ALABAMA

Brenda Hellums, dir­ector of Wilson Price Family Office, an affiliate of Wilson Price CPAs, Montgomery, has earned the Certified Senior Advisor designation from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. ... Allison Moore has been promoted to supervisor at Machen, McChesney & Chastain LLP, Auburn, while Amelia Blessing, Simon Snyder, Murry Guy and Jeff Chastain have been promoted to senior accountant. ... Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, announced a number of promotions: Carrie Sayers and Kim Tarnakow were promoted to manager; Holly DuBois to supervisor; and Ashley Fulgham, Jessica Hale and Paige Smith to senior accountant.

ARIZONA

David Gifford, of the Phoenix office of Grant Thornton LLP, has been appointed the firm's audit practice leader. In addition, David Griffiths has been named executive director of the state and local tax practices for the Phoenix and Albuquerque offices.

CALIFORNIA

Rénee M. Cross has joined Rubens Nunnemaker LLP, Lafayette, as an accounting manager. ... Edward Zander has joined the Board of Directors of NetSuite Inc., San Mateo. ... Tim Good, a partner at Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., Long Beach, has been elected vice chairman of the California Society of CPAs. ... David Cook has joined the Business Intelligence Services Group of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, San Francisco, as a director. ... Gary Condie, managing partner of Condie & Wood CPAs APC, Santa Clarita, has received the California Society of CPAs' Public Service Award for 2009, in recognition of his role in the development of civic organizations in the Santa Clarita area. ... Joshua Waldron has joined Greestein Rogoff Olsen & Co., Fremont, as manager of audit services. ... Bruce Webb has joined RSM McGladrey as director of business development in the Los Angeles office. ... Kristen N. Contreras, a manager at Good Swartz Brown & Berns, a Division of J.H. Cohn, Los Angeles, has been appointed secretary of the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Society of CPAs for 2009-2010.

COLORADO

Melissa A. Tuttle has been promoted to manager in the Colorado office of BKD LLP.

FLORIDA

Shelly Donovan has joined the Fort Myers branch of Gilman Ciocia Inc., providing financial planning services to individual and corporate clients. ... Curt L. Castetter has been named principal of LBA CPAs PA, Jacksonville. ... Wadih Pazos has been promoted to partner at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, while Erbin Ramirez, Erick Wendelken and Mark Fenaughty have been promoted to director. ... Connor C. Courte­manche has joined Harvey, Covington & Thomas LLC as an audit manager, overseeing the Audit and Accounting Division in the Hollywood office. In addition, Seth Salver has joined the firm as a summer intern in the Audit Division. ... Patricia McKay, a partner at Templeton & Co. LLP, West Palm Beach, was named one of the South Florida Business Journal's Influential Business Women 2009.

GEORGIA

Lauren Aschmann, a senior accountant at Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Atlanta, has earned her CPA designation.

ILLINOIS

Duane D. Suits, a retired founding partner of Sikich LLP, Aurora, has received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois CPA Society. ... Brian Sanderson and Jack Wolf have joined Crowe Horwath LLP as a principal in the Oak Brook office, and as an executive in the health care area of its performance business unit in the Nashville, Tenn., office, respectively.

INDIANA

Crowe Horwath LLP, Indianapolis, announced the election of six partners: Shawn Kane and Brian Sanderson, in Oak Brook, Ill.; Kathy Miller, in Columbus, Ohio; Chris Mower, in Springfield, Ill.; Jeff Mull, in Indianapolis; and Hans-Peter Rudolf, in Cleveland; and two directors: Tim Daum, in Oak Brook, and Jennifer Wilson, in Indianapolis.

KANSAS

Lori Heermann has joined cbiz MHM LLC, Leawood, as a senior associate. ... Becky Sweet, Julie Allen and Emily Clark have been promoted to manager at Kennedy and Coe LLC, Salina.

MAINE

Barbara J. McGuan has been named a principal at Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker CPAs, Portland.

MARYLAND

David A. Goldner has been named managing partner of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates PA, Baltimore, succeeding Lawrence E. McCanna, who had served as MP since 1980. In addition, David M. Lanchak has been named a partner in the firm. ... Geoffrey D. Brown, a principal at Bond Beebe, Bethesda, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Sibley Memorial Hospital.

MASSACHUSETTS

Carl Jenkins, a managing director in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group of cbiz Tofias, Cambridge, has earned the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist credential from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. ... Richard A. Hirschen has been elected a partner at Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, Westwood. ... Melyssa Brown, a senior associate at Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC, Holyoke, has earned her CPA license. ... Donna M. Marr has joined DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP, Woburn, as a partner in the Audit Department.

