CALIFORNIA

Carl Saba and Margaret Booth have been promoted to senior managers in the Consulting Department of Burr, Pilger & Mayer, San Francisco, while Brian Finnegan has been promoted to senior tax manager.

CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut Society of CPAs has elected its 2007-2008 Board of Directors: John J. Palmeri will serve as president, John J. Turgeon as president-elect, Ann D. Jevne as treasurer, Heather K. Ziegler as secretary, and Gregory A. Lainas and Carl R. Johnson as members-at-large.

FLORIDA

Denise Stubbs, a CPA at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Florida Institute of CPAs as a member-at-large. ... Mike Percy has been named managing executive of the financial institutions business unit of Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC, West Palm Beach, while Ron Sompels has been named executive-in-charge of retail dealerships services in the Tampa office.

ILLINOIS

Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC announced a number of promotions: In the Chicago office, Bob Dobis will serve as executive-in-charge of government services, Kevin Hovorka as executive-in-charge of private equity services, Stuart Miller as executive-in-charge of not-for-profit services, and Cindi Pierce as executive-in-charge of higher education services. In the Oak Brook office, David Frank will serve as executive-in-charge of health care services, Todd Richards as executive-in-charge of diversified financial services, Mark Sarros as executive-in-charge of manufacturing and distribution services, Fred Bauters as chief risk officer, and Raj Chaudhary as executive-in-charge of market development and communications services.

INDIANA

Joe Santucci has been named managing executive of the performance business unit of Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC, Indianapolis, while Larry Mackowiak and Doug Nisley have been named executive-in-charge of construction services and executive-in-charge of food and agribusiness services, respectively, in the Elkhart office.

MASSACHUSETTS

Michael Foraste and Peter Jaworski have been promoted to partner at Vitale, Caturano & Co. Ltd., Boston.

MICHIGAN

Jack DiFranco, a principal with Grant Thornton LLP, Detroit, has been named leader of the firm's corporate finance practice. ... Kaye L. Thornton has been promoted to tax staff associate at The Rehmann Group, Farmington Hills.

MISSOURI

Michael Bowlan has joined Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, as director of marketing. ... Timothy L. Sims has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a partner in the Tax Consulting and Manufacturing & Distribution Groups.

NEW JERSEY

Robert Grosberg has been named chief information officer of J.H. Cohn LLP, Roseland. ... Raymond A. Portas III, Jenny Minto and Sean Southerland have joined the Morristown office of WithumSmith+Brown as a manager in the Tax Department, a senior tax associate and a staff accountant, respectively.

NEW YORK

Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, New York City, announced a number of promotions: Tom Bock has been promoted to executive director, David Aronberg to director, and Ana Alonso to senior manager. ... Teresa Pesce has joined the forensic practice of KPMG LLP, New York City, as leader of its anti-money-laundering service line.

PENNSYLVANIA

Donna M. Massanova, a principal with Parente Randolph, has been named employee benefit plan practice business unit leader for the Philadelphia Region.

TENNESSEE

John Eaves has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Brentwood, as a senior auditor, while Kelley Dreier has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC, Knoxville, as a human resource representative.

TEXAS

Charles Hart has joined UHY Advisors, Houston, as a senior manager in the forensic, litigation and valuations services practice, while Jeff Opitz has been promoted to senior manager in the Private Client Services Group.

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