Stephen L. Moore, shareholder and director of Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore PC, Birmingham, has been elected president-elect of the Alabama Society of CPAs. Moore has served on the ASCPA Council for two years and is the past council chairman. ... Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith PC, Birmingham, welcomed Chris Segroves as a senior accountant from DiPiazza, LaRocca, McDowell & Cade PC. In addition, the firm recognized Andy Hollis and Hollie Johnson who have recently been promoted to supervisor.
Sandra A. Abalos, managing partner of Abalos & Associates PC, was installed as the director of national public policy of the Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners at the association’s meeting at the Phoenix Country Club. The nonprofit membership organization is dedicated to promoting the growth and economic development of women business owners and, as the director of national public policy, Abalos will oversee all lobbying and public affair efforts for the organization. ... Karen D. Adler was promoted to manager of Henry & Horne PLC’s audit team and will be relocating to the firm’s Scottsdale office. She joined the firm in October 1997.
Kostin, Ruffkess & Co. LLC, Farmington, announced that Richard V. Kretz, managing member of the firm, was recently honored by Central Connecticut State University as the distinguished alumnus of the year. Kretz joined Kostin, Ruffkess & Co. LLC in 1981 and became a member in 1987. In 1993, Kretz was elected managing member of the firm, the youngest member ever to be voted to this position. Kretz is also one of the founders of the Leading Edge Alliance, a nationwide network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms. He is a member of the AICPA and the CSCPA, where he is on the board of government and chair of the strategic planning committee. Also, Joseph Centofanti and Tracy A. Brouillard, both of Kostin, Ruffkess & Co. LLC, were elected as vice president and treasurer, respectively, of the board of directors at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Peter Gampel has joined Madsen, Sapp, Mena, Rodriguez & Co. PA, Ft. Lauderdale, as director of the expanded litigation/valuation consulting practice. Formerly the director of Arthur Andersen’s Florida and Caribbean valuation services group for the past six years, Gampel brings more than 20 years’ experience in this specialized practice area to MSMR. Another key member of MSMR’s litigation/valuation consulting team, Steve R. Picha, recently attained the accredited in business valuation designation from the American Institute of CPAs. Fewer than 1 percent of the institute’s 337,000-plus members nationwide hold the ABV designation, which recognizes CPAs who possess highly expert technical skills and business acumen in business valuation. ... Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant LLP, Miami, announced that J.R. Rowena Tang has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the business advisory services department. Tang received a B.S. in accounting from Florida International University and has more than six years’ experience working in private accounting. She specializes in accounting and technology consulting and is also a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the United Way of Miami-Dade. Also at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant LLP, Joanna Brickman has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the tax department. Brickman received a B.S. in accounting and a masters in tax from the University of Florida. Brickman’s professional and community activities include membership with the Florida Institute of CPAs and a position on the board of the Miami Jewish Federations’ Young Adult Initiative.
Hikaru Fujimoto, partner at Corbett, Duncan & Hubly PC, Chicago, has been selected to serve on the internal auditing standards board of The Institute of Internal Auditors for a three-year term, where he is promoting IIA-Japan and IIA-Worldwide. Fujimoto has communication skills in Japanese and English and has extensive experience working with a number of international companies doing business in foreign countries. He is the president of the CDH Corporate Risk Management Inc., Tokyo, Japan office, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corbett, Duncan & Hubly PC. Fujimoto is an active member of the AICPA, the IIA-Chicago and IIA-Japan. He has authored numerous articles on global internal audits that have appeared in various publications including International Legal Strategy. Also at Corbett, Duncan & Hubly PC, James B. Laubinger has earned that designation of Certified Intuit Master Builder Professional Advisor, providing expertise and best practices standards in accounting and consulting services to the construction industry. Laubiner has been with CDH since 1996 and heads the firm’s IT department. ... Kathleen Schuster has joined Thomas Havey LLP, Chicago, as marketing coordinator. A 2001 graduate of DePaul University, Schuster joined the firm in June.
The Iowa Society of CPAs announced the following: Michael A. Eversmeyer of Varied Investments Inc., Muscatine, has been promoted to assistant controller and tax manager. Also, Gina L. West of Ernst & Young LLP, Des Moines, has been named president of the Metro Arts Alliance, Des Moines.
Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, with offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., announced that Meyer T. Wolman has been elected an officer and member of the executive committee of Jewish Family Services of Central Maryland at its 146th Annual Meeting. Jewish Family Services is an interdisciplinary, human services organization that provides family and individual support services that promote human dignity, enhance self-sufficiency and strengthen family and individual life in Central Maryland. Wolman is a member of the AICPA, the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Advisory Committee of the University of Baltimore Graduate Tax Program. He is a director at Ellin & Tucker and resides in Baltimore. ... Claudia Macelaru of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda, received a Master of Accountancy from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management and received a Master of Accountancy Award. This award is given to recognize outstanding academic achievement. Macelaru came to the United States in 1999 from Romania and entered The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management in 2000. She plans to sit for the CPA exam this November. ... KAWG&F, Baltimore, announced that Stephen M. Cupit, has been re-elected treasurer of the Towson Business Association. Cupit is also a member of TBA’s board of directors. In addition, he is TBA’s representative to the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations and is a committee member of the Towsontown spring festival. Cupit is a manager with KAWG&F and has been with the firm since 1980. Also at KAWG&F, Anita M. Sheckells was elected to serve as a member of KAWG&F’s board of directors. Sheckells started with the firm in 1984 and became a shareholder in 1995. She is co-chair of the construction support services group and accounting committee and chair of the Maryland Association of CPA’s construction accounting committee.
Mark A. Jansen has been named Small Business Accountant Advocate of the Year for the St. Louis district of the Small Business Administration. Jansen is the partner-in-charge of the Small Business Group and a member of the Contractor Services Group at Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. LLP. Jansen, who started his career with RBG 20 years ago in general audit, was named partner-in-charge of the Small Business Group in 1999. He currently heads a staff of 20 accounting professionals. Since 1998, Jansen has served on the Associated General Contractors Stempel Plan Advisory Board, mentoring emerging businesses with the ultimate goal of increasing their work volume and broadening their base of activity. In addition to the AGC mentor program, Jansen is a member of the AICPA, the Missouri Society of CPAs, the Construction Financial Management Association and the National Electrical Contractors Association. Also at Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. LLP, Laura Asher has been promoted to chief administrative officer. Asher has more than 18 years’ experience. Prior to joining RBG&Co. in 1996, Asher held various positions at Mark Twain Banchshares Inc. ... Schowalter & Jabouri PC, St. Louis, announced that Karen A. Lenk has joined the firm in the audit and tax departments.
Russell L. Faye has been promoted to manager at the leading regional accounting and consulting firm of Wiss & Co. LLP, Livingston. A graduate of the College Misericordia, Dallas, Penn., with a B.S. in accounting, Faye is a member of the American Society of CPAs. Currently, he is enrolled in the masters of taxation program at Fairleigh Dickenson University, Madison. Also at Wiss & Co., Craig R. Erickson has been promoted to manager. Erickson is a graduate of the College of New Jersey where he obtained a B.S. in accounting. He is a member of the AICPA as well as the New Jersey of CPAs. ... Amy Wisnosky has been promoted to the level of supervisor at Untracht Early & Associates LLC, Florham Park. Wisnosky has been a member of the professional staff at UE&A since 1999. She holds a B.S. in accounting from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. Prior to joining UE&A, Wisnosky worked in the private and public sectors. ... Vivian Pazos has rejoined The Videre Group LLP as a senior accountant in the Asbury Park Office. Pazos has a B.S. in accounting from Rutgers, Newark. She is fluent in Spanish and is an active member of a nonprofit organization, Logia Hijas de New Jersey Inc., based in Hudson County. Also at The Videre Group LLP, Parsippany, Irwin Schwartz has been elected to the board of directors of the Passaic County Chapter of the New Jersey CPA Society. Schwartz has been a participant on a variety of different CPA Society committees. He is a partner at The Videre Group LLC. ... Herbert L. Lipman was recently named an honorary member of the AICPA. Lipman is a senior partner in the firm of Lipman Selznick & Witkowski PC, Edison. He is president of the N.J. State Board of Accountancy, past president of the Middlesex County Chapter of CPAs, trustee and director of Middlesex County College Foundation, director of Raritan Bay Healthcare Foundation and a trustee of Temple Beth Mordecai. ... Amper, Politziner & Mattia, Edison, announced that Peter G. DiGiovanni joined the firm as a tax manager. DiGiovanni has more than nine years of accounting and consulting experience. Prior to joining AP&M, he was a manager in the tax services group of an international accounting and consulting firm. At AP&M, DiGiovanni’s areas of responsibility include providing tax planning, compliance and consulting for businesses and individuals. He is a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.
