Aki Fujinuma, past president of the International Federation of Accountants (from 2000-2002), received the Global Leadership Award from IFAC.
Christopher Merkey was hired as a manager in the dealership service group at Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants, Camp Hill.
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy recognized the leadership efforts of three individuals honored with awards at its 112th annual meeting in Boston in late October. Michael Daggett, of Phoenix and former chair, vice chair and director-at-large of NASBA, received the William H. Van Rensselaer Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the development of a new program, improvement of a current program for the boards of accountancy, or who have influenced passage of rules or statutes to strengthen accountancy regulations. Michael Weinshel, of Fairfield, Connecticut, posthumously received the NASBA Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals who have demonstrated an unswerving commitment and dedication to enhancing the mission of NASBA. Jimmy Corley, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was honored with the Lorraine P. Sachs Standard of Excellence Award, which recognizes a current state board executive or administrator who has shown outstanding service to improving the effectiveness of accounting regulation on local and national fronts. Corley has served as executive director of the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy since 2010.
Paul Munter was appointed deputy chief accountant (international) in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Munter joins the SEC with experience in academia, including as an academic fellow at the SEC, and as a partner at KPMG. Additionally, John Vanosdall was appointed deputy chief accountant (Accounting Group) in the Office of the Chief Accountant. Vanosdall was most recently a partner in the mergers and acquisitions practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and previously served as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant.