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  • June 08 2018, 11:37am EDT

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BDO and Baker Tilly admit new partners; Weaver promotes four to partners-in-charge; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.

CALIFORNIA

White Nelson Diehl Evans, Irvine, hired four staff members: Tram Hoang as a tax senior; Padmini Mosley as a payroll and benefits administrator; and Connor Kirby and Chau (Jennie) Tran as audit seniors.

Jeff Brandeis was hired as a chief revenue officer at QuickFee, Santa Monica.

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CONNECTICUT

Eric West, director of accounting policy for Amazon.com Inc., was named to the Emerging Issues Tax Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, by FASB Chairman Russell Golden.

ILLINOIS

BDO USA, Chicago, admitted 37 new partners: Eric Base (Dallas, assurance), Richard Black (Detroit, assurance), Kim Bolte (Raleigh, N.C.; national human resources), Marie Burzo (Woodbridge, N.J.; assurance), John Cuesta (New York, assurance), Tony Enlow (Dallas, advisory), Jerry Fish (Chicago, national tax office), Hank Galligan (Boston, assurance), Matthew Goldberg (Seattle, advisory), Sara Hendrix (Grand Rapids, tax), Nick Jennings (Philadelphia, Tax), Kim Karwath (Philadelphia, assurance), Adam Kettle (Nashville, tax), Brian Ko (Los Angeles , tax), John Kwon (New York, advisory), Lori Langholz (Milwaukee, national business development), Maurice Liddell (Houston, advisory), Beth Looney (Fort Worth, assurance), Tom Mannion (Atlanta, advisory), Ryan McCaslin (Chicago, advisory), Marc Newman (Cleveland, assurance), Brandon Pauler (Houston, tax), Douglass Pfefferkorn (Houston, tax), Amy Rosenthal (New York, tax), Joseph B. Sacks (Stamford, Connecticut; assurance), Bikky Shrestha (Anchorage, Alaska; assurance), Nicole Sliger (New York, advisory), Marcelo Suarez (New York, assurance), Gavin Takeshita (Las Vegas, assurance), Randy Tanaka (Los Angeles, assurance), Lyle Van Klompenberg (Grand Rapids, Michigan; assurance), Ross Vozar (Cleveland, advisory), Patrick Wallace (Atlanta, Tax), Jim Weber (Pittsburgh, national assurance), David Weeks (San Antonio, Tax), Sean Windsor (New York, advisory), and Chuck Wolverton (McLean, Virginia; assurance).

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago, admitted 11 new partners. In Madison, Wisconsin: Damon Busse, assurance professional practice group, and Tina Huisman, assurance, construction and real estate; in Appleton, Wisconsin: Daniel Buttke, assurance, financial services, and Stephanie Gensler, tax, manufacturing and distribution; in Chicago: Kirk Gilson, assurance, commercial, and Nicole Szczepanek, tax, manufacturing and distribution; in Washington, D.C.: Nick Goodman, assurance, commercial, and James Munuhe, tax, construction and real estate; and in Melville, N.Y.: Peter Noce, Veronica Valdez and Marc Valente, tax, commercial.

MICHIGAN

Jarrod Berkey was hired as a staff accountant at Lewis & Knopf, Flint.

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NEW JERSEY

Sarah Krom was selected as president of the New Jersey Society of CPAs for its 2018-19 term, making her the youngest person, at age 35, to hold the office, and the NJCPA’s third female president. (Read the full story.)

NORTH CAROLINA

Patrick Shuler, tax partner in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Dixon Hughes Goodman, was appointed president of the DHG Foundation by its board of directors.

PENNSYLVANIA

Kathy Gutierrez was promoted to director of human resources at RKL, Lancaster.

Abby Myer was promoted to tax director in the commercial group of the Central Pennsylvania business unit of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, York.

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TENNESSEE

Mark Burnette, a shareholder at LBMC, was named the new leader of its risk services practice, succeeding previous leader Thomas Lewis.

TEXAS

Weaver, Houston, promoted four members to partners-in-charge: Shawn Parker of firmwide audit services; Dale Jensen of audit services in the North Texas region; Colby Warr of audit services in the South Texas region; and Kevin Sanford, in addition to his new role as partner-in-charge of national financial services industry practice, to partner-in-charge of alternative investment fund audit services.