Leslie Townsend, senior director of corporate internal audit at Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, has received the 2010 IDEA User of Excellence Award from Audimation Services Inc. ... William Epstein has joined Capstone Advisory Group LLC as a managing director to lead the valuation practice in its Los Angeles Office, while Joseph R. Rosenbaum has joined the firm as an executive director of its Litigation and Forensic Practice Group. He will also lead Capstone's new San Francisco office.


Stephen H. Jackson has joined the Glastonbury office of J.H. Cohn LLP as a partner.


Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, announced appointments to the Board of Directors of the Crowe Foundation: Cynthia Pierce, partner-in-charge of the firm's Not-For-Profit and Higher Education Group, has been named chairperson, while chief executive Chuck Allen and Chuck Frayer, a partner in the Grand Rapids, Mich., office of Crowe's Tax Group, have been named trustees. ... Susan Gallagher has joined True Partners Consulting LLC, Chicago, as chief operating officer.


Terry Brown, a partner at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chartered, is celebrating 40 years with the firm. He joined it in June 1970, shortly after graduating from college.


Cami Peterson and Gary Voggesser have joined the Retirement Solutions Division of Kern, DeWenter, Viere Ltd., Bloomington, to offer retirement plan consulting solutions.

New Jersey

Rosalie Mandel, a principal in the Commercial Services Group of Rothstein Kass, Roseland, was honored at Executive Women of New Jersey's Salute to the Policy Makers 2010 Awards Dinner. ... Michael A. Gould, an owner in Hunter Group CPA LLC, Fair Lawn, has been acknowledged by the New Jersey Society of CPAs for his 40 years of membership in the society.

New York

Robert C. Almon, a former principal at Ernst & Young, has been named executive vice president for finance and planning, and chief financial officer, of Pace University, New York. ... Jeremy Condie has joined ClusterSeven as sales director for North America.


Danielle Kimmell, a partner in the Assurance and Advisory Services Department of Bober Markey Fedorovich, has received the 2010 Athena Young Professional Award for the Akron region from Athena International. ... Patricia Piteo, a partner at Cohen & Co., Cleveland, has been named a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Small Business Advisory Committee, while principal Derek Solomon has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.


Daniel L. Pickering, of Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont, has earned his CPA license.

South Carolina

WebsterRogers LLP, Florence, announced a number of new hires: Matt Perdue, Tyler Courtright and Alison Fortnum have joined the firm as staff accountants; Frances Lambe as a senior; and Melinda Bedenbaugh as a senior manager.


Jay Oliphant has joined Dixon Hughes PLLC as business development executive to build its presence in the greater Memphis region.


Mark Williams has been named managing partner of the Wisconsin practice of Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee.

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