ALABAMA

Gene Perry has been promoted to technical director, and Chester Andrews to programs director, of the Huntsville Division of McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP.

ARKANSAS

James D. Brashear, Kelli R. Endicott and Shari R. McCoy have joined Beall Barclay, Fort Smith, as staff accountants, while Christopher W. Brown has joined the firm as a junior staff accountant.

CALIFORNIA

Stacy Stelzriede has joined the Los Angeles office of Moss Adams LLP as a partner focusing on the health care industry. ... Lee Barken, IT practice leader at Haskell & White LLP, Irvine, has been nominated for the 2010 Beta Alpha Psi Business Information Professional of the Year Award. ... Jeff Bowman, Colleen Meenk and Nathan Miller have been promoted to shareholder at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs Inc., Modesto. ... John Gantenbein has joined Lyndon Group, Newport Beach, as leader of the loss prevention practice. ... Tom Miller, vice president of channel operations of Sage North America, has been named a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN.

FLORIDA

Debra Silverman has joined the Tax and Business Services Division of MarcumRachlin, Miami, as a senior manager. ... Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA, St. Petersburg, announced a number of new hires: Jennifer Walker, Ashton Rel, Fiorella Ferrari and Nicole Haugen have joined the firm as audit interns, and Nolan Line and Jenny Schneider as audit seniors. In addition, managing shareholder Bill Tapp has received the 2010 Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award from the St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation.

GEORGIA

William Godshall has been appointed to lead the Audit Department of Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta.

ILLINOIS

Kristen Friederich and Jason Miller have been promoted to senior accountant at Rice, Sullivan & Co. Ltd., Swansea. ... Philip Isom has joined the Chicago office of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP as a managing director at its subsisidary, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.

INDIANA

Randy A. Biernat, Karen E. Noel and Jason E. Patch have been promoted to director at Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis.

IOWA

Bret L. Mills has been appointed director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. ... Jennifer L. Smith has joined McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith PC, West Des Moines, as a senior staff accountant, while Justin L. Williams has joined the firm's Winterset office as a staff accountant. ... Marie I. Roberts has been promoted to senior vice president and controller at West Bank, West Des Moines.

MAINE

Keith R. Damon has joined Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, Portland, as a senior consultant, while senior consultant Christopher S. Ellingwood has earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

MASSACUSETTS

John Geraci has joined LitmanGerson Associates LLP, Woburn, as a principal. ... Joshua P. LaPan has been promoted to principal at Shepherd & Goldstein LLP, Worcester.

MARYLAND

Geoffrey D. Brown, a principal with Bond Beebe, Bethesda, has earned the Family Business Advisor designation from the Family Firm Institute.

MICHIGAN

Joshua Thompson has been promoted to associate in the East Lansing office of Plante & Moran PLLC, while Philip Alt and Jodi Rothenthaler have been promoted to associate in the Grand Rapids office. ... Anita Abrol has been named managing principal of Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint. In addition, Joel Gibbons has been promoted to senior accountant, and Akshay Kapoor to manager.

MISSISSIPPI

J. Frank Betts, managing member of Eubank & Betts PLLC, Jackson, has been elected chairman of the International Board of Directors of CPA Associates International Inc. for a two-year term.

MISSOURI

Cory Metz has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a business development associate, while Erich Snyder has been promoted to senior in the risk services practice and earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor designation, as have the firm's Matt Deniszczuk and Ashley Lane. ... RubinBrown, St. Louis, announced three new hires: Dawn Martin has joined the firm as director of communications and client relations, Elizabeth D. Yount as a manager in the Wealth Management Services Group, and Tracy Baisa as a manager in the State and Local Tax Services Group.

NEBRASKA

Donald L. Erftmier, CPA, has opened a law firm, Erftmier Law LLC, in Omaha. ... Jack G. Lee has joined ConvergenceCoaching LLP, Bellevue, as a partner.

NEW JERSEY

Mathew S. Krukoski of the Glastonbury, Conn., office, Louis A. Pizzileo of the Long Island, N.Y., office, and Ravi Raghunathan of the Roseland office have been elected partners at J.H. Cohn. In addition, George T. Szabo has joined the firm as a partner and co-practice director of the mergers and acquisition services practice.

NEW YORK

Jay B. Goldberg has joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York, as partner-in-charge of high-net-worth and family office services. ... Stacy Sturgeon has been named national managing partner of university relations and recruiting at KMPG LLP, New York. ... Joseph E. Myers has joined Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York, as a director in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. ... Emily Alexandria Burns has joined Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs PC, Buffalo, as e-marketing and communications specialist. ... Tracy L. Gossiaux has joined Grimaldi & Nelkin CPAs PLLC, Syracuse, as a staff accountant, while partner John B. Dubiel has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. ... Scott Hileman has joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York City, as a director in its real estate consulting practice. ... Howard Altman, co-managing principal of Rothstein Kass and principal-in-charge of the Financial Services Group, New York City, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Hedge Fund Association.

NORTH CAROLINA

Silvia A. Warren has been named the fifth partner at Blair, Bohl

OHIO

Karen J. Costantini has joined Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron, as a senior manager of taxation services. In addition, senior consultant Andrew Zinger has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation credential from the AICPA. ... David Lunardi and Anna Marie Ricciardi have joined Skoda Minotti, Mayfield Village, as IT business development director and marketing coordinator, respectively. ... Frank Sanders, senior vice president of exit/succession planning at Battelle Capital Advisors, Dayton, has earned the Certified Exit Planner designation from the Business Enterprise Institute. ... SS&G announced a number of new hires: In its Cleveland office, Angela Alexander has rejoined SS&G as a manager, Johanna Snader has joined as a senior associate, and Lisa Smith and Joshua Edwards have joined as associates; in the Cincinnati office, Floyd Roades has joined the firm as an associate.

PENNSYLVANIA

Mark S. Carrow, Philadelphia managing partner of Citrin Cooperman, participated in the 51st Bob Hope Classic. He donated $9,000 to the event, which will be donated to various charities. ... Stephanie Neely has joined the Tax Department of Isdaner & Co., Bala Cynwyd. ... Deborah S. Bowman has joined Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill and Lancaster, as firm administrator.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Jennifer N. Hostetler has been promoted to accounting supervisor of the bookkeeping practice in the Hartsville office of Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP, while senior accountant Steven C. Rau has been appointed to the Legislative & Advocacy Committee of the South Carolina Association of CPAs. ... Ron Fields, a member with the Spartanburg office of Dixon Hughes PLLC, has earned the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor designation from the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors.

TENNESSEE

Joey Harwell, director of private equity services at Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, has been appointed president of Lipscomb University's National Alumni Association, while Tina Hamblen has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC, Brentwood, as an employee health and productivity manager. ... Peter Roth has been named director of sales for SharePoint Solutions, Nashville.

TEXAS

UHY Advisors TX LLC, Houston, has announced its 2010 Executive Committee, which includes: Steven A. Albert, Norman Comstock, Milton N. Frankfort, John C. Landers, Arnold Lipp, Ronald K. Martin and Richard H. Stein. In addition, Paul F. Feiler has been named chief operating officer of UHY Advisors FLVS Inc.; David Dollinger has been named business development manager of UHY Advisors' forensic, litigation and valuation services practice; and Jesse Daves has been appointed a senior manager in the FLVS practice. ... Colby B. Warr has joined the Houston office of Weaver as a senior manager for assurance services, while Randy Carswell has joined the San Antonio office as a manager for assurance services. ... Florencia Giavedoni, of Padgett, Stratemann & Co. LLP, San Antonio, has earned her CPA license.

VIRGINIA

Thomas H. Wilson, managing partner of Goodman & Co. LLP, Virginia Beach, has been named vice chair of the board of Moore Stephens North America. ... Matthew S. Burchett, C. Scott Clarke, Timothy A. George, Edward W. Thompson and C. Michael Wade, of Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke, have earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals Inc.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jeff Gray has joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Washington, D.C., as principal and leader of the economic and statistical consulting practice. Gray will be based in Washington, D.C.

WISCONSIN

Michael Peer, a shareholder of Kolb+Co., Brookfield, has passed the Certified Fraud Examiner Exam. In addition, Cassandra Vitale has joined the firm as an office assistant.

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