People

California
Kathleen Jennison has joined Kemper CPA Group as regional audit manager for the California region.

Florida
Presser, Lahnen & Edelman, Jacksonville, announced a number of new hires: Maria Cairns and Rebecca Miller have joined the firm as staff accountants; Trish Bovia as a staff associate; Marjorie Wilson as a seasonal tax preparer; and Tiffany Bateh, Claudia Salgado and David Wilson as interns.

Georgia
Phil Moore, managing partner of Porter Keadle Moore LLP, Atlanta, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the PKF North American Network. In addition, partner TimKeadle was elected 2004 chairman of the network’s Financial Institution Committee.

Illinois
Greg Wallenbecker and Renee Berg Speck have been admitted to partnership in Legacy Professionals LLP, Chicago. ... David Flynn has been promoted to vice president of North American sales at Interface Software, Oak Brook. He has been with the firm since 1997.

Indiana
Terri Casey has joined Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis, as a staff accountant in the Business Advisory Services Group, and Corrie McCon­nell has joined the firm’s Real Estate Services Group as a staff accountant.

Iowa
Barry L. Anderson, of Anderson Gabelmann Lower Whitlow PC, Bettendorf, has been elected president of the Bettendorf Community School District Board of Education. ... David W. Tharp, of the International Association for Food Protection, Des Moines, has been elected secretary of the Iowa Society of Association Executives. ... James L. Jones has joined First Realty/GMAC, Indianola, as a real estate sales associate.

Maryland
Robert A. Garvey, a principal at McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond, Hunt Valley, and practice leader of the firm’s Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Services, has been appointed to the Executive Advisory Board of the American College of Forensic Examiners International.

Massachusetts
Michael W. Salwen and John F. Walsh have joined the Longmeadow office of Meyers Brothers PC, and Howard Barber has joined the firm’s Westfield office.

Missouri
Kathy Treece has joined Joseph C. Sansone Co., St. Louis, as marketing manager. She will be responsible for branding and publicity. In addition, Robert Jenner joined the firm as director of state and local tax services, and Don Craig joined the firm’s Atlanta office as sales manager. ... Regina Lisi Croucher has joined Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. LLP, St. Louis, as a manager in the firm’s Assurance Services Group. She brings more than 12 years of experience in public accounting, including several years at KPMG.

New Jersey
William Lewis, a partner in the Eatontown office of J.H. Cohn LLP, has been inducted as secretary/treasurer of the board of trustees of CentraState Healthcare System.

New York
Michelle Byrne has joined Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, as a human resource generalist. Prior to this, she worked for the Independent Financial Marketing Group. ... John McAteer, an audit partner with Holtz Rubenstein & Co. LLP, Melville, has been elected to the boards of Long Island Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, Long Island Commercial Bank. ... Don Leavy and Dean L. Surkin have been promoted to principal at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York. Leavy joined the firm in 1996 as director of human resources. Surkin previously worked at Moore Stephens, Surkin & Handlin, and RIA.

Ohio
Susan L. Engle has joined the accounting team at Brady Ware, Dayton.

Pennsylvania
Gene R. Ciociola has joined Asher & Co., Philadelphia, as a tax manager. In addition, shareholder Susan M. Saidens was named to Marquis’ “Who’s Who in American Women 2004-05,” and Susanne Spinnell Shuster, head of the firm’s Small and Emerging Business Group, was elected to be a member of the board of directors of the Gershman Y.

Texas
Ruth L. Brooks has joined the accounting and tax team of Mead, Brooks & Associates PC, Arlington, as a principal. She brings over 11 years of experience in public accounting to the firm.

Firms

California
Kemper CPA Group has merged Hagopian, Lust & Callaway into its Modesto office. Bob Hagopian, John Lust and Judy Callaway will continue as partners, and David Lake has been appoined partner-in-charge of the office.

Iowa
Carol S. Howard CPA has opened a new office at 107 West Jefferson Street, in Bloomfield.

Maryland
Rager, Lehman & Houck, Westminster, has joined the RSM Mc­Glad­rey Network.

Michigan
Derderian, Kann, Seyferth & Salucci PC, Troy, has relocated its offices to 3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 700. Their telephone and fax number remain the same.

Nebraska
The National CPA Health Care Advisors Association, Omaha, announced that several firms have joined the association: Alexander Van Loon, Gulfport, Miss.; Golden Peiser & Peiser LLP, Dallas; Monteith Lacy & Sharkey LLC, Omaha; and Songin & Co., Williamsville, N.Y.

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