John Shank, founding shareholder of Barfield, Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. ... Debra Alberdi, Karen Hauk and Karina Stadelman have been promoted to partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Enterprise. In addition, the firm's Tracie Fiduccia and Andy Witcher have earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and Larry May has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from NACVA. ... Leah DellaCalce, a senior consultantin the Assurance and Advisory Group of Beason & Nalley Inc., Huntsville, has earned her CPA designation.


Raymond Blatt has joined Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica, as director of state and local taxes. ... Dr. Chee W. Chow, an accounting professor at the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University, has received the Lifetime Contribution Award from the American Institute of CPAs. ... Armanino McKenna LLP, San Ramon, announced three promotions in its consulting division: Chris Siegfried has been promoted to consulting director, Leslie Leach to consulting manager of business development and marketing, and Travis Chance to senior consultant. ... Sean O'Reilly has joined Ernst & Young LLP as a manager in the transaction real estate practice.


John Sproull and Carlos Hernandez have joined the Florida practice of McGladrey & Pullen LLP as an audit director in the financial institutions practice and as the regional director of the health care practice, respectively. ... Linda Trugman, vice president of Trugman Valuation Associates Inc., Plantation, has been inducted into the American Institute of CPAs' Business Valuation Hall of Fame. .... Lisa A. Russo-Solary has been promoted to senior accountant at Adamson + Co. PA, Winter Haven. ... Suzanne C. Low, director of Florida operations with Lassus Wherley, has been elected president of the Estate Planning Council of Naples Inc.


PKF North America, Atlanta, announced its 2010 Board of Directors: Daniel DeVasto will serve as chairman; H. Phillip Moore Jr. as vice chairman; and Donald Clayton, Doug Frondall, John Griesbeck, Kenneth Guidry and Michael Rowley as members.


Stephanie Lombardi, Angela Leach and Amy Sherwood have been admitted as partners at Sikich LLP, Aurora. ... Philip Isom has been named a managing director at Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, Chicago. ... Eileen E. Brassil has become a partner at Legacy Professionals LLP, Chicago. ... R. Austin Marks has been promoted to manager at Cendrowski Corporate Advisors, Chicago.


Bruce Jones, president of KSM Transport Advisors LLC, an affiliate of Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis, has earned the Certified Merger and Acquisition Professional designation from the Middle Market Investment Banking Association and NACVA. ... Jeff Juday and Dustin Hannifin, Enterprise Solutions professionals in the South Bend office of Crowe Horwath LLP, and Mark Strawmyer, a performance professional in the Indianapolis office, have been selected as 2010 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals.


Danny R. Berryman and Ranjana Mitra have joined Bergan Paulsen & Co. PC, Waterloo, as staff accountants, and Leah L. Reiter has joined the firm as an audit senior. ... Sarah H. Beckman has been promoted to senior manager at CPA Associates PC, Burlington. ... Lori J. Kondrath and Chantal L. Regan have been named staff accountants at Erichsen Eckard & Associates PC, Spirit Lake. ... Brian E. Rolland has joined BTC Capital Management, Cedar Rapids, as vice president and institutional consultant.


Arian Eigen Heald, a consulting manager in the forensic accounting practice of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, has been awarded the Global Information Assurance Certification Certified Forensic Analyst credential in the field of digital forensics.


Jackie Oneto has been made a partner at Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, Bethesda.


Beth Gamel, co-founder and executive vice president of Pillar Financial Advisors, Waltham, has received the 2009 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of CPAs. ... Lisa A. Beauregard has joined the audit and accounting practice group of Gray, Gray Gray LLP, Westwood, while firm partner Richard Hirschen has been elected treasurer of the Family Business Association Inc. ... Kevin M. Coveney has been named a shareholder at Braver PC, Newton.


Marvina S. Bloomfield has been promoted to principal at Maner Costerisan, Lansing, while Sarah L. Jennings has been promoted to senior manager.


Scott Sisel has joined Eide Bailly LLP, Minneapolis, as a partner in its health care practice.


Kyle Dodwell has joined the Insurance Services Group of Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a staff auditor. ... Carol A. Thielmeier has joined Kiefer Bonfanti & Co. LLP, St. Louis, as manager of the Accounting Services Department. ... Larry Rubin, partner-in-charge of the Media and Entertainment Services Group at RubinBrown LLP, has been named one of the People to Watch for 2010 by the Media Financial Management Association.


