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EY names global managing partner of client service; Baker Newman Noyes appoints managing principal; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Mika Yamamoto joined the board of directors at BlackLine, Los Angeles, effective April 1.
Christina Doss was named a shareholder at Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, Tampa, where she has worked since 2013. Additionally, as managing director, Doss takes the leadership role of the firm’s affiliate, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors.
Mike Cheng was hired as the national professional practice partner in the accounting and audit practice at Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta.
Henrik Wiberg was hired as director of consulting services at MichaelSilver, Skokie.
Frances Johnson was hired as a client accounting specialist at Baldwin CPAs, Richmond.
Dayton Benway was appointed managing principal at Baker Newman Noyes, Portland, where he has worked since 2000. Additionally, Benway will continue serving as director for the firm’s health care advisory group.
Arlene Thayer, chief operating officer at KatzAbosch, Baltimore, was named to The Daily Record’s 2019 listing of Maryland’s Top Women, recognizing outstanding achievements by women via professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.
Tom West was hired as a principal in the passthroughs group of the Washington national tax practice at KPMG. Most recently, West served as tax legislative counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy.
Bill Hughes was hired as a partner and federal market leader at CohnReznick, New York.
David Stonesifer (pictured) was announced as the next managing partner at Herbein + Co., succeeding Michael Rowley and effective Oct. 1. Stonesifer was the first of three firm interns to ascend to become partners. Rowley will remain with the firm as partner-in-charge of the management advisory services group.
Ryan Lynch was promoted to the newly created position of chief technology and information officer at Global Tax Management, Wayne, where he has worked since 2010, leading many software implementations, process redesign projects, and custom development engagements.
Ruthann Woll, partner in the tax services group at RKL, Wyomissing, was selected as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’ 2019 Women of Influence, recognizing her professional excellence and philanthropic impact.
Angelica Roiz was admitted as a partner in the Philadelphia office of Grant Thornton, where she serves clients in the not-for-profit and higher education practice, and is part of the firm’s national higher education sector committee.
Andy Baldwin (pictured) was appointed the next global managing partner of client service at EY, London, effective July 1. He will succeed Carmine Di Sibio, who will become the next EY global chairman and CEO on that same date. Baldwin is currently EY EMEIA area managing partner, a role he has held since 2016.
Mike Suffield was appointed the next director of professional insights at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, London.
Stephen Heathcote was appointed CEO of PrimeGlobal, London, effective June 1.
James Hickey was appointed CEO at PKF International, London, succeeding John Sim, who served in the role for six years.
Monica Valentine was selected to serve as the executive director for the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which she has been a member of since 1991, succeeding Wendy Payne, who will retire from federal service on April 30.
The outcomes of two elections in Georgia that are scheduled for Jan. 5 are expected to determine the balance of power in the Senate and may also have an impact on the kind of tax planning that accountants should be advising their clients to do.
A group of 25 Democrats in the House wrote to congressional leaders asking them to provide $12.1 billion in funding for the Internal Revenue Service, including $5.2 billion for enforcement, with an eye toward cracking down on high-income tax cheats.