CALIFORNIA

Rebecca Teutschel and Jackie Matsumura have been named partners at Burr Pilger Mayer, San Francisco. ... John Barber has joined Grant Thornton LLP, San Francisco, as a partner in its international tax practice. ... Former New York Stock Exchange president Catherine Kinney has joined the Board of Directors of NetSuite Inc., San Mateo. ... Caroline Walsh, a director at Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP, Los Angeles, has been named a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board's Comprehensive Implementation Guide Advisory Committee for 2009-2011.

ILLINOIS

Ben Neuhausen, national director of accounting at BDO Seidman LLP, Chicago, has received a Special Recognition Award from the American Institute of CPAs in recognition of his contributions to standard-setting in the profession. ... William M. May has joined the Chicago office of UHY Advisors FLVS Inc. as a principal.

KANSAS

Ben Salazar and Laura Voran have joined Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City, as staff accountants, while Matthew Fields has joined the firm as an information technology consultant.

MASSACHUSETTS

Sarah Maxfield has joined DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP, Woburn, as business development manager. ... Carl Jenkins has joined cbiz Tofias, Cambridge, as a managing director to help lead the expansion of its Valuation, Litigation & Forensic Accounting Group.

MISSOURI

Penny J. Buchmueller has joined Kiefer Bonfanti & Co. LLP, St. Louis, as a senior accountant, while Philip J. Haynes and Scott W. Hedrick have joined the firm as associates. ... Kyle Lopez has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a principal in the Risk Services Group.

NEW YORK

Elliot L. Hendler, a partner emeritus with Friedman LLP, will receive the New York State Society of CPAs' Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves as a society vice president. In addition, the society has named William Donaldson (posthumously) and Sidney Kess to its Hall of Fame. Donaldson served as society president in 1945-1946; Kess is a well-known tax educator. ... Andrew Barfuss has joined Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York City, as a partner. ... Bruce W. Parker has been promoted to partner at O'Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins LLP, White Plains. ... Joel Schwartz has joined Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, New York, as a business development executive. ... Alan A. Schachter has joined Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, New York City, as a partner in the Valuation & Forensic Services Group, while James J.

O'Sullivan and Craig A. Jacobson have joined the firm as directors.

NORTH CAROLINA

Yvette M. Frusciante of Breslow Starling, Greensboro, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs.

OHIO

Joseph Cohen has joined Leppert Co. CPAs LLC, Gahanna, as a staff accountant and QuickBooks advisor. ... Jim C. Dillinger, Cory A. Taylor and Sandy M. Utz, of Brady Ware, Dayton, have successfully completed the CPA Exam.

OREGON

Peter Kwong, a shareholder at Perkins & Co. PC, Portland, has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation credential from the American Institute of CPAs, while the firm's Keith Meyers, Lisa Goecke and Paris Powell have earned the institute's Certified in Financial Forensics credential.

PENNSYLVANIA

Annette G. Kosmowski has been named chief operating officer of Carbis Walker LLP.

SOUTH CAROLINA

WebsterRogers LLP, Florence, announced a number of new hires: Dustin Pease has joined the firm as a staff accountant; Christine Jarman as a business advisory services manager; Rebecca Barnett as a senior accountant; and Denise Amerson in the Management Consulting Services Group.

TENNESSEE

Janet G. Johnson has joined the Chattanooga office of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC in a senior position in the Accounting and Assurance Division. ... Kenneth Zongor has joined the Nashville office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC as an audit manager.

TEXAS

Jeri Head has joined the Dallas office of UHY Advisors FLVS Inc. as national corporate business development manager, while John Pao and Dawn Williford have been promoted to senior manager at UHY Advisors TX LLC, Houston. ... Sanford, Baumeister Frazier PLLC, Fort Worth, announced a number of new hires and promotions: David Yee has joined the firm as a senior audit associate; Esmatullah Miras as a senior tax associate; Michael Fenter as a tax associate; Erin Wilkerson as an accounting associate; and Karen Avelar and Brian Lauderdale as tax interns; while Marie Rios and Austin Roberts have been promoted to tax associate, and Brandi Hatcher to audit associate. ... McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, Houston, announced a number of promotions: Ronnie Crutcher and Leonard Harris have been promoted to principal in the Engineering and Technical Service Division; while at McConnell & Jones LLP, Michelle Brumfield and Imran Khimani have been promoted to audit manager; Porntip Hirunyawipada, Sangeeta Motwani and Judy Yi to audit supervisor; Victoria Adelekan and Johnson Olatunji to senior auditors; and Thu Ha to senior tax accountant. ... Elizabeth Henke Yant, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Houston, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin.

VIRGINIA

Kathleen M. Poorbaugh has been admitted as a principal at Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson Ltd., Fairfax.

WISCONSIN

LeAnne Foster and Mark Vander Heiden have joined Kolb+ Co. SC, Brookfield, as an associate business analyst and a tax senior, respectively, while George Ulbrich has been promoted to supervisor at Kolb+ Co. Technology Advisers LLC.

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