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Marcum CEO and CIO honored with industry awards; RKL expands partnership, hires managers and HR consultants; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


Brad Rendall was hired to the new role of franchise relations at Antares Group, Dedham, where he will be providing financial counsel and advice to owner/operators of McDonald’s, the corporation where he worked for more than 20 years.


Michelle Marler was hired as a manager in the tax department at Abeles and Hoffman, St. Louis.


Donna Yetter, part of the commercial services team, and Edward Boyd, who works in governmental services, were admitted as principals at Melanson Heath, Nashua.


KPMG board member Linda Addison
Linda L. Addison (pictured), former managing partner of the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, was appointed an independent director to the U.S. Board of Directors of KPMG, New York. (Read the full story.)

Jeffrey Weiner, chairman and CEO of Marcum, New York, was inducted into the Long Island Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony hosted by Long Island Business News Nov. 8. Weiner was one of 12 individuals recognized for their influence in the growth and success of Long Island. In other Marcum news, Peter Scavuzzo, partner and chief information officer, was named Innovative Technology Leader of the Year by LEA Global, recognized for leading Marcum’s digital transformation and his advocacy of leveraging technology to ensure the firm remains competitive.

Mark Marten, principal at Mazars, New York, joined the firm’s health care consulting group.


Herbein + Co., Reading, announced five promotions: to senior manager, Marybeth Olree (pictured) and David Peritz; and to manager, Cory Eisenhofer, Justine N. Bauer and Kaitlyn Schappell.

Michael Eby and Leonard Metkowski were admitted to the partnership, and Carrie Booth and Johnathon Heller were hired as managers, in the tax services group at RKL, Lancaster. Additionally, Amy Baker Trapp and Amanda Robinson were hired as consultants in RKL’s human resources consulting practice.


Jeff Drummonds, CEO of LBMC, was named a Top 100 Business Journal Influencer in the finance category by The Business Journal in its “Influencers: Finance,” which recognizes 100 executives who are impacting business. Drummonds was also recently named a 2018 Most Admired CEO and 2018 Power Leader in Finance by the Nashville Business Journal.


Gerard Schreiber received the 2018 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award by the Tax Division of the American Institute of CPAs, presented at the AICPA Fall Tax Division Meeting. The AICPA also presented Troy Lewis with the Tax Division Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contribution to the work of the Tax Division over the past year.


Dana Halpin was hired as a consulting manager at Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, the technology practice of Vrakas, Brookfield.