COLOMBIA

Latin Professional SA, Bogota, has joined the International Association of Practicing Accountants.

CONNECTICUT

Haggett Longobardi, a Division of J.H. Cohn, Glastonbury, has been named the Best Place to Work in Connecticut by Best Companies Group and the Hartford Business Journal.

FLORIDA

The Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services Group of Ernst & Young LLP assisted Florida Atlantic University in developing a three-credit insurance accounting course for FAU's Barry Kaye College of Business. ... Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP has opened an office in Boca Raton, to be led by partner Marjorie A. Horwin, which will house the firm's Private Wealth Services Group.

IOWA

Carol A. Schuster has opened Schuster & Co. PC, De Witt.

MASSACHUSETTS

Kevin P. Martin & Associates PC, Boston, has joined BKR International.

NEW YORK

Marks Paneth & Shron LLP has merged in Montalto CPA LLC, adding a partner, Anthony V. Montalto, a senior tax manager, Lucille Murray, and four staff to its Tarrytown office.

SWEDEN

Parameter Revision AB, Stockholm, has joined the International Association of Practicing Accountants.

VIETNAM

Vietnam Auditing and Evaluation Co. Ltd., Hanoi, has joined BKR International.

THAT'S A LOT OF WISHES

Members of the Houston CPA Society presented $176,500 to Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, which was the largest single fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish unit in 2008. Among those working on the committee were Michelle Woo; Paul Vanek; Teri Andrepont, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish (Museum District); and Derek Winkler, chairman of the Make-A-Wish Board of Directors; and W. Mark Shirley; Jeff Harris, president of the Houston CPA Society; and Pete Pavluk. The society recently launched planning for its 20th Annual Golf Classic benefiting Make-A-Wish, which will be held Oct. 26.

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