Betty Thomas, financial planner at Lassus Wherley, New Providence, earned the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation.
Rob Quinn (pictured) was hired as business development director at Marks Paneth, New York.
Walter Brasch was hired as the first chief success officer at Prager Metis CPAs, New York, where he will work with the firm’s office and regional managing partners, and practice and industry leaders, to improve the growth potential of their business plans.
Jim Burton, partner-in-charge of audit methodology and standards at Grant Thornton, will serve as chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ Assurance Services Executive Committee.
Susan Fenwick was hired as a member of the business advisory group at Blackman & Sloop CPAs, Chapel Hill.