Alabama

Kate Fluker, Meredith Edmonds and Julie Phillips have joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, as staff accountants. All three were previously interns at the firm.

California

Bob Crisantes has joined Information Integration Group Inc., Glendale, as senior project manager. ... Blake Christian, a tax partner with Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP, Long Beach, has been named Business-Rotarian of the Year for Rotary District 5320.

Colorado

Sheila M. Balzer, a partner at Holben Hay Balzer, Denver, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Society of CPAs. ... Jared M. Frost has been promoted to senior tax manager, and Dustin K. Pfluger and Yazmin C. Roman to audit supervisor, at Richey, May & Co. LLP, Englewood, while firm tax manager Christopher Hambor has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.

Florida

Colleen Tobiasson has joined Fiske & Co., Fort Lauderdale, as a staff accountant. ... Miguel G. Farra, a partner at Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, has been appointed to the inaugural University of Miami School of Business' Accounting Advisory Board, while firm partner Pedro Perez has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... Michelle Bressler and Raphael Martinez have joined Daszkal Bolton LLP as senior associates, while Matthew Blizzard has joined the firm as business development coordinator. ... Adrian Alfonso has been promoted to tax director at Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres PL, Coral Gables.

georgia

Timothy R. Messman, Michael A. Morris and Robert E. Schwarzmann have been named partners at Porter Keadle Moore LLP, Atlanta.

Indiana

Anita W. Sherman has been selected as the next managing partner of Greenwalt CPAs, Indianapolis. She has been with the firm for 25 years, and will succeed current managing partner Larry Greenwalt, who will become chairman of the board on Dec. 31, 2010.

Kansas

Barb Plattner has joined Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic, Overland Park, as a senior tax manager in the Tax Services Department.

Kentucky

Kevin Gibbs, a partner at Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville, and senior accountant Ashley Hall have earned the Certified Forensic Financial Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Maine

Mindy J. Cyr and Colleen T. Moore have been named shareholders at Hollingsworth & Associates CPA PA, Bangor.

Maryland

Lauren Marley has joined Bond Beebe, Bethesda, as marketing coordinator. ... David Lanchak and Tricia Thomas, partners at Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, Baltimore, have graduated from the BKR Leadership Institute, a two-year program designed to develop personal, interpersonal, managerial and organizational skills.

Michigan

Anita Abrol, managing principal at Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint, has been appointed to the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. ... Theresa Banka, the lead technical partner in the employee benefit plan audit practice at Plante & Moran, Southfield, has been appointed a member of the American Institute of CPAs' Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel.

Missouri

Jim Mather has been named partner-in-charge of the Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group at RubinBrown, St. Louis.

New york

Carolyn Mazzenga has been named partner-in-charge of the Melville office of Marcum LLP. ... Steven J. Mayer has joined J.H. Cohn LLP as New York region managing partner, succeeding Robert DeMeola, who has assumed the role of co-chief operating officer.

North carolina

Laurie D. Williams, a manager at Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, Greensboro, has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs, while firm professional Theresa Stover has graduated from North Carolina Partners in Policymaking with the Class of 2010.

Ohio

SS&G announced a number of promotions: In the Cleveland office, Ketan Solanki and Ryan Praschan have been promoted to senior associate; Ellyn Lefko to manager; Nancy Novario to accounts payable manager; Tracy Gates to accounts receivable manager; Micki Hund to billing manager; Mary Henley to billing senior associate; Karyn Riccelli to payroll senior associate; Helen Simmons to operations manager; Mark Elliott to infrastructure manager/analyst; and Jane Carrick and Diana Rogers to operations senior associate. In the Columbus office, Vince Stasiulewicz, Melissa White and Katherine Blakemore have been promoted to senior associate, and Susan Jacobs to manager. In the Cincinnati office, Kari Maue, Lindsay Shaw and Jenny Dwyer have been promoted to senior associate, and Jason Scroggins to operations manager. In the Akron office, Tina Holyak, Megan Bair and Christopher Kerr have been promoted to senior associate; Tracey Campbell to billing senior associate; Heather Ross to operations manager; Robert Thorne to project manager/analyst; and Matt Keppler to operations senior associate. ... Amber Myers has joined BCG & Co., Akron, as an administrative assistant, while Paul Scruggs Jr. has joined the firm as a recruiter and tax operations supervisor.

Pennsylvania

Stephanie Ryan, a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor at Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont, has earned her CPA license. ... Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP announced a number of promotions: Michael Jones and Michael Rudy have been promoted to manager; Tiffany Bentz, Rachel Sargent, Marybeth Olree, Michael Oppenheimer and Michael Reading to supervisor; Douglas Kauffman, Jonathon Clark, Rachel Kieser and Bridgette Zappacosta to senior accountant; and Tina Dodson to senior accounting specialist. ... Ann Marie Casinelli has joined Isdaner & Co., Bala Cynwyd, as an accountant in the Integrated Services Department. ... Douglas E. Wood has been promoted to partner at Herbein + Co. Inc., Reading. ... Chris Hegarty, a partner of Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP in Philadelphia, has been awarded the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's MS Leadership Award.

Texas

Bob Maryan has joined UHY LLP, Houston, as a business development manager, while Melisse Reynolds has been promoted to senior manager. ... Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth, has appointed a number of partners as industry practice leaders: financial services - Kevin A. Sanford; manufacturing, distribution and retail - Mark D. Walker; oil and gas -Melvin F. Hunt; public sector - Jerry L. Gaither; real estate and construction - Andrew J. Freundlich; renewable and energy compliance - Wade L. Watson; and technology - Gregory L. Bailes. John J. Mackel will oversee all of the firm's industry practices.

Virginia

Jeffrey H. Smith has joined the Federal Government Practice Group of Baker Tilly, Vienna, as a principal.

Washington

Andrew Prather, a shareholder with Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has been appointed a member of the American Institute of CPAs' Not-for-Profit Organizations Expert Panel, while

firm principal Sara Elizabeth J. Hyre has been appointed a member of the insitute's Exempt Organizations Taxation Technical Resource Panel.

Washington, D.C.

The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation elected several new officers and directors: Daniel E. Setters has been re-elected to serve as president, while Wanda Goodson has been elected to serve as vice president; Donald G. Yoder as secretary/treasurer; Sharon E. Cook and Roy Frick as directors; and Michael D. Kinkade as public director. ... Adnan Bokhari, a senior director at McQuadeBrennan LLP, Washington, D.C., was selected by the American Institute of CPAs to participate on a panel to determine a new passing score for the Uniform CPA Examination.

Wisconsin

CPA Robert A. Mathers has joined the law firm of Davis & Kuelthau sc as a shareholder in its Fox Valley office, in Oshkosh. He was previously president of the wealth management arm of Clifton Gunderson.

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