Alabama

Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, announced a number of promotions: David Brown, Mindy Ellis and Amy Stapler were promoted to manager; Brad Camp, Amy Ewing, Alex Holt, Melanie Shores and Stephen Von Hagel to supervisor; and Ashley Caldwell, Marlene Cox and Lindsey Stryker to senior accountant.

Arizona

Laura Ward, a senior manager with Clifton Gunderson, Phoenix, has been selected as a participant in the 2010 AICPA Leadership Academy.

California

Sidney P. Blum, partner-in-charge of forensic accounting, litigation support and royalty audit at Green Hasson & Janks, Los Angeles, has earned the Registered Investigator designation from the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

Florida

Richard E. Hatcher has joined Prida Guida & Co. PA, Tampa, in attestation services. ... Jack Pohlman, a tax manager at Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English PA, Fort Myers, has been elected president of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South for 2010-2011. ... Alicia Koross and Andre N. Chammas have been promoted to partner at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, while Harold Simon, vice president of Solutions@MBAF LLC, MBA&F's technology subsidiary, has been promoted to director at the firm. ... Sandra L. Perez has been promoted to director at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Miami. ... Bob Williams has joined Fuoco Group, North Palm Beach, as director of forensic accounting.

Illinois

Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, announced the election of five new partners and eight new directors. The new partners are Bill Hoving, Kevin Powers, Edward Meyette, Chris Wilgus and Bill Brewer. The new directors are Michael Kane, Daniel Balla, Denis O'Leary, Marty Joseph, Barbara S. (Kieffer) Lackey, Jeff Greene, Tom Guevara and Howard Wagner.

Iowa

Kevin J. Zaugg has been promoted to assurance partner at Ernst & Young LLP, Des Moines. ... E. Michael Farrell has joined First Security Bank & Trust, Charles City, as chief financial officer. ... Pamela S. Vosburg has joined Mayflower Homes Inc., Grinnell, as chief financial officer. ... Gregory C. Burbach has been elected co-managing partner of Honkamp Krueger & Co PC, Dubuque. ... Kristi K. Ryan has joined Hogan-Hansen PC, Waterloo, as an accountant. ... Kelsey J. Whiley and Natalie R. Wieskamp have been promoted to audit senior associate at Clifton Gunderson LLP, West Des Moines, while Elizabeth A. Rider has been promoted to senior manager. ... Mark R. Schuling, director of the Iowa Department of Revenue, has been elected president of the Federation of Tax Administrators.

Kansas

Angie McElhaney has been admitted as a member of Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic, Overland Park.

Maine

Jerry Cahill and Max Donlon have joined the Portland office of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker as staff accountants.

Maryland

Melissa Fannin has joined the Timonium office of Clifton Gunderson as a senior manager.

Michigan

Loann K. Snell, of Maner Costerisan, Lansing, has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, while principal David M. Raeck has been named the 2010 Task Force Chair of the Year by the Michigan Association of CPAs. Raeck is chair of the Employee Benefit Task Force.

Missouri

Mary Berry, Darryl E. Marschke, Beverly Riola and David Taylor have been promoted to manager at RubinBrown, St. Louis.

New hampshire

Kaleigh Melanson has joined the Manchester office of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker as a staff accountant.

New Jersey

The Association for Accounting Marketing announced its 2010-2011 leadership: D. Scott Moore will serve as president; Marc Busny as president-elect; Erinn Keserica as secretary; Kerry Sullivan-Lechner as treasurer; and Julie Tucek as immediate past president. There will also be eight board members-at-large: Raissa Evans, Jack Kolmansberger, Kristen Lewis, Eric Majchrzak, Mitchell Reno, Laura Snyder, Carrie Steffen and Dawn Wagenaar.

