Arkansas

Ashley Farrar and Randall Stone have joined Beall Barclay, Fort Smith, as staff accountants, while Courtney Wald has joined the firm as a junior accountant.

Australia

Russell Evans has been appointed president of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Asia Pacific, Sydney.

California

Sherri Gastelum and Kari Schott have joined Green Hasson & Janks, Los Angeles, as director of business development and director of marketing, respectively. ... RBZ LLP, Los Angeles, announced a number of promotions: Lynell Chun has been promoted to director in the Family Wealth Group; Amy Kutzkey, Cecilia Lin and Eric Liu to senior supervisor; Amy Crowe, Jim Drozda, Stefanie Craig, Rajpal Matharu, Todd Griffith and Rob Stevenson to supervisor; and Mishel Justesen to marketing supervisor.

Colorado

Craig Alspaugh has joined the Colorado offices of BKD LLP as a business development executive in the national cost segregation practice. ... Angela MacPhee has joined RGL Forensics, Denver, as chief financial officer.

Connecticut

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

Florida

Adam L. Firestein has been promoted to director, and Richard S. Fechter and Joel D. Glick to associate director, at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Miami. ... Tara Ruska has been promoted to manager in the Fort Myers office of Hill, Barth & King LLC.

Georgia

Jennifer Bolden has joined UHY Advisors GA, Atlanta, as senior manager for the Enterprise Risk Assurance Services Practice Group.

Illinois

Patrick Gras, Mary Beth Justen, Michelle Prosecky and David Witt have been promoted to principal at Pasquesi Sheppard LLC, Lake Forest. ... Scott A. Stringer has joined Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd., Chicago, as director of forensic and litigation services.

Indiana

Blue & Co. LLC announced a number of new hires: In the Carmel office, Kevin Umberger and Gavin Fox have joined the firm as staff accountants; Gwen Parker as a manager; David Winters as a senior accountant; Leigh Hirnisey as an HR generalist; Tina Davis as an accounting assistant/bookkeeper; and William Roe as recruitment manager. In the Columbus, Ohio, office, Bradley Taylor and Ashley Jones have joined as staff accountants; and Steven Ritzer as a manager. In the Indianapolis office, Lindsey Ladyman has joined as a senior consultant; Linda Peck as an accounting clerk; John Himes as a consultant; Jennifer Medve as a staff accountant; Leigh Schuette and Jarit Loughmiller as managers; and Nicholas Arens as a senior accountant. In the Louisville, Ky., office, Allen Schuhmann and Nick Ficklin have joined as staff accountants, while Matthew Matern has joined the Seymour, Ind., office as a staff accountant. The firm also announced a number of promotions: In the Indianapolis office, Michael Glick and Shawn Williams have been promoted to senior manager; Michelle Thomas and Jeffry Moffatt to manager; and Peter Szostak and Andrew Johanson to senior accountant. In the Seymour office, Mark Wischmeier has been promoted to manager, and Natasha Miller to senior accountant. In the Carmel office, Michael Shultz has been promoted to manager, and Damien Strohmier to senior accountant. In the Columbus office, Autumn Smith has been promoted to manager, Pam Lytle to senior benefits specialist, and Angie Justice to senior accounting specialist. In the Louisville office, Scott Reed has been promoted to manager, and Nicole Loparo to senior accountant. And in the Lexington, Ky., office, Jason Ladd and Wes Rowe have been promoted to manager, and Matthew Koch, who had recently joined the firm as a staff accountant, has been promoted to senior accountant.

Maine

Vienna Shea, a consultant in the Management and Information Technology Consulting Group of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, has earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor credential from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Maryland

Debra G. Busk has joined DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, as a senior audit manager, while Charles E. Heppes has joined the firm as a staff accountant. ... Daniel L. Weaver has been named a partner at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda, while Nicole A. Luna has been promoted to audit senior-in-charge, and Russell Conelley and Michael Soule to audit senior. ... Kristopher Hallengren, Forensic & Valuation Services Division manager at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra Chartered, Lutherville, has been named one of SmartCEO's Top 100 SmartCPAs of 2010.

Michigan

Mike Swartz, a partner at Plante & Moran PLLC, has been appointed to the Michigan State Board of Accountancy. ... Kevin Johns has been promoted to shareholder at Clayton & McKervey PC, Southfield.

Missouri

Kaleb Lilly, a partner at RubinBrown LLP, is moving his practice to Kansas City from the firm's St. Louis office.