Kelly L. DiCampli has been appointed senior manager at Lapensohn & Associates, Philadelphia. DiCampli will be directly responsible for all aspects of accounting projects, to oversee staff training and supervision, to manage overall quality control and client satisfaction and to assist in new business development. Prior to being appointed at Lapensohn & Associates, DiCampli was employed as a senior tax manager for Simon Krowitz Bolin and Associates in Rockville, Md.; senior tax accountant for Lerner Corp. and in-charge accountant for Aronson, Fetridge & Weigle, both of Rockville. She is a member of the AICPA, the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Maryland Society of Public Accountants. ... The partners of Sisterson & Co. LLP welcomed the following new associates to the firm: Christine M. Caligiuri, Rhiannon K. Hess, Kimberley A. Miller, Susan M. Revak and Valerie J. Sedon. The partners also announce the following promotions: manager Ð business process & IT solutions, Michael P. Ralph; managers Traci S. Closser, Mark C. Higgins and Deborah S. Scarpari; supervisor Karen E. Kurey; senior associates Michael B. Bohley, Autumn L. Davis, Brian D. King, Matthew Lesak, Sandra L. Murphy, Michael S. Traeger and Megan R. Troxell. Also, achieving the designation of CPA are: associate Theresa M. Berry and senior associates Michael B. Bohley, Matthew Lesak and Michael S. Traeger. ... David H. Glusman of Merion has been elected treasurer of The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Glusman was last year’s recipient of the PICPA’s 2001 Distinguished Public Service Award. He’s been actively involved with the JDRF for over 25 years. Glusman is a principal at Margolis & Co. PC, Bala Cynwyd.
Audette, Bazar & Gonzalez Inc., East Providence, announced that A. Larry Berren has joined the firm as partner and the firm has changed its name to Audette, Bazar, Berren & Gonzalez Inc. Berren is a prominent attorney who has owned and managed his own law practice devoted to counseling individuals, families and business owners in the areas of wills, trusts, estates and tax planning. Paralegal, Cheryl Forshee will continue to work with Berren under the new partnership.
Pershing Yoakley & Associates, Knoxville, announced the addition of four new employees: Jill Newberry is a new manager in the consulting department. She was previously the reimbursement manager for Memorial Health University Hospital in Savannah, Ga. and held the position of vice president/chief compliance office for a large health system in West Virginia. Karen Moore is a new senior in PY&A’s consulting department who will focus on coding and reimbursement for the firm’s health care clients. Prior to joining PY&A, she was the operations manager of radiology for team health. Moore is a registered health information administrator and a certified coding specialist. Christopher Corneroli is a new tax senior in the firm’s Tampa, Fla. Office. Prior to joining PY&A, he served as a tax senior with Arthur Andersen in Tampa. Mark Freeman returned to PY&A as a senior in the company’s tax department. ... KraftCPAs announced that Merwin Ullestad joined the accounting firm as a tax member. Ullestad has over 30 years’s experience in tax accounting and was previously a tax partner with the Nashville office of Deloitte & Touche LLP for 19 years. Ullestad is a member of the American Society of CPAs, the Tennessee Society of CPAS and the Iowa Society of CPAs. He is co-founder of the Nashville tax club; past president and director of the Nashville Estate Planning Council; past president and director of the IAFP Nashville Chapter; and trustee of the Tennessee Federal Tax Institute. ... Lucy W. Zemp has joined 2nd Generation Capital LLC, Nashville, as a senior analyst and advisory services manager. Prior to joining 2nd Generation Capital LLC, Zemp was a project manager in the client services division of Investment Scorecard Inc. She is a member of the Nashville Society of Financial Analysts and serves on the board of directors of Stageworks and the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association.
5: NCCPAP. Victor’s Maywood Inn, Maywood, N.J. Contact: Jesse Frazer (201) 592-6351.
5-6: Peer Review Conference, AICPA. Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Contact: (888) 777-7077 or www.cpa2biz.com/conferences .
6: Healthcare Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education. New York Helmsley Hotel. Contact: (800) 537-3635.
6: Internet Issues, NCCPAP. The Tarrytown Hilton, Tarrytown, N.Y. Contact: Barbara Straub (845) 268-0444.
6-7: 2002 New York CPA, Business & Technology Show, Flagg Management. Hilton New York Hotel, New York City. Contact: (212) 286-0333 or www.flaggmgmt.com .
6: Windows XP, NYSSCPA. NYSSCPA Headquarters, New York City. Contact: Gary Carpenter (315) 487-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
7-9: Strategic Business Advisor Training, Practice Development Institute Inc. Los Angeles, Calif. Contact: (800) 227-0498 or www.pdiglobal.com/profitconsulting .
8: The CPAs Role in Bankruptcy, NCCPAP. Imperial Manor, Bethpage, N.Y. Contact: N/S Chapter Office (516) 488-7700.
