ALABAMA

Daniel Brock, a senior manager at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. ... David Bostick has joined Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Enterprise, as business development executive serving the Birmingham area. In addition, firm partner Harold L. Monk Jr. has been re-appointed to the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, while partner M. Chad Singletary has been appointed to the Alabama State Board of Accountancy.

ARKANSAS

Michael H. Watson has joined Beall Barclay, Fort Smith, as a junior accountant.

CALIFORNIA

Joseph Bailitz has joined the San Francisco office of Rothstein Kass as a principal, while Walnut Creek principal Kelly Easterling has been elected to a one-year term as the co-chief executive of the Association of Women in Alternative Investing. ... Michael McArthur has joined Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, a subsidiary of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, as a managing director in Los Angeles. ... Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of BlackLine Systems, Calabasas, has been nominated for an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. ... Shreedhar Kothari, a partner at Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica, has joined the Board of Directors of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

FLORIDA

Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA, St. Petersburg, announced a number of new hires: Laura A. Olivieri has joined the firm as a tax senior manager; Cindy Morris, David Dvorak and Kimberly Hall as tax seniors; Becky Gordon as tax staff; Randall Barnett as a tax intern; Aarti Shah as tax staff II; and Kathy Schmitz as admin/tax support. In addition, tax staffer Nicholas Colarusso has been named the Outstanding Graduate in Accounting by the University of Tampa, while the firm's Laura Krueger Brock was named a Business Women of the Year finalist at the 2010 Women's Symposium, honoring the Women of Distinction in Pinellas County. ... Richard A. Pollack, director-in-charge of forensic and business valuation services at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Miami, has earned the Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist credential from the Association of CAMS. ... Ronald E. Harbison, a senior manager in the Litigation Support Department of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, has been appointed to the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.

ILLINOIS

RSM McGladrey Inc., Chicago, announced its new senior leadership team: President C.E. Andrews will now also serve as chief operating officer; Joe Adams will serve as clients and people leader for the Great Lakes markets, Jim Kadavy as clients and people leader for the Great Plains and Western markets, and Johnnie James as clients and people leader for the Eastern markets; Mike Stokke will serve as national leader for client service strategy and delivery; Kimpa Moss will serve as national leader for internal client service and people, with responsibility for HR, sales and marketing, IT, and partner and managing director matters; Peter Fontaine will continue as general counsel; Rene Ordogne will serve as chief financial and operations officer; and Dave Scudder, managing partner of McGladrey & Pullen, will become a participating member of the McGladrey Leadership Team. ... Jason J. Evans, partner-in-charge of the Construction Services Team of Sikich LLP, Aurora, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. ... Bob Clarke has been appointed Midwest regional managing partner of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Chicago. ... Kristen Friederich, a senior accountant at Rice, Sullivan & Co. Ltd., Swansea, has earned her Illinois CPA license. ... Michael Becker has joined the assurance practice of Mueller & Co. LLP, Chicago, as a director. ... Edward G. Detwiler has joined the Chicago office of RGL Forensics, bringing with him the client base from his previous company, Edward G. Detwiler & Associates Ltd. ... Wes Williams, a partner with Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, has been named chair of the Professional Ethics Executive Committee of the AICPA.

MAINE

Anita Langley, a senior consultant at Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, has earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor credential from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

MARYLAND

Marty Brunk, a managing director in the Timonium office of RSM McGladrey, has been named an Influential Marylander in the Finance Category by The Daily Record. ... Bond Beebe, Bethesda, announced three new hires: Alex Helfand and Zeinab Darwish have joined the Audit Department as a staff accountant and a staff auditor, respectively, while Lola Andrews has joined the Payroll Audit Department as a compliance auditor. ... Nicole Luna, Daniel Keefer and Russell Conelley of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda, have passed the CPA Exam. ... Steven M. Braunstein has been named president of Snyder Cohn PC, Bethesda, succeeding Edward L. Snyder, who will become chairman, succeeding Stanley P. Snyder, who now becomes chairman emeritus.

MICHIGAN

Kyle R. Schafer, level one staff accountant at Maner Costerisan, Lansing, has earned his Michigan CPA license.

MISSISSIPPI

Jonathon Barnett, Brad Earwood and Tyler Holmes have joined Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Jackson, as staff accountants, while Christopher Burnham has joined the firm as an intern.

MISSOURI

Robert Hof and Jean Price have joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a system administrator and a staff accountant, respectively, while Ben Morgan has joined the firm as an intern. In addition, Michelle Meyer has been promoted to manager of operations, and Julie Martin to supervisor, at Benefit Plans Plus. ... James G. Castellano, chairman of RubinBrown LLP, has been named one of the Most Influential St. Louis Professionals by the St. Louis Business Journal, while assurance services manager Steven Harris has been elected a national director for the National Association of Black Accountants.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Kristen N. Bournival and Ross A. Harkness, in-charge accountants in the Dover and Wolfeboro offices, respectively, of Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA, have earned their CPA designations.

NEW JERSEY

Erin L. Monahan has been promoted to supervisor at Cowan, Gunteski & Co. PA, Toms River. In addition, the firm's Deborah Mathis has been named one of New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business by NJBiz, while senior accountant Anthony Talerico Jr. is serving as a councilman of the Borough of Eatontown. ... Carolyn J. D'Anna and Sharon Gordon, partners at J.H. Cohn LLP, have been accepted as members of Executive Women of New Jersey.

