Alabama

Wilson Price, Montgomery, announced a number of promotions: Michelle Parks and Jon Chancey have been promoted to principal; Lisa Sawyer and Anna Wilson to manager; and Anna Goldman and Adam Finesilver to senior staff accountant.

Arizona

Kristen L. Czarnecki has joined Lohman Co. PLLC, Mesa. ... Lori Fenstemaker has been promoted to senior manager in the Tucson office of Clifton Gunderson, while Melissa Hangsleben and Matthew Waller have been promoted to senior manager in the Phoenix office. ... Keegan, Linscott & Kenon PC, Tucson, announced a number of promotions: Rachel Naftali has been promoted to audit supervisor, and Adam Lohr and Anthony Villari to senior accountant.

Arkansas

Theresa L. Mosier has joined Beall Barclay, Rogers, as an in-charge accountant in the Audit and Attestation Services Department.

California

Haskell & White LLP, Irvine, announced a number of promotions: Ken Gundersen has been promoted to principal in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department; Andy Kennedy to manager in the Tax Department; and Ian Martini to manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department.

Connecticut

Brian Wilkinson has been promoted to senior accountant at Barron, Yanaros & Caruso PC, Wethersfield.

Florida

Howard E. Hammer has joined Fiske & Co., Plantation, as a principal. ... Daszkal Bolton LLP announced a number of promotions: Vicki Wright and Brett Burgan have been promoted to manager; Joy Stamm to firm administrator; Susan Kaplan to HR manager/director of marketing; April Green, Andrea Perrillo and Mary Gelinas to senior manager; Debra Okenhout to supervisor; Janet Campo and Karen Crim to senior; Lauren Charlton to client services coordinator; and Michael Graham to associate. ... Bob McKendry has joined The LBA Group, Jacksonville, as director of LBA Retirement Plan Services LLC. ... Harvey Muskat, a shareholder at Pinchasik, Strongin, Muskat Stein & Co., Miami, has been appointed to the Peer Review Acceptance Committee of the Florida Institute of CPAs. ... Daniel S. Hughes has been promoted to director of forensic and business valuation services at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Miami.

Georgia

Chris Hooper has been elected managing principal of FD Consulting, a service offering of Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta.

Illinois

Michelle G. Murphy has been promoted to senior manager in the Employee Benefits Services office of Clifton Gunderson in Joliet.

Indiana

Grant D. Byers has joined Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis, as a director in the Healthcare Resources Group.

Maine

Elizabeth Provost has rejoined Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker Wealth Management, Portland, as a paraprofessional, while Nicole Becnel has joined Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker as a senior consultant in the Government Consulting Group in a project management role for the firm's Medicaid consulting practice; Angela Thompson has joined the Portland office as a staff accountant in the Tax Services Group; and Verna Lynch has joined the Portland office as a senior consultant with the Management and Information Technology Consulting Group.

Maryland

Walt Derengowski, an auditor at Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, Bethesda, has earned his CPA license, and been promoted to manager. ... James T. Paulk, Joel Eshleman and Greg Bara have been promoted to senior manager in the Timonium office of Clifton Gunderson. ... R. Christopher Rosenthal, a director in the Forensic and Valuation Services Group at Ellin & Tucker Chartered, has been elected treasurer of The Baltimore Estate Planning Council.

Mississippi

Jon Barnett, a staff member at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Jackson, received the Fred T. Neely Gold Medal Award from the Mississippi Society of CPAs for achieving the highest grade on the 2009 CPA Exam while passing all subjects in one sitting.

Missouri

Jennifer Crimm has been promoted to senior manager at Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton. ... Krista N. Miesner has joined Abeles and Hoffman PC, St. Louis, as an associate, while firm associate Brad Indelicato has earned his Missouri CPA license. ... Nicole M. Petti has joined Schowalter & Jabouri PC, St. Louis, as an accountant in the Audit Department. ... Clark Affholder, Matt Finke, Lisa Mueller, Jeff Sackman and Craig White have been promoted to manager in the Assurance Services Group at RubinBrown, St. Louis.

New jersey

Michael B. Pintabone, Matthew R. Pribila, William E. Sansone and Anthony J. Nitti have been promoted to partner at WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton. ... Robert Paz has been elected managing director of Sax Macy Fromm & Co. PC, Clifton. He is the firm's fifth managing director since its formation in 1956. He joined the firm in 1981 and has been a partner since 1989.

New York

David A. Gaynor has joined Pluris Valuation Advisors LLC, New York City, as a vice president. ... Michael Lopez, a partner at EisnerAmper, New York City, has been named the 2010 Best Accountant for Growing Businesses in the Technology Industry by The New York Enterprise Report. ... Mark Basinski has joined Accounting Transition Advisors LLC, New York City, as principal in-charge of managing its California and Arizona markets. ... Robert Pesce, partner-in-charge of the Accounting Services Group at Marcum LLP, has been named the 2010 Best Accountant for Growing Businesses in the Entertainment and Media Category by The New York Enterprise Report. ... Mark S. Warshavsky, of Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, Woodbury, was named a 2009 Instructor of Exceptional Distinction by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. ... Andrew Gragnani has been named East Region attest practice leader at Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, as well as the newest member of the MHM Executive Committee and the Professional Standards Group. He is based in the firm's New York office. ... KPMG LLP, New York City, announced a number of appointments: P. Scott Ozanus has been named vice chair - tax, and Jeffrey C. LeSage has been named national managing partner - tax, while James P. Liddy has been named vice chair - audit, and Thomas J. Duffy has been named national managing partner - audit. ... Harriet Greenberg, a partner at Friedman LLP, New York City, was honored by The Needlers Foundation, a philanthropic organization that assists critically ill children, at its annual fundraising gala in August.

