ALABAMA

 

    Ross Mendheim, a shareholder at Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, has been appointed to the Transportation Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers of Alabama. ... Aaron K. Waller has been promoted to partner at Machen, McChesney & Chastain LLP, Auburn.

   

    CALIFORNIA

 

    Jill Joffrion has joined Green Hasson & Janks, Los Angeles, as marketing manager. ... Brian Rabinovitz, a principal at Stonefield Josephson, Los Angeles, has earned the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor certification from the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors. ...

    Christine Krenzel has joined Brighterion Inc., San Francisco, as chief financial officer. ... Jason Brancazio, a senior manager at Bruce L. Ross & Co., Rolling Hills Estates, received the John F. Forbes Award from the California Society of CPAs for earning the highest score on the Uniform CPA Exam in California. ... Alan French has joined McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Irvine, as a tax partner. ... Matthew Armanino has joined Armanino McKenna LLP, San Ramon, as chief operating officer.

   

    COLORADO

 

    Michelle Hutchison has joined Bondi & Co., Englewood, as a senior accountant. ... AGN International-North America, Denver, announced its 2009 Executive Committee: Charlie McGimsey will serve as chair; Gary Fitzgibbon as vice chair; Warren Barnes as treasurer; Bill Goodman as secretary; and Jennings Hastings as immediate past chair.

   

    FLORIDA

 

    Kristopher Cooper has been named director of human resources for the Florida divisions of cbiz MHM and cbiz Benefits & Insurance. ... Richard Freiman has joined the Aventura office of Gilman Ciocia Inc., to provide financial planning services to individual and corporate clients. ... Donald M. Jones Jr. has joined Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA, St. Petersburg, as a shareholder. ... Joseph F. Cummings and Scott W. Lanigan have been named partners at LBA CPAs PA, Jacksonville.

   

    GEORGIA

 

    Leslie Rahn has been admitted as audit and assurance partner in the Atlanta office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, while senior accountant Samuel H. French has earned his CPA designation. ... Matthew R. Grosvenor has joined Bennett Thrasher PC, Atlanta, as a senior manager. ... Nicole Suk has been promoted to tax director at Tarpley & Underwood, Atlanta, and Paula Crowe to tax manager. In addition, Julie Kang, Yoriko Matsui and Bradley Sienkiewicz received their CPA licenses. ... Leon Morales has joined Innovar Partners, Atlanta, as business development principal.

   

    ILLINOIS

 

    John Doyle has joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Chicago, as a director in the Reorganization Services Group. ... Frank Jakosz, audit partner and Midwest Region not-for-profit practice leader of Grant Thornton, Chicago, has been elected chair of the National Board of the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.

   

    MARYLAND

 

    Eric Fletcher and Tim O'Brien have joined Bond Beebe, Bethesda, as senior managers in its Tax Department, while Brian Wynne, a manager in the Tax Department, has passed the Enrolled Agent Examination. ... Helen J. Connolly has been named principal at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, Bel Air. ... Terence M. Sullivan Jr., Trisha M. Whitacre and Clare M. Kim have been promoted to senior at Ellin & Tucker Chartered. ... Kenneth Jones has joined the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, as vice president for finance and administration.

   

    MASSACHUSETTS

 

    Jay A. Kessler, a partner at Samet & Co. PC, Chestnut Hill, has been appointed to the Employee Benefits Tax Technical Resource Panel of the American Institute of CPAs. ... Eric R. Kaul has joined G.T. Reilly & Co., Milton, as a tax senior, while Carol A. Magyar has been named a tax director at the firm. ... KAF Financial Group, Braintree, announced a number of new hires: Joan Roberts has joined the firm's tax group; Erin O'Connell has joined the firm as audit office administrator; and Matthew Cristadoro and Murilo Silva have joined the firm as staff accountants. ... Andrew W. Kim has joined Gray, Gray Gray LLP, Westwood and Framingham, as chief financial officer. ... Kristina Drzal Houghton, a partner at Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC, Holyoke, has received the American Society of Woman Accountants Educational Foundation's Balance Award. In addition, Doug Wheat has joined firm affiliate Family Wealth Management Inc. as a financial planner.

