Mazars names two new practice leaders; AFWA appoints national president; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Terri Oppelt was hired as a director and Kendra Edson as a client relations and marketing manager in the law firm services group of Armanino, San Ramon.
Karyn Hartke was named 2018-19 national president of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, where she has been a member since 2008. (Read the full story.)
DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, announced that two members were accepted into local leadership academies: Ryan Crabbs to the 2018-19 Class of Leadership Frederick County and John Sheehan into the Leadership Loudon Class.
JT Kostman was hired as managing director of applied artificial intelligence at Grant Thornton, Iselin. In this role, Kostman, a leader in cognitive computing, applied AI and data strategy, will lead the Grant Thornton’s development and delivery of AI, machine learning, IoT, blockchain and advanced analytic solutions and services for the firm and clients.
Abe Schlisselfield (pictured) was named co-partner-in-charge of the real estate group at Marks Paneth, New York, working with William Jennings, who has served as the group’s leader since 2012.
Rob Kastenschmidt was named national consulting and advisory practice group leader and admitted to the partnership, and Atif Ghauri was named cybersecurity practice leader, at Mazars, New York.
Tom Goekeler, currently partner-in-charge of the Tulsa office and director of the dealership industry of Eide Bailly, was named chief practice officer of the South Central Region, a position he will take on in addition to his other roles.
Anthony Delfiner (pictured) was hired as a tax partner in the commercial business group in the Jenkintown office of Marks Paneth.
RKL Wealth Management, a subsidiary of RKL, Lancaster, announced three promotions and a transfer: Nicholas Boyer was promoted to chief investment officer/executive vice president, Jeffrey Guindon was promoted to senior wealth advisor, Michael Hinerdeer was promoted to senior trader, and Amy Strouse was transferred into the role of manager with the tax services group, the same role she held at parent firm RKL.
LBMC, Nashville announced a number of new hires: Kayla Babcock and Lindsay Matis as staff auditors; Matt Becker (pictured) as a business development executive; Jimmy Bowles as a senior auditor; Morgan Brown as a recruiter in the staffing solutions division; Heather Dykes as an accounts payable coordinator; Drew Gauthier as a health care valuation analyst; Sarah Lewis as a CRM system specialist in the marketing division; and Selena Long as a technical project manager, Jorge Roa as a help desk technician and Gerald Tomerlin as a network engineer, all in the technology solutions division.
Maggie McGhee was appointed executive director of governance at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, London. She will officially take her position on the ACCA executive team Oct. 1.
Ryan Abraham, who most recently served as the senior tax counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, was hired as a principal in the legislative group of Washington Council Ernst & Young.
Michelle Hoffman was hired as a principal at CliftonLarsonAllen.