Mark Eberle, managing director of Henry & Horne PLC, Tempe, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Society of CPAs. ... Barry Friefield has joined Abalos & Associates PC, Phoenix, as tax partner. He brings over 25 years of public accounting experience, as well as three years as a technology consultant.
April Hawkinson has joined Futuredontics Inc., Los Angeles, the operator of 1-800-DENTIST, as corporate controller. She was previously a senior auditor at Ernst & Young.
Lloyd Sweet Jr. and Carolyn Romero have joined Gordon, Hughes & Banks LLP, Denver, as tax partner and audit partner, respectively. Sweet was formerly managing director of Lehman Butterwick & Co., and will specialize in real estate, construction, affordable housing, manufacturing, nonprofits and professional services. Romero will specialize in Sarbanes-Oxley, government contractors, employee benefit plans and nonprofits.
Khalil Barsoum has joined the Board of Directors of Sistecar, Norwalk, the holding company that owns Cartesis. Barsoum had a 35-year career at IBM, and is also on the board of Coradiant.
Viresh Dayal, a director at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, was appointed head of the firm's Litigation Support Department. In addition, Daniel Flugrath has been promoted to director in the Tax Department. ... Robert C. Zeigen, a principal with expertise in tax compliance and planning at Goldstein Lewin & Co., Boca Raton, was elected president of the Boca Glades Chapter of Network Professionals Inc. ... Scott W. Lanigan, a senior manager with LBA CPAs PA, Jacksonville, has earned the Certified Forensic Accountant designation from the American College of Forensic Examiners International. ... Donald R. Selvage, director of operations at Carter, Belcourt & Atkinson PA, Lakeland, has been elected president of the Florida Chapter of the Association for Accounting Administration. He has been a firm administrator for five years.
Seth McDaniel has joined Frazier & Deeter LLC, Atlanta, as a partner. He brings over 13 years of accounting experience, including stints at KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, where he helped develop its accounting practice inspection program.
Vitale, Caturano & Co., Boston, announced a number of additions to its technology team: Chris Sell, manager in the Strategic Services Group; S. Scott Ammon, senior consultant in the Strategic Services Group; Michael Williams, senior technology consultant in the Strategic Services Group; Bruce Kinville, senior technology consultant in the Business Software Services Group; Michael Vail, senior technology consultant in the Business Software Services Group; and Chris St. Aubin, senior consultant in the Strategic Services Group. Sell was formerly a senior information technology security professional at Penfield Computer Systems. Ammon was formerly an independent consultant. Williams was previously a senior information systems manager for Staples.com. Kinville formerly served as a system engineer at Advanced Data Systems, where Vail served as a senior consultant. St. Aubin previously worked as an IT auditor and disaster recovery coordinator for Reebok International.
Debra J. Mirovsky has joined Maddox, Ungar PLLC, Bingham Farms, as a manager. She will manage client accounts and relationships, and supervise office staff. She brings 35 years of accounting experience, most recently at Ventimiglia Building Co. In addition, Alana Gilmore has joined Benefit Plans Plus LLC as a retirement plan administrator. Gilmore brings seven years of experience in the retirement and investment services industry, most recently as a retirement plan administrator at General American Met/Life Retirement Plans Group. ... Paul J. MacDonald, vice president of finance of the Detroit Red Wings, was named Michigan's 2004 Financial Executive of the Year by Robert Half International and the Regional Institute of Management Accountants. MacDonald is also a board member of the Michigan Association of CPAs, and the only CPA with his name on the Stanley Cup.
Rebecca Gray has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a senior administrator in the Insurance Group. She will provide administrative support to the group, including assisting in reinsurance and statutory audits. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 20 years at General American, most recently as a senior research analyst. Joining the firm as staff accountants in the Tax and Accounting Services Group were Kelly Siadek, Keith Rauch and Patrick Doyle. Siadek previously served as a staff accountant at Plante & Moran; Rauch held an information systems internship at Stereotaxis Inc.; and Doyle recently earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. ... Kenneth L. Lahman has joined Diel & Forguson Financial Group, St. Louis and O'Fallon, Ill., as a tax manager. He will specialize in individual, fiduciary and estate tax returns and tax planning.
Benjamin Davey and Edwin Tatah have joined the Flemington and New Brunswick offices, respectively, of WithumSmith+Brown. Davey will be a senior accountant, Tatah a staff accountant II. ... Brenna E. Pepsin has joined Untracht Early & Associates LLC, Florham Park, as a senior member of the Accounting and Auditing Department. Previously, she was an assistant controller at an asset management firm in New York. ... CPA Associates International Inc., Rutherford, has elected its new leadership for the upcoming year. The new officers of the North America Board of Directors are: as chairman, Larry K. Greenwalt, managing partner of Greenwalt Sponsel & Co. Inc., Indianapolis; as chairman-elect, Howard J. Rosen, managing partner of Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander Chtd., Owings Mills, Md.; as secretary, John M. Null, managing partner of Null-Lairson PC, Houston; and as treasurer, Raymond G. Strothman, managing partner of Strothman & Co. PSC, Louisville, Ky. The new members of the North America Board of Directors are: Christopher E. Anderson, managing partner of Barr, Anderson & Roberts PSC, Lexington, Ky.; Jeffrey J. Groen, managing partner of Groen, Kluka & Co. PC, Troy, Mich.; Leslie N. Prangley III, managing partner of Prangley Marks LLP, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Bernard W. Raden, managing partner of Philip Vogel & Co. PC, Dallas. New officers of the International Board of Directors are: as chairman, Roger J. Orchard, managing partner of Harris Orchard, Adelaide, Australia; as chairman-elect, Howard K. Lewis, partner at MacIntyre Hudson, London; as secretary, Alberto Rocabert González, managing partner at Domínguez, Gómez y Rocabert SC, Cancún, Mexico; and as treasurer, Larry K. Greenwalt.
Berdon LLP, New York, admitted John Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Frisch, Jack Pulvirenti and Joseph A. Reinhardt to partnership. Fitzgerald is an advisor to some of the firm's family/owner-managed business clients, and specializes in operations, structuring financial agreements and ownership transition. Frisch specializes in advertising and related businesses, advises clients on business and tax matters, and works with high-net-worth clients. Pulvirenti specializes in the hospitality and real estate industries, and advises clients on management and financial issues, as well as internal controls. Reinhardt works with manufacturers, distributors, professional services firms and employee benefit funds, and advises on policies, procedures and internal controls. In addition, the firm promoted Lisa Knee to principal. Knee advises hotel, restaurant and real estate clients on tax, trust and estate planning matters, and works with high-net-worth clients. ... William H. Zeboris has been admitted to Eisman, Zucker, Klein & Ruttenberg LLP, White Plains, as a partner. ... Mark A. Schmidt, a senior accountant at Fagliarone Group CPAs PC, Syracuse, has received his CPA designation from the New York State Division of Professional Licensing Services. He focuses on tax planning and tax prep for individuals and small businesses.
Frank R. DeLuca, a partner at Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co. LLP, Providence, has received the Personal Financial Specialist designation from the AICPA. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Ray A. Sheeler has joined Hill Schwartz Spilker Keller LLC, Houston, as managing director.
Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has elected three new shareholders to the firm: Jim Darragh, Nick Pavelich and Jane Searing. Darragh works on large-scale commercial audits and heads the firm's manufacturing practice; Pavelich brought federal tax consulting and compliance skills from his previous tenure at Andersen/KPMG and Sweeney Conrad; and Searing heads the firm's private foundation practice.
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