Brenda Schowalter has joined the ethics and compliance practice of the Lyndon Group, Newport Beach. ... Don Natenstedt has been named managing director of the Western Region for RSM McGladrey Inc., Los Angeles. ... Brian Yacker has been named a partner in the tax and accounting practice of Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., Long Beach. ... Burr Pilger & Mayer, San Jose, announced a new set of practice group leaders: Brad Holsworth will serve as leader in the Assurance Group, Doug Schultz in the Tax Group and Russ Burbank in the Consulting Group, while Henry Pilger will continue to lead the Wealth Management Group.

    Roy Browning has joined W.J. Bradley Co. as chief financial officer. 

    Robyn E. Cottle, a staff accountant with Kosovsky, Pratesi & Co. LLC, Farmington, has earned her CPA Certificate.

    Jeffrey Blinn and Leif Novie have been named partners at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami.

    Rickey Luttrell, a supervisor in the Audit Department of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Atlanta, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... Donna Finlayson, a tax senior at Tarpley & Underwood PC, Atlanta, has earned her CPA license.

    Bruce Richman and James Kazmier have joined the business valuation practice of UHY Advisors, Chicago, as a managing director and a principal, respectively. ... Clifton Gunderson, Peoria, has announced the approval of 12 new partners: Timothy W. Anderson, in Schererville, Ind.; Kenton M. Bowles and Scott E. Stevens, in Peoria; Gregory J. Bussink and Denise S. Wu, in Washington, D.C.; Ronald E. Franke, in Austin, Texas; Mark A. Griffin, in Oshkosh, Wis.; Jon R. Hoffmeister, in Schaumburg, Ill.; Daniel R. Kielek, in Broomfield, Colo.; Michael C. Meidel, in Danville, Ill.; Ronald P. Pachura, in Oak Brook, Ill.; and David P. Phillips, in Tucson, Ariz. ... Prashant C. Sheth and Steven Baer have joined Blackman Kallick, Chicago, as a tax partner and practice leader of the state and local tax practice, and as senior manager and practice leader of the risk and compliance services practice, respectively. ... Seth Palatnik has joined the economic and valuation services practice of KPMG LLP, Chicago, as a partner. 

    Lori Vander Werff has been promoted to controller at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames. ... Joe Stocker has been named vice president at The Vernon Co., Newton. ... Steve Gatton has been named director of state and local tax services with RSM McGladrey Inc., Des Moines.

    Paul DiFilippo has joined Vitale Caturano, Boston, as a shareholder, while Marc Anderson and Craig Sussman have joined the firm’s technology consulting practice as managers, and Nicholas Bisciotti as a senior consultant. ... Peter T. Brown has been elected a partner of Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson PC, Braintree.

    Andrea J. Peters has joined the Farmington Hills office of The Rehmann Group as an associate in the Accounting, Consulting and Tax Group.

    Joe Adams has been named managing director of the Great Lakes Region of RSM McGladrey Inc., Minneapolis, while Jim Kadavy has been named managing director of the Great Plains Region.

    Marie Rasmussen and Abigail Ward have joined the Tax & Business Services Department of Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton, as a senior and a staff accountant, respectively, while Brian Ferguson has joined the Assurance Services Department as a staff accountant. ... Jennifer Jones and Ted Williamson have joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as controller and as a manager in the Assurance Services Group, respectively. ... Kirsten Muncy has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a collections clerk. ... Jacob Pfeuffer has joined Schowalter & Jabouri PC, St. Louis, as a senior accountant in the Audit Department.

    Benjamin Mills, a member of Goldstein Lieberman & Co. LLC, Mahwah, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Builders Association.

    Joanne S. Barry has been promoted to deputy executive director of the New York State Society of CPAs. ... Ezra Zask has joined LECG, New York City, as a director. ... Jeffrey Seymour has joined the forensic dispute services practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York City, as a principal and the leader of its Northeast Legal Business Consulting Group.

