ARIZONA

Patrick J. Meier and A. J. Baker have been promoted to senior at Lohman Co. PLLC, Mesa.

CALIFORNIA

Shareholders Rick Parent and David Thaw have been named to lead the Accounting and Auditing Department and the Tax Department, respectively, of Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica. ... Mary Kay Foss, Danville director of Greenstein Rogoff Olsen & Co., has received the 2009 Saul Braverman Award from the California Society of CPAs for her contributions to the profession in the area of tax practice. ... Gary Wiessinger has joined NetSuite Inc., San Mateo, as vice president of product management. ... John Williams and Chad Rahmani have joined ThomasYork LLP, San Ramon, as a tax manager and a senior accountant, respectively. In addition, the firm's Eric Yeoman has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential. ... Michael Doan has joined McKennon, Wilson & Morgan LLP, Irvine, as an audit partner. ... David Erard and Jeffrey Fields have joined Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP, Santa Monica, as partners. ... John VanderHooven has joined the Los Angeles office of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP as a director in the Reorganization Services Group.

FLORIDA

The Institute of Internal Auditors, Altamonte Springs, announced a number of new hires: Charles Redding has joined the association as chief information officer, Beryl Davis as director of standards and guidance, and Richard Wright as director of curriculum development. ... Steve Schickel has joined Bloomer, Geri & Co., Pensacola. ... Antonio L. Argiz, CEO and managing partner of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, has been named the 72nd president and chairman of the board of the Orange Bowl Committee. ... Malcolm Pryor has joined the South Florida office of Harvey, Covington & Thomas LLC as an auditor in the Governmental Audit Department. ... Warren W. Blanchard Jr. has joined Templeton & Co. LLP, West Palm Beach, as a principal.

GEORGIA

Seth McDaniel, a former director at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, has been elected managing partner of Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta, the first time a non-founding partner has been named to this role. ... Peter G. Stathopoulos and Jeffrey A. Eischeid have been named shareholders of Bennett Thrasher PC, Atlanta, while Charles Edge has joined the firm as director of transfer pricing.

ILLINOIS

Designer Tony Mancha has joined the Naperville office Sikich LLP. ... Timothy L. Christen, chief executive of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago, has been appointed chairman of the American Institute of CPAs' Major Firms Group.

KANSAS

cbizand Mayer Hoffman McCann PC announced a number of new hires and promotions: In the Leawood office, Jocelyn Babcock and Kimberly Nolan have joined the firm as senior associates; Boyd O'Rourke and Seth Leibson have been promoted to director at cbiz MHM LLC; Betty Nelson has been promoted to director; Cyndi Bishop has been promoted to senior manager at cbiz MHM; Heather McWilliams has been promoted to manager; and Nate Hansen, Tom Barzee and Stephanie Martin have been promoted to manager at cbiz MHM. In addition, Roger Wetter has joined the Wichita office as a senior manager. ... Alan L. Burton has joined Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chartered, Great Bend, as a staff accountant.

MARYLAND

Terry Hancock, managing partner of the Mid-Atlantic Client Service Center of Clifton Gunderson, Timonium, has been appointed chairman of the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy. ... Rachelle Bell has been promoted to senior in the Audit, Accounting and Consulting Department of Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, while Allison Waite and Jose Zambrano have been promoted to senior in the Tax Department.

MASSACHUSETTS

Jonathan Russell and Angela M. Friscia have joined Clarke, Snow & Riley LLP, Quincy, as an audit supervisor and a senior auditor, respectively. ... Doug Wheat, of Family Wealth Management Inc., an affiliate of Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC, Holyoke, has earned the Certified Financial Planner designation. ... Craig Klein has been elected managing director at cbiz Tofias, Cambridge.

MICHIGAN

Maner Costerisan, Lansing, announced a number of new hires: Ashley M. Adamczyk, Joshua C. Korson and Kyle J. Ullery have joined the firm as audit staff, and Leslie I. Gleason and Sarah M. Quain as staff accountants.

MINNESOTA

Shane M. Buntje has been named an audit partner at Boyum & Barenscheer PLLP, Minneapolis, while David M. Potts has been promoted to senior manager.

MISSOURI

Kellie Hudson and Dave Finklang have joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC as interns in the Tax Services Group. ... Robert J. Minkler Jr. has been elected managing partner of Anders Minkler & Diehl LLP, St. Louis. ... Chip Harris has been named partner-in-charge of the Benefit Plan Audit Group of RubinBrown, Kansas City.

NEW JERSEY

Maurice L. Smith has joined Hunter Group CPA LLC, Fair Lawn, as a manager in the Tax Department. ... Dana Giambusso, Maria G. Patriarca, Gary S. Mannuzza Jr., and Brian J. Weldin have joined Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa LLC, Cranford.

NEW YORK

David M. Rottkamp has joined Grassi & Co., Jericho, as an audit partner. ... Michael Flagiello, Wayne Locke and Alex Unterkoefler have joined Weiser LLP, New York City.The three will comprise the firm's Financial Services Consulting Group. ... Thomas Murphy has joined the New York office of UHY Advisors FLVS Inc. as a principal. ... Andrew P. Ross has been promoted to partner at Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, New York City and Woodbury. ... John Clark has joined Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York, as a director in both the Financial Services and the Business & Risk Advisory Practice Groups. ... Donald M. May has joined Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York City, as a director in the MP&S Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group. ... Simon P. Oddy has been promoted to partner in the New York office of RGL Forensics. ... Salvatore Collemi, of Rothstein Kass, New York City, has been named an official subject matter expert by the American Institute of CPAs for the review of the IFRS Certificate of Accomplishment Program. ... Stuart Kessler has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, New York, as a director, while Richard Cohen, Jeffrey A. Grossman, David Kahn and Jerry L. Lerman have joined as partners. ... Kevin Gregson has joined the New York office of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC as a managing director in the compensation and benefits practice. ... Dennis Dijanic and John Schmuck have been appointed audit partners at Margolin, Winer & Evens, Garden City and New York City.

NORTH CAROLINA

Anita Hester has joined the Healthcare Services Practice Group of Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, while Clayton Christian and firm partner J. Mark Livingston have been re-elected as officers on the Triangle Benefits Forum leadership team. Christian is serving his second term as chief operating officer of the forum; Livingston continues as treasurer, a position he has held since 2005. ... Arthur M. Winstead Jr., a partner with Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, Greensboro, has been named the national accounting and auditing consultant-director for CPAmerica International. ... Karen J. Costantini has joined Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron, as a senior manager of taxation services. ... Dr. Kathy Krawczyk, professor of accounting and director of the Master of Accounting Program in the North Carolina State University College of Management's Jenkins Graduate School of Management, has been awarded the Dixon Hughes Professorship.

OHIO

Aaron T. Cook has joined Meaden & Moore, Cleveland, as a senior manager in the Assurance Services Group. ... Christopher Flaig has been named a principal with the Cincinnati office of Joseph Decosimo and Co. ... Amanda Kollman has joined the Audit and Accounting Services Group of Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, as a senior accountant. ... Skoda Minotti, Mayfield Village, announced a number of new hires: Jonathan Stocker has joined the firm as a senior staff accountant, and Diane Thompson, Michael Gross, Kyle McClear and John DiGeronimo as staff accountants.

PENNSYLVANIA

Susan D. Cunningham has been named a partner in the Tax Advisory Services and Real Estate Services Groups of Marcum LLP, Philadelphia.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Elizabeth J. Mierta has joined the Greenville office of Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP as an intern.

TENNESSEE

Pam Dolle and Sandy McClarty, of Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Nashville, have earned the Certificate in State and Local Taxation credential. ... Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC announced a number of new hires: Ryan G. Warren and Caleb Carnes have joined the firm in staff positions in the Tax Department, while David Babb has joined the firm in a staff position in the Audit Department.

TEXAS

Jay Tompkins has been named a partner at Karlins & Ramey LLC, The Woodlands. ... Kevin P. Barber has joined the San Antonio office of Weaver as a senior manager for assurance services. ... Ernest A. de Lachica has been promoted to principal at UHY LLP, Houston, in the Assurance & Business Advisory Services Department. ... Monica M. Shelton, of Padgett, Stratemann & Co. LLP, San Antonio, has earned the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager certfication.

VIRGINIA

Dexter Tucker has joined Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, as director of the newly formed Enterprise Software Solutions Group. ... Shawn M. Howard has joined Thompson, Greenspon & Co. PC, Fairfax, as a manager in the Tax Department.

WASHINGTON

Ron Rauch, a shareholder with Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has been installed as chair of the Bellevue Downtown Association. ... Matt Matson, a partner at Peterson Sullivan LLP, Seattle, has been selected to chair the United Way Audit Review Committee. He has served as a board member for the committee for over seven years.

WISCONSIN

Briana K. Birenbaum and Scott M. Syrjala have joined Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, as staff accountants in the Tax Department.

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