BlackLine Systems, Los Angeles, led by Therese Tucker, was ranked No. 15 on the annual 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list from The Women Presidents' Organization and American Express OPEN. ... The California Society of CPAs signed up its 40,000th member -- Katrina Carrizales, a manager at the Los Angeles office of PwC. In recognition of the milestone, she will receive a lifetime CalCPA membership, be honored at the society's annual council meeting, and be featured in CalCPA's member magazine, California CPA.



The Illinois CPA Society, Chicago, announced the installment of its 2012-2013 Board of Directors: James P. Jones, of Edward Don & Co., will serve as chair; William P. Graf, of Deloitte LLP, as vice chair; Edward J. Hannon, of Freeborn & Peters LLP, as secretary; Daniel F. Rahill, of KPMG LLP, as treasurer; and Robert E. Cameron, of Cameron Smith & Co. PC, as immediate past chair. Serving the third year of their three-year terms as directors are: Rose G. Dougherty, John A. Hepp, Geralyn R. Hurd, Leif J. Jensen, and J. Bradley Sargent. Serving the second year of their three-year terms are: Paul V. Inserra, Kathleen M. Kedrowski, Michael J. Maffei and Thomas L. Zeller. Serving the first year of their three-year terms are: Linda S. Abernethy, Margaret M. Hunn, Marcus D. Odom, Floyd D. Perkins and Mark F. Schultz.



Citrin Cooperman, New York, has been nominated for a 2012 Association of Corporate Growth Champions Award for its work in selling a temporary services placement firm to its employees through an ESOP. The team for the ESOP conversion was led by partner Joseph Bublé.



Dezan Shira & Associates, a professional services firm that supports direct foreign investment in Asia, has opened its first full-time U.S. liaison office, in Charlotte. The new office will be overseen by branch manager Jessica Tou.



UHY LLP announced plans to relocate its Houston office to 90,000 square feet of space on the 17th through 20th floors of America Tower at 2929 Allen Parkway. The lease will start in February 2013.

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