ILLINOIS
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Grant Thornton, Chicago, admitted 42 to partners and principals (pictured), and promoted 39 to managing director. (Read the full list here.)
LOUISIANA
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Kay Miller (pictured) was promoted to partner, and Allie Livaudais and Amanda Waguespack to managers, in the tax services section at Ericksen Krentel, New Orleans.
MARYLAND
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Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, former chair of the American Institute of CPAs and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and current global director of finance though leadership for Oracle, is joining the Business Learning Institute as a thought leader. Her course topics range from inclusive leadership to robotics.
MICHIGAN
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Kane Polakoff was hired as practice leader of the client accounting advisory services practice at UHY Advisors, Detroit.
OHIO
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Chris Brinich, senior associate in the valuation and transaction advisory service team at Rea & Associates, Dublin, passed the Level III Chartered Financial Analyst exam.
PENNSYLVANIA
Rodney Anello, Luke Bartlinski and Michael Bartosik were promoted to senior manager; Shawn O’Neil to senior accountant; and Gregory Smith to supervisor, at Duane Morris Tax Accounting Group, Philadelphia.

Mindy Werner and Nathaniel Yost were promoted to director at Boyer & Ritter, Camp Hill.

Matthew Fox, senior manager at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, was honored as a graduate of the Community Leadership Series class of 2019 by the Leadership Harrisburg Area. An educational and experiential course, the leadership series in the core program of LHA.
TEXAS
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Ronnie Carroll (pictured) was hired as senior manager of land administration, in the oil and gas group, in the Houston office at Whitley Penn. Also, in Whitley Penn’s Dallas office, Russell Brown and Bennett Richardson were hired as tax principals, and Klara Vaculcik as a tax manager.