ALABAMA   Keith Barfield, a founding shareholder of Barfield Murphy  Shank & Smith PC, Birmingham, has been elected to a three-year term on the Partner’s Advisory Council of the BDO Seidman Alliance, while founding partner John Shank has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Venture Club.
     ARIZONA   Dianna Cummins and Lois Pope have joined Lohman Co. PLLC, Mesa, as a staff accountant and a tax manager, respectively. 
     FLORIDA   Samantha Maryvonne Howes, of Hill, Barth & King LLC, Fort Myers, has passed the CPA Exam. ... Mary Beth Leeds and Audie Alsopp have joined CBiz Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services as senior tax managers, in the Boca Raton and Miami offices, respectively.
     GEORGIA   Dean Flores has joined CBiz Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, Atlanta, as an IT audit senior manager. 
HONG KONG   Carrie Yu, a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ China/Hong Kong firm and global retail and consumer leader, has been appointed to the Global Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.  
MARYLAND   Tricia Love Thomas has joined Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates PA, Baltimore, as a partner. ... CBiz Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services announced several new hires and promotions: H.D. Slaughter has joined the Denton office as a senior associate; Raymond S. Barbagallo has joined the Bethesda office as a director, and Lori Reynolds was promoted to senior associate; and Vikki A. McCrone and Joe E. Carrico have joined the Easton office as a senior associate and a senior manager, respectively.  
MASSACHUSETTS   Joseph M. Giso, Janet M. O’Neill and Dyan D. Reinhold have joined the not-for-profit and education practice of Tofias PC, Cambridge, as principals. 
MICHIGAN   Robert G. Nagle, a member with MSW Group PLC, Farmington Hills, has been re-appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Concrete Association, while member Lawrence M. Slutsky has been re-appointed president of the Jewish Home & Aging Services. ... Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint, announced a number of promotions: Shawna Bell has been promoted to manager, and Michelle Hennagir, Chad Peters and Laura Dell’Eva to senior staff accountant. 
MISSISSIPPI   George S. Smith, senior audit and accounting partner at Smith Turner & Reeves, Jackson, has been elected chairman of the Advisory Council of Mississippi State University’s Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy.
MISSOURI   Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, announced a number of new hires and promotions: Eric Sachtleben and Michelle Joines have joined the firm as staff accountants; Lisa Chillers as a marketing associate; Ashley Lane as a staff auditor; Jennifer Bucher as a senior IT auditor; and Kathryn Turnbull as a medical billing specialist in the St. Charles office; while Sean McKenzie and Lincoln Gray have been promoted to manager. ... James G. Castellano, chairman of the board of RubinBrown LLP, St. Louis, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of Most Influential St. Louisans. 
NEW JERSEY   Ricky Rahaman has joined Rothstein Kass, Roseland, as a tax principal in the Commercial Services Division. ... Mariana Moghadam and Darren Thomas have joined Eisner LLP, Florham Park, as a senior manager and a manager, respectively.
NEW YORK   Leslie Adler has joined Marcum & Kliegman LLP, New York City and Melville, as general counsel. ... Michele A. Lazzara has joined Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, Tarrytown, as a partner. ... Joseph Strickland Jr. has joined The Schonbraun McCann Group, New York City and Roseland, N.J., as a partner and leader of its cost segregation group. ... Mahoney Cohen & Co. CPA PC, New York City, announced a number of new hires: Benjamin Gadon has joined the firm as a shareholder and tax partner; Gary DuBoff as a senior manager; Richard Chaffiotte as a tax manager; Joseph Cann as a collateral audit manager; Beth Occhiogrosso as an expatriate tax preparer; Daniel Feyka as a senior accountant; Patrick Roland as a supervising senior; and Natalie Gracin as a staff internal auditor. ... Lawrence P. Cafasso has joined Weiser LLP, New York City, as a partner, and will serve as partner-in-charge of the Health Care Services Group. Also, Joseph J. Aliwalas and Lisa Vanchieri have joined the Health Care Services Group as senior managers.
NORTH CAROLINA   Robert Gerardi has been promoted to chief business process and technology officer of RSM McGladrey. He is based in the Charlotte office. 
OHIO   Hill, Barth & King LLC, Boardman, announced a number of new hires: James G. Fahey has joined the firm as an information and project director; Darrin L. Miller as an associate accountant; and Antonette Cox as a business valuation research specialist. In addition, Lauren Latuska of the Pittsburgh office has completed the CPA Exam. ... Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announce a number of new hires: David Burlas has joined the firm as a senior manager; Sharon Lowe-Chapman and Rocco Cickelli as a staff accountants; and CK Cahill as a payroll and benefits specialist. ... Brian Justice has joined the Akron office of CBiz Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services as an associate, while Laura Harmath has joined the Cleveland office as an administrative assistant. ... SS&G Financial Services Inc. announced a number of new hires: Stacey Brown has joined the Cincinnati office as an associate; and Peter Capozziello and Virginia Barnish have joined the Cleveland office as an associate and a manager, respectively. In the Akron office, Vivian Haslam has joined the firm as an administrative assistant, while Christina Mathis, Robbin McHood and Susan Trease have joined SS&G Healthcare Services LLC as billing specialists. ... Smita Shah has joined Brady Ware, Dayton, as a senior accountant, while Cory A. Taylor has joined the Richmond, Ind., office as a team accountant. 
PENNSYLVANIA   Joel M. Rosenthal has joined Schneider Downs & Co. Inc., Pittsburgh, as a shareholder and practice leader for Schneider Downs Business Advisors. ... Bob Norton has joined Vertex Inc., Berwyn, as chief income tax officer. ... Edward Umling has joined Parente Randolph, Pittsburgh, as an international tax specialist. ... Robert W. Lamberti has joined HBK Sorce Financial LLC, Erie, as director of asset management. ... Michael J. Dollard has joined Beard Miller Co. LLP, Reading, as chief financial officer and managing partner of the Technical and Quality Control Department. ... Rachel Bosworth and Maria Meyer have joined CBiz Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, Plymouth Meeting, as an associate and an internal accountant, respectively.
SOUTH CAROLINA   C. Mark Bokesch, a manager at Burkett Burkett & Burkett CPAs PA, West Columbia, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
TENNESSEE   Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Chattanooga, announced a number of new hires: Diane E. Bain and Nena F. Powell have joined the firm as a staff accountant and a senior accountant, respectively; Rhonda E. Chancey and Jacob E. Hutchison have joined the Knoxville office as a manager and a staff accountant, respectively; and Jim Taylor and Dave West have joined LBMC Technologies LLC, Nashville, as a senior business systems consultant and a network engineer, respectively.
TEXAS   Jill A. Eastman, marketing communications manager for Weaver and Tidwell LLP, Dallas-Fort Worth, has been elected chair of the committee that oversees the young professionals program of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. ... Estee Rinehart has joined Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier PLLC, Fort Worth, as director of marketing. ... Frank Landreneau has been promoted to director of international tax services at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Houston.  
WASHINGTON   Brandies Berggren, Ann Callister, Peter Henley and Tracy White have been promoted to senior director at Clark Nuber, Bellevue.

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