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A roundup of recent hires, promotions, and other personnel news from firms across the country, including a new IFRS chair and trustees, and a partner promotion at RyanSharkey.
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CALIFORNIA
Ted McRae was appointed to the newly created role of director of sales at AccountingSuite, San Francisco.
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FLORIDA
Frank Gonzalez, managing principal of the Miami office and principal-in-charge of the audit department of MBAF, was appointed to the board of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, an international organization serving the educational and transactional support needs of middle market M&A professionals worldwide.
LONDON
Sue Lloyd, vice-chair of the International Accounting Standards Board, was appointed the new chair of the IFRS Interpretations Committee. Additionally, Else Bos, Su-Keun Kwak and Guangyao Zhu were appointed trustees of the IFRS Foundation, following approval by the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board, where they will be responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board. Bos is CEO of PGGM, a cooperative pension fund service provider in Zeist, the Netherlands; Kwak is a professor at Seoul National University’s business school and member of the Korea Accounting Standards Board’s Strategic Advisory Committee; and Zhu serves as vice finance minister in charge of the Customs Tariff Department for China’s Ministry of Finance.
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MARYLAND
Amy Puente was appointed sponsorship and advertising manager of the Maryland Association of CPAs, Towson.
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MISSISSIPPI
Clayton Smith, a retirement plan advisor for WealthPartners, Ridgeland, was awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies standards-setting body.
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MISSOURI
Willie Gates was hired as a senior tax accountant at Abeles and Hoffman, St. Louis.
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MONTANA
Trisha Bishop was hired as accounting associate and Dylana Brooks was hired as a financial accounting outsourcing associate at Joseph Eve CPAs, Billings.
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OHIO
Philip Alfano and Adam Aras, accounting students from Youngstown State University, have joined the internship program of Bodine Perry, Canfield, for this semester.
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OREGON
Melissa Carlgren became a shareholder of Geffen Mesher, Portland, where she started her career in 2007 before managing a real estate practice and leading the firm’s agribusiness accounting practice.
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PENNSYLVANIA
Carol Murray was hired as chief operations officer in the private family office service group of Schneider Downs, Pittsburgh.

Lisa Myers, principal of Boyer & Ritter, was honored as one of the Top 100 People in business and economic development by Pennsylvania Business Central magazine. Myers also heads the firm’s forensic, litigation support and consulting group and is president of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

Joann Camm was hired as senior manager and Shawn O’Neill as tax specialist to Duane Morris Tax Accounting Group, Philadelphia.
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TEXAS
Rebekah Reeder was promoted to assurance partner at Weaver, Fort Worth, where she has worked since 2005, and Jim Jones joined as a partner in tax and strategic business services at Weaver, Houston, bringing with him more than 20 years of public accounting tax experience.

Richard Dyo was appointed to lead the tax services group of ABIP CPAs and Advisors, Houston.
VIRGINIA
Perry Kessler was promoted to partner at RyanSharkey, Reston, where he has worked as assurance director since 2016.