Jim Pitrat will become managing partner of SingerLewak LLP, Los Angeles, effective July 1, succeeding David Krajanowski. ... Shreedhar Kothari, a vice president and shareholder at Gumbiner Savett, Santa Monica, is serving as a board member of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles for the third year.



Shane Drake, a senior accountant at Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English PA, Fort Myers, has received a 2010 Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of CPAs. ... The LBA Group, Jacksonville, has expanded its Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services Group: Scott Lanigan will now serve as the partner-in-charge of the FLV team.



Paul P. Warley has joined Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC as a managing director in Atlanta.



Ejaz Elahi has joined Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC as a managing director in Chicago. ... Robert E. Stutz has joined Sikich Investment Banking, Chicago, as a managing director.



Nicole Barnes has joined BerryDunn, Portland, as a data coordinator in the Marketing Group.



John R. Schnitzer, managing member of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, has appointed to the Firm Management Committee of PKF North America, while associate member Kara M Darlington serves on the Employee Benefit Plans Community of Practice.



Yoseph Elkaim has joined Cowan, Gunteski & Co. PA, Tinton Falls, as a senior manager in the Litigation & Valuation Services Group.



Kevin McGrath has been selected to serve as chief executive officer of Crowe Horwath International, effective July 1, 2012, succeeding Frank Arford, who is retiring.



Jeffery A. Acheson, a partner with Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors LP, Columbus, has been appointed to the Government Affairs Committee for the National Association of Plan Advisors, a sister association to the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.



Steve Witten, a senior manager at Smart Devine & Co. LLC, Philadelphia, has been awarded the David A. Lee '74 Memorial Brotherhood & Fraternalism Award for his dedicated volunteer work as a Beta Sig brother.



Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, announced a number of new hires: Jim Hare has joined the firm as a senior manager in tax services; Michael Ganschow as a staff associate in the Tax Department; John Shipp as a senior position in the Accounting and Assurance Services Department in the Chattanooga office; and Linda W. Ellis has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC as a payroll administration assistant.



Bill Penczak has rejoined UHY Advisors, Houston, as a principal and chief market development officer.



David Holtze has been appointed global vice chair of tax of Ernst & Young. He will also become a member of Ernst & Young's Global Executive. He has been global chief operating officer for tax since 2008.



Matthew C. Solomon has been appointed deputy chief litigation counsel of the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

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