New jersey

Michael A. Gould, an owner at Hunter Group CPA LLC, Fairfield, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... Theodore S. Byer and Philip Drudy have joined Smolin Lupin, Fairfield, as partners. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions: Tim Borzell has been promoted to director; Chris Navarro to A&A manager; Susan San Filippo to tax manager; and Henna Reit to supervisor. ... Daniel Ventricelli has joined Capstone Advisory Group LLC, Saddle Brook, as a managing director of its Litigation and Forensic Practice Group. ... Camille Asaro, Frank Attalla, Jeff Kollin and Navin Sethi have been named principals at Rothstein Kass, Roseland.

New York

Walter Timoshenko has joined Nussbaum Yates Berg Klein & Wolpow LLP, Melville, as chief operating officer. ... Patricia A. Giarratano has joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York City, as director of fiduciary services. ... Richard S. Hauer has joined the New York City office of BDO Consulting as a managing director. ... Alan Sorcher has joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York City, as a senior manager and the new leader of the Deloitte Anti-Money-Laundering Strategic Leadership Group.

North Carolina

Larry Hamilton, a partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, has been selected as the 2010-2011 treasurer of the Wake Tech Foundation. ... Michael Jenkins has been promoted to business analyst for the Web Development Department of Drake Software. ... Sheila Ahler, business development partner at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, received a 2010 Women in Business Award in the category of Community Supporter from the Triangle Business Journal.

Ohio

Jeremy Frye, a principal at Rippe & Kingston, Cincinnati, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. ... Hill, Barth & King LLC announced a number of promotions: Michael Havalo and Joshua Zarlenga have been promoted to supervisor, and Ben DiGirolamo and Stephanie Chiarella to senior.

Oregon

Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP, Eugene, announced a number of promotions: Angela Cao, Haley Lyons and Matthew Diment have been promoted to senior associate, and Bryce Wilberger to manager.

Pennsylvania

Mark Ross, a partner at the Wilkes-Barre office of ParenteBeard LLC, has been appointed to the American Institute of CPAs' Healthcare Expert Panel, while Kristen Yurkavage, a senior consultant in the same office, has passed the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager exam from the Institute of Certified Bankers, and David Duffus, a partner at the Pittsburgh office, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Cares. ... Amy Pardini has joined the Greensburg office of Herbein + Co. Inc., as a senior accountant, while Jennifer Casey has joined the Pittsburgh office as a staff accountant. ... Brian J. Hoffman and Michael J. Kline have joined the Philadelphia office of Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP as partners. In addition, Kevin Ryan, a partner of the firm, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. ... Dominic Mastropietro and Jennifer Bartholomew have been promoted to manager in the Hermitage office of Hill, Barth & King LLC, while Nicole Graham has been promoted to supervisor in the Pittsburgh office, and Jennifer Mitchell to senior in the Meadville office. ... Mitchell H. Steinberg has joined Isdaner & Co., Bala Cynwyd.

Tennessee

Jonathan Hart has joined the Knoxville office of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC in a staff position in the Audit Department, while Dennis Blanton has been named managing partner of the Chattanooga office.

Texas

Joe Cabaniss has been promoted to managing director at UHY Advisors, Houston. ... The Houston CPA Society installed its new leadership: David G. Acosta will serve as the society's 82nd president (and its first Hispanic president); Brian C. Jones as president-elect; Mark Lee as vice president; Pamela Rasmussen as treasurer; Gregory L. Mayer as treasurer-elect; and Kathy Ploch as immediate past president. Newly elected board members include: Diana C. Castro, Barry C. Corbitt, Ronnie L. Darden, Moritza E. Day, Bradley S. Elgin, John E. Foster, Linda Gonzalez, Stephen King, Dr. Mohan Kuruvilla, Phyllis K. Martin, John S. Misitigh, Thomas G. Post, Steven M. Ruderman, Susan V. Sample, Debra Seefeld, Paul A. Vanek, Carol Warley and Thomas P. Wier. ... Fitts, Roberts & Co. PC, Houston, announced a number of promotions: Trevor McGinnis has been promoted to senior manager; Rose Huynh to manager; Clint Laechelin and Blair Abernathy to supervisor; and Dante Osei, Mary Nguyen and Toan Le to senior. ... Cynthia R. Sunthimer, W. S. "Sandy" Miller and Annette R. Jones have been promoted to tax partner, and John F. Bodden to audit partner, at CF & Co. LLP, Dallas.

Washington

Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Mark Hawkins has joined the firm as a senior manager; Andrea Jensen as a receptionist; Neil Mallea as an accounting services intern; Melissa Stevens as an audit associate; and Laura Wright as a tax processing coordinator.

Wisconsin

James D. Broughton has joined Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, as a senior tax accountant.

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