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RSM names national consulting leader; Deloitte appoints head to banking and securities practice; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
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CALIFORNIA
David Eisenman was promoted to senior tax manager in the tax services department of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin.

Andrew Armstrong, director at SingerLewak, San Jose, was appointed to the board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth, Silicon Valley.
FLORIDA
Chase Wright was hired as an assurance and advisory partner in the Tampa practice of Cherry Bekaert.
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GEORGIA
Brian Falony was hired as marketing and business development director of Brady Ware & Co., Atlanta.
ILLINOIS
Brian Becker was appointed national consulting leader of RSM, following various leadership roles he’s held in the firm’s consulting practice since 1998, most recently as national technology and management consulting leader and leader of consulting in RSM’s central region. In this role, he will lead RSM’s consulting practice and serve as a members of the firm’s national leadership team, reporting directly to managing partner and CEO Joe Adams.

Troy Nehring was named to the EB-5 services practice of Baker Tilly Capital, the boutique investment bank and subsidiary of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, where he will be advising clients on business issues related to the EB-5 program, which is administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
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KENTUCKY
Lindy Karns, director at Blue & Co., Lexington, received Kentucky’s 2017 Women Making History Award from the KY Commission on Women. She was nominated by Lisa Minton of Chrysalis House, an organization where Karns has volunteered for nearly 20 years.
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MARYLAND
Nicholas Hylton and Todd Hershey were hired as interns at DeLeon & Stang CPAs and Advisors, Gaithersburg.
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NEW JERSEY
Frank Pina, managing director and co-chair of the forensic and litigation support services group, received the annual Champion CPA Award by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, which recognizes the member who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership by demonstrated participation, contributions and commitment to PICPA, the CPA profession and the community. The award will be presented at the chapter’s annual meeting and luncheon May 5.

Robert Charlton, partner at Nisivoccia LLP, Mount Arlington, was awarded the 2017 Volunteer Award at the annual Sussex County Chamber of Commerce “Quality un Business, Quality in Living” awards dinner to recognize his active role in the community.

Laura Mercandetti was named to the forensic accounting and litigation services group of WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton.

Jason DaSilva, founder of AXS Lab and developer of AXS Map, was named the inaugural Strength Stories campaign honoree by WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton. As recipient of the Innovative Strength Award, DaSilva was recognized for creatively using media and technology to bring global awareness and advocacy to disabled individuals.
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NEW YORK
Frances McKenna was appointed tax director in the nonprofit, government and healthcare group of Marks Paneth, New York. McKenna previously spent 26 years serving in the Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

P. Scott Ozanus was appointed chairman of the Americas Region of KPMG by unanimous election of the firm’s Americas Board, choosing him to succeed Bill Thomas, the firm’s newly elected global chairman. As regional chairman, Ozanus will join KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee and maintain his current role as deputy chairman and chief operating officer of KPMG, which he has held since 2012.

Ross Forman was named managing director of the corporate real estate advisory services practice of BDO Consulting, New York.

James Dalkin was appointed incoming chair of the Consultative Advisory Group to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, New York, effective April 1. His appointment, approved by the Public Interest Oversight Board, follows his election by representatives of the IAASB CAG.

Scott Baret was appointed vice chairman and leader of the banking and securities practice at Deloitte, New York, where he has been a partner with Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory. Baret succeeds Kenny Smith, a vice chairman, who was named into the role in 2014 and retains his position as Deloitte’s national financial services industry leader.
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NORTH CAROLINA
Eric Dutton has been promoted to tax manager and David Mize has been promoted to tax supervisor at DMJ & Co., Greensboro.
OHIO
Les Smeach, partner at Schlabig & Associates, Kent, was appointed to serve on the Portage County Regional Airport Authority Board of Trustees by the Board of County Commissioners, Portage County, for a term running through June 30, 2020.

HBK CPAs & Consultants announced the hiring of 45 interns in 14 offices. In Ohio: Tessa Monter in Alliance; Erika Watts, Emily Stipkovich, and Cheryl Six in Columbus; Victoria Lehn, Brandon Pluchinsky, Kelly McHenry, Amanda Macinga, Jacob Jeswald, Dante Spurio, Briana Scott, Kenneth Toth, Mary O'Donnell, and Kyle Kroynovich in Youngstown. In Pennsylvania: Tyler Zubyk and Bridget Fay in Blue Bell; Christopher Martone, Dina Burdak, Darrin Donikowski, and Edward Fedchik in Erie; Jordan Roush and Sarah Schafer in Hermitage; Trevor Martin, Joscelyn Park, Kirsten Everett, and Nickolas Dickson in Meadville; Patrick Sayers, Amelia Mateer, and Katherine Kohnen in Pittsburgh. In New Jersey: Matthew Gliddon and Mario Incollingo in Cherry Hill; Cory Fowler, Nickolas Elliott, Jessica Ramsin, and Emily Vasquez in Princeton. In Florida: Mark Arnone and Carlos Ospina in Fort Myers; Rebecca Vanek, Zachary Milos-Scovronek, Patricia Conley, and Christina Gedra in Naples; Christopher Jensen, Ian Hambric, and Joanne Smith in Stuart.
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TEXAS
Robert Henry was appointed partner-in-charge of tax and strategic business services for the central Texas region and Mark Watson was named tax quality and risk management partner-in-charge at Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth.
VIRGINIA
Janice Kong was appointed private equity tax director of Dixon Hughes Goodman, Tysons.