Alabama

Meredith Edmonds, an accountant at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, won the Alabama Society of CPA's Student Video Contest, for videos that negate stereotypes and show that accounting is an exciting career. ... Cliff Jackson, a tax principal with Wilson Price, Montgomery, has been named to the Development Council of the Honors College at Auburn University.

California

Walter E. Hanson, a former chairman of Big Four firm KPMG, passed away at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., last fall, at the age of 84. Born in New Jersey in 1925, he joined the firm in 1957 as a partner, and was elected chairman at 39, serving until his retirement in 1980. ... Christine Beliveau has joined the San Francisco office of LECG as a managing director. ... Steve Gradl, a partner at McGladrey, has relocated from its Minneapolis office to Los Angeles, where he will lead the strategic direction of the firm's Southwest health care practice, with a particular focus on Southern California. ... Jim G. Tod has joined the Washington National Tax Passthroughs and Excise Taxes Group of KPMG LLP, as a partner. He is based in San Francisco. ... Curtis McClam has joined the U.S. business recovery services practice as a principal in the Los Angeles office of Pwc.

Colorado

Gregory J. Anton, a founding partner of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, Denver, has been elected vice chairman of the American Institute of CPAs for 2010-2011, and will become chairman in October 2011. ... John L. Gregg has joined Richey, May & Co. LLP, Englewood, as a senior audit manager. In addition, audit supervisor Dustin K. Pfluger has been appointed treasurer of The Bike Depot, a nonprofit. ... Rodney Rice, a partner in the Assurance Services Group at RubinBrown, has relocated to the firm's Denver office.

Florida

RSM McGladrey Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen LLP announced a number of promotions: Gregory DeVino, John Majer and Phillip G. Newman have been named managing directors, while Donnovan Maginley has been made a partner. ... Miguel Farra, partner-in-charge of the Tax and Accounting Department at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, Miami, has been appointed co-chair of the United Way of Miami-Dade's Tocqueville Society. ... Warren B. Wiltshire Jr., of Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English PA, Fort Myers, has received the Red Cross 2010 Legacy Award. ... Mark A. Chaves has been promoted to partner in the International Tax Services Department of Daszkal Bolton LLP, Boca Raton,while Teri M. Kaye has joined the Tax Services Department of the firm's Fort Lauderdale office as a principal.

Georgia

Chris Hollifield, an audit partner at Rushton & Co., Gainesville, and firm audit managers John Holden and Clay Pilgrim have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of CPAs.

Illinois

Stephen Lukens has joined Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, as advisory services leader. ... Ralph H. Hord has joined Mueller & Co. LLP, St. Charles, as a tax manager. ... A number of professional advisors earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor credential from the Exit Planning Institute: David Barbeito, of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP; Kent Burrow and Timothy Malloy, of Key Bank; Philip Dortch, of Dortch Capital Management LLC; Kenneth Furry and Peter Steffen, of Realization Services Inc.; Barry Goodman, of Steinberg Advisors; Dewey Johnson, of Boyum & Barenscheer PLLP; Bob King, of COO Services; Scott Manion, of Boulay, Heutmaker, Zibel & Co. PLLP; John Mascarich, of Hilliard Lyons; Bruce Raiffe, of Solenture Advisors LLC; Guy Sawyer, of Robert W. Baird & Co.; Michael Silverman, of Cohen & Grigsby PC; Jay Simecek, of Ohio Employee Ownership Center; and Jeffrey Smiejek, of Porte Brown LLC. ... Robert E. Cronin has joined the Chicago office of Reznick Group as a principal in the Valuation and Transaction Advisory Group.

Iowa

Eric A. Gilbertson and Rebecca K. George have been promoted to supervisor at King Reinsch Prosser & Co. LLP, Sioux City, and Seth A. Van Gorp to senior tax accountant. ... Clifford J. Findlay, Todd W. Ross and Kelli J. Schmidt have been promoted to senior manager at KPMG LLP, Des Moines, and Ryan N. Bircher to manager. ... Keith J. Habel has been promoted to senior state and local tax consultant at Honkamp Krueger & Co. PC, Dubuque. ... Brian L. Perkins has joined Metalcraft Inc., Mason City, as controller.

Kansas

Jude A. Fox, Charly R. Green and Adam R. Hann have joined Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chartered, Hays, as staff accountants. In addition, the firm's Sarah J. Salem has earned her CPA license.

