CALIFORNIA Laura A. Peckham and Christopher J. Grodell have joined Hedman Partners, Valencia, as an audit manager and a senior tax manager, respectively. ... Donella Wilson and Farshad Yashar have been promoted to partner at Green Hasson & Janks LLP, Los Angeles. ... Wade McKnight has been named office managing partner of the San Diego office of J.H. Cohn LLP. ... John Tam has joined the Los Angeles tax practice of KPMG LLP as a partner. ... Mark Ireland has joined the Business Valuation Department of Greenstein Rogoff Olsen & Co., Fremont, as an analyst. COLORADO Bruce M. Nelson has joined Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, Denver, as a senior tax manager. ... William Mueldener has been promoted to tax principal at Hein & Associates, Denver. FLORIDA Goddy Cruz has joined the Aventura office of Gilman Ciocia Inc., while William Schmidt has joined the Bonita Springs office. Both will provide financial planning services. ... Jeff Seay and Jeremy Jones have been named audit partners at Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta. GEORGIA HLB Gross Collins PC, Atlanta, announced a number of new hires: Stephan Ginzberg has joined the firm as a staff accountant, and Michelle Duncan, Caleb Rich and AJ Nezambabadi as interns. HONG KONG Kenneth Harvey has joined the international corporate services practice of KPMG LLP as a partner, based in Hong Kong. ILLINOIS George Klenovich has joined Reznick Group as managing principal of the Chicago office. ... Carolinas managing partner Michael McGuire, South Florida managing partner Doug Gawrych and Chicago audit practice leader Antony Nettleton have been elected to the Partnership Board of Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, while Philadelphia office managing partner Rick Gebert has been re-elected for another term, and Jack Katz, financial services practice national managing partner and New York cluster managing partner, has been re-elected as the board's chairman. KANSAS cbiz and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC announced a number of new hires: In the Leawood office, Jennifer Kleinsorge, Karen Bilyeu and Cory Miser have joined MHM as senior associates; and Jill Kay, Leslie Skorick, Puja Kothari and Amy Adams as senior associates at cbiz MHM LLC. In the Wichita office, Jared Hamburg has joined MHM as a senior associate. In addition, Karen Fenaroli has joined cbiz company EFL Associates, Overland Park, as a vice president. MARYLAND Keith Stafford has been promoted to member at Arthur F. Bell Jr. & Associates LLC, Hunt Valley. ... Dan Dreibelbis has joined Reznick Group, Bethesda, as a senior manager. ... John A. Merchant, a principal at Bond Beebe, Bethesda, has earned his Master of Science degree in forensic studies from Stevenson University. MASSACHUSETTS Jeff Honeycomb has joined NetSuite company OpenAir Inc., Boston, as senior vice president of worldwide distribution. ... Cailyn M. McDermott, a senior associate at Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC, Holyoke, has earned her CPA license, while senior associate Jillian T. Brown has earned her MS Accountancy from Western New England College. MICHIGAN Michael S. Weller has been promoted to principal at Maner Costerisan, Lansing. MINNESOTA Safiyyah Hack has joined Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, Minneapolis, as a senior associate, while Lee Kuha Welter has joined cbiz MHM LLC as a senior associate. ... Mark Sellner, director of graduate studies in taxation at the University of Minnesota, has received the R.Glen Berryman Outstanding Teaching Award from the Minnesota Society of CPAs. MISSOURI Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, announced a number of promotions: Rob Liddy and Ann Janoski have been promoted to manager; Scott Brandt, Violeta Calmus, Amy Ribick and Shannon Wiese to supervisor; and Dan Schoenleber, Ashley Lane and Bianca Sarrach to senior. ... Kevin Boeving has joined the St. Louis office of cbiz MHM LLC as a tax manager. NEW JERSEY Angela Sadang has joined Kreinces Rollins & Shanker LLC, Rochelle Park, as a director in the Litigation Support and Business Valuation Department. ... Jeffrey G. Blumengold has joined WithumSmith+Brown as a partner in the firm's Red Bank office. ... Eisner LLP, Florham Park, announced several new hires: Joseph Mathews and Kevin Patel have joined the firm as seniors; Dawn Gowie as a manager; Maria Gonzalez as a staff II; and Nathalia Patino as a staff I. ... Anne C. Mould, Dawn M. Marinelli, Henrique Miguel and Francesca M. Rodriguez have joined Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa LLC, Springfield. NEW YORK Greg Kubikowski has joined Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York, as an audit partner. ... Jan Rothman has been named a partner at the Resnick Druckman Group LLC, New York. ... Amish Mehta has joined Friedman LLP, New York, as director of not-for-profit services. ... Stacy R. Sanders, director of taxation at Satty, Levine & Ciacco CPAs PC, Jericho, has been named one of Long Island's 40 Under 40. ... Anthony Kendall has begun his term as chief executive officer of Mitchell & Titus, New York, succeeding firm founder Bert N. Mitchell, who will remain chairman of the board until 2010. NORTH CAROLINA R. Brooks Malone III, a partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has been named to the advisory board of the International Accounting Group. OHIO Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced a number of new hires: Gregory Halko has joined the firm as a senior manager; Jennifer Staton as a senior staff accountant; Nick Marazza, Dan McGoun and Rebecca Ferris as staff accountants; Kelly Lovich as an account executive with Skoda Minotti Financial Staffing; Lorissa Foote as a paraprofessional with Skoda Minotti Small Business Services; and Kathleen Deka as an office assistant. ... Thomas W. Davis Jr., a principal at Hill, Barth & King LLC, Boardman, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the AICPA. ... Kristen Francis, Kathleen Drescher and Louis Slapnicker have joined Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, as staff accountants, while Glinda Croyle has joined the firm as receptionist. PENNSYLVANIA Ashley Stanley has joined the Audit Department of Rotz & Stonesifer PC, Chambersburg. ... John C. Friskey has joined Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, as a manager. TEXAS Kelly H. Murphy has joined Weinstein Spira & Co. PC, Houston, as a tax manager, while Tobias J. McFaul has been promoted to tax manager. ... Billy Tilotta has been promoted to audit partner, and Brian Leppa to tax partner, in the Houston office of Hein & Associates LLP. ... Don Barbo has been named a director at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Dallas. ... Allison Atherton has joined UHY Advisors TX LLC, Houston, as a senior manager, while Maggie Ortega has been promoted to senior manager at UHY LLP. ... Thomas Jones, a partner at McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, Houston, has been selected to lead the Greater Houston Partnership's Minority Task Force. VIRGINIA Megan Gutstadt Francis has joined Goodman Solutions LLC, a division of Goodman & Co. LLP, Tysons Corner, as a consultant of business and resource development, while Michael D. Stough has joined Goodman's Richmond office as a partner. In addition, Gary R. Thomson, partner-in-charge of Goodman's Richmond office and regional partner-in-charge of the Central Virginia, Danville and Roanoke offices, has been appointed to the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. ... Patty Brickett, Dean Peterson and Ed Plunkett have been promoted to partner at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean. WASHINGTON Andrew Prather has been elected an audit shareholder at Clark Nuber, Bellevue. WISCONSIN Cheryl L. Aschenbrener, a shareholder of Kolb+Co. SC, Brookfield, has been named one of the 2009 Forty Under 40 by The Business Journal. ... Spencer G. Gilman, Sara M. Johnson, Kevin T. Meffle and Marcus D. Smrecek have joined Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield.
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