12-13: Corporate Cash Management, American Management Association. AMA’s Executive Conference Center, New York. Contact: Roger Kelleher (212) 903-7976.
12-15: Financial Analysis, American Management Association. AMA’s Executive Conference Center, New York. Contact: Roger Kelleher (212) 903-7976.
13: Employee Benefits Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Contact: (800) 537-3635.
15-17: Annual African American Women in Business Conference, AAWIB. Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore. Contact: Betty J. Price (310) 680-0870 or email@example.com .
18: The Future of the SEC after Enron, Foundation for Accounting Education. Sheraton New York Hotel. Contact: (800) 537-3635.
18-23: Taxation CPE, The Brooklyn Chapter of NYSSCPA in cooperation with FAE. Kutscher’s Country Club, Monticello, New York. Contact: Leila Dickenson (212) 719-8366.
19: 2002 Agribusiness Conference, Illinois CPA Society. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago. Contact: (312) 993-0393 or www.icpas.org .
19-21: Financial Forecasting, American Management Association. AMA’s Executive Conference Center, New York. Contact: Roger Kelleher (212) 903-7976.
20-23: National Society of Accountants 57th Annual Convention. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hi. Contact: (800) 966-6679 or Kate Haddon at firstname.lastname@example.org .
20-22: Strategic Business Advisor Training, Practice Development Institute Inc. Chicago. Contact: (800) 227-0498 or www.pdiglobal.com/profitconsulting .
21: HIPAA Security Issues, NYSSCPA. NYSSCPA Headquarters, New York City. Contact: Gary Carpenter (315) 487-4567 or email@example.com .
21: Tax Planning for Individuals, Foundation for Accounting Education. Sheraton New York Hotel. Contact: (800) 537-3635.
22: Elder Care Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Contact: (800) 537-3635.
26: NCCPAP. 2200 West Loop South, Ste. 400, Houston. Contact: Frank Kalenda (713) 690-5219.
26-27: National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference, AICPA. Renaissance, Washington, D.C. Contact: (888) 777-7077 or cpa2biz.com/conferences .
27-28: 22nd Annual Business and Technology Solutions Show, Illinois CPA Society. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill. Contact: (312) 993-0393 or www.icpas.org .
28: NCCPAP. Christies Restaurant, Houston. Contact: Frank Kalenda (7130 690-5219.
9: NCCPAP. Victor’s Maywood Inn, Maywood, N.J. Contact: Jesse Frazer (201) 592-6351.
10: Penetration/Vulnerability Assessments, NYSSCPA. NYSSCPA Headquarters, New York City. Contact: Gary Carpenter (315) 487-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
10-12: Strategic Business Advisor Training, Practice Develoment Institute Inc. Las Vegas, Nev. Contact: (800) 227-0498 or www.pdiglobal.com/profitconsulting .
23-25: Strategic Business Advisor Training, Practice Development Institute Inc. New York City. Contact: (800) 227-0498 or www.pdiglobal.com/profitconsulting .
23-24: National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference, AICPA. Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa, Denver. Contact: (888) 777-7077 or www.cpa2biz.com/conferences .
25-29: XXIVth Annual Worldwide Conference, The Affiliated Conference of Practicing Accountants International. Vancouver, Canada. Contact: (978) 689-9420 or www.acpaintl.org .
25: Employee Retention Strategies, Kreischer, Miller & Co. KM&Co.’s headquarters, Horsham, Penn. Contact: Linda Larson (215) 441-4600 or email@example.com .
26: Intangible Assets: Economics, Politics and Consequences of Accounting Policies, NYSSCPA. NYSSCPA Headquarters, New York City. Contact: Gary Carpenter (315) 487-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
29-2: Management for Results Seminar. Hilton Head, S.C. Contact: Don Scholl (610) 431-1301 or www.dbscholl.com .
3-4: Staffing Forum, AICPA. Hotel Royal Plaza, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Contact: (888) 777-7077 or www.cpa2biz.com .
8: Electronic Communication Policies, NYSSCPA. NYSSCPA Headquarters, New York City. Contact: Gary Carpenter (315) 487-4567 or email@example.com .
17-18: Industry Conference, AICPA. Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, La. Contact: (888) 777-7077 or www.cpa2biz.com/conferences .
21-22: National Auto Dealership Conference, AICPA. Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Fla. Contact: (888) 777-7077 or www.cpa2biz.com/conferences .
21-23: National Governmental and Not-for-Profit Training Program, AICPA. Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. Contact: (888) 777-7077 or www.cpa2biz.com/conferences .
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