MISSISSIPPI

Randy Gammill, an audit manager at Watkins Uiberall PLLC, Tupelo, has been appointed vice president of the Northeast Chap­ter of the Mississippi Society of CPAs.

MISSOURI

Mary Green and Jesse Jett have joined the Risk Services Group of Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as staff auditors, while Sai K. Kesanapalli has joined the group as a supervisor, and Emily Johnston, Christine Sutcliffe and Nate Varel have joined the firm as interns. ... Howard M. Rosen, president of Conner Ash PC, St. Louis, has been elected vice chairman of the Americas Region of BKR International. ... Jeffrey F. Ward has been promoted to managing member at Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton.

NEW JERSEY

John M. Brausch has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale, for 2009-2010. ... Jennifer L. Siegel and Leo Polifonte have joined the Audit Department of Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa LLC, Springfield, the former as an audit manager. ... Sarah Krom has been promoted to supervisor at Cowan, Gunteski & Co. PA, Toms River.

NEW YORK

Greg Parker, a senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP, New York, will now lead the firm's construction advisory practice in the Northeast, while Bob Lehman has been appointed global leader of the real estate investment trust practice, in addition to continuing his current role as Northeast real estate industry leader. ... Rebecca M. Ortiz has joined Grimaldi & Nelkin CPAs PLLC, Syracuse, as a senior accountant. ... Gordon Tepper has joined Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, New York and Woodbury, as marketing director. ... Bryan O'Callahan has joined the New York office of Valuation Research Corp. as a managing director.

NORTH CAROLINA

Benjamin Hamrick, president of Johnson, Price and Sprinkle PA, Asheville, has been named Small Business Leader of the Year for 2009 by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. ... Chris Housman has joined the international corporate services practice of KPMG LLP, Charlotte, as a partner. ... Brooks Malone, a partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Triangle Chapter of the North Carolina World Trade Association, while partner Tim Naylor has completed the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Raleigh program, and partner Tim Gupton has been named a 2009 CFO of the Year by Triangle Business Journal. ... Lance Windley and Mike Trammell have been named co-leaders of the construction and real estate practice of Dixon Hughes PLLC. ... David Chun and David Hester have joined Apex Analytix, Greensboro, as vice president of retail audit operations and vice president of commercial audit operations, respectively. ... Laura W. Hartley has joined Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, Greensboro, as a staff accountant, while Susan Slaughter has joined DMJ Wealth Advisors LLC as a client services coordinator, and Mandi Limmage has been promoted to operations supervisor there.

OHIO

The Ohio Society of CPAs installed a number of new officers for 2009-2010: J. Matthew Yuskewich, a partner at Winterset CPA Group, Columbus, will serve as chair of the Executive Board; Peter A. Margaritis, of Margaritis Financial Services LLC, Columbus, will serve as chair-elect; Jay J. Moeller, of Battelle & Battelle LLP, Troy, as immediate past chair; and Brian D. Marita, a partner at Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Beachwood, as vice chair of finance. It also named a number of people to new, two-year terms on the Executive Board: Kristine G. Devine, a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Columbus; Walter J. Eckert, a shareholder at Russell, Eckert, Mealer & Kalb CPAs Inc., Columbus; Christopher D. Flaig, an assurance manager at Joseph Decosimo & Co. LLC, Cincinnati; Annette J. Rader, of the audit and tax staff at Radel Smith & Associates, Bowling Green; Daniel M. Spilman, managing principal and founder of Spilman Hills & Heidebrink Ltd., Toledo; and Elizabeth A. Frey, global sourcing strategist at American Greetings Corp., Cleveland. The society also recognized a number of members: Thomas D. Hazelbaker, chairman of Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co., Middletown, received the society's 2009 Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession; Jerry L. Esselstein, owner of Jerry Esselstein Co. LLC,Columbus, received the 2009 Outstanding Member Volunteer Award; David A. Brockman, managing director of Brockman, Coats Gedelian & Co., Akron, received the 2009 Public Service Award; and Gerald P. Weinstein, chair of the Accountancy Department at John Carroll University, Cleveland, received the 2009 Outstanding Ohio Educator Award. ... Melissa Koval has joined SS&G Financial Services Inc. as a receptionist in the Cleveland office, while Joan Bible and Renee Genet have joined SS&G Healthcare Services LLC, Akron, as billing specialists. ... Joyce Grenis, Jennifer Lollino and Julie Strahl have joined the human resources services team of Sikich LLP, Aurora, as a senior vice president, a vice president and a consultant, respectively.

