ALABAMA

Kate Fluker, an intern at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, received Auburn University's College of Business Outstanding Student Award.

ARIZONA

Brian Campbell and Donna Laubscher have been named partners at Henry & Horne LLP, Tempe, bringing the total number of partners to 14. ... Brad Preber has been named managing partner for the Phoenix and Albuquerque offices of Grant Thornton LLP.

CALIFORNIA

John Di Carlo has become managing partner of Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., Long Beach, succeeding Jack Hinsche, who has retired. ... Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of BlackLine Systems, has been named a 2009 Finalist for Ernst & Young LLP's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Greater Los Angeles Region. ... Keith Hui has joined Camico Mutual Insurance Co., Redwood City, as executive vice president of risk management. ... Allessandria Polizzi, group manager of accountant training and relations at Intuit Inc., Mountain View, has been named a 2009 Top Young Trainer by Training Magazine. ... Michael Savoy, a managing director at Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. ... Wes Barrow has joined the Beverly Hills office of Rothstein Kass as a tax principal in the Financial Services Group. ... John Lacey, the Ernst & Young Research Fellow and a professor at Cal State Long Beach, has received the 2008-09 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the California Society of CPAs. ... Jonathan Morgan has joined SpeedTax Inc., Laguna Hills, as director of sales.

COLORADO

David C. Jansen, of BKD LLP, has joined the Board of Directors of Housing Colorado. ... Viana S. Baking has joined Stark Winter Schenkein & Co. LLP, Denver, as a senior auditor. ... Tom Ruygrok has been elected president of Causey Demgen & Moore Inc., Denver, succeeding Bob Eichberg.

CONNECTICUT

Philip A. Tetreault has been promoted to manager at Barron, Yanaros & Caruso PC, Wethersfield.

FLORIDA

David F. Wottitz has rejoined Bentman & Geller CPAs PA, Coconut Creek, as a principal. ... Jarrod Langhans, an audit manager at Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA, St. Petersburg, participated in the Leadership St. Petersburg Class of 2009 Class Project, Regeneration Renovation, raising funds to upgrade key areas of the facility at the nonprofit Louise Graham Regeneration Center. ... Tami Clemenza-Wilson and Kashyap Bakhai, partners at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the AICPA. ... James M. Lane has joined Averett Warmus Durkee, Orlando, as a principal.

GEORGIA

Matt Anderson has joined Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Atlanta, as a staff accountant on the audit team. ... Michael Y. Dukes has been named the first non-founding managing shareholder of Bennett Thrasher, Atlanta.

ILLINOIS

Edward Nusbaum, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton LLP, will become CEO of Grant Thornton International effective Jan. 1, 2010, succeeding David McDonnell, who will retire after eight years as CEO. Stephen Chipman will take over as CEO of the U.S. firm. ... Mary A. O'Connor, a partner in the Chicago office of RGL Forensics, has been elected Region 4 governor of the American Society of Appraisers for a four-year term.

INDIANA

Christopher J. Kothe has joined the Tax Team of Somerset CPAs, Indianapolis, as a staff accountant.

IOWA

Alvin J. Herold has joined Green Belt Bank & Trust, Iowa Falls, as chief financial officer. ... Jean E. Mesler has joined USA Staffing Inc., Ames, as chief financial officer.

KANSAS

Kelly D. Erwin has joined Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City, as an intern.

MAINE

Todd J. Desjardins has joined the Financial Services Group of Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, Portland, while Seth Hedstrom has joined the Management Information Services Group of the firm as a consultant. In addition, Andrew Sangalang, a member of the Financial Services Industry Group, has earned an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.

MARYLAND

Joseph "Bo" Fitzpatrick has joined Reznick Group as business development manager of the Tysons Corner office. In addition, the firm's Bill Riley has been elected vice chairman of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. ... Jeanie N. Price has been promoted to partner at DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg; she was also recently named a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Accounting Administration.

MASSACHUSETTS

John Forbes has been appointed audit practice leader of the Boston office of Grant Thornton LLP. ... Christopher MacKenzie has been named chief operating officer of Caturano and Co., Boston. ... Daniel C. Romano, a partner with Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, Framingham, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Metrowest YMCA. ... Larry Kaplan has joined cbiz Tofias and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, Cambridge, as a managing director and shareholder. ... Jayme M. Fitzgerald has been promoted to accounting and auditing supervisor at G.T. Reilly & Co., Milton.

