Dennis Young, a CPA in Los Altos, has received the Public Service Award for 2008 from the California Society of CPAs for his quarter century of service to community organizations. ... David Rader has joined Grant Thornton LLP, San Francisco, as an executive director in its business advisory services practice.

    James Hagen has joined W.J. Bradley as controller.

    Ana Sanso-Hill has joined the South Florida office of CBiz MHM, as a senior manager in the attest practice of Mayer Hoffman McCann PC. ... William Taylor has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Internal Auditors, Altamonte Springs. Taylor, who retired in 2004, has been a member of the IIA for 26 years, including three terms as a chapter president, several years on the chapter’s Board of Governors, sitting on multiple IIA task forces and committees, and serving as chairman of the board of the global IIA. ... Andre N. Chammas and Manuel E. Pravia have been named directors in the Tax and Accounting Department of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami.

    Adrian R. Loud, Anton Hayward and Linda C. Christensen have been promoted to shareholder at Bennett Thrasher PC, Atlanta. ... Lane M. Bassham has been promoted to director of marketing and recruiting at HLB Gross Collins PC, Georgia.

    William J. Fasel has joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Chicago, as a director in the Reorganization Services Group.

    The Rehmann Group, Troy and Farmington Hills, announced a number of new hires and promotions: Jory A. Cook has joined the firm as a senior accountant, and Erin E. Milstead as a staff auditor; Kathryn Hanna has been promoted to senior tax associate; Michael Van Hooser to senior accountant; Keith Schenkel to senior auditor; Debbie Thomas to office manager; and Megan Galbreath to retirement plan specialist at Rehmann Financial.

    Michelle Meyer has been promoted to operations supervisor at Benefit Plans Plus LLC, St. Louis. ... Chelle F. Adams has been promoted to partner in the Internal Audit Services Group of RubinBrown, St. Louis. ... Lisa A. Wiedermann has joined the Tax Department of Schowalter & Jabouri PC, St. Louis, as an accountant.

    Frederick E. Schea has been elected 2008-2009 chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale. ... Joisue Coicou, a senior manager with Goldstein, Lieberman & Co. LLP, Mahwah, is celebrating his 25th anniversary with the firm.

    Patrick Yaghdjian has been admitted as an officer at Israeloff, Trattner & Co. CPAs PC, Garden City. ... John F. Magee, chief financial and operating officer at The Bonadio Group, Rochester, has received the ACE Award from the Association for Accounting Administration and CPA Practice Management Forum for his dedication and service to both the association and his firm. ... Andrea Bonime-Blanc has been appointed general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, New York City. ... Avery E. Neumark, partner-in-charge of employee benefits and executive compensation at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, has been elected a director-at-large of the New York State Society of CPAs for 2008-2009. ... Matthew Pinto and Robert Weiner have joined the Real Estate Financial Services Group of Marcum & Kliegman LLP as partners. ... Thomas K. Lee has joined the litigation support, forensics and valuation services team at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, New York City, as a director.

    SS&G Healthcare Services LLC announced a number of new hires: In the Akron office, Sharon Gavala, Maria Main and Lora Milano have joined the firm as billing specialists; in the Columbus office, Michelle Rognon has joined the firm as a senior billing analyst.

    J. Patrick Deming and Kali A. Phillips have joined Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP, Eugene, as a manager and as human resource manager, respectively.

    Eric W. Young has joined the Audit Services Group of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Lancaster, as a manager. ... Albert H. Miller has been named a client relationship executive at Parente Randolph LLC, Philadelphia, and Brian P. Collins has joined the commercial enterprise practice as an audit principal. ... Raymond W. Buehler Jr., president and CEO of Schneider Downs, Pittsburgh, has been named chairman of IGAF Worldwide, North America. ... Asher & Co. Ltd., Philadelphia, announced a number of promotions: Susanne Spinell Shuster, Joseph M. Canataro, Nicholas S. Durso and Kimberley T. Masson have been promoted to senior manager; Juanita DiMattesa and Jane Wallace to manager; Deanna M. Costas to supervising senior; Rupsi S. Chokshi and Louis Moravec to senior; Kevin J. Brown to technology senior manager; and Denise A. Bettwy to human resources generalist.

    Tatiana Yastrebova and Lauren E. Broadway have joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, in a staff position in the Audit Division and as a human resources representative, respectively, while Derek Christopher Bland has joined LBMC Investment Advisors LLC as an investment advisor representative, and Kerry Klimek has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC as an HR account manager. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions in its Nashville office: Laura Dawson has been promoted to accounting manager; Nicola Harrison and Paula Thurman to senior; James West to senior technician; and Chris Hasselbacher to help desk supervisor, while David Windham and Katie Iovino have accepted engineering roles in the Information Technology Department.

    Jeff Dodson has joined the international corporate services practice of KPMG LLP, Dallas, as a partner. ... The Houston CPA Society announced its officers for 2008-2009: Jeff D. Harris will serve as president; Kathy M. Ploch as president-elect; David G. Acosta as vice president; Nancy M. Mathews as secretary; Brian C. Jones as treasurer; and Mark D. Lee as treasurer-elect. Serving as directors will be Scott A. Bishop, Moritza Day, John E. Foster, Janet B. Johnson, Michael B. Mahady, Gregory L. Mayer, Dianne L. Metcalf, John Misitigh, Erika Ordway, David C. Pichon, Pamela Rasmussen, Tonja C. Rodriguez, E. Michael Spartalis, Rich Stark, Loyd J. Stegent, Melissa Masso Swanson and Alfred W. Zientek. ... Chris Johnson and Jeremy Robin have been promoted to senior manager at UHY Advisors FLVS Inc., Houston, while Nikolas L. Reigleman has been promoted to principal at UHY LLP.

    Virginia Business and the Virginia Society of CPAs, Richmond, have named Karen Joyner, chief financial officer of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, CFO of the Year. The award finalists were Rodney W. Oliver of the Virginia Port Authority; Sandra T. McKinney of Aero Integrated Solutions Inc.; Theresa Riddle of Firstmark Corp.; and Jason Greene of Delta Star Inc. ... Jorge Rodriguez has joined Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, as a partner in its Corporate Tax Group. ... John S. Aldridge has been admitted to the partnership at Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke. ... Kevin Madden has joined Halt, Buzas & Powell Ltd., Alexandria, as a senior accountant.

    Don Murphy has retired as an owner of Peterson Sullivan PLLC, Seattle, which he joined in 1979, though he will maintain a full work schedule with long-standing clients. ... Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Chris Bothwell has joined the firm as a state and local tax manager; Heather Engstrom and Chollada Lippoth as audit seniors; Kelly Favors, Arlene Ho and Matt Sutorius as audit associates; Shon Gates as a document specialist; Jessica Little and Amanda Rees as audit interns; Alice Schuerman as a tax processing coordinator; Sara Sutorius as a tax associate; and Bonnie Walter as a tax intern.

    Kolb+Co. SC, Brookfield, announced a number of promotions: Barbara DeFaut has been promoted to payroll specialist II; Jessie Hackbarth to coding and education advocate; Jennifer Kramer to tax supervisor; Sue Michalski to retirement plan services manager; James Mieritz to accounting and auditing supervisor; and Craig Neuens to accounting and auditing manager. ... John M. Staehler has been admitted to the shareholder group of Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield.

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