ARKANSAS
Chris D. Clark, Melanie K. Guinn and David N. Wyatt have joined Beall Barclay & Co. PLC, Fort Smith, as staff accountants.

CALIFORNIA
Warren Johns and Daniel Segur have joined the San Jose office of Grant Thornton LLP as tax directors, while Rory Bertiglia has joined the San Francisco office as a senior manager, and Ichiro Hirayama and Bethann Londynsky as senior tax managers.Principal Benton Armstrong has been named the West Coast leader of the analytic and forensic technology and discovery practices of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, San Francisco. Jacqueline Akerblom, managing partner of women's initiatives and programs at Grant Thornton LLP, has been named the American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation's 2008 Balance Award Woman of the Year. Jennifer Cavender, an audit manager with Haskell & White LLP, Irvine, was selected by the Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants as Member of the Year. Craig Ima has joined Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., Long Beach, as director of marketing.

FLORIDA
Bruce Jorth, assurance leader of the Florida practice of McGladrey & Pullen LLP, has been appointed to the firm's Board of Directors. Robert J. Batz and Kevin R. Essex have been admitted as audit shareholders at Kirkland, Russ, Murphy and Tapp PA, St. Petersburg. In addition, Kevin Essex, leader of the peer review and quality control activities at the firm, has been accepted in the Leadership Pinellas program for developing community leadership.  Gary D. Jenkins has been named tax practice leader in South Florida at cbiz MHM LLC, Boca Raton.  Deede Weithorn has joined Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Miami, as an associate director in attest and accounting services.

ILLINOIS
Samuel High has been named vice president of specialty market product development at CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, Riverwoods, while Scott Gruchot has joined the company as vice president of advance technology.

INDIANA
Rex Collins, a senior manager at Somerset CPAs, Indianapolis, has been named chairman of the BDO Seidman Alliance Dealership Industry Group.

IOWA
Nema S. Falahpour and Tyler R. Yates have joined Bergan Paulsen & Co. PC, Cedar Rapids, as staff accountants. Carley J. Umstead has been promoted to senior associate at RSM McGladrey Inc., Cedar Rapids.  Steven R. Campidilli has joined Hubbell Realty Co., West Des Moines, as controller. ... Stephen A. Caster and Jeff M. Frame have formed CasterFrame PC, in West Des Moines.  Madeline N. Windauer, of McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Iowa City, has been appointed to the Board of Directors on the Iowa City Area Development Group as director of tax.

KANSAS
Angela Blasi has been promoted to senior associate at cbiz MHM LLC, Wichita, while Adam Grilliot has been promoted to senior tax associate.

MARYLAND
R. Christopher Rosenthal, a director in the Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services Group at Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics Credential from the American Institute of CPAs, while David P. Bloch, a principal in the same group, has been appointed to the District of Columbia Bar's Community Economic Development Pro Bono Project Committee. Jeanie N. Price, director of administration at DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersbug, has been named co-president of the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Association for Accounting Administration.

MASSACHUSETTS
Aliza J. Cooperman, Gina Golden and Robert A. Frattasio have been promoted to vice president at Vitale Caturano, Boston.

MICHIGAN
Gordon Krater has been elected managing partner of Plante & Moran PLLC, Southfield. He will succeed Bill Hermann in the post next July. Ashley M. Mikulenas has joined Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint, as an administrative assistant.

MISSOURI
Kimberlee Johnson has been promoted to senior associate at cbiz MHM LLC.  Adam C. Kinney, a senior accountant with the National Financial Services Group of BKD LLP in St. Louis, and Keith M. Messmer, A&A director of the Evansville, Ind., office and three Kentucky offices, have received the 2008 BKD Pride Award for exemplifying the firm's values.

NEW JERSEY
James J. Flannery has become managing principal of MSPC CPAs and Advisors PC, Cranford, succeeding Joseph J. Corcoran.  Benjamin Mills has been named a partner at Goldstein Lieberman & Co. LLC, Mahwah.  Anthony Minnefor Jr. has been promoted to partner at Eisner LLP, Florham Park.

NEW MEXICO
Jaime Q. Rumbaoa Jr. and David Baca have joined Moss Adams LLP, Albuquerque, as a manager and a staff accountant, respectively.

NEW YORK
Hubert Klein has been promoted to partner in the Litigation and Valuation Group of Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York, while Robert Raiola has joined the firm as director of the Sports and Entertainment Group. Michael J. Garibaldi, a financial forensics expert with Israeloff, Trattner & Co. CPAs, Garden City, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs.  Michael McAllister has joined Grimaldi & Nelkin, Syracuse, as a staff accountant. ... David Williams has been elected chief executive officer of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York, and Kerry L. Francis has been elected chairman of the board for the U.S. Williams succeeds Frank Piantidosi, who will assume the role of chief executive of Deloitte North America Financial Advisory LLC.  Joel Zbar has joined Eisner LLP, New York, as a partner, while Craig Goodman has been promoted to partner. ... Martin L. Greenberg has been named managing partner of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York, succeeding Fred Shapss. Helen Spice has been named chief financial officer of KPMG International, while Bruce Pfau, vice chair of human resources at KPMG LLP, New York, has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine's HR Honor Roll.  Richard L. Baird has been appointed co-leader of the global and U.S. people and change practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York.  Sharon Sabba Fierstein, a partner at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York, has been appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's 2009-2010 Standing Advisory Group. Bruce Madnick, managing partner of Friedman LLP, New York, has been named president of the Executive Committee of DFK International/USA for 2009.  Michael Greenwald has joined Marcum & Kliegman LLP, New York, as a partner in the Tax Department.

NORTH CAROLINA
Denise Reis has been named chief marketing officer at Elliott Davis LLC, Charlotte.