MICHIGAN

Paul Bryant, a partner at Plante & Moran PLLC, Southfield, has received the National Achievement in Public Accounting award from the National Association of Black Accountants.

MINNESOTA

Charles Elliott "C. E." Andrews has been named president of RSM McGladrey Inc., Bloomington.

MISSOURI

Stephanie Re-Meiners and Brett Rugen have joined Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton, as a principal and a senior accountant, respectively, in tax and business services. In addition, Richard F. Kraner, a senior member at Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors LLC, has been named a Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager for the second consecutive year by the Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction program. He was also named one of the 10 Most Dependable Wealth Managers of the Central U.S. by Goldline Research. ... Dale Helle has joined the risk service practice of Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as manager of construction services.

NEW JERSEY

Robert A. Fodera, of Beard Miller Co. LLP, Clark, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Society of CPAs for a two-year term. ... Cowan, Gunteski & Co. PA announced that its staff has earned a number of credentials: Tax accountant Alison Polulak and senior accountant Laura Ewart have earned their CPA designations; director Timothy L. Coyle has earned the Certified Information Technology Professional credential from the AICPA; and Cynthia F. Lowe, principal-in-charge of the firm's ADR Services Group, and Patrick J. Cottell, chair of its Fraud & White Collar Services Group, have earned the AICPA's Accredited in Business Valuation credential. Lowe and Cottell have also earned the AICPA's Certified in Financial Forensics credential, as have Lynne Broza, director-in-charge of the Matrimonial Services Group, and Marshall A. Morris, principal-in-charge of the Commercial Litigation Services Group. ... Scott D. Davis has joined Hunter Group CPA LLC, Fair Lawn, as a principal.

NEW MEXICO

Kathryn Bach has joined Pulakos & Alongi Ltd., Albuquerque, as an audit staff accountant.

NEW YORK

Lynn J. Miley, vice president of eastern operations of Paychex Inc., Rochester, passed away in late May after a long illness. ... Laureen M. Ryan has joined Alvarez & Marsal, New York, as a managing director responsible for expanding the dispute analysis and for­ensic services business. ... James Kinney, partner-in-charge of the Financial Services Group at Weiser LLP, New York, has been elected chairman of the board of the Fair Media Council. ... Jim Routh has joined KPMG LLP, New York, as chief information security officer and leader of the IT Service Information Security Group. ... James M. Robbins and Carolyn R. Ossen have joined the New York City office of Parente Randolph as a principal and as a senior manager in the Federal Tax and Tax Quality Division, respectively. ... Jeffry Seidel has joined RSM McGladrey Inc. as managing director of the New York tax practice. ... Anthony DeJesus, Jeffrey Gittler, Elliot Lavietes, Mark Mindick and Joseph Monaco have been admitted to the partnership at Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, New York, while Patti Iengo, Denise Koch, Anca Munteanu, Soula Tsambiras and Melanie Villaruel have been promoted to director. ... Alfred M. Pruskowski has joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York, as partner-in-charge of forensic and valuation services.

NORTH CAROLINA

Tom Evans, a partner at Breslow Starling, Greensboro, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the AICPA, while the firm's Elizabeth Bailey and Herman Goins have graduated with full accreditation from The Rainmaker Academy's client service and leadership development program. ... Randy Matz has been promoted to lead the national wealth management business of RSM McGladrey Inc., Charlotte, succeeding David Pierce, who is retiring.

OHIO

Mary Eileen Vitale, director of tax services and a principal of Howard, Wershbale & Co., Cleveland, has been named one of Ohio's Most Influential CPAs by the Ohio Society of CPAs. ... Brett Mangon has joined the Tax Department of Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. as a tax manager. ... Cohen & Co., Cleveland, announced a number of promotions: Tina Dzik, Tiffany Eichenberger, Marcy Conklin, Michael Meckstroth and Brian Fiedler have been promoted to audit manager; Carol West to tax manager; and Sarah Stroup and Stacy Dietz to senior in the Audit Department.

