ALABAMA

Chris Cain has been promoted to partner in the Birmingham office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC.

CALIFORNIA

Paul Maurin has joined RSM McGladrey, Pasadena, as a director of wealth management services. ... Brian Yacker, a partner at Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp., Long Beach, has been named chair for the Office of Professional Responsibility Subgroup for the IRS Advisory Council.

COLORADO

Lou Bush has joined Mueller & Associates CPA LLC, Loveland, as an associate. ... Gaylen R. Hansen, an audit partner and director of quality assurance at Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, Denver, has been appointed to a third term on the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group.

CONNECTICUT

Dennis J. Regan and Thomas Krywinski have joined the recently opened Shelton office of BlumShapiro as partners.

FLORIDA

Andre Couriel has joined the South Florida office of Harvey, Covington & Thomas LLC as a supervisor, and Ken Sinclair as an auditor, both in the Governmental Audit Department. ... Peter Gampel has joined Fiske & Co., Plantation, as a director in the Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Practice Group.

GEORGIA

LeighAnn H. Costley, a tax principal at UHY Advisors GA Inc., Atlanta, has been named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Up & Comers/40 Under 40 Rising Stars for 2009. ... David Evans has been named managing member of the Atlanta office of Dixon Hughes PLLC. He also received the Outstanding Young Alum Award from the University of Tennessee. ... Michael I. Levy has joined Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP, Atlanta, as director of merger and acquisition services.

ILLINOIS

Mark Hildebrand, a partner with Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Institute of CPAs for a three-year term. ... Jennifer Wood has joined Sikich LLP, Aurora, as a senior tax manager. ... Kathy Hopkins and Michelle Gill have joined Simons Bitzer & Associates, Indianapolis, as an accounting and controllership specialist and as technical services administrator, respectively. In addition, Michelle Goshert has been promoted to accounting analyst.

INDIANA

Anita W. Sherman, a partner at Greenwalt CPAs, Indianapolis, has received the Indiana CPA Society's Outstanding CPA in Public Practice Award. ... Susie M. Keaton has joined the tax team of Somerset CPAs, Indianapolis, as a senior manager.

KENTUCKY


Dennis Thomas has joined Jones, Nale & Mattingly, Louisville, as a partner.

MARYLAND

Edwin R. Brake, managing director of Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, while R. Christopher Rosenthal, a director in the Forensic and Valuation Services Group, has received a 2009 Unsung Hero Award, in recognition of his volunteer work over the past 17 years with the South Baltimore Learning Center. ... Ronald Dochter, of Accounting Business Service of Bel Air, has been elected president of the Maryland/D.C./Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

MASSACHUSETTS

Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, Westwood and Framingham, announced a number of promotions: Steve Challis has been promoted to manager, Lauren DeMayo to supervisor, Gina Gerasimidis to supervisor, and Mark Wood to IT manager.

MICHIGAN

Vincent Tomkinson has been named managing partner of the Southfield office of Grant Thornton LLP.

MINNESOTA

Brent W. Rolling has been named a principal at Burke, Wheeler Associates PA, Oakdale.

MISSOURI

Sheryl Lewis has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a supervisor in the Tax Services Group, while Christopher Cyr has joined BSW Small Business Services LLC, St. Louis, as a staff accountant. In addition, partner and Financial Advisory Services Group practice leader Donna Beck Smith has been named a winner in the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, in the category of Best Executive in a service business with up to 2,500 employees.


NEW JERSEY

Muhammad F. Padela, of MSPC CPAs and Advisors, Cranford, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs.

NEW YORK

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP announced a number of promotions: Narendra Ganti, in Washington, D.C., has been admitted as a partner; Matthew Larson, in Atlanta, has been admitted as a principal; and Michael Binz, Paul Blutter, Vincent Borriello, Steven Gottlieb, James Jordon, Brian McDonald, Philip Rosenberg and Stephanie Vettese have been promoted to director. ... Tom Jones has been named director of the Center for the Study of International Accounting Standards and Distinguished Professor in the Practice of International Accounting at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, New York. ... Sandra J. Peters has joined the CFA Institute, New York, as head of its Financial Reporting Policy Group. ... Randall Shepard has been admitted as a partner at The Bonadio Group, Rochester. ... Jim Alajbegu has joined Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York City, as a partner in the International Tax Services Group. ... Steven D. Brett has joinedMarcum Financial Services LLC, Melville, as its new president. ... Meyer Mintz and William Saya have been promoted to partner at Berdon LLP, New York City. ... Ronald A. Kaplan has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, New York, as a partner and director of the real estate industry practice.