OREGON

Eric Hormel has been promoted to shareholder at Perkins & Co., Portland.

PENNSYLVANIA

Douglas L. Berman, partner and leader of the Not-for-Profit Industry Services Group at Beard Miller Co. LLP, York, has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. ... Kevin M. Mitchell, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Harrisburg, has been elected 2009-2010 president of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. ... W. Kendall Chalk has been appointed interim president and CEO of the Risk Management Association, Philadelphia. ... Stephanie Ryan has been promoted to staff II accountant in the Accounting Services Department of Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont. ... Morison Cogen LLP, Bala Cynwyd, has named a new Executive Committee, consisting of firm chairman Alan J. Denis and chief operating officer Joseph M. Kistner. The two were elected following the death of the firm's former chairman, Harvey W. Grossman.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Margaret Felkel and Katie Harsey have joined Burkett Burkett & Burkett CPAs PA, West Columbia, while firm employees Mary Goode, Rachel Arthurs and Matthew Hodges have earned their CPA certification from the South Carolina State Board of Accountancy. ... Thomas D. Childers Jr. and Timothy A. Grow have been admitted to the shareholder group at Elliott Davis LLC, while Lee A. Wagner has joined the Greenwood office as assurance and advisory senior associate.

TENNESSEE

Bill Acuff, a financial forensics professional with the Chattanooga office of Joseph Decosimo and Co. PLLC, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs, while principal D. Michael Costello, a member of Decosimo Corporate Finance LLC, has earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers.

TEXAS

The Texas Society of CPAs has elected its officers for 2009-2010: Kym Anderson, of Jones & Co., El Paso, will serve as chairman; C. Jeff Gregg as chairman-elect; Marshall Pitman as secretary; Bradley D. Brown as treasurer; and Richard Baumeister as treasurer-elect. Also serving on the TSCPA Executive Board will be: Edward L. Lette, Penny Dear, Donna H. Wesling, Michael W. Young, Sandra K. Brown, William K. Hornberger, Donna Rutter, Patrick Attel and Carol Warley. ... Richard Johnson has joined McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, Houston, as director of financial institution support services, while managing partner Wayne McConnell has joined the 2009-2010 Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Houston. In addition, firm principal Tene Thomas has been named treasurer of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas. ... Gregory L. Bailes has joined the Austin office of Weaver and Tidwell LLP as an audit partner. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions: W. David Rook has been named assurance service line leader; Brad K. Jay has been named Fort Worth audit location leader; and John J. Mackel III has been named Houston audit location leader. Also, Dallas executive partner Alyssa G. Martin has been named to the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dallas County. ... Susan Kluna and Zach Andrews have joined Karlins & Ramey LLC, The Woodlands, as a senior accountant and a senior staff accountant, respectively. ... Matthew Bush has joined Sanford, Baumeister& Frazier PLLC, Fort Worth, as a senior tax associate, while Beth Smaltz has been promoted to senior tax associate.

VIRGINIA

Leslie Firman Roberts has been admitted to the partnership at Goodman & Co., Glen Allen, while Caron Crouse has been promoted to partner-in-charge of the Virginia Beach office. ... CPA Patrick Ferraren has joined Yoga Alliance, Arlington, as director of finance and administration. ... Hank Tremaine has joined the Lease Advisory Services Group of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, McLean, as a director. ... Katherine Clare Polhamus has joined Halt, Buzas & Powell Ltd., Alexandria, as a staff I accountant.

WASHINGTON

Shawn Hansen, a principal with Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has been appointed to the Steering Committee for the 2010 AICPA National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Joseph Pomrenke has joined McQuadeBrennan LLP, Washington, D.C., as a manager, while Brian Eck and Andrea Nadal have joined the firm as associates. ... Marc Sherman has joined Alvarez & Marsal, Washington, D.C., as a managing director in the dispute analysis and forensic services practice.

WISCONSIN

Christian A. Slaats has been promoted to partner at Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP, Milwaukee. ... Connie Haessler has joined Kolb+Co., Brookfield, as an administrative assistant. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions: Dan Roslawski and Pete Schubilske have been promoted to auditing and accounting supervisor; Aaron Hansen and Corey Krysiak to auditing and accounting senior; and Nacole Spears to administrative assistant III. ... Brad J. Hermes has been promoted to principal at VrakasBlum SC, Brookfield.

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