A roundup of recent hires, promotions, awards and other personnel news from firms across the country.


Melanie Callewaert has been promoted to manager at NSBN LLP CPAs & Advisors, Los Angeles. … A number of employees from financial and economic expert firm LitiNomics have joined Hemming Morse LLP, Los Angeles: partners Christian Tregillis and David Callaghan, principal Jeffrey Klein, senior advisor Lynn Turner, manager Rachel Hennessy, and associate Chelsea Meyer.


Ryan Reiff, a partner at BKD CPAs & Advisors, Colorado Springs, has become a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.



Tim Christen, chairman and CEO of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago, will be recognized by the Advisory Board as the recipient of the 2017 Hall of Fame Award for the significant contributions he has made to the accounting profession. … Tom Kabler has joined the Forensic and Dispute Advisory Group of GBQ as a director and head of a new office in Chicago.


Tom Sponsel, managing partner of the Sponsel CPA Group, Indianapolis, has been named to the Professional Advisor Leadership Council of the Central Indiana Community Foundation for a three-year term.



Arlene R. Thayer, executive vice president and chief operating officer of KatzAbosch, Baltimore, has been selected as a judge for the MICA Entrepreneurship Competition, UP/Start, this month.


Robert Dutkiewicz, president of Clayton & McKervey, Detroit, has been named of five national recipients of the Association for Corporate Growth’s Meritorious Service Award. He has served as the president of ACG Detroit and as vice president of programs for the chapter.


Kristin Re has joined the Tax Department of Lumsden & McCormick LLP, Buffalo. In addition, senior accountant Amina Diallo has been named to the Preventionfocus Board of Directors, and general ledger analyst Kathleen Strobele has been inducted into Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration in recognition of her high academic achievements at Daemen College. … Doug Brundage has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a tax partner and deputy tax practice leader for New York and New England, based in the Melville office.


Tania D. Gitch, a shareholder at Geffen Mesher, Portland, has been named an honoree for the Portland Business Journal’s 2016 Women of Influence Award. She joined the firm as a shareholder in December 2013.


Lisa Myers, a principal with Boyer & Ritter LLC, Camp Hill, has been named to the United Way of the Capital Region’s Board of Directors, and has also received the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic’s Champion of Change Award for 2016. … Clint Clevenstine, a member of the Accounting Services Department at Dunlap & Associates, PC, Chalfont, has earned his Pennsylvania CPA license.



Leisa Gill has been named to a newly created role of director of client experience at LBMC, Nashville, and while Suzanne Reed has joined the firm as director of marketing.


Thania Gonzalez and Jessica Merriman, an audit manager and an audit senior manager, respectively, at Whitley Penn, have been asked to serve as experienced industry resources to the American Institute of CPAs’ Peer Review Board’s Enhanced Oversite Program, while partner Brian Starr has been named to the Board of Directors of the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA. … Terry Orr has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a managing director and the forensic, investigative and dispute services practice leader for the Texas/Oklahoma region. In addition, Mark Andrus, national Research and Development Tax Credit services practice leader and partner, has relocated to the Dallas office from the Portland office.


Gina Devine has joined RyanSharkey, Reston, as an audit senior manager and a leader on the firm’s not-for-profit industry team.



Allen Jacque has joined Wipfli LLP, Milwaukee, as a senior manager in the valuation, litigation and transaction services practice.

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