Beverly S. Virciglio and Stephen C. Schaaf have been named members and directors of Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino LLC, Birmingham. Virciglio works primarily in estate, gift, trust and individual taxation; Schaaf works in management consulting, financial reporting and tax compliance. Both joined the firm in 1993.


Ted Valmassei and F. Edward Walker have joined ProHorizons, Los Altos, as Southwest area representative and Northwest area representative, respectively. Valmassei brings 18 years of experience as a practice owner and with the Big Four; Walker brings 25 years of exerience as a practice owner and with the Big Four.


Gregory Anton, co-founder of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, Denver, received the Honored Alumni Award for Contribution to Business from the University of Northern Colorado, in recognition of his personal and professional accomplishments. Anton graduated from UNC with a Bachelor's in Business Administration/Accounting in 1987, and serves on the Advisory Board of the UNC School of Accountancy. ... Lori D. Gibson and Ryan D. Sells have been elected principals of Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, Denver. Gibson works in the consulting service area, and has more than 20 years of experience; Sells works in the audit service area, and has ten years of experience.


Jeffrey Ellis has joined Huron Consulting Group, Chicago, as a managing director in the disputes and investigations practice. Previously, he was a partner in the National Professional Standards Group of Grant Thornton.


Pamela Black, Stevia Dalton and Anne DeLaney have all joined Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis, as staff accountants. Black will work in the Business Advisory Services Group, and Dalton and DeLaney will both work in the Audit and Assurance Services Group.


Megan Hutton has joined Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, Westwood, as marketing director. She previously served on the development/marketing staff of the Franciscan Hospital for Children.


Alan Fine has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a principal in the Insurance and Tax/Accounting Services Group, where he will specialize in insurance company taxation. Fine previously was a senior manager in the Insurance Tax Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chad Price has also joined the firm, as a senior in the Risk Services Group, where he will provide services that help clients manage business risk, improve processes and internal controls, and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley. He previously was a senior internal auditor at Crane Co. ... Jacob Potter, team leader in the Cost Segregation Group at Swink, Fiehler & Co. PC, St. Louis, has been promoted to manager. ... C. Kent Murdock has been promoted to senior manager in the Tax and Business Services Department of Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton.


Warner & Co. CPAs, Woodstown, has promoted Eric Messick and Peggy Scheule to senior accountant, and Linda Streb to manager. ... Kathleen M. Guarnaccio has joined Rosenberg Rich Baker Berman & Co., Bridgewater, as a staff accountant; she will work with the Audit and Tax Departments. Firm principal Marsha Baldinger has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation designation from the American Institute of CPAs, while network administrator David Quick has received the Cisco Certified Network Association certification. Also, partner Len Friedman and marketing manager Lauren Bianco exhibited at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Advanced Family Law Forum. ... Joseph Heavey, Jeff Parker, Guy Miller and Kelly Easterling were promoted to principal at Rothstein Kass, Roseland. All were previously senior managers; Easterling works at the firm's Dallas office.


Denise Bonom has joined Citrin Cooperman & Co LLP, New York, as human resources director. She brings a decade of experience at another CPA firm in the area. ... Edgardo Pappacena has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, as global strategy leader. He will provide counsel to the firm's leadership team and facilitate the development and execution of a cohesive strategy. Previously, Pappacena was a managing director and global leader of the strategic transformation practice at BearingPoint. Before that, he spent 24 years at Arthur Andersen. ... Anthony J. Fortunato has been admitted as a sharehold of Mahoney Cohen & Co. CPA PC, New York, where he will assume leadership responsibility for the tax practice. He has 20 years of experience, and previously was a tax partner at KPMG. ... William T. Kriesel, of ETFidea LLC, Syracuse, recently participated in a debate at the annual symposium of the Financial Planning Association of Upstate New York. ... Raymond V. Grimaldi, managing member of Grimaldi and Associates CPAs PLLC, Syracuse, has completed the certification process to receive the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from NACVA. ... Sherwood H. "Woody" Levitan, a partner with the firm of Levitan Yegidis & Goldstein LLP, Middletown, has received the 2004 Michael H. Urbach CPA Community Builder's Award, in recognition of his achievements as a CPA in charitable board leadership. The award is sponsored by the Council of Community Services of New York State Inc. and the New York State Society of CPAs.


Mike Cassano has been appointed vice president of the Business Solutions Division of The RAM Group, Toronto. He brings 20 years of technology industry experience, most recently with Best Software, Ariba and Administaff Financial Management Services, and in his new position he will focus on sales, marketing and strategic alliances.


Daniel L. Effron has been named a principal in the Tax Advisory Services Group of Margolis & Co. PC, Bala Cynwyd. Effron is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of tax planning and compliance services. In addition, Leon J. Dutkiewicz and James E. Rowen have been named senior associates at the firm. Dutkiewicz is a member of the Tax Advisory Services Group, where he is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of tax planning and compliance services; he also specializes in retirement plan consulting. Rowen specializes in providing accounting and advisory services and tax planning to closely held businesses, and has been in the Accounting and Audit Department of the firm since 1995. ... Samuel Britz, an equity partner with Leap Lewis PC, Altoona, has been authorized to use the Certified Financial Planner mark by the CFP Board of Standards. Britz also holds Series 7 and 66 licenses, a Pennsylvania insurance license, and the American Institute of CPAs' Personal Financial Specialist credential.


Weinstein Spira & Co. PC, Houston, has promoted Matthew G. Patterson to audit manager, and Marcia L. Oakes to manager of entrepreneurial services. ... John Crider has been admitted as a shareholder at Polansky McNutt Perry & Co., San Antonio. He brings more than 30 years of public accounting and industry experience, and joined the firm in 2000.


Lillie Campbell, Sarah Gangar and Darin Jensen have joined the tax staff of Clark Nuber, Bellevue, and Yana Lisikyan and Erin Mohr have joined the audit staff. In addition, shareholder David James was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington.

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