Arizona

Charles Goodmiller and Charles Inderieden have been named co-managing partners of Henry & Horne LLP, Tempe, succeeding Mark Eberle, who will take on a leadership role in business development for the firm. Goodmiller joined the firm in 1991 and Inderlieden in 1996; both became partners in 2001.

California

John Mackel has joined the Transaction Advisory Group of Reznick Group as a senior manager in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Connecticut

The Connecticut Society of CPAs has elected its 2010-2011 Board of Directors: Marcia L. Marien, managing partner of Marien & Co. LLC, Norwich, will serve as president; Gregory A. Lainas, division director for Robert Half Management Resources, Hartford, as president-elect; Ralph A. Volpe, a partner and financial institutions practice leader at McGladrey & Pullen LLP, New Haven and Stamford, as treasurer; Stephen A. Pedneault, owner of Forensic Accounting Services LLC, Glastonbury, as secretary; and Jason D. Newman, a member at Kostin, Ruffkess & Co. LLC, Farmington, Noelle A. Taddei, an associate professor of accounting at Post University, Waterbury, and Mark A. Andrews, a tax manager at ESPN, Bristol, as members-at-large. Andrews will also serve as chair of the CSCPA Advisory Council.

Florida

Diahann W. Lassus, co-founder and president of Lassus Wherley, New Providence, N.J., and Bonita Springs, Fla., has received the 2010 Robert J. Underwood Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of the practice of fee-only financial planning and advising. ... Steve S. Schickel has been promoted to accounting senior at Bloomer, Geri & Co. CPAs, Pensacola. ... The Institute of Internal Auditors, Altamonte Springs, has announced its 2010-2011 Board of Directors: Gnther Meggeneder, chief audit executive of ista International, Essen, Germany, will serve as chairman;Dennis K. Beran, senior vice president and director of audit at JCPenney Inc., Dallas, as senior vice chairman;Paul J. Sobel, vice president of internal audit at Mirant Corp., Atlanta, as vice chairman for professional development; Philip D. Tarling, international projects director at RSM Tenon, Fareham, U.K., as vice chairman of professional practices;Michael J. A. Parkinson, a director at KPMG, Canberra, Australia, as vice chairman of the board for professional services;Patricia E. Scipio, a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Baltimore, as vice chairman of research; Oswaldo Basile, an executive director at Trusty Consultories in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as treasurer; and Fatimah Abu Bakar, an executive director at Columbus Advisory Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as secretary. ... Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA, St. Petersburg, announced a number of promotions: Charlie White and Andreea Wildner were promoted to tax senior; Mike Adkins, Nicholas Colarusso and Hiram Garcia to tax staff II; and Kathy Schmitz to tax staff. ... Andreea Cioara, associate director of tax services at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Miami, has received one of three Woman to Watch Awards in the Emerging Leaders Category from the Florida Institute of CPAs.

Illinois

Baker Tilly, Chicago, announced 10 new partners: Christopher Braun in Detroit; Bill Bressette, Chris Roemersma, Lisa Steele and Gregg Weiss in Washington, D.C.; Charles Droege in Chicago; Carl Franseen in Janesville; and Chad O'Brien, Corey Tremaine and Wendi Unger in Milwaukee. In addition, the firm announced 10 new members of its Partner Development Program:Wasfi Alnabki, Chris Crowder, Paul Dillon, Kendal Fleming, Noah Leiden, Traci Rowland and Craig Stetson in Washington, D.C.; Mara Bain in Minneapolis; and Andrew Dilling and Christopher Schmidt in Appleton, Wis.

Indiana

Anita Sherman, a senior audit partner at Greenwalt CPAs, Indianapolis, has received the Alumni Honor Award from Manchester College.

Iowa

Theodore R. Smith has joined First National Bank, Bettendorf, as chief financial officer. ... Julie M. Salazar has joined Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance, West Des Moines, as a senior accountant. ... James R. Pistillo has joined Brooks Lodden PC, West Des Moines, as an audit senior manager. ... Frank J. Ross has been promoted to vice president of global commercial business at Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, while Bruce R. Schmiedlin has joined the company as finance project manager.