CPA Associates International Inc., Rutherford, announced its new leadership for 2010. New officers of the North America Board of Directors are: Bernard W. Raden, chairman; Ted A. Carnevale, secretary; and Jeffrey J. Groen, treasurer. New members of the North America Board of Directors are: Ronald L. Belliston, Judy Lee-Strain, Paul K. Rudoy and R. Randall Seber. Officers of the new International Board of Directors are: J. Frank Betts, chairman; Glenda A. Nixon, secretary; and Hans van den Besselaar, treasurer. Members of the new International Board of Directors are: Bernard W. Raden, Raymond G. Strothman, Miguel Angel Vallejo and Nikolaus Weber. ... Friedman LLP, New York City, has added six partners from its recent merger with Bagell, Josephs, Levine & Co., Marlton: Carl H. Bagell, Glenn M. Josephs, Neil I. Levine, David Firestone, Marc G. Nochimson and Jason Tang. ... Peter Bible, partner-in-charge of the Public Companies Group of Amper, Politziner & Mattia LLP, Edison, has been appointed to the SEC Regulations Committee of the American Institute of CPAs for 2009-2010, and to the Center for Audit Quality's Smaller Firm Task Force.


Laura F. Kucera has joined Weiser LLP , New York, as chief marketing officer, while Pamela M. O'Neill has joined the firm as a principal to lead the valuation practice of the Transaction Services Group. ... Robert C. Meier, a partner in the Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Group of Friedman LLP, New York City, has been named one of the "Who's Who in Forensic Accounting" by the Long Island Business News. ... Carolyn M. Glynn has joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York City, as director of fiduciary services.


Tim Gupton, partner and executive committee member of Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has been re-elected treasurer ofthe Board of Directors of NCBIO. ... Kirk Lusch, a member in the Charlotte office of Dixon Hughes PLLC, has been appointed member-in-charge of its tax advisory services practice, while David Hinshaw, director of assurance services and the SEC practice, has been selected to participate in the Center for Audit Quality's Smaller Firm Task Force.


Cynthia J. Hoffman has been appointed director of the international tax practice at Schneider Downs & Co., Columbus. ... Randall K. Domigan, a manager at Brady Ware, Dayton, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... Frank J. Sanders has joined Battelle Capital Advisors LLC, an affiliate of Battelle & Battelle LLP, Dayton, as a senior vice president. ... Dave Sobochan has been promoted to principal, and Jen Tapia to senior manager, at Cohen and Co., Cleveland. ... SS&G Financial Services Inc. announced a number of promotions: In the Akron office, Becky Kaminchak and W. Edward Decker were promoted to director, and Douglas L. Klein, Michelle L. D'Amico and Thomas Kotick to associate director; in the Cincinnati office, Alexis Becker was promoted to associate director; in the Cleveland office, Deborah A. Sabo was promoted to director and Cynthia F. Ambrozic to associate director; and in the Columbus office, Jeff Tubaugh was promoted to associate director. ... David DiSalvo has been elected vice president - principal at Meaden & Moore, Cleveland, while Lloyd W.W. Bell has been appointed a director in the Corporate Finance Group, and A. Michael Nuzzo has been appointed a financial advisor with the firm's Wealth Center. In addition, chief executive officer James P. Carulas has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of AGN International.


Tenille Woodward has been promoted to manager at Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP, Eugene.


Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill and Lancaster, announced a number of promotions: Robyn M. Dougherty and Corinne P. Rebinski were promoted to senior manager; Jessica L. Lacklin and Nancy L. Shifflet to manager; Jennifer A. Matlock, Devon M. Ness and Shawn E. Thoman to supervisor; and Robert P. Soltis to senior staff accountant. ... Beth Bershok has been appointed regional marketing director at Herbein + Co. Inc., Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Reading.


Amanda J. Dearing, a staff accountant in the Charleston office of Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP, has earned her CPA license for South Carolina.


Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, announced two new hires: Zachary H. Blankenship has joined the firm as a manager in the Tax Department, while Jennifer Luttrell has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC as a human resources assistant.


Justin Baudoin, of Padgett, Stratemann & Co. LLP, Austin, has earned his CPA license. ... Louise Duble has been promoted to partner at UHY LLP, Houston, while James McAlpin has been promoted to senior manager at UHY Advisors FLVS Inc. ... David Forrest has been named an audit partner, and Stan Raines a tax partner, at MaloneBailey LLP, Houston, to lead the firm's newly created Private Company Practice Team, dedicated to developing the private company audit and tax practices. ... P.J. "Trish" Fritsche, a manager with Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth, has earned the Certified Information Technology Professional designation from the American Institute of CPAs. ... Jose Pena has joined McConnell & Jones LLP, Houston, as an audit director.


Joshua Partlow, a principal at Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP, has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the Vermont Board of Public Accountancy.


Mark Phillips has been named an audit partner, and Mike Frost a family wealth management partner, at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, while David Trimner has been named a corporate tax principal.

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