Michael M. Tonthat has been promoted to partner at Hedman & Associates CPAs, Valencia. ... Haskell & White LLP, Irvine, announced a number of promotions: Corey Higa and Kevin Krogstad have been promoted to senior tax manager; David Hu and Daniel Perushek to audit manager; Katie Aguirre and Jessy Heredia to senior tax accountant; and Kristen Suikonen to senior tax accountant.
    ... Chandra Papneja has joined Burr Pilger & Mayer LLP, San Francisco, as a director to head the firm's fraud and forensic accounting practice.

    Cheryl Wallace has joined Bondi & Co., Englewood, as a senior accountant.

    Ira Silver, partner-in-charge of the Orlando office of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, has been named president of the CPA Auto Dealer Consultants Association. ... Vanessa L. Pascoe has joined Bloomer, Geri & Co., Pensacola, where she will specialize in serving high-income individuals with expertise in trusts, estates, gift tax and private foundations.

    Raymond White, a network engineer at Elliott Davis Technology Solutions LLC, Augusta, has earned the Citrix Certified Administrator credential.

    Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, has admitted 14 new audit services partners: in New York, Susan Cullen and Yossi Jayinski; in Edison, N.J., Rich Dean; in Chicago, John Hepp; in McLean, Va., Bridgette Hodges; in Charlotte, N.C., Keith Malinowski; in Boston, Brian Page; in Dallas, David Pansing; in Kansas City, Gregory Payne; in Melville, N.Y., Michael Sabatini; in Phoenix, Stella Shanovich; in Tulsa, Okla., Brian Trimble; in Minneapolis, Jeremy Welsand; and in Milwaukee, Sabrena Yatckoske.

    Somerset CPAs PC, Indianapolis, announced a number of promotions: Rebecca Ogle, Susan Bradford and Jeff Boomershine have been promoted to principal; Victoria Pierceall, Andrea Riffey, Laura Thomas, Andrew Toth and Debra Zeese to senior accountant; Brandon Benker, Jeremy Klonowski and Mike
    Scholer to supervisor; Mary Knerr and Gavin McNamara to manager; and Edie Wolfe to business office manager, while Jeremy Davis, Tiffany Dillon, Scott Sutton and Mallory Blunk have joined the firm as staff accountants. In addition, senior accountants Riffey and Toth have been appointed to the Indiana CPA Society's Emerging Leaders Alliance for the 2008-2009 term, while firm supervisor Catherine Crismore has been re-appointed to the ELA for a second term.

    Gary Anderson has joined Glass Jacobson, Owings Mills, as a family wealth planning specialist.

    Mark Paquin has been promoted to principal at Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett, Boston. ... Julie Houle, Robert Kish and Robert McDonald have been promoted to shareholder at Vitale Caturano, Boston. In addition, Mark DiGiovanni has joined the firm's technology consulting practice as a manager, and Gregory Fodero and Joseph Mannetta as senior consultants.

    Jeff Phillips has been named director of operations and chief investment officer at Rehmann Financial, a subsidiary of The Rehmann Group, Troy.

    Colleen K. Conrad and Felicia M. Malter, partners at RubinBrown, St. Louis, have been named 2008 Women to Watch by the Missouri Society of CPAs. ... Nathan Carter and Nicole Galloway have joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as staff accountants in the Insurance and Reinsurance Services Group.

    Financial Executives International, Florham Park, announced its 2008-2009 Board of Directors: Joseph G. DiLorenzo, a managing officer at Plymouth Rock Studios, will serve as national chair; Brian B. Ruttencutter, former president and CEO of ABC Window Co. Inc., will serve as vice chair; Gerald R. Urich, director of external reporting and compliance for Hershey Co., and George Boyadjis, executive vice president, CFO, secretary and treasurer of American TeleCare Inc., as co-vice presidents-at-large; Katherine Anderson, CFO of Seattle Opera, as secretary; James E. Wall, retired CFO of Core-Mark Holding Co., as treasurer; and David B. Braden, assistant vice president and assistant treasurer of Cargill Inc., as chair of the Financial Executives Research Foundation.

    F. Wayne Holton, a partner with Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, has been named chief executive officer of the firm. Co-founder Joel Cooperman will retain his role as managing partner. ... LECG has hired a group of new employees from the financial advisory and litigation consulting practice of Aon Consulting: In the New York office, Roger Siefert, Mark Winston and Vijay S. Sampath have joined the firm as managing directors; Jamal Ahmad as a principal; Michael K. Archibald, Dorothee Grubert-Arndt and Michael Mager as senior consultants; and Mary J. Kreidell, Gareth Lea and Scott M. Richter as directors. In the Houston office, K. Scott Van Meter has joined the firm as a managing director; Ron E. Baker and Walter A. Storie as directors; and Charles A. Philpott and Kevin J. Townsend as principals. In the Wayne, Pa., office, Brad Baturka has joined the firm as a managing director. ... Michael Corkery and Andrew Burggraf have joined Nussbaum Yates Berg Klein & Wolpow LLP, Melville, as an accounting and audit specialist and a tax specialist, respectively.

    Michael A. Crawford has been appointed managing member of the Western Carolinas Region at Dixon Hughes PLLC, overseeing the operations of the Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C., offices, as well as its offices in Asheville, Hendersonville and Boone, N.C. ... Kash Mansori has joined Jefferson Wells as a manager in the Transfer Pricing Center of Expertise. Mansori will be based out of the firm's Charlotte office.

    Clark Schaefer Hackett announced a number of promotions: Brian Aquino, Matthew Gutzwiller, Brian Todd, Diane Merk and Kent Pummel have been promoted to principal accountant; Matthew Brackman, Ann Knerr, Kristen Hildebrand, Karissa Long, Robert Kitchen and Eric Steinhoff to manager accountant; Mitchell DeShane, Liliya Stoyanova, Brian Lawrence, Laura Muhlenkamp, Annie Roettker, Rebecca Vaughan, Nicole Ross, Matthew Sirasky, Sarah Hofmeister, Bradley Eberhard and Randal Harper to senior accountant; and Erin Lauber, Michael Lipschutz, Matthew Fabiani, William Poland, Patrick Farfsing, Laura Raabe, Ryan Fullenkamp, Eric Thueneman, Jake Adams, Jacquelyn Bernhardt, Natosha Lemery, Cathy Smucker, Brian Hertlein, Andrew Johnston, Rick Frame, Alex Stout and Dana Brooks have been promoted to staff II accountant. ... Daniel Golish and Sean Saari, of Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, have earned the Certified Valuation Analyst credential.

    Crouch, Slavin & Co., Tulsa, announced three new hires: Renee Stell has joined the firm as an accounting consulting manager; Steve Ketchum as a senior applications developer; and Shannon Nibarger as a marketing coordinator.

    John Krenson has joined FiveStar3 LLC, Nashville, as a senior vice president.

    Wayne McConnell, managing partner of McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, Houston, has been appointed 2008-2010 chairman of the board of the American Heart Association South Central Affiliate. ... Jeffrey Shamma has been promoted to principal, and Trisha Doucet and Curtis Storz to senior manager, at UHY Advisors SALT LLC, Houston.

    Scott Carruthers has been promoted to partner at Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield LLP, Reston. ... Rebekah Monteith and Julie Sokolowski have been promoted to senior manager at Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer PC, Norfolk.

    Michaela Baylous, Jonathan Choi, Jennifer Crofoot and Dave Hingston have joined Peterson

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