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ICPAS announces new board officers and members; KPM CPAs welcomes back accountant as firm administrator; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


Mike Allen, principal in the Phoenix office of REDW, was elected board chair of the Arizona Society of CPAs, for the 2018-19 term, effective May 1, 2018.


Danielle McCormick was appointed principal at K-Coe Isom, Loveland, where she serves as the functional leader for K-Coe People, the human resources external consultancy team.


Hamid Anghaie was hired as a senior manager in the Tampa Bay office of Dixon Hughes Goodman.


The Illinois CPA Society announced its board of directors to serve from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019. The officers are: chairperson Rosaria Cammarata, Mattersight Corporation; vice chairperson Geoffrey Harlow, Wipfli LLP; secretary Dorri McWhorter, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago; treasurer Kevin Wydra, Crowe Horwath LLP; and immediate past chairperson Lisa Hartkopf, Ernst & Young LLP. The 2018-19 members of the ICPAS board of directors are: Christopher Beaulieu, FSB&W LLC; John Bird, RSM US LLP; Brian Blaha, Wipfli LLP; Jon Davis, University of Illinois; Stephen Ferrara, BDO USA, LLP; Jonathan Hauser, KPMG LLP; Scott Hurwitz, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Anne Kohler, The Mpower Group, Inc.; Thomas Murtagh, BKD, LLP; Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner, Litera Microsystems; Maria de Prado, Prado & Renteria CPAs; Seun Salami, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.; Stella Marie Santos, Adelfia LLC; and Andrea Urban, ThoughtWorks Inc.


Justin Mentele and Chris Pfannenstiel were appointed principals at K-Coe Isom. Mentele is in the Salina office, where he specialized in working with closely-held manufacturers and biofuels companies, and Pfannenstiel is in Pratt, where he delivers specialized tax, financial and estate planning for agriculture producers in Kansas, Oklahoma and the Corn Belt.


Thomas Widman was hired as a senior manager in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes, Boston.


Lori Williamson was hired as a firm administrator at KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, rejoining the firm where she worked as a senior accountant until 2001. In other firm news, Amelia Kauffman, staff accountant, earned her CPA license.

Jeanne Bernick was appointed principal at K-Coe Isom, Kansas City, where she leads the firm’s market and growth strategies in food and agriculture.

Dan Schoenleber, principal in the transaction advisory and litigation support practice at Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, attained the Certified M&A Specialist certification.


Gillie McGreath was hired as principal in the health care consulting group of Mazars USA, New York.


Chau Nguyen Haner was hired as the head of marketing at HD Vest Financial Services, Irving.

Nicole Zhao was hired as a senior tax manager at MaloneBailey, Houston.

Kimberly DeWoody, audit partner in the Fort Worth office of Whitley Penn, was named to the 2018 Fort Worth Business Press’ 40 Under Forty list.