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Deloitte adds an IRS deputy commissioner; Lassus Wherley staff earn their CFPs; MBAF gets a new HR director; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Kurniawan-Hogiadi-Haskell & White


Hogiadi Kurniawan, a senior audit manager at Haskell & White LLP, Irvine, has joined the board of directors of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center.


Samantha L. Downie has joined MBAF, Miami, as director of human resources and learning and development. She brings over 20 years of experience in HR and leadership development.


Tax and financial services technology company TaxSlayer, August, has added three new members to its leadership team. Chris Panagides as head of digital marketing; Marcella Garner as director of Project Management Office; and Josh Gaudin as head of strategic alliances and enterprise partnerships.


Lila Casper, a staff accountant in the Audit & Assurance Services Department of Sponsel CPA Group, has been appointed to the Audit Committee of Second Helpings, a Central Indiana nonprofit group that repurposes unused food for the hungry.


Jarett Sauer has joined Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City, as an associate. Sauer graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Business in 2016 and Master of Accounting in 2017, and was previously an intern with the firm.


Charles Hoebeke, director of the turnaround, restructuring, and insolvency practice at Rehmann, Troy, has completed the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy’s Global Insolvency Practice course, earning the INSOL Fellow designation. INSOL is a worldwide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers that focus their practices on turnaround and insolvency.
Decorah-Joseph-Joseph Eve


Joseph Decorah has joined Joseph Eve CPAs, Great Falls, as JE University sales representative. He is a tribal gaming industry veteran, and previously served as chair of the Ho-Chunk Nation Gaming Commission.


Patricia Daquila and Laurie Wolfe, CPAs and senior tax advisors at Lassus Wherley, New Providence, have earned the Certified Financial Planner certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Daquila joined the firm in 1997, and Wolfe in 1995.


Robert Hilbert has been named managing partner of the assurance practice of CohnReznick. succeeding Steven Schenkel, the firm’s chief risk officer who has holding a dual role. Schenkel has announced his plans to retire next year, but will continue in the role of CRO until then.


Helene Willberg has joined Alvarez & Marsal, Stockholm, as a managing director to co-lead the firm's Nordic operation.
Cadet-Gaetjens-Kraft Enterprise Systems


Glenn Hofmann and Gaetjens Cadet have joined Kraft Enterprise Systems LLC as the NetSuite practice director and the vice president of sales, respectively. KES is an affiliate of Nashville-based KraftCPAs PLLC; Hofmann is based in Atlanta.


Hayden Grahm and Lindi Jacks have joined JTaylor, Fort Worth, as a tax manager and a tax senior, respectively.


Christopher Neal has joined Cherry Bekaert LLP, Richmond, as a tax partner. He will advise clients in the areas of tax minimization strategies, tax implications of business transactions and tax provision compliance, and will also serve as a member of THInc, Cherry Bekaert’s specialty practice that provides innovative solutions to clients in the industrial, technology and health & life sciences sectors.
Sereti, Rosemary-Deloitte


Rosemary Sereti has joined Deloitte Tax LLP as a managing director in its Washington National Tax tax controversy services practice. Sereti previously served as the deputy commissioner for the Large Business & International division at the IRS, and will advise Deloitte’s U.S. clients on identifying and resolving international and domestic tax issues, including the most recent IRS initiatives that impact LB&I taxpayers.

Danielle Rolfes has joined KPMG LLP as a partner in the firm's Washington National Tax practice, where she will be co-head of WNT's International Tax Group. She most recently served as international tax counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Hanna-Ann-Taureau Group


Wipli has admitted 13 new partners: Chris Blaylock was admitted as an audit partner in La Crosse, Wis.; Michael Carlson as an audit partner in St. Paul, Minn.; Karl Eck as an audit partner in Madison, Wis.; Mark Elliott as an audit partner in Rockford, Ill.; Jim Hyland as an audit partner in Milwaukee; Tammy Jelinek as a consulting partner Madison; Paul Johnson as a risk advisory and forensic services partner in St. Paul; Holly Kohl as an audit partner in Wausau, Wis.; Sara Mikuta as a risk advisory and forensic services partner in Westchester, Ill.; Kevin Paul as a tax partner in Media, Pa.; and Ryan Risley and Matt Rowley as technology consulting partners in Reston, Va./Washington D.C. Separately, the firm has named Michael Vesel as the leader of its financial institutions industry practice, which has 122 professionals serving over 800 financial institutions across the Midwest and the country.

Schenck SC announced the launch of Taureau Group LLC, an independent corporation owned by Schenck, Ann Hanna and Corey Vanderpoel. Hanna and Vanderpoel are both managing directors of Taureau Group and former managing directors of Schenck M&A Solutions.