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


Jeffrey Strauss has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago, as a director in the firm’s health care consulting practice.



William Sharkey received the College Mentors for Kids' 2016 College Mentor of the Year in the Accounting, Legal & Finance category. (See the story here.)



Michael Wherry has joined Boomer Consulting Inc., Manhattan, as a senior consultant and Lean Six Sigma black belt, while Heather Robinson has joined the firm as a marketing manager.



Paula Hanson, director of tax services at Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC, has won the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award for 2016. (See the story here.)


Steve Behrns will assume the position of managing partner of Boulay PLLP, Minneapolis, on June 1, succeeding Mark DeNucci, who has served as MP since 2007. Behrns has been with the firm for 34 years, and was named a partner in 1995.


Jodi A. Cirignano has joined Lassus Wherley, New Providence, as a senior financial planner. Previously, she was a wealth advisor with JPMorgan Private Bank.



Dan Danai has been appointed general manager of the joint U.S.-Israel desk of BDO USA LLP and BDO Ziv Haft. He will lead the cross-border business development efforts of both firms, and will be based in New York. … William H. McAvoy has joined Freed Maxick, Buffalo, as a senior advisor in its health care practice. Previously, he was a consultant at Hancock Estabrook LLP.


Howard Wetston and Tom Seidenstein have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council. Wetston was formerly chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, Canada’s largest securities regulator, and currently serves as counsel at law firm Goodmans LLP, one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Seidenstein is currently vice president for financial markets and policy research in the Economic and Strategic Research Group at Fannie Mae.


Michael Vaccarella has joined Wipfli LLP, Milwaukee, as managing director of the Transaction Services Group.

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