CALIFORNIA

Steve Cabrera has been named a tax services manager at RSM McGladrey Inc., Pasadena, while Nicole McLaughlin has joined McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Irvine, as an assurance services director, while David E. Flores has joined RSMin Irvine as a tax services director. ... Won Kim, director of client development at Fineman West & Co. LLP, Los Angeles, has been elected membership chair of the Fashion Group International-Los Angeles. ... Robert Reid has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Intacct, San Jose. ... Fausto Hinojosa, managing partner of Price, Paige & Co., Clovis, has been appointed chair of the Qualifications Committee of the California State Board of Accountancy, starting January 2010. ... Michael F. Ozen has joined Good Swartz Brown & Berns, A Division of J.H. Cohn, Los Angeles, as a partner specializing in international and domestic corporate tax issues. ... Dan Hunter and Steve Grimaud have joined Mohler, Nixon & Williams as audit partners. ... Therese Tucker, founder and chief executive of BlackLine Systems, Calabasas, has been named a finalist in two categories in the 6th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business - Fastest-Growing Company of the Year (run by a woman) and for Best Entrepreneur, Non-Services Business up to 100 Employees. ... Intuit Inc., Mountain View, named a number of new members to its 17-person Accountant and Advisor Customer Council for 2009-2010: Marsha Brooks, of Marsha Brooks CPA PC, in Scottsdale, Ariz; Jan Haugo; of Jan Haugo and Associates LLC, in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jim Jennings, of James H. Jennings CPA, in Jeffersontown, Ky.; Fred Lake, of Tax2u Inc., in Slidell, La.; Linda Mohan, of Carabell, Leslie and Co. PC, in Mt. Clemens, Mich.; Ed Slovacek, of Ed Slovacek CPA, in College Station, Texas; Tracy Sousa, of QuickSoft Solutions, in Mansfield, Mass.; and Ronald Wolfe Jr., of Asher and Simons PA, in Baltimore. The nine other members of the council are on two-year terms.

 

COLORADO

James Brahaney has joined Bondi & Co., Denver, as a senior accountant focusing on governmental, nonprofit, benefit plan and small-business auditing.

 

FLORIDA

Jarrod Langhans, an audit manager with Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA, St. Petersburg, has received the 2009 St. Petersburg Young Professionals Leadership in Business Award.

 

GEORGIA

Donald Harvey has joined Innovar Partners, Atlanta, as a principal. ... Kris Spain has joined Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta, as an audit partner. ... William B. Hood has joined Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC , Atlanta, as business development executive. ... Emily Sanders, president and chief executive officer of Sanders Financial Management, Atlanta, has received the World of Difference 100 Award in the Entrepreneurial category from the International Alliance for Women. ... Michael Blake, director of valuation services at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP, Atlanta, has been named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Up and Comers" for 2009.

 

ILLINOIS

Lou Grabowsky has been named chief operating officer of Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago.

 

IOWA

Cyril A. Mandelbaum, a sole practitioner in West Des Moines, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the AICPA. ... Richard A. Rue, of ITA Group, West Des Moines, has been appointed state chair of the Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. ... Christopher C. Cook has formed Gilbert & Cook Inc., Des Moines. He was previously with WB Capital Management Inc. ... Aaron R. Greteman and Thad A. Lichter have been named partners at Erpelding Voigt & Co. LLP, Algona. ... Emily J. Girsch, of Lincoln Savings Bank, Reinbeck, has been named the 2009 Community Bankers of Iowa Leaders of Tomorrow's Up and Coming Banker.

 

KANSAS

Matt Terrill, Austin Delimont and Cara Mayer have been promoted to senior associate in the Leawood office of cbiz and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Alfredo Ranalli has been named a partner at KAF Financial Group, Braintree. ... William F. Rucci Jr., a partner at Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett, Malden, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Russell Bedford International.

 

MINNESOTA

cbiz and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC announced a number of promotions in their Minneapolis office: Brian Wiese, Jarid Fields and Jaclyn Van Horrick have been promoted to manager, while Johanna Nowicki, Kelli Johnson and Michelle Kellogg have been promoted to senior associate.

 

MISSOURI

Amanda Koehler has been promoted to senior associate at Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, St. Louis. ... Ben Barnes has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a manager in its Assurance Services Group.

 

NEW YORK

Gary M. Arrick has joined Rothstein Kass, New York City, as a principal in the Business Advisory Services Group. ... KPMG LLP chairman Timothy Flynn, audit vice chair Henry Keizer and KPMG Audit Committee Institute executive director and KPMG vice chair Mary Pat McCarthy have been named to Directorship's Directorship 100 list of the most influential people in the boardroom for the second consecutive year. ... Raymond Ghelardi has joined the Forensic and Valuation Services Group of MarcumRosenfarb LLC, part of the Marcum Group, as director of business valuation. ... Patrick Duffany has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, New York, as a partner in the State and Local Tax Group. ... Steven P. Monteferante has been named partner-in-charge of the Westchester County office of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, in Tarrytown. ... Narendra Ganti has been admitted as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, while Matthew Larson has been admitted as a principal in the Atlanta office, and the following have been promoted to director: Michael Binz in St. Louis; Paul Blutter in Washington, D.C.; Vincent Borriello and Steven Gottlieb in New York; James Jordon in Houston; Brian McDonald in Raleigh, N.C.; Philip Rosenberg in McLean, Va.; and Stephanie Vettese in Atlanta. ... Amy B. Caraher has joined Fust Charles Chambers LLP, Syracuse, as a senior tax manager.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Sheila Ahler, client development partner at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, has been elected to the 2009/2010 Board of Directors of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, while audit partner Scott Duda has been named to the Board of Directors of the Research Triangle Chapter of the National Funding Association. ... David Wiggins has been appointed office managing member of the Asheville office of Dixon Hughes PLLC. ... Paul Broerse has joined Global Software Inc., Raleigh, as partner channel executive. ... Kent Pittman, a partner and executive committee member at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has been named a 2009 N.C. Financial Impact Leader by Business Leader.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Joan Ellenbogen, managing partner of CrawfordEllenbogen, Pittsburgh, has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the International Network of Accountants & Auditors. ... Michael J. Rowley, of Herbein + Co. Inc., has been named chairman of the Large Firms Task Force of PKF North American Network, while the firm's Robert F. Firely has been named vice chairman of PKFNAN's Accounting and Auditing Committee, James A. Michalak has been named to the Financial Institutions Committee, and Jason A. Holland has been named vice chairman of the Human Resources Committee.

 

TEXAS

Ana Denena has joined the Assurance & Business Advisory Services Department of UHY LLP, Houston, as a partner, while Shaun Buckley has joined UHY Advisors as a managing directorin the Transaction Services Department. ... Joseph "Jody" R. Allred, a partner and Fort Worth office leader at Weaver, has earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor designation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

 

VIRGINIA

Greg Jenkins, associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, has been named the William S. Gay Junior Faculty Fellow. ... Paul T. Price has joined Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke, as a senior associate in the Information Technology Department.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Tax partner Mario DeLuca has taken a leadership role with the expanded National Specialty Tax Practice of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Washington, D.C.

 

WISCONSIN

Kolb+Co. SC, Brookfield, announced a number of new hires: Michelle Abrahamson, Kyle Dieringer, Lacey McCarty, Ashley Schedlbauer and Amy Schroeder have joined the firm as tax specialists; Michelle Bredin as an office assistant; and Benjamin Jazdzewski as a staff accountant.

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