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White Nelson Diehl Evans, Irvine, announced a round of promotions (pictured): James Murrey to senior tax manager; Corey Freeman, Michon Downs, Eric Blau and Chetna Patwa to tax manager; McKenna James and Rebecca Hoang to audit manager; Tram Hoang to tax supervisor; Jessica Burton, Taylor Giallo and Natasha Rizk to tax senior; Jesus Barrios, David Burnett, Wesley Snyder, Alyssa Williams, Tammy Cross, Jeffrey Garrett, Tony Hoang, Eric Peraza, Nicole Racine and Brittany Weston to audit senior; and in the Carlsbad office, Jack Long to tax supervisor.

Christopher Curry was hired as director in the business management group at Prager Metis, Woodland Hills.


Erik Halluska, serving the assurance and accounting service area, was promoted to partner at WithumSmith+Brown, Orlando.


Brad Smith, formerly assurance services team leader, has officially transitioned into the managing partner role at MCM CPAs & Advisors, where he has worked for 17 years, taking over the role from Diane Medley, who will become executive chairman.


Anthony Aniello, member of the digital asset and blockchain services team and consulting as a member of the financial services group, was promoted to partner at WithumSmith+Brown, Boston.


Ben Comstock was hired as a senior associate in the Traverse City office of Plante Moran.


Bryan Saftlas (pictured) was hired as a principal in audit and assurance services at Wilkin & Guttenplan, East Brunswick.

Chaya Siegfried, leaders of the international business tax services, was promoted to partner at WithumSmith+Brown, Red Bank. In the firm’s Princeton office, Jessica Hollobaugh Giresi was also promoted to partner.


Joseph Malfettano, team leader of the New York construction services group, and Ryan Shannon, team leader in the technology services group, were promoted to partner at WithumSmith+Brown, New York.

Citrin Cooperman, New York, announced promotions across several offices. Admitted to partner, in New Jersey, are: Erin Avnet, Harry Carpenter and Robert Gilbert; in New York City: Oren Bossin, Nichol Chiarella, Eric Itzkowitz, Sharon Sullivan, Jordan Epstein and Taso Valaouras; on Long Island: Phil Gaboury and Erick Torres; in Westchester: Heather Green-Kirk, Heather Oboda and Patti Iengo; and in DC-Metro: Ryan Ham and Dave Hollander. The firm promoted to principal: Marilyn Garcia in New Jersey and Kevin Ricci in Providence. To director, the firm promoted, in New York City: Blake Boshnack, Kevin Burns, Douglas Cammarano, Jessica Garber, Steven Glickman, Craig Goldberg, Joseph Hastings, Joanna Kowal, Dana Ma, Joe Nieradka and Stacey Trocheck; in CD-Metro: Matthew Bart, Michael Cannon and Karen Simos; in New Jersey: Eric Diefenderfer; in Providence: Lauren Florio, Samantha Kerwin, William Morrill, Molly O’Marra and Gina Pellicano; in Philadelphia: Kim Kohler, Jacquie Kulbick, David Lomas and Christine Meller; in Westchester: Marlena Gagliardo and Christine Valaouras; in Connecticut: Anthony Harrypersad and Kelly Pegler; in Boston-Metro: Kelly Yetter; and in India: Ishita Doshi. The firm also promoted to associate director: Lizzie Mattina in Philadelphia; Marie Pagnotta in New York City; and Mary-Katherine Repetti in Los Angeles.


Clark Schaefer Hackett, Cincinnati, announced promotions across multiple offices. David Klopfer, in Cincinnati, and Brittany Lawrence, in Northern Kentucky, were promoted to shareholders; and Brandon Butcher in Cincinnati, and Brad Eberhard and Cathy Smucker, in Columbus, were promoted to principal. Additionally, the firm promoted, to manager, in Cincinnati: Matthew Gramke, Eric Hanson, Caijin Huang, Ivy Lin, Alexis Ludtke, Matthew Robben, Seton Rowe, Nicholas Scharfeld and Matthew Topmiller; in Springfield: Nathan Hale, Kelly Hoehne, Renea Irick, Richard Moon, Kyle Overly and Jennifer Woodruff; and in Miami Valley: Anna Helfen. The firm also promoted, to senior, in Cincinnati: Zachary Dech, Kevin Helmers, Jillian Hoover, Ian Kerley, Brett Kohlmayer, Kim Nguyen, Jeremy Yeary and Alyssa Zeman; in Columbus: Benjamin Jensen; and in Miami Valley: Shelby Kotecki, Joseph Staley and Breanna Stucke. To staff IIs, the firm promoted, in Cincinnati: Ethan Cudak, Brian Doerger, Andrew Honious, Elizabeth Hartman, Barbara Rojas, Michael Skaggs and Ezra Vonnegut-Gabovitch; in Springfield: April Caulfield and Caleb Macaluso; in Columbus: Jacob Edwards, Benjamin Grismer, Scott Johnson and Malia Musso; in Miami Valley: Sarah Cetnar, Alex McLain, Jenna Senn and Thomas Watson; and in Toldeo: Tyler Hecht and Cody Mitchell.