New York

Philip P. Goodkin, a senior accountant at Lipsky Goodkin & Co. PC, New York City, was honored in mid-June by the New York State Society of CPAs as the longest practicing CPA in the state of New York. At 98 years old, Goodkin remains an active professional. He started his career in 1931, and became a licensed CPA in 1938. ... Ann Carey has joined Ernst & Young LLP, New York City, as Midwest practice leader of construction and real estate advisory services ... Carmen Oveissi Field has joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York City, as a principal in the analytic and forensic technology practice. ... Richard Koppel and Alyssa Rosenbaum have been promoted to principal at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York City, while Christine Mendoza, Camille Roald and Bart Wnek have been promoted to manager; Raj Bavishi, Monica Cortes, Diana DiGiovanni and John Giordano to supervisor; Max Aronov, Cindy Donofrio, Mandy Huang, Kristin Ives, Nick Rhee and Brian Sosa to senior; George Bagdassarian, Erin Khan, Craig Mullins, Tara Russell and Matthew Sullivan to semi-senior; and Sharon Ellick, Michelle Finocchi, Matthew Frohlinger, Stephen Morgan and Jared Schutzman to experience assistant.

North Carolina

Scott Linch has been named a member and appointed practice leader for the transaction advisory services practice at Dixon Hughes, Charlotte.

Ohio

Geoffrey A. Frazier has joined Brady Ware, Dayton, as a state and local tax director. ... Steven H. Gross has been named a partner at Skoda Minotti, Cleveland. The firm also announced a number of promotions: Christopher MacLaren has been promoted to senior manager; Marilea W. Campomizzi, Nicholas A. Delguyd, Kenneth J. Goodwin and Sean Saari to manager; Erin Coudriet, Rebecca L. Ferris, Kimberly E. Garvin, Gregory J. Skoda Jr., Diane Thompson and Joseph D. Yusz to senior staff accountant; Jen Brawner, to senior marketing specialist; and Teresa Conley to senior HR specialist. ... Cohen & Co., Akron, announced five new hires: Maria Shinn-Bouck, Kristin Hornyak and Aya Ophir, with Cohen Healthcare Consulting; Katherine Henry on the administrative staff; and Eric Merkys on the IT staff.

Pennsylvania

Amanda Jackowski, Douglas Miller and Justine Fronheiser have joined Herbein + Co. Inc., Reading, as staff accountants in the Accounting and Auditing Department, while partner Robert F. Firely Jr. has been elected 2010-2011 vice president of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. The firm also announced a number of promotions: Stacy Stewart and David Breitegam have been promoted to supervisor; Heather Zuber and Dellise Rivera to senior accountant; and Stephanie D'Agostino, Megan Neff and Cory Eisenhofer to advanced staff accountant.

South Carolina

Erin E. Gilbert, a staff accountant in the tax and consulting services practice of the Charleston office of Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP, has earned her CPA license. ... Greg Ackerman has joined WebsterRogers LLP as a manager in the Audit Group in the Litchfield office.

Tennessee

Pete L. McKernan has joined the Brentwood office of LBMC Managed Security Services LLC as a network security engineer, while Logan Laug has been promoted to senior in audit at Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC.

Texas

Knoel Kambak has joined McConnell & Jones LLP as the audit supervisor to the Dallas/Fort Worth Team. ... Scott Brubaker has joined the sports and entertainment practice of UHY Advisors, Houston, as a principal. ... Michael G. Williamson, assistant professor of accounting at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, has received the Best Early Career Researcher Award from the American Institute of CPAs. ... Alyssa G. Martin, executive partner in advisory services at Weaver, has been named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in the 2010 Dallas Business Journal's Women in Business Awards. ... Vance McCollough has joined TravisWolff, Dallas, as a partner in the Audit Group.

Virginia

Wesley D. Elliott, a staff accountant at Swart, Lalande & Associates PC, Fairfax, has earned his CPA license.

Washington, D.C.

Allison M. Patti has joined the Center for Audit Quality, Washington, D.C., as senior director of professional practice, policy research.

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