ARIZONA

Allison L. Ihle has been promoted to senior at Lohman Co. PLLC, Mesa.

CALIFORNIA

Joe Torano has been appointed vice president of channels at ACOM Solutions Inc., Long Beach. ... Dana Williams has been appointed California transaction support services leader at RSM McGladrey, Los Angeles.

COLORADO

Matthew P. Mueller has joined the Tax Department of Stark Winter Schenkein & Co. LLP, Denver. He was previously a tax specialist at Kolb + Co. ... Kimberly McKay, a partner and leader of the Colorado Health Care Group of BKD LLP, Colorado Springs, has been appointed to the national AICPA Health Care Expert Panel for 2009-2010.

FLORIDA

Neal Renuart has joined BKHM PA, Winter Park, as a senior audit manager in the Assurance Services Group. ... Marta Alfonso has joined Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, as a partner in the Litigation Support Department.

GEORGIA

Jerry Bontrager has joined Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta, as its first director of valuation services.

MAINE

Antoine J. Blais, a member of the Telecommunications and Utilities Industry Group of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

MARYLAND

Seth Marshall, Rebecca Moore and Mark Tessar have joined the Audit Department of Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, Bethesda, as staff accountants. All are recent college graduates. ... Rebecca Xiang, a staff accountant at DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, has earned the Cer­tified Internal Aud­itor designation from the Institute of Internal Auditors. ... Bill Riley, a principal in the Baltimore office of Reznick Group, has been named a Smart CPA by Baltimore SmartCEO.

MASSACHUSETTS

Debbie Mitchell, a principal in the Providence office of Braver PC, and Kristen Costa, a manager and member of the firm's Developing Leaders program, have been named Women to Watch by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs in partnership with the American Institute of CPAs' Women's Initiatives Executive Committee, as an Experienced Leader and an Emerging Leader, respectively.

MICHIGAN

Mandy Chardoul, Benjamin Lane, Nicole Skuse and Renee Thelen have been promoted to associate at the Grand Rapids office of Plante & Moran PLLC.

MISSOURI

Conner Ash PC, St. Louis, announced a number of promotions: In the Assurance Services Department, Shawna Harris Colbert has been promoted to senior, and Andrea Schaefer and Jonathan Brumleve to in-charge accountant, while in the Business Services Department, Michelle Dowell has been promoted to senior and Diana Lopez to in-charge.

NEW JERSEY

Scott A. Richards has joined Hunter Group, Fairlawn, as a senior manager. He was previously with FMV Opinions Inc.

NEW YORK

David Svoboda has been admitted as an audit partner and partner-in-charge of the SEC Audit Practice at ACSB LLP, New York. In addition, Amy Xue and Sharon Ma have joined the firm as a supervisor and a senior accountant, respectively. ... Lou Feuerstein has joined Parente Randolph LLC as a principal in the firm's health care practice in the New York and New Jersey offices. ... Daniel Mayo has joined the financial services tax practice of KPMG LLP, New York, as a principal. He was previously with Barclays Capital. In addition, John Bush has rejoined the firm as a managing director in the financial services tax practice. He had left the firm as a partner in 1992. ... Eric Bass has joined Rothstein Kass, New York, as a principal in the business advisory services practice. He was previously with Smart Business Advisory and Consulting. ... Stephen T. McClelland has joined Grassi & Co. CPAs, Lake Success, as an audit partner. He was previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers. ... Kathryn A. Byrne, partner-in-charge of the International Services Group at Weiser LLP, New York, has been elected chairperson of Praxity North America.

NORTH CAROLINA

Laurie D. Williams, a manager in the Burlington office of Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... Erin Sutton has joined Breslow Starling, Greensboro, as a staff accountant.

OHIO

Brandon R. Miller, a principal and director of the Not-for-Profit Industry Group of Howard, Wershbale & Co., Cleveland, has been elected to the Services Review Committee of the Board of Directors of nonprofit Beech Brook. ... Craig M. Steinhoff has been admitted as a principal at Hill, Barth & King LLC, Boardman. He joined the firm in 2007. ... Matt Cheuvront has joined SS&G Financial Services Inc., Columbus, as an IT support specialist. ... Janice Stephenson and Lisa Reidy have been promoted to supervisor and senior associate, respectively, in the Assurance Services Department of BCG & Co., Akron, while Mandy Hercules and Brian Schreffler have been promoted to supervisor and senior associate, respectively, in the Business Services Department.

