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CohnReznick appoints tax practice MP; IFAC elects new CEO; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
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ARIZONA
Daniel Foley was hired as a tax manager at REDW, Phoenix.
CALIFORNIA
Beatrix Bernauer was named chief compliance officer at Grant Thornton, Los Angeles, leading the firm’s formal compliance program, and coordinating with other firm leaders to promote the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all areas of Grant Thornton’s business. Bernauer, who has been with the firm for 14 years, currently serves as deputy general counsel and principal in risk, regulatory and legal affairs.
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COLORADO
Michael Shryock was promoted to director at RGL Forensics, Atlanta.
CONNECTICUT
Patrick Duffany was appointed managing partner of the tax practice at CohnReznick, Hartford. Duffany, who previously led CohnReznick’s state and local tax and national tax consulting practices, succeeds Kenneth Kanter, who is retiring.
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FLORIDA
Adelaide Ness, executive vice president at The Rainmaker Companies, became a member of the CPA Consultants' Alliance, Clearwater.
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GEORGIA
Clay McDaniel was promoted to partner at BT Wealth Management, Atlanta.
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MARYLAND
Jack Reagan was hired as a partner in the audit practice at UHY, Columbia.
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MASSACHUSETTS
Katelyn Crowley was hired as a business development executive at WithumSmith+Brown, Boston.
MICHIGAN
Taija Nelson was hired as a bookkeeper at Cole Gavlas, Portage.
NEW JERSEY
Diane Capobianco was named partner at Murphy, Miller & Baglieri, Glen Rock.
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NEW MEXICO
Parker Leyendecker was hired as a tax senior accountant at REDW, Albuquerque.
Next IFAC CEO Kevin Dancey
NEW YORK
Kevin Dancey, former CPA Canada president and CEO, was elected CEO of the International Federation of Accountants, New York, succeeding current IFAC CEO Fayez Choudhury. (Read the full story.)
OHIO
Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced several hires: Tom Miller as an associate in the small business services group; Sean Wynne and Brock Johnson as associates in the risk advisory services group; Kayla Huetter as a staff accountant in the accounting and auditing group; Derek Oster as a senior associate in the business litigation advisory and valuation services group; and Nikki Stathopoulos as an internal client manager for Aurum Wealth Management.
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OKLAHOMA
Chelsey Kleinvachter was hired as a tax advisor at Wymer Brownlee, Fairview.
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SOUTH CAROLINA
Jimmy Buddenberg was named director of the cybersecurity and risk advisory services practice at Elliott Davis, Greenville.

Scott Wells was hired as a consultant to lead the strategic finance and outsourced accounting division at DMJ & Co., Greensboro.
UNITED KINGDOM
Robert Mirsky was hired to head the newly opened London office and as head of the asset management group at EisnerAmper.