CALIFORNIA

Eric Adler, Tayiika Dennis and Carey Heyman have joined the partnership at NSBN LLP. Adler provides advice on business growth, taxation and planning to the real estate, horse racing and entertainment industries. He is a member of Jewish National Fund, Jewish Federation Real Estate & Construction Cabinet, and Thoroughbred Owners of California. Dennis provides audit and tax services for nonprofit organizations. She is president of the Los Angeles Chapter, California Society of CPAs, and a member of the Board of Directors of Beauty Bus Foundation. Heyman provides accounting, audit, tax and consulting services to the real estate industry. He is co-chair of the firm’s audit and accounting committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Management Association, Pacific Southwest Chapter. … Ashley Billingsley has joined HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors as a staff accountant in the accounting and audit department. … Jon Anda has joined the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board as chief of market strategy.

COLORADO

Kim Ryan, Dave Steepleton and Justin Wenzelman has joined RubinBrown, as managers.

FLORIDA

Caridad Vasallo has joined Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos and Co. as manager of its Forensic and Business Valuation practice.

MASSACHUSETTS

Jeremy Eckmair has joined Rodman & Rodman as a staff accountant.

NEW YORK

Katie Kempisty has joined the administrative team of Lumsden McCormick. Kathleen Strobele joined the firm as a general ledger analyst.

PENNSYLVANIA

Denise Bailey, principal and director of Government Consulting at Milligan & Company, served as a featured panelist at yesterday’s SmartCEO Philadelphia Roundtable on Supplier Diversity. In partnership with TD Bank, the roundtable gathered a group of Philadelphia’s top business leaders to share their experiences with supplier diversity. Topics discussed included the benefits of supplier diversity programs; building relationships with certified businesses; the impact of economic trends on certified businesses and their client companies; and how to ensure ongoing leadership commitment to supplier diversity.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charles Goessel has been named manager on the expanding audit and assurance team at Graydon Thompson LLC.

TEXAS

Andrew Slaughter is the new executive director of The Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions. Prior to joining Deloitte, Slaughter was vice president, Energy Insight, at IHS Inc., where he managed 200 oil and gas upstream research professionals engaged in producing ongoing research services and customized research projects for commercial clients. Before working at IHS Inc., Slaughter worked as business environment manager, upstream at Shell Americas Exploration & Production Company, and was the leader of the Resource and Supply Task Group for the U.S. National Petroleum Council, an industry advisory group to the U.S. Department of Energy. … Michelle Brumfield has been appointed audit director at McConnell & Jones LLP. In her new position, Brumfield will direct the firm’s ERISA Assurance and Compliance Services Sector where she will be responsible for managing numerous employee benefit plan audits and consulting with plan sponsors as well as with third party administrators.

VIRGINIA

Kevin Jacobsen has joined Ernst & Young LLP as an executive director in the firm’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services. Prior to joining EY, Jacobsen served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in the permanent rank of Brigadier General. He has spent the majority of his military career as a special agent of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he conducted and supervised felony-level criminal, fraud, cyber, and counterintelligence investigations and operations. Jacobsen's military career culminated as the Commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the U.S. Air Force's worldwide federal law enforcement and investigative agency, operating at over 265 locations around the globe. He also led the Defense Cyber Crime Center, the Department of Defense's most advanced capability to confront cyber threats.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Center for Audit Quality and the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association announced four awards for the Access to Audit Personnel Program. This is the third year that the CAQ and the AAA Auditing Section have supported this program that facilitates the ability of accounting and auditing academic scholars to acquire access to audit firm personnel who participate in their research projects. From the 24 proposals received, the Review Committee selected the following projects to support: Ann Backof, University of Virginia, How Does Evidence Specificity in Auditors’ Look-Back Analysis Affect Auditors’ Planning Judgments? (with Roger Martin and Jane Thayer, University of Virginia); Cassandra Estep, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Integrating IT Specialist Input on Audit Engagements: The Joint Effects of IT Specialist Attitude and Team Membership; Michael Ricci, University of Georgia, Using Audit Programs to Improve Audits of Complex Estimates (with Jacqueline Hammersley, University of Georgia); and Nicole Wright, Northeastern University, The Impact of Attraction Effect and Specific Guidance on Auditors’ Assessment of Level 3 Fair Value Assumptions (with Sudip Bhattacharjee, Virginia Tech, and Kimberly Moreno, Northeastern University)

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