Brown Smith Wallace hires nine; WS+B promotes eight in marketing; LBMC adds seven professionals; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


Carlos Martinez, senior manager at Haskell & White, Irvine, joined the board of directors of the San Diego chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Cory Gunderson and Barbara Rothenstein were promoted to vice president at global consulting firm Protiviti.


The Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees appointed five new members to the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, Norwalk: Peggy Arrivas, associate vice president and system-wide controller, University of California; Thad Calabrese, associate professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; Paul Kwiatkoski, managing director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency; Angus Maciver, director, Montana Legislative Audit Division; and Terry Patton, distinguished professor of accounting, Dillard College of Business Administration, Midwestern State University.


Victoria Pitkin, director of quality control at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Chicago, was appointed to the Accounting and Review Services Committee of the American Institute of CPAs, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Jonathan Eaton was named national supply chain management practice leader at Grant Thornton, Chicago.


S. John Palmer was hired as a staff accountant in the tax services division of Riney Hancock CPAs, Owensboro.


Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, announced nine new hires: Kevin Baldus as director of information technology; Joel Itzi as manager of tax and family wealth planning; Diane Cates as manager of property tax services; Dave Contrera, Bart Asher and Barb Hall as manager of advisory services; Jason Buhlinger as manager of transaction advisory and litigation support; Paul Rose as manager of audit services; and Jerri Thaman as manager of the entrepreneurial services group.


WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton, announced eight marketing team promotions in six offices: Heather Campisi and Tanina Khanuja were named senior marketing managers; Karen Coviello, Matt Basilo and Krysten Hambrook were named marketing managers; Allison Gorgo and Jennifer Liem were named senior marketing coordinators; and Ashton Abby was named senior creative associate.


Jared Collins was hired as a tax senior accountant and Jacque Armer was hired as a senior accountant specializing in state and local taxes, at REDW, Albuquerque, and Van Billops was hired as a tax senior manager at the firm’s SEC-registered subsidiary, REDW Stanley Financial Advisors.
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The Bonadio Group founder Thomas Bonadio was recognized by the Rochester Business Journal as one of 20 of the first recipients of the ICON Honors awards, recognizing trailblazing business leaders over the age of 60 who have had notable success and demonstrate strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen fields. He was presented the honor December 18 at the award’s inaugural reception at the Genesee Valley Club in Rochester.

Lisa Goldman, a specialist in international taxation, was hired as a partner at Berdon, New York.

Ilene Morrison was hired as a director in the real estate group at Marks Paneth, New York.

Howard Rosen was appointed to the new role of worldwide CEO of BKR International, effective Jan. 1, 2018. He will assume the international responsibilities of BKR International executive director Maureen Schwartz, who will retire at the end of 2018. Rosen is a past Americas region chairman and worldwide chairman, and was previously a managing partner in a BKR International member firm for many years.


Andrew Steel was hired as a tax manager in the Greensboro office of DMJ & Co.


Ken Haffey, partner at Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation from the Exit Planning Institute.


Meghan Stambaugh was hired as marketing coordinator at Boyer & Ritter, Camp Hill.

Paula Barrett, a partner in the business consulting services group at RKL, Wyomissing, earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor credential from the Exit Planning Institute.


Nathan Thigpen was hired as a manager in the transaction advisory services group, and Erika Brunson, Kaitlin Eckl, Jamhal Kelly, Aubrie Larkins, Jack Nicholas and Olivia Windsor were hired as staff accountants in the audit division, at LBMC, Nashville.


Major General Paul Johnson, a retired Air Force two-star general, was named senior strategic advisor for the defense and intelligence community at Grant Thornton Public Sector, Alexandria.

Ingemar Lanevi was hired as vice president of finance and capital markets at LeaseAccelerator, Reston.


Betsy Hufford, senior manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Milwaukee, graduated from United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s Project LEAD program, an in-depth six-week training program to prepare participants from underrepresented board populations for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees.