Joanna Schultz has become a shareholder in the San Jose office of Mayer Hoffman McCann PC. ... Deanna Flores has joined the Washington National Tax Financial Institutions and Products Group of KPMG LLP as a principal in the firm’s San Diego office.

    The Connecticut Society of CPAs has elected its 2008-2009 Board of Directors: John J. Turgeon, a principal and director of professional development at Kostin, Ruffkess & Co. LLC, will serve as president; Ann D. Jevne, a partner at Schwartz & Hofflich LLP, as president-elect; Marcia L. Marien, managing partner of Marien & Co. LLC, as treasurer; Thomas Wood, chief financial officer of the American School for the Deaf, as secretary; and Walter R. Fulton, a tax principal at Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala CPAs, and Carl R. Johnson, managing partner of Blum Shapiro, as members-at-large. ... Chao (Phyllis) Liu has joined Brentmore Advisors LLC, Farmington, as a valuation analyst.

    Michael Sahr, Stuart Block and Michael Desiato have become shareholders in the Miami office of Mayer Hoffman McCann PC.

    Andy Witcher and Jody Lappi of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Atlanta, have earned their CPA designation. ... Glenn Aldridge has been promoted to shareholder in the Audit & Accounting Department of Tarpley & Underwood PC, Atlanta, and Sabina Lam to audit senior. ... Jake Levy has joined the Atlanta office of Dixon Hughes as a principal.

    The Illinois CPA Society has given DePaul University associate professor of accountancy Elizabeth Murphy its inaugural Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award.

    David Komlosy has rejoined the Audit, Accounting and Consulting Department of Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, Christopher J. Danelon has been promoted to senior in the same department, and Karen L. May, a principal in the Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Collaborative Law Association.

    Michael Ponke has joined the Rehmann Group, Troy, as a staff accountant. He was previously an intern with the firm.

    Violeta Calmus has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a senior IT auditor. ... Ken Bean has joined the Tax and Business Services Department of Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton, as a supervisor. ... Richard G. Heinrichs Jr. has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a manager in the Tax Consulting Group.

    Sharon Sabba Fierstein, a partner in litigation and corporate financial advisory services at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York City, has been installed as president of the New York State Society of CPAs. ... Peter J. Avellino has joined Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP, Melville, as director of health care services. ... Gilles Maguet has been named secretary general of XBRL Europe. ... Ashley Forte, a senior in the Finance Academy of Hillside High School, Durham, is the first recipient of a student scholarship sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and the AICPA Foundation. She plans to study accounting and finance at the Calloway School of Accountancy of Wake Forest University.

    Patricia Piteo, a partner at Cohen & Co., has been named Financial Services Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration for the Cleveland District. ... Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced a number of new hires: Joe Yusz has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the Accounting and Auditing Department; Julie Brickman as a staff accountant in the Tax Department; Joanna Henderson as a paraprofessional in the Small Business Services Group; Michael Lesch as an account executive for Skoda Minotti Financial Staffing; Ken Schtscherbak as a telecommunications engineer in the Technology Services Group; Sherry Strohm as assistant controller in the Internal Accounting Department; Jasmin Kirchhausen as a recruiting specialist; and Rich Landolph as an applications support specialist in the Information Technology Department. ... Jason Nedley and Brooke Winter have joined the Audit and Accounting Department of Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, as a staff accountant and a senior staff accountant, respectively.

    John B. Sawyer has been named chief financial officer of The American College, Bryn Mawr.

    R. Jason Caskey, a shareholder in the Columbia office of Elliott Davis LLC, has received the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, while Nancy Grigsby, director of business services in the Greenwood office, has received the Payroll Citation of Merit from the American Payroll Association for the third consecutive year.

    Nathan T. Garrett, the founder and former executive director of the Foundation for Community Development, has been given the Being a Difference Award by the NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, for embodying principled leadership in the face of difficult challenges and originating innovative responses to ethical challenges. ... Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville and Knoxville, announced a number of new hires: Cathy A. Hill and Lyn Hixon have joined the Family Office Division as a staff accountant and as staff, respectively; Rachel A. Ryals has joined the Risk Services Division as an administrative assistant; Chris Tipton has joined the Physician Practices Consulting Team; David Young has joined the Audit and Assurance Division; Eric Wrzesniewski has joined LBMC Strategic Staffing LLC as an executive recruiter; and Jess Disney has joined LBMC Technologies LLC as a network engineer.

    Thomas Jones, a partner with McConnell & Jones LLP, Houston, has received the 2008 Award for Community Achievement from the Houston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. ... James R. Fitts has been promoted to audit partner and Patrick K. Hardison to tax and business services partner at Weaver and Tidwell LLP, Dallas-Fort Worth.

    Mark Nichols has become a shareholder in the Salt Lake City office of Mayer Hoffman McCann PC.

    Courtney Robinson has joined Halt, Buzas & Powell Ltd., Alexandria, as a staff accountant II. ... The Virginia Society of CPAs announced its officers and Board of Directors for 2008-2009: Gregory F. Lawson, a partner at Goodman & Co. LLP, will serve as chair; Rebecca E. McCoy, a sole proprietor, as chair-elect; Damon L. DeSue of Dollar Tree Stores Inc., Bradford R. Jones of PBGH LLP, Malcolm H. Lathan Jr. of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, and James K. Walker of Walker Consulting Group as vice chairs; and Jacqueline R. Arrington of Scheulen, Patchett & Edwards PC, Arthur Auerbach of Goodman & Co. LLP, Dawn D. Barnard of Beers + Cutler, Lara B. Casteel of Hantzmon Wiebel LLP, Stephen M. Gay of Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co. LLP, Larry J. Hurt of StellarOne Corp., Elizabeth H. Nolte of Cocke, Szpanka & Taylor CPAs PC, Roy D. Peters of the Central Virginia Foodbank, Tom Rosengarth of Bridgewater College, and Richard G. Smith of Witt Mares PLC as at-large members.

    Leslie Robertson has joined Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, as director of marketing, and Cindy Adams has been named associate director of sales. ... Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Marin Anderson has joined the firm as a tax intern; Alex Gvozdkova as an audit associate; Julie Maytum as an audit senior; and Nate Knutson, Haley Richardson, Rebekah Stanley, Danielle Wagner and Carlie Widhalm as audit interns.

    Karen A. Lepkowski has joined Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, as an executive assistant.
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