   

    MISSOURI

 

    Brown Smith Wallace LLC announced a number of new hires: Angela Wilder and Ashley Yarbrough have joined the Marketing Department as a marketing coordinator and a marketing associate, respectively; Michael Collins has joined the Risk Services Group as a manager; Shelly Foti has joined Small Business Services LLC as a senior accountant; and Ann Holtshouser and A. Nauman Mian have joined the firm's Tax and Accounting Services Group as managers. ... Justin Roberts has been named National Office accounting and auditing assistant director at BKD LLP, Springfield, while firm partner Steve Rafferty has been appointed to the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

   

    NEW JERSEY

 

    Thomas P. McNabola, managing director of Hunter Group CPA LLC, Fairlawn, has been elected chairman of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. ... Jim Newfrock has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, Roseland, as leader of the firm's newly established Client Economic Recovery Team. ... Jeff Zudeck, New Jersey managing partner of Friedman LLP, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Brain Communication Foundation. ... Teresa Alessi has joined Cowan, Gunteski & Co. PA, Shrewsbury, as a supervisor. ... Marie N. Hollein has been appointed president and CEO of Financial Executives International, Florham Park. ... Sally Glick has been named a principal at Sobel & Co. LLC, Livingston. ... CPA Associates International, Rutherford, announced its leadership for 2009: Raymond G. Strothman will serve as chairman of the North American Board of Directors; Bernard W. Raden as chairman-elect; Jeffrey J. Groen as secretary; and Ted E. Carnevale as treasurer. The new members of the North America Board are Jeffrey D. Neuman, Mark J. Soukup and Rocco Surace. Robert Zesati will serve as chairman of the International Board of Directors, David M. Cooper as chairman-elect; Paul Chan as secretary; and Marco Petrucci as treasurer; with J. Frank Betts, Leslie N. Prangley III and Nikolaus Weber as members.

   

    NEW YORK

 

    Irene Walsh and James Ziglar Jr. have joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York, as a managing director and U.S. leader of its infrastructure and project finance advisory practice, and as a senior vice president, respectively. ... Scott Ehrenpreis has joined Friedman LLP, New York, as a principal. ... Richard L. Cooke, a partner at Marcum & Kliegman LLP, has been named one of Long Island's 40 under 40 by Long Island Business News. ... Charles Sockett has joined UHY Advisors, New York, as a managing director.

   

    NORTH CAROLINA

 

    Anthony J. Pugliese, senior vice president of finance, membership and operations of the American Institute of CPAs, has been named 2009 chairman-elect of the Durham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. ... Michael E. Collins, assurance leader in the Charlotte office of Elliott Davis LLC, has been admitted to the firm's shareholder group.

   

    NORTH DAKOTA

 

    Jerry Topp has been re-elected to another three-year term as managing partner and chief executive of Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo. In addition, Keith Severson and Kevin Andersen were re-elected to three-year terms on the firm's Board of Directors, while Steve Corley and James Lyons will also join the board as ex-officio/non-voting members. The board elected Al Heinen to serve as chairman, and Kevin Andersen to serve as vice chairman, for one-year terms.

   

    OHIO

 

    Thomas J. Groskopf, a director at Barnes Dennig, Cincinnati, has been named to the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. ... Scott Shields, senior partner of Shields Blice & Co., Fairlawn, received a First Place Runner-Up Award from WCTV for his Money Matters program on the channel. ... Susanne Barnoff has joined SS&G Financial Services Inc., Cleveland, as a receptionist, while Frances Barbre has joined SS&G Healthcare Services as a practice manager. ... Howard, Wershbale & Co. announced a number of new hires and promotions: In the Cleveland office, Anthony S. LaNasa was promoted to senior manager; Steven C. Anderson to manager; and Scott D. Filotei and Mary Grubach to senior accountant; while Janine N. Horvat, David A. Niemira, Amanda Baltrucki, Megan Bartholomew, Brian Barlock, Jonathan Boldin, Aleksandra Brikman, Brian Powers, Michelle Fallaro and Tracy Figert have joined the firm as staff accountants; Shawn Philabaum as a consultant; Rachel St. John as a senior accountant; and Diana Guttu as a bookkeeper. In the Columbus office, Matt Dasta has joined the firm as a senior manager; Laurie Tomko as a senior accountant; Diana Gurney as a consultant; Ryan Kramer as a manager; and Thomas Alban as a staff accountant. ... Lee Beall has been appointed CEO of Rea & Associates Inc., New Philadelphia, succeeding Timothy Michel, who is retiring. Beall joined the firm in 1992. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions: Matt Ganz has been promoted to principal; and Dennis Gallant, Alan Hill, Tom Jeffries and Mark Fearon to shareholder. ... Katie Overfield has joined Brady Ware, Dayton, as a team accountant,

   

    PENNSYLVANIA

 

