ALABAMA

Lance Terry, a manager at Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

CALIFORNIA

Michael Savoy, a managing director at Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica, has been elected chairman of the Americas Region Board of Directors of BKR International. ... Scott J. Crabtree has joined the Tax Services Department of Ramirez International, Irvine, as a senior tax manager. ... Ray Brown and Paul Burns have joined the international tax practice of DLA Piper, Los Angeles, as a principal economist and of counsel, respectively, while Clarke Norton has joined the New York office as a principal economist.

GEORGIA

Rick Warren has joined the Atlanta office of Dixon Hughes as a principal in the Risk Services Group. ... Dawn Patrick, a partner at Porter Keadle Moore LLP, Atlanta, has been named one of the Pathbuilders Achieva program's Inspira Women.

ILLINOIS

David Howell has been named a senior manager at UHY Advisors FLVS Inc., Chicago, while Shane M. Arett has been named a business development executive with the firm.

IOWA

Thomas E. Dryg has joined Gabelmann & Associates PC, Bettendorf. ... Ying Sa, of Community CPA & Associates Inc., Des Moines, has received the Jim Goodman Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the East Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and Greater East Side Development. ... Jay W. Henrich has joined McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith PC, West Des Moines, as a staff accountant. ... K. Dwayne Vande Krol has joined Nyemaster Goode West Hansell & O'Brien PC, Des Moines, as an associate. ... Lance G. Dunn, of 2nd Story Software, Cedar Rapids, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Entrepreneurial Development Center.

MARYLAND

Allen F. Haar has joined the Accounting & Auditing Department of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, Baltimore, as a principal. ... Louise M. Peabody, a member at Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co. LLC, Bethesda, has been named a finalist in Women in Technology's 10th Annual Leadership Awards.

MASSACHUSETTS

Scott Levy has been appointed managing partner of the Boston office of Grant Thornton LLP.

MICHIGAN

Dana J. Garwood has joined Maner Costerisan, Lansing, as a manager.

MISSOURI

Tara Chrisco has been promoted to principal in the Learning and Development Division of The Growth Partnership Inc., St. Louis.

NEBRASKA

Monty D. Meyer, an individual practitioner in Moline, Ill., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Modern Woodmen Bank, Omaha.

NEW JERSEY

Barry S. Sziklay and Robert E. Fiorentino have joined Friedman LLP as partners in the East Hanover office.

NEW YORK

Daniel Kesner has joined Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York, as a partner in the Family Office and Business Management Group. ... Robert E. Grote, a partner at Grassi & Co., Lake Success, has been named president-elect of the Long Island Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. ... Jeff Kollin has joined Rothstein Kass, New York, as a director in the Advisory Services Group. ... Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP not-for-profit partner Ellen Labita and marketing communications director Flo Federman have been named among the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Long Island Business News. ... Ralph Anderson has joined Friedman LLP, New York, as a tax partner, while Ryan Dudley has joined as director of international tax. In addition, partner emeritus Elliot Hendler will receive the New York State Society of CPA's 2009 Distinguished Service Award, while managing partner Bruce Madnick has received the Top Hat Award from the 475-Esquire-Toppers Credit Club. ... Sharon L. Allen, chairman of the board of Deloitte LLP, New York, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Catalyst Inc. ... Adrian Crawford has been named to lead the Ireland Tax Center of Excellence of KPMG LLP, New York.

NORTH CAROLINA

Beth Traynham, a partner with Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has joined the Board of Directors of the Wake County Community Foundation, while Clayton Christian, a CPA with the firm, has been appointed chief operating officer of the Triangle Benefits Forum.

OHIO

Margaret Leppert has joined Leppert Co. CPAs LLC, Gahanna, as administrative and marketing director. ... Tracie Templeton and Shelli Todd have joined SS&G Healthcare Services, Akron, as medical billing specialists.

PENNSYLVANIA

Christopher A. Welde has joined the Forensic & Litigation Services Group of Parente Randolph, Philadelphia, as a senior manager. ... Chief operating officer Michael J. Rowley, partner Robert M. Caster and senior manager Paula M. Pellegrini of Herbein + Co. Inc., Reading, have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs. ... John Kachaylo has been promoted to senior vice president of business development, and Nicholas Manolis to vice president of finance and chief operating officer, at True Commerce Inc., Wexford.

SOUTH CAROLINA

W. Scott Clark has been admitted as a shareholder at Elliott Davis LLC, Greenville.

TENNESSEE

Kanar A. Kokoy has joined the Brentwood office of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC as a manager in the Health Care Division, while firm senior Kristopher Miller has been named the 2008 Adult Learner of the Year by the American Council on Education.

TEXAS

Karen Love, director of practice growth at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Houston, has been selected to be a member of the City of Houston Mayor's International Affairs and Development Council - Canada Council. ... Audimation Services Inc., Houston, announced three new hires: Kurt Johnson has joined the company as a consultant, Scott Smith as an account manager, and J. Britt Alexander as a sales consultant ... George Phillips has joined the eDiscovery Group of UHY Advisors, Houston, as a senior manager, while Heather Humalainen has been promoted to senior manager in the Human Resources Department. ... Glenn Smith has joined GBH CPAs PC, Houston, as an audit senior.

VIRGINIA

Jeremy Staadeker, a manager at Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield LLP, Reston, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. ... Warren Martin has joined Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, as an audit partner.

WISCONSIN

Schenck Business Solutions announced a number of new hires:

In the Appleton office, Jim Baker has joined the firm as a staff assistant; Brenda Jacklin as a mailroom assistant; Dustin Mueller as an infrastructure support specialist; and Richard Polakowski as a senior accountant. In the Green Bay office, David Donze and Veronica Nelson have joined the firm as staff assistants, and Kathleen Schultz as an assembler. In the Milwaukee office, Anthony Deutsch has joined the firm as a manager in the Tax Division; Raed Elawar as a senior accountant; Ashley Lopina as a staff assistant; and Dusko Marinovic as an associate director with Schenck M&A Solutions. In the Sheboygan office, Joshua McDaniel has joined the firm as a staff assistant, and in the Stevens Point/Plover office, Richard Berna and Matt Rusch have joined the firm as staff assistants.

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