CALIFORNIA

Larry Blair has joined Intacct, San Jose, as vice president of professional services. ... Brent Barnes has joined HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, as a senior accountant in the Accounting and Audit Department.

COLORADO

Phil Shane, an accounting professor at the Leeds School of Business, Boulder, has been appointed to a year-long research fellowship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

FLORIDA

Bruce A. Robertson has joined Templeton Solutions, West Palm Beach, as vice president of professional services. ... Arlene Ravalo-Jao has joined the Sunrise office of Daszkal Bolton LLP as a senior manager in the Business Valuation and Litigation Support Department. ... Jeff Brandeis has been named vice president of sales for the Americas for the CCH TeamMate audit management system, part of Wolters Kluwer's ARC Logics business unit. He is based in Oldsmar.

GEORGIA

Michael S. Blake, director of valuation services at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP, Atlanta, has earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers and The Appraisal Foundation.

ILLINOIS

Matt Anderson has been promoted to senior manager at cbiz MHM LLC, Chicago. ... Thomas C. Novosel has joined Mueller & Co. LLP, St. Charles, as an audit partner.

INIDIANA

Susan E. Naus has retired from Somerset CPAs, Indianapolis. She joined Somerset in 1989 as a staff accountant and became its first female principal in 1996.

IOWA

Julie M. Salazar has joined Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa, West Des Moines, as a senior accountant. ... John T. Roth Jr. has joined Paul R. Nielsen Co., Cedar Falls, as a partner. The firm has been renamed Nielsen Roth & Co. ... Jeffrey L. Burnison has been promoted to finance director - ProAccess Genetics at Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston. ... Kyle C. Cook has joined The Bernau Companies, Des Moines, as chief financial officer.

KANSAS

Bradley Hart has joined the Leawood office of Mayer Hoffman McCann PC as a senior associate. In addition, shareholder Mark Nichols, of the Salt Lake City office, andTim Woods, of the Denver office, have joined the firm's Professional Standards Group.

MAINE

Judy Higgins, a senior consultant at Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, Portland, has earned the Certified Professional in Health Information Exchange designation, while consultant Seth Hedstrom has earned the Certified Associate in Project Management credential from the Project Management Institute.

MARYLAND

Jennifer Hohman has been promoted to senior in the Audit Department of Bond Beebe, Bethesda.

MASSACHUSETTS

James W. Barrett, managing partner of Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC, has joined the Western New England Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, while Kristina Drzal Houghton, partner-in-charge of the firm's Taxation Division, has joined the Springfield Chapter of the Women Presidents' Organization; David A. Kalicka has been named a corporator for the Mason-Wright Foundation; and Lisa A. Patenaude, co-director of the firm's Health Care Services Division, has been named treasurer of the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of the Pioneer Valley. ... Steven Brown has been named chief operating officer of Braver PC, Newton.

MICHIGAN

Kristine Muthart and Joyce Sofy, associates at Iannuzzi, Manetta & Co., Troy, have passed the AICPA's Accredited in Business Valuation Exam.

MISSOURI

Audrey Katcher, a business advisory services partner at RubinBrown, St. Louis, has been recognized in the University of Missouri-St. Louis' College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter's 2010 Salute to Business Achievement Awards program. ... Todd Reich has joined the St. Louis office of cbiz MHM LLC as a senior associate. ... BKD LLP, Springfield, announced five new partners and a number of promotions: Timothy Adler, Bryan Bodnar, Bradley Brotherton, John Curry and Angela Miratsky have been elected partners in the firm; Jason Bombeck, Brad Buehler, Ken Rossi and Rod Walsh have been promoted to director; Chad Person has been promoted to director of marketing and business development; Mitchell Caddell, Daniel Eckenfels, Gary Edwards, Natasha Erskine, Lea Geiser-Hayler, Kyle Hesemann, Donna Himmelsbach, Brett Merkel, Ryan Reiff and Jaye Waynick have been promoted to senior manager; Glenn Grigsby, Ronald Hulshizer and David McDonald have been promoted to senior manager; Heather Broyles has been promoted to senior managing advisor; Gordon Dobner, Michael Earls, Christopher Graff, Ben Henderson, Todd Kenney, Troy Lindsey, Callie Mabe, Amanda Maya, Jon McCullum, Derek Pierce, Gregory Schaller, Lorene Spidle, Jennifer Williams and Waylon Wood have been promoted to manager; Jeffrey Case, William Clark, Jodi Hollaway and Bob Lane have been promoted to managing consultant; and Travis Knight has been promoted to managing advisor. ... Ronald P. Steinkamp has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a principal in the risk services practice. ... Marie N. Carlie, a senior member at Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton, has received the 2010 Women Influencing Now Regional Economic Development Award from Winning Women.

NEW YORK

Tom DeFilippe has joined WeiserMazars as director of business development.

NORTH DAKOTA

Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo, announced 10 new partners: Victor Puchi, who is joining the firm, and Rhea Hemish, Frank Gariepy, Allen Gregory, Dave Glennon, Jeremy Bendewald, Ryan Doyle, Susan Hanson, Kelley Grace and Keith Osborn, who were all previously members of the firm's staff.

OHIO

Robert M. Littman, a managing director at SS&G, Akron, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Akron Children's Hospital Foundation, while Annette Hoelzer, a managing director in the Columbus office, has been named a 2010 Credit to the Profession by Franklin University. ... John Rose, a partner at Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, has been named Kent State University Accounting Department Alumni of the Year. He is an adjunct professor at Kent State.

OKLAHOMA

Nancy Hyde, of the CPA firm of Hyde and Co., Oklahoma City, has been named a 2010 Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women.

PENNSYLVANIA

Marc A. Fisher has joined IS Partners LLC, Horsham, as a managing director. ... John McGonigal and Joseph Merten have joined the senior team of LECG/Smart, Devon, as managing directors.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Kent Satterfield, chief operating officer of Dixon Hughes PLLC, has been named a Distinguished Alumni by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

TENNESSEE

Kimberly A. Lawrence, tax principal-in-charge at Joseph Decosimo and Co. PLLC, Chattanooga, has been appointed president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs. ... Cara Aaron has joined the Brentwood office of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC as a senior manager, while Elizabeth Leigh Terry and Emily A. Job have joined the Chattanooga office in staff positions.

TEXAS

Dan Ramey, director of internal audit at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Houston, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the AICPA, while firm president Kenneth Guidry has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Prepared 4 Life. ... Michael Landers has been promoted to principal at UHY LLP, Houston. ... Wayne McConnell, managing partner of McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, Houston, received a Power Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

VIRGINIA

Paul Joseph Warwick has joined RyanSharkey, Reston, as a partner in the internal audit and business advisory services practice. ... Gurmeet Sawhney has joined the Arlington office of Clifton Gunderson as regional director of IT assurance and advisory services. ... Catherine A. Saadat has been promoted to supervisor in the Audit Department of Thompson, Greenspon & Co. PC, Fairfax.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Matthew Legg has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP as a senior international tax manager. ... Robin Thompson and Katrina Banks have joined Tate & Tryon, Washington, D.C., as audit supervisors, while Clair Holtzmuller, Mike Mylan, Cara Walsh, Timothy Tishman and Chase Livengood will join the firm this summer as audit interns.

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