Maine

Brad Hanscom has joined the Government Consulting Group of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, as a consultant, while Matthew Bowker has joined the Management and Information Technology Consulting Group.

Maryland

Geoffrey D. Brown, a principal at Bond Beebe, Bethesda, has earned the Family Firm Institute Certificate in Family Business Advising. ... Reznick Group, Baltimore, announced a number of new hires: Jack Seng has rejoined the firm as an experienced associate in audit; Mike Ring and Jackie Kalish have joined the firm's tax consulting team as entry-level associates; Richard Armstead has joined the audit team as an experienced associate; and Angela Pueschel has joined the national marketing team as the Baltimore marketing manager. In addition, firm principal Bill Riley and senior manager Lucas Matesa were named "SmartCPAs" by SmartCEO, and new markets tax credit practice leader and Baltimore office co-managing principal Gary Perlow received the Caron Community Leadership Award from Caron Treatment Centers. ... David Crisp has been promoted to manager at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra Chartered, Lutherville.

Missouri

Robert M. Young has joined Schowalter & Jabouri PC, St. Louis, as a senior manager in the Tax Department. ... Audrey Katcher, a partner in the Business Advisory Services Group at RubinBrown, St. Louis, has been named a Woman to Watch in the Experienced Leader Category by the Missouri Society of CPAs and the AICPA. ... Elizabeth Schelp has been promoted to senior auditor at Abeles and Hoffman PC, St. Louis.

New Hampshire

Debra L. Angelico, a senior accountant at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA, North Conway, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Evergreen Institute for Wellness as treasurer.

New Mexico

Daniel Farley has been promoted to tax senior at Pulakos CPAs, Albuquerque.

new york

Brad Monterio, a managing director at Colcomgroup, New York City, has been appointed chair of the Institute of Management Accountants' XBRL Committee. ... John Savignano has merged his practice into Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, Woodbury. ... Gregg Dight has been promoted to senior vice president at BDO Valuation Advisors, New York City. ... Sandy Nicolson has joined the U.S. indirect tax practice of KPMG LLP, New York City, as a managing director. ... Yana Squeri has joined ParenteBeard LLC, New York City, as a partner. ... Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, New York City, announced three new hires: Jeff Bowden has joined the firm as a tax principal and a member of the Financial Services Group; Deborah de Vries as an accounting and audit partner and a member of the Law Firm Services Group; and Mark Schneider as a tax partner and a member of the Real Estate Services Group.

North Carolina

Gregory T. Bryant has joined Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, as a domestic and international tax partner. In addition, business development partner Sheila Ahler has been appointed to the 2010/2011 Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and will serve as the chair of the Membership Services Committee. Shewill also serve on the 2010 Women on Board steering committee in support of the NC Center for Women in Public Service.

Ohio

Brady Ware, Dayton, announced a number of new hires: Heather L. Brown has joined Miami Valley Pension LLC, a division of the firm, as an assistant bookkeeper; Tamara L. Farrell has joined the firm as an administrative assistant; Dana Kugel as marketing coordinator; Megan L. Hollingsworth as a team accountant; Thomas G. Wolf as a manager; and Brett A. Larsen as a senior accountant. The firm also announced a number of promotions: Melessa L. Behymer has been promoted to manager, and Katie L. Arnett, Amy M. Herald and Cory A. Taylor to senior accountant. ... Jay J. Moeller, a partner at Battelle & Battelle LLP, Dayton and Troy, has been named a member of the Board of Directors of the AICPA for a three-year term. ... Cohen & Co., Cleveland, announced a number of new hires: Haleigh Berg, Angel Rice, Joe DiFranco, Maggie Donnelly and Marilyn Surbey have joined the firm as staff accountants; Laura Keck as a senior staff accountant; Robert Cross, Gordy Jones, Ashley Tonkovich, Anna Ingleright and Kevin McNamara with Cohen Fund Audit Services; Tim Allen as a manager with Cohen Fund Audit Services; Nicole McTaggert as administrative staff; and Erin Clark and Christine Picard Bowers in marketing. ... SS&G announced a number of new hires: Deborah Troyan has joined the Cleveland office as an administrative assistant. In the Akron office, Jesse Ewing has joined the firm as a graphic designer; Nannette Robison as a senior associate; and Brenda Schnitz as a medical billing specialist with SS&G Healthcare Services. ... Jean Pavlin, a senior manager at Walthall, Drake & Wallace LLP, Cleveland, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Parma Chamber of Commerce for a three-year term.