PENNSYLVANIA

John J. Matlock has rejoined Parente Randolph as a senior consultant in the Senior Living Services Group in its Wilkes-Barre office. In addition, firm principal and director of assurance services Phillip J. Santarelli has been appointed to the American Institute of CPAs' Private Company Practice Section Executive Committee. ... Lee A. Zoeller, a partner at the law firm of Reed Smith LLP, has been elected president of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation for 2009-2010. ... Malcolm D. Griggs, a managing director at Morgan Stanley, has been elected chair of the Risk Management Association, Philadelphia, while David R. Coxon, president and chief executive of RockBridge Commercial Bank, has been elected vice chair.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Jennifer Gahl, a staff accountant in the Charleston office of WebsterRogers LLP, has earned her CPA license.

TEXAS

W. David Rook, assurance service line leader and audit partner at Weaver and Tidwell LLP, and Edward M. Polansky, the firm's San Antonio executive partner, have been appointed to two-year terms as advisory members of committees of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Rook will serve on the Technical Standards Review 1 Committee and Polansky on the Continuing Professional Education Committee and the Licensing Committee. ... Robert Alvarez has joined LibreDigital, Austin, as chief financial officer. ... Kevin W. Smith has joined Crowe Horwath LLP, Dallas, as a partner primarily focused on government services. He was previously with KPMG. ... Larry Kanter has joined Parente Randolph as a principal in the Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Group. He will continue his role as an adjunct faculty member of Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business, where he teaches a Master's-level course in forensic accounting. ... Dan J. George has joined Mark M. Jones & Associates PC, Fort Worth.

VIRGINIA

The National Society of Accountants, Alexandria, announced its new officers, district governors and state directors. Officers for 2009-2010 include: Robert L. Cross as president; Donny J. Woods as first vice president; Sharon E. Cook as second vice president; and Steven J. Hanson, who is continuing his term as secretary-treasurer. Newly elected as district governors for two-year terms were: Jerome V. Sweeney, District I; Durette D. Hauser, District V; Eric R. Hansen, District VII; and Joyce Funkhouser-Lingelbach, District IX. Re-elected to second terms were Alfred Charles Giovetti, District III; and Marilyn M. Niwao, District XI. Newly elected as state directors were: David J. Carleton, Massachusetts; James A. Johnson, New York; William R. Silzer, Virginia; Lawrence A. Fischer, Florida; Michael P. Salazar, Georgia; Pamela C. Stamps, Mississippi; Raymond V. Scholl, Nebraska; Brian L. Thompson, Arkansas; Dexter J. Duhon, Louisiana; Peggy I. Johnson, Oklahoma; and Richard Staley, Texas. Re-elected for second terms as state directors were Richard Brasch, Pennsylvania; Maria T. Maiz, Puerto Rico; Joseph Mesquita, New Jersey; Curtis Banks Lee Jr. , North Carolina; Joseph Cone, South Carolina; Cynthia L. Hunt, Alabama; Debra J. Cope, Tennessee; Mae S. Yee, New Mexico; Christine Z. Freeland, Arizona; Jacqueline H. Hunt, California; and Ralph D. Chipman, Utah.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

David H. Shapiro has rejoined PricewaterhouseCoopers' Washington national tax services practice as a principal in the International Tax Services Group. He had previously been with ITS from 2005 to 2007; most recently, he served in the Office of Tax Policy at the United States Treasury.

WISCONSIN

Karelyn Beck and Steven D'Amato have joined Kolb+Co. SC, Brookfield, as tax managers. In addition, firm shareholder Sue Denzine and Valerie Johnson, director of wealth management at Kolb+Co. Financial Advisers LLC, have been named to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Milwaukee as treasurer and historian, and communications director, respectively, while firm shareholder Bart Adams has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Waukesha County Act­ion Network. ... Brian D. Roth has joined Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, as a staff accountant in the Audit Department, while tax manager Janice L. Dusold has been named to the Board of Directors of the Waukesha Civic Theatre. ... Baker Tilly, Madison, announced five new partners: Jason Coyle, a specialist in financial and compliance audits and consulting services for school districts; Mike Mader, head of the forensic and dealership practices for the Wisconsin Region; Brenen Sieber, of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group; Aaron Worthman, a specialist in serving municipal utilities, joint action agencies, and not-for-profit organizations; and Christine Smith, a specialist in management solutions for public sector clients.

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