PENNSYLVANIA

Wayne E. Groff has joined the Lancaster office of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP as a manager in the Audit Services Group. ... Anthony H. Catanach Jr. has been appointed the Cary M. Maguire Fellow in Applied Ethics at the Center for Ethics in Financial Services of The American College, Bryn Mawr. ... David Capitano has been appointed practice leader of the Higher Education Group of Parente Randolph, Pittsburgh. ... Mary Duff, founder and president of Duff Accounting Solutions, Philadelphia, has been appointed to a two-year term as national director of the American Society of Women Accountants.

TENNESSEE

William H. "Trey" Watkins, a member of Watkins Uiberall PLLC, Memphis, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Chapter. ... Burt Bierman has joined The Rainmaker Academy, Nashville, as a consultant.

TEXAS

Stephen King, CEO of GrowthForce, Kingwood, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Houston CPA Society for a two-year term. ... Kelly Barnes has been named leader of the U.S. health industries practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. ... Timothy Dowling has joined Weaver and Tidwell LLP, Dallas-Fort Worth, as a senior manager. ... Odysseus Lanier, a partner at McConnell Jones Lan­ier & Mur­phy LLP, Houston, has joined the Board of Directors of Mental Health America of Greater Houston. ... Stacy Soefer, director of marketing and communications at Gainer Donnelly & Desroches LLP, Houston was named 2009 Rookie Marketer of the Year by the Association for Accounting Marketing. ... Karen Love, director of practice growth at PKF Texas, Houston, was inducted into the Association for Accounting Marketing Hall of Fame. ... Tom Behnke has joined the Claims Management Services Group of Alvarez & Marsal, Houston, as a senior director.

VIRGINIA

Ed Offterdinger, managing partner of Beers & Cutler, Vienna, was awarded the CEO Leadership Award from the Washington Business Journal for his civic and community involvement. ... Louise Peabody, a member at Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co. LLC, Vienna, has received the Founder's Award from Women in Technology. ... Mark Roberts has joined Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, as a partner in its Business Consulting Group. ... The Virginia Society of CPAs, Richmond, recognized 25 CPAs who have been members for over 40 years with its 2009 Life Member Award: Joan D. Aaron, Tryon F. Bauer Jr., Julian D. Berlin Jr., J. Ernest Bolling, Alexander Bowman Jr., Johnson M. Coleman Jr., Donald B. Dodson, James Howard Fentress, Robert B. Glisson, Jerry P. Kerr, Ronald L. Lovelace, Stephen J. Lux, Theodore A. Magnusdal, Mickey N. Markos, Harry R. Mathis, Thomas J. Murphy, Irving M. Phillips, John R. Simmerman, William Soza, John B. Sperry, J. Kenneth Spruill, Warren W. Taylor Jr., Edward O. Vance, Malcolm L. Wells and Carson W. Young.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Melissa Glynn has joined the Public Sector Group of Alvarez & Marsal, Washington, D.C., as a managing director to spearhead the group's federal advisory practice. In addition, managing director James W. Barratt has been elected 2009-10 president of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society. ... Ann Fisher has joined the IRS Service Team of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, D.C. ... Bruce Dubinsky, managing director in the dispute and legal management consulting practice and leader of the Washington, D.C., office of Duff & Phelps, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts' The Value Examiner.

WISCONSIN

Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee, has re-structured its executive team: Todd Craft has been named chief business officer; Anita Ford has been named chief practice officer; John Shutkin has been named general counsel; Yassir Karam has been promoted to managing partner of the valuation and forensic services practice; and Cathy Schweigel has been named firmwide director of assurance. In addition, the firm announced 16 new partners: Mark Evans and Scot Nelson, in Albuquerque, N.M.; Michael Drexler and Phil McCollum, in Phoenix; Mark Dalbey, in Peoria, Ill.; Mike Setchell, in Dixon, Ill.; Rob Nowak, in Oak Brook, Ill.; Craig Wierson, in Des Moines, Iowa; Art Arbuckle, in Indianapolis; Matthew Birkelien, William Early, Jennifer Leary and Thomas Rey, in Baltimore; Paul Niedermuller and Robert Blodgett, in Greenwood Village, Colo.; and Kimberly Anderson, in Madison, Wis. ... Neil Keller, a shareholder of Kolb+Co. SC, Brookfield, has received the 2009 Spirit Award as part of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs' 2009 Presidents' Awards.

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