David S. Mork and Timothy H. Shaffer of the Restructuring Group of CBiz Miller Wagner Inc., Phoenix, have received the Certified Turnaround Professional designation from the Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals.
Brian A. Renstrom has rejoined Blum Shapiro, West Hartford, as a partner in the consulting practice. He had spent several years leading the Northeast middle-market business advisory services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Heather Campoamor and Stephanie Feldman have joined the Tax and Business Services Department of Wentzel, Berry, Wentzel & Phillips, Naples. Campoamor brings 10 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience; Feldman earned her B.S. in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2004, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Taxation there. ... Tami Clemenza-Wilson has joined Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP as a partner in the Litigation Support Department in the Ft. Lauderdale office. She brings 15 years of experience, and was previously a principal at a South Florida accounting firm.
Allan D. Koltin, president and CEO of PDI Global Inc., Chicago, has received the On the Edge Innovation Award from the Leading Edge Alliance in recognition of his significant impact on the accounting profession. ... Virginia Seggerman has been appointed senior vice president and corporate controller at Equity Office Properties Trust, Chicago. She was previously a vice president and corporate controller at R.R. Donnelley.
Tax director Bruce Prendergast and audit director Gregory P. Romig have been named shareholders in LaPorte Sehrt Romig Hand, New Orleans. Prendergast joined the firm in 1983; Romig in 1985.
Karen L. May, a principal in the Business Valuation/Forensic and Litigation Services Group of Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Gina Caramello and Monique Cole have joined Vitale, Caturano & Co., Boston, as director of learning and development and as a manager in the specialty audit practice, respectively. Caramello had previously worked at PwC and Deloitte & Touche, while Cole had previously worked at Andersen and Ernst & Young.
Gary C. Rohrs, of A. Clyde Rohrs and Associates, Independence, has been appointed chair of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. ... Nancy Rehkemper has joined Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. LLP, St. Louis, as a manager in the Tax Consulting Services Group. She previously worked in the tax department of another St. Louis firm. ... Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, announced a number of new hires: Lori Coachman has joined the Finance & Accounting Search Team, the firm's recruiting division, as senior consultant; John Hoffman has joined the Information Technology Group as a network administrator; Jay Anderson has joined the Risk Services Practice as a manager; and Chris Ousley has joined the Security and Privacy Practice as a senior IT auditor.
* NEW JERSEY
Andrew L. DuBoff, the current president of the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy, will serve as a director-at-large for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. ... Christopher Zrowka has joined Untracht Early & Associates LLC, Florham Park, as a manager in the Tax Department. He was previously a tax manager with a CPA firm in New York City. ... Carolyn Azarcon, Oscar DaGraca, Maria Golik, Danielle Pustay and Beth Winkler have joined the New Brunswick office of WithumSmith+Brown PC as staff accountants.
* NEW YORK
D. Ryan Sturdevant and Leslie Davis have joined Fagliarone Group CPAs PC. Sturdevant will be a staff accountant in the Audit Department in the Syracuse office, while Davis will serve as a paraprofessional and administrative assistant in the Utica office. ... Michael Strauss and Robert A. Modansky have joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York, as partners. Strauss brings 30 years of experience, and Modansky helped develop the firm's insolvency practice.
* NORTH CAROLINA
Morris Marshburn, managing director of the Raleigh office of RSM McGladrey Inc. and a partner with McGladrey & Pullen LLP, has received the 2004 Distinguished Service Award from the American Financial Services Association, in recognition of his efforts and contributions in support of the AFSA and the consumer financial services industry.
SS&G Financial Services announced a number of new hires: In the Akron office, Joseph Werstuik has joined the firm as a manager in the Tax Department; Christina Grimesey as an associate and Stacey Hannan as a part-time senior associate in the Accounting and Auditing Department; and Kate Blakemore as an associate in the Marketing Department. In the Cleveland office, Michael Miller has joined the Accounting and Auditing Department as a manager. In the Cincinnati office, Susan Saltz has joined the Franchise Accounting Department as an associate. And in the Columbus office, Justin Gardner has joined the Accounting and Auditing Department as an associate.
Bethany A. Novis has been admitted as a partner at Kuntz Lesher LLP, Lancaster. She joined the firm in 2001, and served as director of the firm's Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services Group. ... Parente Randolph announced the promotion of John A. Beattie, James Cesare, Donna M. Massanova and Mary Meyers to principal. Beattie joined the firm in 1997, and works in the Healthcare Services Division in the Harrisburg office, as does Cesare, who has been with the firm for five years. Massanova joined the firm in 2003 and works in the Assurance Division in the Philadelphia office, while Meyers joined the firm in 1993 and works in the Financial Services Division in the Wilkes-Barre office. ... Barbara Rubin has been promoted to shareholder at Fishbein & Co. PC, Horsham. She joined the firm in 1984.
Sandy Beckman, a shareholder at Weinstein Spira & Co., Houston, has been elected to the 2005 Executive Committee of Accountants Global Network. ... Brian J. Valencia has joined the Houston office of Hein & Associates LLP as a tax partner. He was previously a tax partner at Deloitte & Touche.
* WASHINGTON D.C.
Michael Durst has returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers as a principal in the Transfer Pricing Group. He had been working at a law firm.
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