing and distribution group at Clark Schaefer Hackett.
Shawn Bean was hired as tax advisor, Deanna Conway as tax coordinator, and Trey Whitley as financial strategist, at Wymer Brownlee, Oklahoma City.
Danielle Hoffer will be leading RKL’s newly launched human resources consulting practice, which is part of its business consulting services group. Hoffer, hired by RKL in 2013 to manage the firm’s HR function, also added two professionals to the team.
Danielle Supkis Cheek, formerly with D. Supkis Cheek PLLC, was hired as a director in the entrepreneurial advisory services department at PKF Texas, Houston. Her team members, Karina Israyelyan and Roland Robb, will also join the firm as senior associates.
Jessica Monford was appointed partner in the Houston office, focusing on the oil and gas upstream, oilfield service, petrochemical and manufacturing and distribution industries, and Joe Blice was appointed leader of the new energy practice in the Dallas office, at Moss Adams.
Mark Fenlon was named president and CEO, and Dave Isaacson was named chief investment officer, at Schenck Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of Schenck, Appleton. Fenlon succeeds Tom Vonck, investment advisory practice leader, as he nears his anticipated retirement, and will work closely with Vonck to transition leadership of Schenck Investment Services through June 2018.
The Internal Revenue Service is giving taxpayers and practitioners some extra time if they tried to file their returns on Sept. 15 through CCH Axcess, but were unable to do so because of a system outage.
The new product comes after Avalara bought Compli, which provides compliance services, technology and software to producers, distributors and importers of alcoholic beverages in the United States, last year.