Nicholas Boyer, chief investment officer and executive vice president of RKL Wealth Management, a subsidiary of RKL, was admitted as a partner to RKL, Lancaster.


Suzanne Reed, head of marketing at LBMC, Nashville, was named a member of the University of South Florida Muma College of Business Digital Marketing Advisory Board.


Whitley Penn, Dallas, announced firmwide promotions. The firm promoted to senior manager: Justin Dailey, Plano, audit; Ryan Doyle, Dallas, transaction advisory services; Andy Hines, Fort Worth, audit; Danny Hughes, Dallas, audit; Libby Keifer, Dallas, tax; Joe Lavis, Dallas, tax; Josh Livingston, Dallas, tax; Justin Lytle, Fort Worth, tax; Hudson Marx, Fort Worth, tax; Stephen McKinnell, Dallas, audit; Jonathan Rittenhouse, Fort Worth, audit; Kristen Sayegh, Houston, tax; and Patrick Simmons, Houston, public sector. Additionally, to director: Stephanie Wiles, Houston, forensic litigation & valuation services; to controller: Sergio Salazar, Houston, oil & gas accounting; and to assistant controller: Jeff Howard, Dallas, oil & gas accounting. The firm promoted to manager: Kimberly Best, Texas City, WP Edge; Joel Cready, Plano, tax; Nick Davis, Plano, audit; Marcella Freed, Plano, audit; Evan Green, Houston, audit; Robert Heniff, Houston, public sector; Nathan Johnson, Houston, public sector; Ashley Layton, Plano, audit; Conner McMindes, Dallas, tax; Chris O'Shell, Fort Worth, forensic litigation & valuation services; Tim Sublett, Houston, tax; and Chuck Waters, Dallas, WP Edge. To associate director: Jon-Reid Henz, Houston, forensic litigation & valuation services; to senior associate: Erin Angel, Fort Worth, public sector; Raul Balbuena, Houston, public sector; Emily Beazley, Dallas, tax; Parker Brower, Fort Worth, tax; Emily Burleigh, Dallas, risk advisory services; Robert Chapa, Fort Worth, audit; Yvette Christian, Dallas, WP Edge; Jennifer Clark, Fort Worth, audit; Nolan Connor, Fort Worth, tax; Sam Crowley, Dallas, audit; Matt Davis, Houston, forensic litigation & valuation services; Robyn Davis, Plano, tax; Anthony DeBellis, Dallas, oil & gas accounting; Alex Greinke, Plano, transaction advisory services; Alex Gross, Plano, transaction advisory services; Gilbert Hernandez, Fort Worth, audit; Evelynn Hoang, Dallas, audit; Andrew Jennett, Houston, public sector; Emily Kaiser, Austin, tax; Taylor Kirk, Houston, oil & gas accounting; Tory Lacayo, Houston, oil & gas accounting; Lauren Lee, Dallas, audit; Dave Leerssen, Plano, audit; Kevin Leib, Dallas, audit; Julie Marwitz, Dallas, WP Edge; Austen Milhomens, Houston, audit; Adam Moseley, Fort Worth, audit; Andrew Muirhead, Plano, audit; Lance Myska, Fort Worth, audit; Corbitt Nixon, Houston, public sector; Taylor Ott, Fort Worth, audit; Chris Pleshek, Fort Worth, tax; John Pousson, Austin, audit; Gabi Reid, Houston, tax; Lindsey Saville, Fort Worth, WP Edge; Amanda Stephens, Fort Worth, forensic litigation & valuation services; Cinthya Trejo, Houston, public sector; Leila Viesca, Dallas, tax; Lauren Wang, Houston, oil & gas accounting; Bridged Wanyonyi, Dallas, audit; Anna Winters, Austin, WP Edge; and Sam Wollman, Dallas, audit. The firm also promoted Micki Anderson and Delana Hubbard, in Fort Worth, to finance - GL supervisors; Margaret Miller, Austin, to office manager; and Taylor Wolf, Dallas, to marketing manager.

In other firm news, Autumn Kraus, forensic, litigation & valuation partner in the Dallas office of Whitley Penn, received the Women in Business Award from the Dallas Business Journal for 2019.