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Grant Thornton hires head of corporate development; Baker Newman Noyes adds to risk and business advisory practice; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Christine Wallace (pictured) was hired as director of resource management at Dixon Hughes Goodman, Atlanta.

David Zafft was hired as a director of transaction advisory and business valuation services, joining Mark Mahre, who will serve as director, in leading the new business technology consulting services group at Aprio, Atlanta.

Patrick Hughes was named head of corporate development at Grant Thornton, Chicago, where he has worked since 2014. Hughes leads the execution of mergers and acquisitions on behalf of Grant Thornton in the United States. In other firm news, Sylvia Cho (pictured), transaction services principal in Grant Thornton’s advisory services practice, received Consulting's Rising Stars of the Profession award, recognized in the financial consulting category. The award honors 35 consultants under the age of 35 poised to change the industry.
Kerry Dunn was hired as chief financial officer, and Madison Will (pictured) as manager of transformation and innovation, at Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis.
Steven Webb (pictured) was hired as a senior manager, and Matan Lushkov and Lauren Eidson as staff members, in the risk and business advisory practice at Baker Newman Noyes, Portland.

BerryDunn, Portland, announced several hires. The firm hired, in the administrative group: Kyle Gauvin as a technical analyst and Brian Hansen as a compliance associate; in the audit and accounting group: Benjamin Scwartz and Karina Locke as staff accountants; in the consulting group: Nicole Shaffer as a senior business development specialist, Michelle Kennedy, Don Poland, Brady Birdsong and Melissa Hackenberg as senior consultants, Michael Mahar, Mike Belden, Bridgette Wells as staff consultants, Shelly Schram as a staff coordinator, Jonathan Williams as a proofreader, and Amanda Henson as a manager; in learning and development: Hannah Elwell as a learning and development coordinator; in marketing: Courtney Wiss as a marketing project coordinator and Shelly Caporossi as a brand manager and a graphic designer; and in the tax group: Elizabeth Avery as a tax paraprofessional and Kelly Parks as a senior.
Marc Scribi (pictured) was promoted to audit supervisor at Rodman CPAs, Waltham.

John Rizzo was hired as a manager in the risk and business advisory practice at Baker Newman Noyes, Boston.
Millie Tutlam was promoted to tax supervisor at Abeles and Hoffman, St. Louis.

Ryan Hynson, staff accountant at Nisivoccia, Mt. Arlington, received the Rising Star Award at the Annual Toast to the Stars Awards Dinner hosted by the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, recognizing emerging leaders in their professions.
William Onorato was hired as a senior wealth strategist at RKL Wealth Management, a subsidiary of RKL, Lancaster.
Rebekah Harney was promoted to partner/business development director at LBMC Employment Partners, Nashville, a member of the LBMC family of companies, where she has worked for eight years.