Grant Thornton creates the role of chairman of the operating committee; WSW CPAs' managing partner moves to partner emeritus in leadership transition; and more personnel news.
Kevin Pleiter was hired as a principal in the financial services advisory practice of Grant Thornton, Stamford.
Billy Moore (pictured) was promoted to the newly formed role of chairman of the operating committee at Grant Thornton, Chicago, from his previous role of chief financial officer, which will now be assumed by Sam Shaw, previously managing director of finance and corporate development.
Harry Steindler was hired as a partner at MichaelSilver, Skokie.
Mark Gordon (pictured) was hired as an audit manager and Daniel Curley was hired as a senior staff accountant, at Robert C. Alario, Leominster. In other firm news, senior staff accountant Christopher Aguilar was named a 2018 Emerging Leaders program inductee by Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting.
William Tetreault was hired as an associate in the tax department at Rodman CPAs, Hanover.
Joshua Bickel was hired as a staff accountant in the tax department at Abeles and Hoffman, St. Louis.
Christopher Chatfield and Anthony Italiano were hired as senior managing directors to lead the broker-dealer regulatory, governance and disputes offering, at FTI Consulting, New York.
Ryan Hurst, manager in the business consulting services group at RKL, Wyomissing, was named to the Reading Eagle’s inaugural “Forty Under 40,” honoring Berks County’s young leaders. The ceremony took place Nov. 13 in Reading.
Bob Whisenant (pictured) will assume the role of partner emeritus at WSW CPAs, Nashville, effective Jan. 1, 2019, when he will hand off the role of managing partner to current partner Geoffrey Stewart. The transition was celebrated by the firm Nov. 9 with a gathering of clients, family and friends. Whisenant has more than 46 years of experience and helped established WSW CPAs in 2009.
William Hudgens was hired as an audit manager at MaloneBailey, Houston.
Keiter, Accounting, accountants, Gary Wallace
Gary Wallace (pictured) was named managing partner at Keiter, Richmond, effective Jan. 1, 2019, succeeding L. Michael Gracik, who has held the role since 2014. Wallace, who has worked at Keiter since 2010, most recently as the tax department leader, has more than 30 years of accounting experience.
Anita Doutt was named a professional practice fellow at the Center for Audit Quality, where she will guide professional practice and public policy activities as part of an 18-month fellowship.