Kansas

Jack Maier and Luke Templin have joined Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic, Overland Park, as staff accountants in the Insurance Consulting Department and the Assurance Department, respectively.

Maryland

Ravi Melwani and Julian Gamez have joined the Audit Department of Bond Beebe, Bethesda, as senior auditors. ... Linda Culp has joined Berman Goldman & Ribakow LLP, Ellicott City, as marketing coordinator.

Missouri

Steven Harris and Kaleb Lilly have been promoted to partner at RubinBrown, St. Louis, while Jennifer Jones was named chief financial officer, and David Duckwitz was promoted to director of quality control for the Kansas City office. In addition, business advisory and internal audit services partner Chelle Adams has been selected to participate in the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative's Fellows Program, a year-long leadership program. ... Shannon Pasternak and Ben Morgan have joined the financial advisory services practice of Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a supervisor and a financial analyst, respectively. ... Matthew D. Fisher, Deborah L. Maret and Richard F. Kraner, of Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors LLC, Clayton, have been named Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers, while the firm was named among the 2010 Leading Providers Wealth Managers of the Central U.S. for the second consecutive year by Goldline Research.

New Jersey

Julie C. Cooke has been made a partner at A.J. Santye & Co. PA, Somerville.

New York

Alvarez & Marsal announced a number of new hires in its Private Equity Services Transaction Advisory Group: Rino Nori and Michael White have joined as senior directors in New York, and Doug Lowrie as a senior director in Chicago; Zach Hamilton has joined the Private Equity Services Transaction Advisory Healthcare Industry Group in Nashville; Brent Perkel and Matthew Savarese have joined the practice's Financial Industry Group in New York; while Michael Abramo has joined the group in Boston, Loren Loftesnes and Chris Merkt in San Francisco, Amit Modi in New York, and Elena Ovstein in Los Angeles. ... Kevin M. Hyams and Peter Manzetti have joined Friedman LLP, New York City, as a partner and a director, respectively, to launch the firm's new governance, risk and compliance practice. In addition, administration and human resources partner Michael Gaines has been re-appointed to the Executive Board of the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs. ... Frederick Kautz has joined the New York office of UHY Advisors FLVS Inc. as a principal. ... Ed Heben, a partner in the White Plains office of Citrin Cooperman, has been named treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Flexitoon Puppet Theatre, a nonprofit dedicated to the appreciation of puppetry as an art form. ...Joe Hargrove has joined KPMG LLP as a principal in its New York financial services tax practice, while Brian Trauman has joined the economic and valuation services practice as a principal and the new East region leader of the transfer pricing controversy services practice. ... Robert Derbabian has joined Marcum LLP as director of new business development, with a primary focus on supporting the Assurance Services Division. ... The Syracuse Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs has elected and installed its officers for 2010-2011: John B. Dubiel, of Grimaldi & Nelkin CPAs PLLC, will serve as president; Anthony Abboud, of Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa PC, as president-elect; Eric T. Campbell, of Fust Charles Chambers LLP, as vice president; Diana Kanfer, of Testone Marshall Discenza CPAs, as treasurer; and Steven A. Stanek, of Grimaldi & Nelkin. ... Tim Van Noy has joined Amper, Politziner & Mattia, New York City, as a director in the Litigation & Valuation Group.

North Carolina

Michelle Thompson, an audit and consulting partner at Cherry, Bekaert Holland LLP, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, while audit partner Scott Duda has been named to the Board of Directors of the Wake Education Partnership.

Ohio

Mike Swallow, vice president and senior retirement plan consultant at cbiz, Cleveland, has been named one of the 300 Most Influential Defined Contribution Advisors for 2009 by 401kWire.com. ... Todd Deindoerfer has been named partner-in-charge of the Toledo office of Clifton Gunderson. ... Christopher M. Allegretti, managing principal and chief executive officer of Hill, Barth & King LLC, Boardman, has been appointed by Newt Gingrich to the Jobs and Prosperity Task Force Advisory Board.

