Don Murphy, managing shareholder of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, has been named to the Most Influential List by the Birmingham Business Journal.
Gail Baer has been named director of business advisory services in the Phoenix office of Grant Thornton LLP. She will also serve as business advisory services practice leader for the firm's Desert Cluster, which includes the Phoenix and Albuquerque markets.
Barbara Rosenbaum, an executive vice president and leader of the Tax Department at Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica, has been appointed a trustee of the California Society of CPAs Education Foundation.
Gary D. Jenkins has joined RSM McGladrey Inc., Fort Lauderdale, as a managing director of taxation. He has previously served as a managing director in two other top 10 accounting firms.
Zachary E. Bromwell and Trevor R. McEvoy have joined Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, as staff in the Audit, Accounting and Consulting Department. In addition, Charles H. Brown, a tax director with the firm, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Charlestown Retirement Community.
Caleb F. Dean and Melanie D. Duval have joined G.T. Reilly & Co., Milton, as a staff accountant in the Accounting and Auditing Department and a tax senior in the Tax Department, respectively. ... Pamela L. Sintros and James H. Guarino have been named partners at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico LLP, Tewksbury. ... Jeffrey Alvanas has joined KAF Financial Group, Braintree, as an audit senior. He was previously with Braver PC.
John Lesser, of Moran Financial Advisors, Southfield, has been named to Barron's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors list for the third year in a row. He ranked 38th, up from 56th in the prior year.
Nigel Morton has joined the Business Services Department of Conner Ash PC, St. Louis, as a staff associate. A recent graduate of Lindenwood University, Morton has been interning with the firm over the past year.
Carol S. Scott has joined the American Institute of CPAs as vice president of business, industry and government. She was previously a divisional vice president of finance and human resources at Masco Corp. ... Avery E. Neumark, partner-in-charge of employee benefits and executive compensation at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York, has been appointed a member of the Employee Benefits Technical Resource Panel of the AICPA for 2009-2010, while Martin Leventhal, co-chairman of the firm's Business Investigation and Insolvency Group, has been appointed a member of the AICPA's Relations with the Bar Committee, and principal Jay Safier has been appointed a member of the Tax Legislation and Policy Committee. ... Howard Sibelman has joined Crowe Horwath International as accounting and education director. He was previously director of continuing education for a national accounting firm.
Dana R. Beeson, an audit and accounting partner at Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, Greensboro, has been selected to join the 2009-2010 class of Leadership North Carolina. ... Tom Fagley, audit manager at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has been selected to serve as treasurer and Finance Committee chair for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina.
Teresa Kelly, Philip Denny and Nicholas Demetrios have been promoted to manager at Hill, Barth & King LLC, Boardman. Kelly works in the Erie, Pa., office, and Denny and Demetrios in the Boardman office.
John Mlynczyk, Brooke Newman and Julian Warren have been promoted to senior associate at Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP, Eugene.
Victor D. Dozzi, a partner and chief operating officer of CrawfordEllenbogen, Pittsburgh, has been named one of the 40 Under 40 young community leaders by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project. Dozzi has also been named one of the 40 Under 40 Members to Watch by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. ... Carbis Walker LLP announced a number of promotions: Promoted to supervisor were Tim Adams, of the firm's Construction & Real Estate Services Team; Darrell Carley and Rachel Gordon, of the Manufacturing & Distribution Services Team; and Jessica Kline, of the Health Care Services Team. Promoted to senior associate was Christina Marinoff, of the Tax Services Team. Promoted to senior manager were Kelly Domenick, of the Tax Services Team, and Kelly Nord, of the Health Care Services Team.
Katie Griffin has joined the Nashville office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC as a staff accountant. She had previously interned with the firm in 2007 and 2008.
Jessica Rivera has joined GBH CPAs PC, Houston, as an SEC audit senior. She was previously assistant controller for Carina Technology.
The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation, Washington, D.C., has elected several new officers and directors: Daniel E. Setters, of Accounting plus Tax Solutions Inc., Champaign, Ill., will serve as president, and Ronny K. Woods, of Woods and Woods PA Ltd., Nashville, Ark., will serve as vice president, while Roger Berryman, of Berryman's Business Services, Holdenville, Okla., will continue as secretary-treasurer. Donny J. Woods, of Woods and Woods PA Ltd., and Donald G. Yoder, of Bontrager Tax, Accounting & Consulting, Kalona, Iowa, were elected to the Board of Directors. Continuing their terms on the board are Wanda Goodson,of Goodson Accounting & Tax Services, Dawsonville, Ga.; Carla Rich, of Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Fla.; and James W. Finch, of Arvest Bank Group, Oklahoma City, Okla.
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