North Carolina

Collin Hill, a senior manager at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, has been appointed to the 2010-2011 Board of Directors of CED (formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development). ... Graham Rogers, a senior manager in the forensic, litigation support and valuation practice and the intellectual property consulting services leader at Dixon Hughes, Charlotte, has become a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. ... Jonathan Peddrick, a senior health care consultant with Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, Greensboro, has earned the Certified Healthcare Business Consultant credential, while audit and accounting partner Dana Beeson has received a Bronze Level Presidential Service Award for her years of volunteerism with The Arc of Greensboro and Special Olympics North Carolina.

Ohio

Peter Constantino, a partner at Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, has earned the Certified Merger & Acquisition credential from the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. ... Amanda DeFrank has joined the Tax Department of BCG & Co., Akron, as a tax associate, while Robert Elliott has joined the inside sales team of BCG Systems Inc.

Pennsylvania

Milligan & Co., Philadelphia, announced a number of new hires: Tracy Tackett and Scott Schilt have joined the firm's Planning and Economic Development Practice; Angela Wang has joined the firm with responsibility for developing audit approaches, managing budgets and maintaining client relationships, and coaching fellow team members on audit procedures and documentations; and Marisil Polakis has joined the firm as a tax accountant. ... Rudolph J. Bilich Jr., a tax partner with Deloitte Tax, Pittsburgh, has been elected 2010-2011 president of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. ... Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill and Lancaster, announced a number of promotions: Allen W. Hess and Jennifer A. Matlock have been promoted to manager, while Joshua S. Good and Kimberly D. Gross have been promoted to supervisor. ... Jeffrey Deane has been elected CEO of Malin Bergquist, Pittsburgh. ... Raymond W. Buehler Jr., president and CEO of Schneider Downs, Pittsburgh, has been named chairman of the World Board of Directors of IGAF Worldwide for a two-year term. ... Michael C. Davidson, vice chairman and chief agency and marketing officer at State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of The American College, Bryn Mawr, while Reginald N. Rabjohns has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of The American College Foundation.

South Carolina

Stephen K. Keene and Christopher E. Mauney have been promoted to senior accountant in the audit and assurance practice in the West Columbia office of Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP.

Tennessee

James D. Callihan has joined the Chattanooga office of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC as an accounting and assurance partner, while Bryant "Buck" W. Freeman has joined the Brentwood office in a staff position in the Accounting and Assurance Services Department.

Texas

Jason Lock has joined Mathis, West, Huffines & Co. PC, Wichita Falls, as a senior accountant, while Kathy Kabell has been promoted to supervisory manager in the firm's Tax Department. ... Shane Garbutt, a former inspections leader at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, has joined MaloneBailey LLP, Houston, as an audit partner, while Holly Zhang has joined the firm as an oil and gas senior tax manager. ... Russell Gibson has joined UHY Advisors, Houston, as director of IT operations in the Information Technology Department.

Utah

Mel Abraham has been awarded the 2010 Thomas R. Porter Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Salt Lake City.

Virginia

E. Michael Hanger hasjoined Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke, as a senior associate. ... Casie Cumpian has been promoted to senior manager in the Arlington office of Clifton Gunderson, while Tim Ross has been named regional tax services leader of the Mid-Atlantic practice. ... Jennifer Duff, CFO of MPay Inc., Roanoke, received the Virginia CFO Award in the Small Private Company Category from Virginia Business and the Virginia Society of CPAs. ... Mike Mellor has joined Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, as a partner in the Business Consulting Group.

Washington

Mark Steranka has joined Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, as director of planning and policy for the Consulting Group. ... Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Dan Wright has joined the firm as a senior manager in the Tax Services Group; Mary Gathers as a tax administrative assistant; Colette Smallwood as an accounts payable coordinator; Cathy Wagoner as an audit administrative assistant; and Jennifer Kaber, Karlyn Kurokawa, Mike Nurse, Jenny Ringwood and Amy Rufener as interns.

Washington, D.C.

The Association for Accounting Marketing announced a number of individual awards at its 2010 annual meeting here: Katie Tolin, marketing director for Rea & Associates Inc., was named 2010 Marketer of the Year; Brenda Sleeper, business development director at BizActions, was named Volunteer of the Year; Leslie Leach, manager of marketing and business development at Armanino McKenna LLP, was named Rookie of the Year; and Neil Fauerbach, a partner and director of business development and marketing at Smith & Gesteland, was inducted into the association's Hall of Fame. ... Samuel Moore and Brenda Hebert have joined McQuade Brennan LLP, Washington, D.C., as an associate and a senior associate, respectively. ... Angela Desmond, a former PCAOB and Federal Research Board official, has joined the Center for Audit Quality as senior director of external relations. ... Viva Hammer has joined the Washington National Tax Practice of KMPG LLP as a principal.

Wisconsin

Ellen Trytek has joined Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee, as chief growth officer, while Jennifer Farrell and Dean Johnson have been promoted to senior manager in the Milwaukee office and the Stevens Point office, respectively.

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