Michael Brand was hired as a member at BMSS, Birmingham.
Brad Monterio (pictured) was named chief learning officer and vice president of member competency and learning at the California Society of CPAs, Burlingame.

Olivia Kirtley, former chair of the American Institute of CPAs and president of the International Federation of Accountants, was named the first recipient of the ASWCPA Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing women who have demonstrated leadership and a strong record of accomplishment in furthering the advancement of women in the accounting profession. Kirtley was honored at the AICPA Global Women’s Leadership Summit in San Diego. (Read the full story.)
Aleks Zabreyko was appointed to the Emerging Issues Task Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Brett Williams was hired as a partner in the information assurance services group at Aprio, Atlanta, with a focus on serving the information risk and compliance needs of small to mid-market companies.
Bradley Preber was named CEO of Grant Thornton, the firm’s partnership board announced, making permanent the interim CEO position he has been serving in since June 2019. He will serve as CEO through the mandatory retirement date of July 31, 2022. (Read the full story.)
Katz, Sapper & Miller announced 22 new managers. In audit and assurance: Kari Baker, Andrew Browning, Bryan Fender, Sarah Lubben, Daniel Mohr, Brian Rash and Eric Swanson; in business advisory: Michael Giant, Julia Harcourt, Kevin Ker, Elizabeth Paulus, Alix Richardson, Laura Russelburg, Josey Seabolt, Nathan Welty, Brandon Wenger and Lisa Yost; in health care: Greg Manning; in real estate: Grace McNulty and Megan Slager; in state and local tax: April Meade; and in tax: Michael Sechuga.
Tom Hood (right), president and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, and Jeffrey Rosen, co-managing partner of Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedland, Columbia, and a member of MACPA, were named to Maryland’s 2019 Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record. They were honored at an award celebration Nov. 5 at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel.
Doug Sell was hired as a director in the commercial department of Bowman & Co., Voorhees.
Brent Lipschultz re-joined EisnerAmper as a partner in the personal wealth advisors group.
Drew Haddock (pictured) and A. Keith Jarmusch were named partners at DMJ & Co., Greensboro.
Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, announced several promotions: Ben Antonelli, Paul Gregory, Scott Moyer and Dustin Raber to equity principals; Ben Froese and Julie Jordan to income principal; Katie Brown, Melissa Dunkle, Morgan Helmick, Luke Lucas, Cody Niese and Cassie Pierce to senior managers; Brigette Lafferty to senior plan consultant; Terence Caldwell, Joss Celuch, Abigail Cugini, Andrew Geiser, Lauren Holt, John Kurtin, Jason Martin, Ryan Reichley and Katie Snyder to managers; Joshua Agin, Kelly Ayers, Chris Brinich, Cody Dial and Lane McCartney to supervisors; Connor Crawford, Spencer Gibbs, Trevoe Hester, Mitchel Huffman, Jacob Kipi, Cody Kiser and Ashley Starr to senior associates; and Ben Dilworth, Deirdra Divittis, Sarah Sparks and Ashlie Spiker to associates.
Stephane Smith was hired as a consultant in the human capital management practice at RKL, Lancaster.
Jeff Drummonds, CEO of LBMC, Nashville, was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 Power 100: Industry Giants list. In other firm news, wealth advisors practice leader Cindy Harper (pictured) received Middle Tennessee State University’s 2019 Jennings A. Jones College of Business Exemplar award.
Kenneth Bransom (picture) was hired as managing director, Europe, at MooreDM Group, with responsibility for Moore Emerson GmbH in Zurich, Switzerland and Moore Global US Tax Services Ltd. in London, United Kingdom.

The IFRS Foundation appointed Alexsandro Broedel, Joanna Perry and Maria Theofilaktidis as new trustees.
Rebekah Goshorn Jurata was sworn in as a board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.