Pennsylvania

Joseph S. Barbagallo and David A. Anderson have joined Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, Philadelphia, as a partner and a director, respectively. In addition, partner Brian J. Hoffman has been appointed treasurer of the board of JEVS Human Services for a third term, while partner Stanley Goldis has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools of Greater Philadelphia. ... Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill and Lancaster, announced a number of new hires: Tamara Bechtel, Benjamin Hollinger and Bradley Schreiber have joined the firm as staff accountants, and Ashley Nelms as an administrative assistant. In addition, staff accountants Jeffrey N. Clippinger and Louisa M. Clark have earned their CPA licenses. ... Brent K. Musselman and Susan M. Gibble have been promoted to staff II accountant, in the Accounting Services Department and the Audit Services Department, respectively, of Dunlap & Associates, Chalfont, while Dan Pickering has been promoted to senior II accountant in the Accounting Services Department.

South Carolina

Debra Turner, partner-in-charge of the Lowcountry practice unit of WebsterRogers LLP, received the Service to the Profession Award from the South Carolina Association of CPAs, while senior manager Robert M. Tilton received the SCACPA Bold Step Award for his leadership in establishing the Young CPA Leadership Cabinet.

Tennessee

Rachel Zizka has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, as a senior manager in the Accounting and Assurance Services Department, while Diane Vaughan has joined the firm as a manager in the Tax Services Department, Deitra McComas has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC as a human resources assistant, and Terry Howard has joined LBMC Managed Security Services LLC as a level 1 engineer.

Texas

Ed Klein has joined UHY LLP, Houston, as a director of business development. In addition, Jason Taibel has been promoted to senior manager in the Assurance & Business Advisory Services Department. ... Catherine Fox-Simpson and Wayne Williams have joined the Dallas/Forth Worth practice of Crowe Horwath as partners, while firm partner Marc McKerley has relocated to the office. ... Rance Buss, Edward Hlousek and Tene Thomas have been promoted to partner at McConnell & Jones LLP. In addition, Odysseus Lanier, federal services partner at McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, has been elected president pro tempore of the Board of Trustees of Alabama A&M University. ... Kristin Yoshida has joined the economic and valuation services practice of KPMG LLP in Houston as a managing director. ... James R. Eads Jr. has rejoin Ryan, Dallas, as a director in the public affairs practice. He was previously executive director of the Federation of Tax Administrators. ... Carmel Wood has been named chief operating officer of Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby PC, Dallas.

United Kingdom

Malcolm Bairstow has been named to lead the global construction and infrastructure practice of Ernst & Young. He is based in London. In addition, former Spanish government minister Juan Costa Climent has joined the firm as global leader for climate change and sustainability services.

Virginia

A number of staff members from Thompson, Greenspon & Co. PC, Fairfax, have been named "Super CPAs" by the Virginia Society of CPAs and Virginia Business: Richard D. Castro, W. Thomas Miller III, Nathan S. White IV, Janet R. Foote, Charles F. Helme III, Thomas E. Cox, Jan E. Thompson, Shawn M. Howard and Catherine A. Saadat. ... Steve Piascik, founder and president of Piascik & Associates, Richmond, has been named a "Super CPA" by the Virginia Society of CPAs and Virginia Business, while partner and vice president Ryan Losi has received a Top 5 Under 35 Award from the Virginia society. ... Tenesha L. Overby, of Witt Mares PLC, Newport News, has been named one of this year's Top Forty Under 40 by Inside Business.

Washington

Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Dane Anderson, Carolyn Fjelstad and Neil Mallea have joined the firm as tax associates; Mike Nurse as an accounting services associate; Shannon Sorkness as a receptionist; and Cindy Sullivan as an accounting services senior.

Washington, D.C.

Jennifer B. McHugh has been named acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management, succeeding Andrew J. Donohue.

Wisconsin

Stephen L. Franke has joined Schenck SC as a manager in the Fond du Lac office. ... Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, announced a number of new hires: Spencer G. Gilman, Brian M. Kaker, Kevin T. Meffle, Julie M. Ripple and Marcus Smrecek have joined the firm as staff accountants, and Sarah M. Johnson as a staff auditor. In addition, staff accountants Briana K. Birenbaum and Brian D. Roth have earned their CPA licenses.

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