    Mark Audino has been named chief marketing officer of RSM McGladrey, a position on the Executive Operating Team. He works in the Charlotte office.

    Tammy Shelton has joined the Northeast Ohio office of CBiz Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, as a bookkeeper in the Accounting Services Department, while Kim Oswald has been named marketing coordinator of the office. ... SS&G Financial Services Inc. announced a number of new hires: In the Akron office, Tina Ricciardi has joined the firm as an associate in the Tax Department, and Marc Servodio as an associate with SS&G Wealth Management; in the Cincinnati office, Samantha Winebrenner has joined the firm as an associate in the Tax Department; and in the Columbus office, Robert Morris has joined SS&G Healthcare Services as a senior consultant.

    Lester Fry has been named business development manager for the Philadelphia office of CBiz Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services. ... Christopher M. Allegretti has been re-elected managing principal and chief executive officer of Hill, Barth & King LLC, Meadville. Allegretti also serves as chairman of HbK Sorce Financial. ... Tom Scott and Danley Shank have joined the Chambersburg office of Rotz & Stonesifer PC as staff accountants. ... Brian J. Kassalen, a partner with Carbis Walker LLP, has been named one of the People to Watch: 40 Under 40 by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

    Diane Jones has joined Dixon Hughes, Charleston, as a senior manager in the Healthcare Group.

    Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, announced a number of new hires: Holly Greer has joined the firm in a senior position in the Audit Division; Dawn M. Vincent as an executive assistant in the Litigation Support and Business Valuations Division; Judy Haunhorst as an HR assistant with LBMC Employment Partners LLC; and Peter P. Elskamp as a business systems consultant with LBMC Technologies LLC.

    The Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs announced a number of awards: Jack McCaslin, a principal with Whitley Penn LLP, received the Distinguished Service to the Accounting Profession Award; Aljon Lovelace, the Outstanding Committee Member of the Year Award; Raymond Best, the Community Service Award; Jim Sager, the Meritorious Service Award; and Karen Horne, the CPA of the Year Award. ... Walter Thurmond has joined UHY Advisors TX LLC, Houston, as a senior manager in the Tax Department.

    The Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation, Richmond, has announced its officers and Board of Directors for 2008–2009: Stephanie S. Saunders, of Saunders & Saunders PC, will serve as chair; Sean R. O'Connell, of PBGH LLP, and L. Darlene Selz, of the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation, as vice chairs; and VSCPA president and CEO Stephanie R. Peters as secretary/treasurer. The following will serve as at-large board members: P. Frank Berry, Thomas M. Berry Jr., Edward N. Coffman, Kristin L. Comer, Paul A. Copley, Gerald L. Hagen Jr., Bradley S. Haun, Linda J. Hopkins, Teresa M. Jordan, Bradley P. Nicklin, Ann G. Pushinsky, George D. Scheulen, Vugar T. Shahtakhtinskiy, W. Kenneth Stevens II and H. Niki White. In addition, the VSCPA recognized 25 CPAs who have been members of the society for more than 40 years with its 2008 Life Member Award: Donald L. Brittingham, Maxwell G. Cisne, Roy L. Cress Sr., Vincent V. Dean, Wilber A. DeBaun, William T. Didlake, William D. Duval, Robert F. German, Robert W. Grigsby, John D. Harvey, William H. Kuehl Jr., Morris E. Levy, Charles H. McCoy Jr., Robert S. Parker Jr., Joseph R. Plott, John W. Sanderson, William C. Shears, William G. Shenkir, Arnold J. Smith Jr., Roger A. Spero, Robert E. Upton Jr., Philip R. Walsh, John A. Wallace Jr., Ralph R. West Jr., and Jimmie L. Wright.

    Dan Johnson, Cory Maki and Meguire Heston have joined Peterson Sullivan PLLC, Seattle, as learning and development manager, an associate, and marketing coordinator, respectively.

    Brad Anwyll has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, D.C., as a principal in its national tax services practice.
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