Dr. Tommie Singleton, scholar-in-residence at Carr Riggs & Ingram LLC, Enterprise, has been appointed to the American Institute of CPAs' Information Technology Executive Committee for a three-year term. ... Adrienne Forrer, Chase Campbell, Jenna Strickland, Joel Cash, John Breckenridge, Stephen Zito and Xu Zhang have joined Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore PC, Birmingham. In addition, Ben Blakeney, Brittany Mayer and Tyler Jenkins have completed the CPA Exam.
Dominic Accurso has joined Beall Barclay & Co. PLC, Fort Smith, as a staff accountant,
Joseph D. Rumley has joined McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Pasadena, as an audit and assurance partner, while Debora Sigler and Ryan LeMond have joined the Riverside and Irvine offices, respectively, as directors. In addition, Cari Koval and Bret Crawford have joined RSM McGladrey Inc., Irvine, as directors, and Heather Theilacker has joined the Riverside office as a director. ... Jacqueline Akerblom, national managing partner of women's initiatives and San Jose audit partner at Grant Thornton LLP, has been appointed to the AICPA's Women's Initiative Executive Committee for a two-year term.
Bob Batz, a senior audit manager at Kirkland, Russ, Murphy and Tapp PA, St. Petersburg, has completed the Leadership Pinellas Program, which develops community leadership. ... Brian Leitstein has been promoted to audit manager at Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer LLP, Coral Gables.
Catherine Castner has been promoted to partner at Mauldin & Jenkins, Atlanta. ... Jody Lappi and Evan Bohannon have been promoted to manager and audit senior, respectively, at Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Atlanta. ... Rick Hamilton has joined HLB Gross Collins PC, Atlanta, as a tax principal.
Four partners at Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, have won Individual Achievement Awards from the American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation's 2008 Balance Awards: Jacqueline Akerblom won for the Southwest region; Kathryn Habluetzel for the Southeast; Erica O'Malley for the North Central; and Lori Davis for the South Central.
Jack Orth has joined the Information Solutions Team and Construction & A/E Team of Somerset CPAs PC, Indianapolis, as a Timberline software consultant.
Megan Paolantonio has joined Sturn Wagner Lombardo & Co. LLC, Annapolis, as a staff accountant.
Dana Bottorff has joined G.T. Reilly & Co., Milton, as marketing and business development manager, while Alana A. Hanley and Gary J. Sozzi have joined the firm as staff accountants. ... William Kracunas, a shareholder at Vitale Caturano, Boston, has been named to the Boston Business Journal's 11th annual "40 under 40" list. ... Richard Pacheco and Julie Viola have been made partners at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico LLP, Tewksbury.
James E. Nyquist, a principal at Maner, Costerisan & Ellis PC, Lansing, has been named treasurer of the YMCA of Lansing. ... Matthew J. Fegan has joined the Lansing office of The Rehmann Group as a health care consultant, while Donald J. McAnelly has been named managing principal of the firm's Saginaw office.
Rhonda Baker and Veronica Barraza have joined Moss Adams LLP, Albuquerque, as a tax manager and a senior, respectively.
Martin Leventhal, co-chairman of the Business Investigation and Insolvency Group of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York, has been appointed to the Relations with the Bar Committee of the AICPA. ... Angela Avant has been named to the newly created position of partner-in-charge of diversity at KPMG LLP, New York. ... Mike McCabe has joined the Analytic & Forensic Technology Group of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York, as a director. ... Eugene Stoler, a tax partner at Konigsberg Wolf & Co. PC, has been appointed chairman of the Tax Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association. ... Michael Mattia has been promoted to partner-in-charge of marketing at Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York City. ... Jeffrey M. Weiner, managing partner of Marcum & Kliegman LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association.
Raymond Dunkle, Thomas Hastings, Raymond Lampner and Don Snyder have been promoted to director at Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co., Akron. ... SS&G Financial Services Inc. announced a number of new hires: In the Columbus office, Nancy Palmer has joined the firm as an administrative assistant and Mary Teegarden as an associate; in the Cleveland office, Jeremy Banchek and Karen Cull have joined the firm as associates; in the Cincinnati office, Jason Scroggins has joined the firm as a support specialist; and in the Akron office, Diana Clare and April Fargo have joined SS&G Healthcare Services LLC as billing specialists. ... Rita Keller, a shareholder and director of administration at Brady Ware, Dayton, is marking her 30th anniversary with the firm, which she joined in 1978.
James Hunt, coordinator of health care services at Carbis Walker LLP, New Castle, has been selected as managing partner of the firm.
WebsterRogers LLP, Florence, announced a number of promotions: Sharon Norris has been promoted to senior tax manager; Robert Tilton to senior manager; Emily Hicks to manager; Pam Gerringer to audit manager; and Kayce Hughes and Kirby Coker to senior.
Jennifer Paulsen has been promoted to senior manager at UHY LLP, Houston. ... Linda Garabedian has joined Fitts, Roberts & Co. PC, Houston, as a senior manager.
The National Society of Accountants, Alexandria, recently announced its new officers: James H. Nolen will serve as president; Robert L. Cross as first vice president; Donny J. Woods as second vice president; and Steven J. Hanson as secretary-treasurer. Elected as district governers were W. Raymond Bucks, Perry W. Smith, Linda J. Cuddie, Martha A. Bell and R. Deane Wymer, while Paula Laurion, Judy Shoemaker, Richard Parker, Rick Petrucha, Pamela Stamps, Cynthia Castillo, Susan Robertson, Thomas Fuoco, Fay Mirman, Kathy Hettick, Kathleen "Billie" Lovett, Sam Micale, Brian Iwata, Wilma Christensen, Joel Grandon, John Jarvis, Bruce McAfee, Shirley Buchanan, Jerome Sweeney, Debra Stapek, Michelle Moon, Eric Hansen, Richard Spead, Velma Bjorgum, Joe Skoda, Kermit Black, Julane M. Wood, Pamela Stamps and Cynthia Castillo were chosen as state directors. In addition, the society gave out a number of awards: Joan C. LeValley was named Accountant of the Year; Leonard L. Larson was given the Norma Kraus Memorial Award as State Director of the Year; Roger Berryman received the Distinguished Service Award; John E. Iaconco and Roger Berryman both received National Editorial Awards; Bill Parrish received the Speaker of the Year Award; and Steven R. Desdier, Joyce Funkhouser-Lingelbach and Leonard L. Larson received awards for sponsoring at least 10 new NSA members. ... William J. Winter and Saniya Alkharusi have joined Halt, Buzas and Powell Ltd., Alexandria, as a tax supervisor and a staff I accountant, respectively. ... Angela Kerns and Wendy Mackland have been promoted to manager at Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer PC, Norfolk. ... Craig Ascari has joined the Richmond office of Witt Mares PLC, as a partner.
Andy Ruckman has been named a principal in the Analytic & Forensic Technology Group of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Washington, D.C.
Gene Preston has joined the Charleston office of Dixon Hughes as a member of the Healthcare Group's consulting services.
Nolanie Nellessen and Kimberly McCann have joined the Manitowoc office of Schenck Business Solutions as staff assistants.
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