OHIO
 Skoda Minotti, Mayfield Village, announced a number of new hires: Amy Ciccotelli, Cynthia Mayer and Shelly Meek have joined the firm as senior staff accountants; and Kimberlee Ciani, Kimberly Garvin, Erin Coudriet, Joe Detrow, Patrick Walsh and Mike Iosue as staff accountants. Brady Ware, Dayton, announced a new hire and a number of promotions: Martha Jackson has joined the firm as a tax manager, while Joseph M. Steven and James R. Barrett have been promoted to senior accountant, and Justin K. Moore and Chad W. Frush to manager. Mackey McNeill, chief executive of Mackey Advisors, Cincinnati, has been appointed to the National CPA Financial Literacy Committee. Thomas J. Groskopf, a director at Barnes, Denning & Co. Ltd., Cincinnati, has been named to the AICPA's Private Company Financial Reporting Committee.  Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, announced a number of new hires and promotions: George Pickard is rejoining the firm, while Thomas Fadeley has joined it as a network administrator, and Maria Betel, Frank Eich, James Oblock and William Schneider have been promoted to senior accountant.  Uzoamaka Agusiobo has joined SS&G Financial Services Inc., Cleveland, as an associate, while Jamie Ball, Mary Greene, Karen McArthur and Nancy O'Brien have joined SS&G Healthcare Services LLC, Akron, as billing specialists.

OREGON
Jessica Berkey has joined McDonald Jacobs PC, Portland, as a senior accountant.  Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP, Eugene, announced a number of new hires: Angela Cao, Chris Palmer, Erik Parrish and Mark Collard have joined the firm as associates; Candice Brehm as marketing manager; and Dana Johnson as a paraprofessional.

PENNSYLVANIA
Colleen Vallen, Shawn Kaciubij and William McGowan have all been named principals at Parente Randolph, and April Trimble has been promoted to senior manager. In addition, Robert J. Emrich Jr., director of information technology audits in the Philadelphia office, has been appointed to the AICPA Information Technology Executive Committee, while firm principal Richard J. Gering has earned the Certified Licensing Professional credential from the Licensing Executives Society.Theodore T. Kurlowicz, the Charles E. Drimal Professor of Estate Planning at The American College, Bryn Mawr, has been inducted into the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils' Estate Planning Hall of Fame, and received its Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner Designation for 2008. In addition, Philip Cubeta now holds the college's Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Endowed Chair in Philanthropy.  Scott Cross, COO and CCO of HbK Sorce Financial LLC, Erie, has been admitted as a principal. ... Brian D. Alten, Margaret M. Robus and Patrick J. Dugan have been promoted to director at Asher & Co. Ltd., Philadelphia.  Jennifer E. Cidila has been elected a partner at Carbis Walker LLP.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bob Wilson has been named chief human resources officer of Elliott Davis LLC, Greenville.

TENNESSEE
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC announced a number of new hires: In the Nashville office, Troy A. Wray has joined the firm as a senior manager; Russ Neal as an assurance manager; Jenny Merritt and Sydney Evans Stars in senior positions; and Anna F. Hooker and Candace M. Hooker in staff positions; while Pamela K. Pennington has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC as a financial support specialist. In the Knoxville office, Matthew Loren Scollard, Connie L. Leggett, Rosalee Preston and Chase W. Slusher have joined the firm in staff positions; Josh Rudd as an audit manager; and Jamie Hill as an audit senior. In the Chattanooga office, Regina J. Porter and Shoshannah R. Walker have joined the firm in staff positions, and Mary Ellen Maycann as administrative manager.

TEXAS
Chuck Hill has joined UHY Advisors TX LLC, Houston, as a senior manager, while Derik A. Pritchard has been promoted to senior manager, and Caroline Griffin has joined UHY LLP as a senior manager, and Kevin Wilson has joined the firm as a senior business development manager.  Wayne McConnell, managing partner of McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, has been inducted into the Grambling State University Alumni Hall of Fame.  Dan Snyder has joined Weaver and Tidwell LLP, Dallas-Fort Worth, as an international tax manager, while firm financial forensics professionals William D. Brown, Alan D. Nelson and Trish Fritsche have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics designation from the AICPA. ... Raissa Evans, senior manager of practice growth at PKF Texas, Houston, has been elected to the national board of the Association for Accounting Marketing.

VIRGINIA
Sandra C. Degler, long-time executive and officer at BNA, and the first woman to be named president of BNA's Tax Management Inc., passed away in October.  William P. Elliott has joined Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Vienna, as director of international tax services, while John E. Homan has joined the firm as a senior manager. ... Fourteen accountants from Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke, have been named 2008 Super CPAs by the Virginia Society of CPAs and Virginia Business: Susan Ackley, Norman Yoder, Roger Anglin, Betty Jessee, Mark Wiseman, Mary Anne McElmurray, Ryan McEntire, Melinda Chitwood, Brian Fields, Barbara Holcomb, Deke Coulter, Sonny Walker Morris, Chris Wingfield and Holly M. Rutherford, while the firm's A. Carmen Hambrick was named a 2008 Young Super CPA. Justin Paulson, a director at Beers + Cutler, Tysons Corner, has been accepted into Leadership Fairfax for the 2008-2009 class year, while Tania Wadhawan, a manager with the firm, has been accepted into the Emerging Leadership Institute of Leadership Fairfax.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
 Alan R. Einhorn, national director of the Quality Assurance Group of Deloitte Tax LLP, has been named chair of the AICPA's Tax Executive Committee.

WISCONSIN
Andrew J. Ish, Stephanie L. McNabb and Emily L. Scott have joined the Tax Department of Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, as staff accountants.

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