LVWB names valuation services leader; Lumsden & McCormick promotes two professionals to manager; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
The Institute of Internal Auditors inducted four new audit leaders into the 2017 class of the American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. The inductees are: Larry Rittenberg, a former EY professor of accounting at the University of Wisconsin and a current chair of the audit committee at Woodward, Inc.; Paul Sobel, who has served on the IIA board of directors for 16 years, was president of the IIA’s Internal Audit Foundation and has worked as a chief audit executive for four companies; Jacqueline Wagner, who has served as the CAE for several large organizations and was IIA global chairman from 2000-01; and David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States and CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The inductees were honored at the IIA’s General Audit Management Conference in Orlando March 20.
Three professionals at Rodman CPAs, Waltham, earned their Certified Value Growth Advisor business advisory credential: Steve Rodman, president; Robert Leonard, audit director; and Jeremy Eckmair, associate.
Sara Choate, human resources director at KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, was named the 2017 Springfield Business Journal’s Top Local Human Resources Professional, awarded annually to one local HR professional who plays a key role in their company’s HR activities.

Jeremy Smith was hired as practice leader of the accounting services department and Tim Anderson was hired as supervisor in the state and local tax department at MarksNelson, Kansas City.
Debra Achramowicz, manager at Nathan Wechsler & Company, Concord, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.
Mark Stack was promoted to tax manager and Matthew Tower was promoted to audit manager at Lumsden & McCormick, Buffalo.

Thomas Schwartz was hired to manage and lead the valuation services department of Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, Buffalo.
Christian Pasquali was hired as a manager in the tax services group of RKL, York.

James Sayre was hired as senior manager of tax advisory services at Schneider Downs & Co., Pittsburgh.