Michael Brand was hired as a member at BMSS, Birmingham.
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.
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.
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.
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.