NORTH CAROLINA

Barton W. Baldwin, Mount Olive, received the 2009 William H. Van Rensselaer Award from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. He served as NASBA's chair in 2003. ... Tracy Valentine has been promoted to tax supervisor at Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, Greensboro, while Jonathan Peddrick has been promoted to senior health care consultant at DMJ Healthcare Consulting.

NORTH DAKOTA

The partners of Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo, elected a number of new members to its Board of Directors for three-year terms: Linda Koerselman, director of the Financial Institutions Group; James Lyons, partner-in-charge of the firm's Colorado offices; Kevin Andersen, partner-in-charge of the Boise office; and Mark Martens. The board appointed Andersen its chair and Martens its vice chair for one-year terms.

OHIO

Cohen & Co. announced eight new employees: Katey Vanderwyst, Brad Jones, Adam Schultz, Rani Gilady, Jessica Varner, Ellen Stafford and Kevin Carney. ... Karin M. Spoerke, a senior manager with the Assurance Service Group of Meaden & Moore, Cleveland, has been elected to the Board of Directors for PetFix Northeast Ohio.

PENNSYLVANIA

Senior accountant Jessica L. Brunner and advanced staff accountant Nicholas L. Bieber, of Herbein + Co. Inc., Reading, have passed the CPA Exam. ... Joe Mounce has been promoted to manager at Isdaner & Co., Bala Cynwyd.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Robert Moïse, a partner in the Charleston office of WebsterRogers LLP, has been appointed to the IRS Practice and Procedures Committee of the AICPA. This is the second time he has served on the committee.

TENNESSEE

Billy M. Atkinson, an audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Texas, has been elected 2009-2010 chair of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. ... Angie Pruitt and Amanda N. Casey have joined the Tax Department of the Knoxville office of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC as a senior manager and a manager, respectively. ... Doug Sweet has joined Dixon Hughes PLLC as a senior manager in its Memphis tax practice.

TEXAS

For the 29th year in a row, CPA Edward M. Gardner organized a food and clothing drive for Star of Hope on Sunday, Dec. 6. The Houston CPA Society participated in the drive for the 10th year in a row. ... Laura Hardin has joined the Houston office of FTI Consulting Inc. as managing director in its international arbitration practice. ... David Turner has joined the forensic, litigation and valuation services practice of UHY Advisors, Houston, as a principal. ... Allyson Baumeister, a partner at Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier PLLC, Fort Worth, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Institute of CPAs for a three-year term.

UNITED KINGDOM

Nick Main has been appointed global managing partner for climate change and sustainability at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Now based in London, Main was previously chairman and CEO of Deloitte New Zealand.

VIRGINIA

Paul Bailey has joined Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, as a business consulting partner. ... Ellis M. Dunkum, a sole proprietor in Richmond, has received the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's 2009 Distinguished Service Award. ... Michael Sharp and Kate Donovan have joined Halt, Buzas & Powell Ltd., Alexandria, as an audit manager and a staff accountant, respectively. ... Witt Mares PLC, Newport News, announced that 20 of its CPAs have been named to Virginia Business Magazine's Super CPA list for 2009: Edward T. Blair, Thomas R. Brooks, David E. Bush, Michael S. Haigh, Darrell W. Harris, Thomas B. Healy, Denver F. Hicks Jr., Anna M. Hunter, Harvey L. Johnson, Kristen M. Lavender, Maria B. Marston, John M. Murray, Nancy S. Nunn, James V. Poti, Richard G. Smith, Michael P. Straus, Melissa H. Tucker, Jackie H. White, Brian Windley and Joanne R. Wolfley.

WASHINGTON

Winn Richardson has been promoted to senior manager in charge in the Accounting Services Group of Clark Nuber, Bellevue.

WISCONSIN

Katherine K. Minckler has joined Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, as a tax manager.

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