NEW YORK

The New York State Society of CPAs has inducted the late Eli Mason into its Hall of Fame. Among many other accomplishments, Mason, who died last August, served as the society's president in 1972-1973. ... Karin A. McKittrick has joined the New York office of cbiz MHM as a business development manager. ... Linda Marcus has been named chief financial officer of Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, New York City and Woodbury. She joined the firm in 2004 as controller. ... Ron More has joined the New York City office of Marcum LLP as managing director in the Advisory Services Division. ... Richard A. Mills, an officer at Israeloff, Trattner & Co. CPAs PC, Garden City, has been elected treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect. ... Michele B. Amato, quality review partner at Friedman LLP, New York City, has been appointed vice chair of the SEC Practice Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs. ... Michael L. McNee, partner-in-charge of the nonprofit and government services practice of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, has been named partner-in-charge of the firm's Westchester office, in Tarrytown.

NORTH CAROLINA

Paul Fedorkowicz, a partner-in-charge at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, has been appointed to the 2010 Board of Directors of the International Affairs Council, while partner Michelle Thompson has been appointed treasurer for the Research Triangle Chapter of the National Funding Association. ... Shannon Cook, director of human resources at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources credential from the HR Certification Institute. ... Yvette Frusciante and Herman Goins have been admitted as members at Breslow Starling, Greensboro.

OHIO

Kristine Woodcock, Tara Painting and Joanne Upton have joined SS&G Healthcare Services LLC, Akron, as billing specialists. ... Michael R. Hanagan and Mike J. Aamodt have joined Brady Ware, Dayton, as team accountants. ... Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced three new hires: Mike Fairbanks has joined the firm as a telecommunications and network engineer, Donna Marko as a financial planning assistant, and Scott Foos as a helpdesk technician

PENNSYLVANIA

Thomas N. Graney Jr. has joined Herbein + Co. Inc., Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Reading, as an advanced staff accountant. The firm also announced a number of promotions: Bryanna L. Fredericks and Robert S. Stoczko have been promoted to senior accountant; Joshua A. Pollet, Roxanne N. Adam and Derek M. Rabold to supervisor; Christopher M. Turtell to manager; and Jim H. Nehr and Carolyn BryNildsen to senior manager. In addition, Stoczko, Pollet, Stacy A. Eisenhower, Cory D. Eisenhofer, Dellise O. Rivera, Matthew A. Flamisch, Kristen L. Lawrence and Megan N. Neff have all passed the CPA Exam, and firm partner and chief operating officer Michael J. Rowley has been appointed to the Board of Directors of PKF North America for 2010. ... Staff accountant Jonathan Clark and senior accountant Justin Martin, of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Wyomissing, have passed the CPA Exam. ... Terry Silver, a partner with Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, Philadelphia, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the AICPA. ... John I. Leatherman has joined Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont, as a supervising senior accountant in the Audit Services Department, while the firm's Aaron M. Good has received his CPA license. ... Cathleen Condrac has joined Schneider Downs, Pittsburgh, as a manager in the state and local tax practice.

TENNESSEE

Amanda B. White has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC, Nashville, as a human resources assistant, while Richard L. Moulton has joined LBMC Technologies LLC as a business intelligence consultant.

TEXAS

Eric Barnes has been promoted to audit manager at GBH CPAs PC, Houston. ... Jeff Labay has been promoted to audit manager at MaloneBailey LLP, Houston. ... Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier PLLC, Fort Worth, announced a number of new hires: Emily Adams has joined the firm as a senior tax manager; Megan Terrell as an audit senior; Ashley Shedden as director of client relations; Denise Fisher as office coordinator; and Eddie Goodreau as a part-time tax associate. In addition, Kim Danek was promoted to tax associate. Carol Brizzolara, "PK" Bhola, and Michael Wilson also joined the firm as interns. ... Edward Hlousek has joined McConnell & Jones LLP, Houston, as leader of its SEC audit practice and its Oil & Gas Industry Group. ... Ronald K. Martin has been named chief operating officer for the Texas practice of UHY Advisors, while Leigh-Anne Levinski has been named business development manager of the forensic, litigation and valuation services practice, and Eric Self has been named Texas Tax Department head. ... Loretta Cross, corporate advisory and restructuring services managing partner at Grant Thornton LLP, has been named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas for 2010 by the Texas Diversity Council.

VIRGINIA

The Accreditation Council on Accountancy and Taxation, Alexandria, announced that the following have passed Comprehensive Examination for Accreditation in Accountancy and earned the Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor designation: Jonathan Lee Augustus, Kristi Fairbrother, Nasir Faizi, Maria Rahima Harlan, Stephen K. Jackman, Debbie A. Johnson, Manh Tien Pham, Cynthia R. Polley, Deirdra Davine Porretto, Dennis Richards and Dirk Cornelius Taljaard. Jackman earned the highest score on the ABA Exam. In addition, the following have passed the Accredited Tax Preparer Exam and earned the ATP designation: Linda Maria Angeles, Kristy Arnold, Bobby Joe Buchanan, Lola A. Caraway, Carolyn Carter, George T. Duren Jr., David R. Eichenhofer, Dennis Ryan Kilfeather, Yuni Nguyen, Debora Dian Peters, Maureen Puglia Berrios, Mary Richman, William Davis Simmons, Theodore Thomas Stein, Eugene Sterett, John Towers, Karie Michelle Vandenhaak and Terence R. Walman. Carter earned the highest score on the exam. ... Sandee Cheynet has joined Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke, as firm administrator.

WASHINGTON

Andrew Prather, a shareholder with Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has been elected chair of the Not-for-Profit Committee of the Washington Society of CPAs.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mary Moore Hamrick has joined Grant Thornton LLP, Washington, D.C., as a principal to lead the firm's public policy initiatives and government affairs efforts.

WISCONSIN

Christopher Moss has joined the wealth management practice of Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee, as lead advisor and vice president of investments.

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