    Joseph Lesovitz, Marc Decowski and April Trimble have been promoted to senior manager at Parente Randolph, Philadelphia, while senior consultants John Romano and Eranda Sheperi have earned their CPA licenses, and principal Paul Kinmartin Jr. has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. ... Mark M. Myers, of Hill, Barth & King LLC, Pittsburgh, has earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals Inc. ... Robert F. Firely, a partner with Herbein + Co. Inc., has been appointed to the Accounting and Auditing Committee of PKF North American Network, while firm human resource manager Jason A. Holland has been appointed to PKF's Human Resources Committee, and manager James A. Michalak to the Financial Institutions Committee. ... Courtney Vitale has joined the Philadelphia office of cbiz MHM LLC as a tax manager. ... Barbara Wagner, a manager at CrawfordEllenbogen, Pittsburgh, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... Debby H. Wells has joined Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP as a manager in the Tax Services Group, while Francis J. Donnelly has been named a partner, and Ronald C. Fink Jr. and Laurie M. Peer have been promoted to principal, and David J. Maurer to manager. ... Tod R. Arbutina has been elected managing shareholder of Cottrill, Arbutina Professional Services, New Brighton, while Joseph G. Bevevino has been named vice president and Thomas J. Helsing has been promoted to shareholder and chief operating officer. Firm founder Dale L. Cottrill will continue as president. ... Joseph Pontoski has joined the American Association for Cancer Research as director of finance.

   

    TENNESSEE

 

    Jennifer Bailey has joined the Nashville office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC as a staff accountant, while firm audit partner Scott Schumpert has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation credential from the AICPA. ... William H. Watkins and Jason D. Whaley have been promoted to member at Watkins Uiberall PLLC, Memphis. ... Diane Bishop has joined LBMC Technologies LLC, Knoxville, as a business systems consultant, while Jennifer Allen has joined LBMC Strategic Staffing LLC, Nashville, as an executive recruiter. ... Jeff Seay has joined Joseph Decosimo and Co. PLLC, Chattanooga, as an assurance manager, while firm principal Mike Costello and manager Pamela Mantone have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the AICPA.

   

    TEXAS

 

    Alan Goldfarb, director of financial strategies for Weaver and Tidwell Financial Advisors, Dallas-Ft. Worth, has been named one of Medical Economics' 150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors. ... Nelson Haight has joined GBH CPAs PC, Houston, as a shareholder. ... Jim Streets has joined Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Houston, as a director in the Tax Department. ... Hope Haslam has joined UHY Advisors FLVS Inc., Dallas, as a principal and director of the firm's National Corporate E-Discovery Group.

   

    WASHINGTON

 

    Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Aaron Banks and Irina Velinova have joined the firm as tax associates; Anna Jin as an audit associate; and Patrick McClure as a Microsoft SQL and SharePoint developer.

   

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Former Acting IRS Commissioner Kevin Brown has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, D.C., as a partner and leader of the national IRS service team. ... Donald L. Korb, formerly chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, has joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Washington, D.C., to lead its tax controversy practice. ... Michael Schlanger, Charles Callan and Mohamoud Jibrell have joined the Board of Directors of XBRL US.

   

    WISCONSIN

 

    Patricia A. Rogge has joined Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, as a manager in the business valuation practice. ... Schenck Business Solutions announced a number of promotions: In the Appleton office, Joel Blair has been promoted to retirement plan consultant at Schenck

    Retirement Plan Solutions; Michelle Meyer to corporate communications manager; Hannah Miller and Jason Nachtwey to senior accountant; Jesse Nelson to investment manager at Schenck Investment Solutions; Jeff Servais and Mike Stevens to supervisor; and Rebecca Stanonik to supervisor of the Human Resources Department. In the Fond Du Lac office, Jessica Merkel has been promoted to senior accountant. In the Green Bay office, Brian Blaney, Krista Brassfield, Tracy De Ruyter, Jesse Marler, Amy Mercure, Adam Mleziva, Aaron Pluger, Heather Ryczek and Kelli Sleger have been promoted to senior accountant; Wendy Mallo and Melinda Propson to supervisor; Melissa Rozum, Stephen Ryskoski and Daniel Winske to manager; Scott Sternhagen and Bridget Van Laanen to senior; and Sheri Wanhala to administrative assistant II. In the Manitowoc office, Kelly Block has been promoted to tax manager. In the Sheboygan office, Brent T. Engelsma has been promoted to audit manager, and Sherri Hayes and Daniel R. Schulz to senior accountant.

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