Pennsylvania

Frank B. Sangster has joined the Philadelphia office of KPMG LLP as a principal in its U.S. indirect tax practice. ... Gil Davis, managing director of CSD Financial and a partner at Case | Sabatini CPAs, has received a Five Star Wealth Manager Best in Client Satisfaction Award for the second year in a row from Crescendo Business Services. ... Carolyn M. BryNildsen, a senior manager, and Dellise Rivera, an advanced staff accountant, at Herbein + Co. Inc., Reading, have been named to the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs' 40 Under 40 Members to Watch list of up-and-coming young leaders.

South Carolina

James King and Patrice Sebastian, of the Columbia office of WebsterRogers LLP, have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs.

Tennessee

Peggy Richardson has joined the Shared Services Department of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC as an office manager. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions: In its Nashville office, Anna Hooker, Candace Hooker, Courtney Howell, Matt Hudgins, Julie Meisner, Hunter Ray and James Travis have been promoted to senior in audit, Nathan Miller, Rachel Null and Krystal Usrey to senior in tax, Kris Miller to manager in tax, and Ryan Meadows to senior manager in consulting; in its Chattanooga office, Diane Dobbs has been promoted to senior in audit, and Christina Edwards to manager in audit; and in its Knoxville office, Andrew Pitts has been promoted to senior in audit, Kristen Hicks to manager in audit, Clay Irby to senior in tax, and Natalia Berestovskaya and Kelly Fitzpatrick to manager in tax. And firm partner Pam Morris has been appointed president-elect of the Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

Texas

Karen Schak-Potter has been named business development manager of the forensic, litigation and valuation services practice of UHY Advisors. Schak-Potter is based in the Houston office. In addition, Julie Gerstenhaber has been promoted to senior manager in the Assurance & Business Advisory Services Department of UHY LLP. ... Chris Shepard has joined Grier, Reeves & Lawley PC, Texarkana, as a junior accountant. ... Melvin F. Hunt has been promoted to audit partner in assurance services, and Mary K. Thomas to international consulting partner in tax and strategic business services at Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth. ... Former congressman and chair of the IRS Oversight Committee Jim Ramstad has joined alliantgroup LP, Houston, as a senior advisor. ... Sharon R. Watson has joined the professional staff of Mark M. Jones & Associates PC, Fort Worth.

Virginia

The Virginia Society of CPAs has named Dian Calderone, a partner at Hunt & Calderone PC, Newport News, and chair of the Virginia Board of Accountancy, its first-ever Outstanding Member of the Year. The award was established this year to recognize a CPA member who has provided outstanding service to the profession. In addition, the society named its first list of the Top 5 Under 35, which identifies rising stars of the CPA profession in Virginia: Alan Hostetler, an auditor with Thomas C. Stott CPA PC, Charlottesville; Clare Levison, an analyst with Alliant Techsystems Inc., Radford; Ryan Losi, a partner at Piascik & Associates PC, Glen Allen; Andrew Martin, a vice president/manager at Corbin & Co. PC, in Chesapeake; and Niki White, a manager at Yount, Hyde & Barbour PC, Glen Allen.

Washington, D.C.

Devon M. Bodoh and Monica M. Coakley have joined the Corporate Group of the Washington National Tax Practice of KPMG LLP as principals. Bodoh will be based in Washington, D.C., and Coakley in New York. ... Michael Stein, a professor of accounting at Old Dominion University, has been named the inaugural academic fellow at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, D.C. He will be assigned to the Office of Research and Analysis for 2010-2011.

Wisconsin

Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee, announced a number of new partners: Doreen Shute and Nancy Gunza in Calverton, Md.; Matt Robertson in St. Joseph, Mo.; Rod MacLachlan in Toledo, Ohio; and Herbert Hoffman in Tucson, Ariz. In addition, firm CEO Krista McMasters has received the 2010-2011 Distinguished Career Award from the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, while the firm's Kelly Sics has received the 2010-2011 Outstanding Young Professional Award.

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