EY appoints new global vice chair of public policy; KPMG hires principal in federal legislative and regulatory services; and more personnel news.
Brian Hemmerle was admitted to the partnership at Henry+Horne, Tempe, where he has worked in the government niche since 2009 and will serve as the partner-in-charge of government services.
Alan Herrmann was named West region tax practice leader at Grant Thornton, Newport Beach, where he will manage tax operations across the firm’s 13 West region offices.
Nancy Young was promoted to partner at Seiler, Redwood City, where she has worked since graduating from U.C. Berkeley.
Jane Bushmaker was hired as a director in the royalty audit and contract compliance group at Prager Metis CPAs, El Segundo.
Brian Green was hired as a director in the national reimbursement practice at DHG Healthcare, Tampa, the national health care practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman.
Patricia Siles (pictured) and Grey Bell were promoted to partners and Alfredo Reynoso to principal, at Hancock Askew & Co., Savannah.
Meredith Bosso (pictured), supervisor, and Gretchen Russell, manager, at KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, were selected to participate in Leadership Springfield Signature Classes 37 and 38, respectively.
Christopher Cicalese (pictured), manager at Alloy Silverstein Accountants and Advisors, Cherry Hill, was recognized by South Jersey Biz as a “20 Under 40” honoree.
Candice Turner (pictured) was hired as a principal to lead the M&A tax practice in the Northeast at Grant Thornton, New York.
CohnReznick, New York, added four partners and principals to the restructuring and dispute resolution practice: Cynthia Romano, principal, who will be joining Kevin Clancy in co-leading the practice in New York; Eric Danner, a partner based in Boston and New York; Antony Walker, a principal based in Boston; and Chris Creger, a principal based in New York and New Jersey.
Thomas R. Seidenstein was announced as the new chair of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2019. He succeeds Arnold Schilder, who has led the IAASB since 2009. (Read the full story.)
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Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charlotte, admitted seven new partners and principals across various practices and regions: Brian Burns, forensics & valuation, Richmond, Virginia; Chip Chambley, tax, Atlanta; Janice Kong (pictured), transaction advisory services, Tysons, Virginia; Adam Quattlebaum, tax, Greenville, S.C.; John Seymour, assurance, Atlanta; Jack Small, tax, Atlanta; and Dennis Theodossis, tax, Asheville, N.C.
Pamela Dunlap, a principal at Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, will take over as the new director of employee benefit plan audit services and lead the firm’s ERISA plan audit services practice.
Paul Weisinger (pictured), a principal in the Cleveland office of Walthall Rea, a subsidiary of Rea & Associates, was named to the American Institute of CPAs’ Business Valuations Committee.
Roxanne McMurty (pictured), manager in the accounting and auditing department at Herbein + Co., was named the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs Reading Chapter president.
Brandon Adams, a senior portfolio manager, and Haley Schwartz, a team member, with RKL Wealth Management, earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Certified Financial Planner credentials, respectively.
Luke Ebersold (pictured) was appointed Rhode Island managing partner at blumshapiro, succeeding Greg Cabral, who will begin transitioning into retirement. Ebersold is a leader in the construction and real estate practice and a member of the firm’s executive committee.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: SVP of Public Policy and Government Affairs for North America at PepsiCo Ruchi Bhowmik speaks onstage during Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at Brooklyn Museum on November 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Glamour)
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Ruchi Bhowmik (pictured) was appointed the incoming EY global vice chair of public policy, effective July 8, overseeing public policy in more than 150 countries. Bhowmilk will succeed Beth Brooke-Marciniak, who retires from EY on June 30. Bhowmik was most recently senior vice president for global public policy and government affairs at PepsiCo.
Jennifer Acuña (pictured) was hired as a principal in the federal legislative and regulatory services group in the Washington national tax practice at KPMG. Acuña was most recently chief tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee and previously tax counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee.
Kevin Zerrusen will serve as SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Policy, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced. Zerrusen will coordinate efforts across the agency to address cybersecurity policy, engage with external stakeholders, and help enhance the SEC’s mechanisms for assessing cyber-related risks.
Wipfli managing partner Kurt Gresens
Kurt Gresens was named managing partner at Wipfli, Milwaukee, effective June 1, after being elected by the firm’s partners. Gresens is succeeding Rick Dreher, who is completing a 13-year tenure as the firm’s managing partner and chairman of the board. Kelly Fisher took over Gresens’ current role of practice partner, also effective June 1. Gresens has been a partner at the firm since 2006 and was elected to Wipfli’s board of directors in 2013. (Read the full story.)
The firm also announced new roles for several partners: Kelly Arduino, health care industry leader; Stephanie Cavadeas, audit and accounting quality control partner; Kelly Fisher, practice partner; Ken Kortas, business solutions group leader; Scott Nelson, audit and accounting leader; Scott Schumacher, tax practice leader; and Dan Szidon, core services leader.
Wipfli also promoted 11 to partner: Jaili Fajardo, Brian Gaumont, Casey Kretz, Chris Lockhart, Anita Mahamed, Kevin Scully, Nick Smith, Dana Springer, Ryan Swiderski, Michelle Swoboda and Mike Vaccarella.
Additionally, Wipfli Financial announced three promotions: Jandy Rowe to chief operating officer; Katie Calagui to chief talent officer; and chief investment officer Rafia Hasa to principal.