ARIZONA

Thomas M. Cooper has joined Henry & Horne LLP, Tempe, as managing director of the Health Care Consulting Group.

CALIFORNIA

Gavin Lau, of Greenstein Rogoff Olsen & Co., Fremont, has earned his CPA certification, while the firm's Mark Ireland and Bat-Erdene Gongorbaatar have earned the Accredited Valuation Advisor credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. In addition, firm director Mary Kay Foss received the 2009 Saul Braverman Award from the Committee on Taxation of the California Society of CPAs, in recognition of her contributions to the accounting profession in the tax field. ... Manuel J. Ramirez, president and chief executive officer of Ramirez International, has been elected president of the California Board of Accountancy. ... Steve Wolowicz, president of Zdonek & Wolowicz Accountancy Corp., Torrance, has been selected as mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes for the second time.

FLORIDA

Katie Gilden has joined Fiske & Co., Plantation, as a principal in the Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Practice Group.

GEORGIA

Eboni N. Moss, of Moss Solutions Group LLC, Atlanta, has been appointed an Area 3 member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.

ILLINOIS

Timothy J. Voncina has been promoted to partner in the Chicago office of RGL Forensics. ... Audit partner Jeff Robinson has been elected to the Partnership Board of Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, while audit partner and West Region - South international business center director Scott Farber, financial services national managing partner and New York cluster managing partner Jack Katz, and Mid-Atlantic managing partner Rich LaFleur were re-elected, and Katz was re-elected chair. In addition, national managing partner of professional standards John Archambault has been named a member of the Financial Accounting Foundation's Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

KENTUCKY

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

MAINE

William H. Brown, a principal at Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, has earned the Certified Forensic Financial Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Experts.

MARYLAND

Allen DeLeon, a founding partner at DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, was honored as the outgoing chairman of the board of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce in December. ... Susan Keller has joined the Tax Department of Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, while Carl Kampel, the firm's director-in-charge of professional standards, has been named to the Board of Directors of j-ref, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Howard County. ... Jeffery P. Capron has been elected managing officer of Aronson & Co., Rockville, while current managing officer Lisa J. Cines has been named officer-in-charge of business and corporate development. ... Aimee San Ramon has joined the Bethesda office of cbiz MHM LLC as a senior associate in the International Tax Department.

MICHIGAN

Mark Hughes and Steve Wisinski have become partners at ShindelRock, Novi. ... Michael A. Lamfers has joined Plante & Moran PLLC as a partner in its Grand Rapids office.

MINNESOTA

Dick Schmit and Victor Aspengren have joined RSM McGladrey, Minneapolis, as Central Midwest business development director and national ESOP business development director, respectively, to help the firm expand its focus on retirement plan consulting and administration.

MISSOURI

Julie Cummings has joined BKD LLP, Springfield, as human resources director. ... Casey Rust has joined the Tax Services Group of Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a staff accountant. ... Theresa E. Stading, of Kiefer Bonfanti & Co. LLP, St. Louis, has earned the Certified Trust and Financial Adviser designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers.

NEW JERSEY

Wilfredo Fernandez, a partner at Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, has been selected as vice chair of the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph's Healthcare System.

NEW YORK

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan has been appointed to the newly created position of national managing partner for diversity and corporate social responsibility at KPMG LLP, New York. ... Eric Altstadter has been appointed Long Island partner-in-charge at Eisner LLP. ... Karan Sampson has joined the Alternative Investment Group of Marcum LLP, New York, as director of business development. ... Donald P. Musgnug has been named national director of auditing at Fuoco Group LLP, Hauppauge, and been elected a member of the firm's National Committee. ... Thomas Lanning has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, New York, as a tax partner. ... Drew M. Donovan has joined Grimaldi & Nelkin CPAs PLLC, Syracuse, as a staff accountant. ... Zafar Bin Basher has joined Friedman LLP, New York City, as a partner, while Scott E. Testa has been admitted as a partner, and John W. Sullivan has been admitted as a principal.

NORTH CAROLINA

Laurie D. Williams, manager of the Burlington office of Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, received a 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award as one of the top businesswomen in the Triad area from Business Leader Media. ... Walter McNairy has been named member-in-charge of the Financial Institution Services Group of Dixon Hughes PLLC, Raleigh, while Karen Furstenberg has joined the Charlotte office as a member.

OHIO

Daniel Cross and Brian Church have joined the Cincinnati office of SS&G Financial Services Inc. as associates in the Assurance Department, while Sean Kilbane has joined the Cleveland office as a senior associate in the Assurance Department, and Lynette Szabat has joined SS&G Healthcare Services LLC, Akron, as a billing specialist.

OREGON

Kristin Dahlin has joined Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP, Eugene, as a level II associate.

PENNSYLVANIA

Michael Jaeger has joined the Philadelphia office of cbiz MHM LLC as a senior associate in the Audit Department.

TENNESSEE

Mark Brumbelow and Caryn Conklin have joined the Knoxville office of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, as a manager in the Tax Department and a health care consultant, respectively.

TEXAS

Wesley Middleton has been named managing partner of MaloneBailey LLP, Houston, while founding partner John Malone has been named SEC practice leader. In addition, the firm announced several promotions: David Forrest has been promoted to partner; Frank Sharp to audit manager; Christina Alcala, Rouga Omidi and Vicki Jilani to audit senior; Alexander Parker to tax senior; and Amreen Sukhyani, Syenny Gautama and Tiara Hudaya to experienced audit staff. ... Leo Munoz, of Padgett, Stratemann & Co. LLP, San Antonio, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential, while the firm's David Ribble has earned his CPA certification. ... Kate Robinson has been promoted to principal at Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier PLLC, Fort Worth.

WASHINGTON

Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Tiffany Hanks, Cari McCole and Bonnie Walter have joined the firm as tax associates, and Dana Hill, Courtney Hirata, Jesse Lehman, Trish McKinney, Jon Montalvo, Brad Parker, Amanda Rees, Allyson Sprague and Danielle Wagner as audit associates.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Craig Hunter has been promoted to audit partner at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Washington, D.C. ... Errol Sinclair has been named director of client services in the Washington office of UHY Advisors FLVS Inc.

WISCONSIN

James A. Holmes, managing shareholder and president of Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, has been named a board member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Council. ... Shareholders Mark E. Jubelirer, Michael G. Kuechler and Randall K. Olm have been elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors of Schenck SC, Appleton.

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