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


Laurie Wik has joined the tax practice of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC as a senior director in San Francisco. … Michael Savoy, a senior shareholder at Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica, will receive the Humanitarian Award at the National Jewish Health and Los Angeles Professional Services Black and White Ball.


George F. O’Donnell has joined the executive compensation and benefits practice of Alvarez & Marsal as a managing director in Greenwich.



Moore Colson, Atlanta, announced a number of new hires: Michael Oriade has joined the firm as a risk advisory and compliance services senior associate; Anthony Mercado and JoAnna Story as business assurance associates; Heidi Harris as a corporate accounting associate; and Michelle Przystas as a tax services administrator.


Carla McCall has been elected the chairman of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. (See the story.) … David Platt has been named office managing partner of the New England practice of Grant Thornton LLP, which encompasses the Boston and Westborough, Massachusetts offices.



Ben Morgan has rejoined Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, as a manager in the transaction advisory and litigation support practice.



David Smith has been named co-chair the matrimonial disputes practice for the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group of EisnerAmper LLP.


Steve Cogan has been elected managing principal of REDW LLC, Albuquerque. (See the story.)


Eric Lerner has joined Gettry Marcus CPA PC, Woodbury, as director of quality control, and a member of the Accounting and Audit Group. … Hillel Caplan and Lynda Lazzari have been named co-leads of the collateralized loan obligation services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. … Harold L. Deiters, a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, has been installed as president-elect of the New York State Society of CPAs. … Nicholas Barone has joined EisnerAmper LLP as a director in the Consulting Services Group. … Gary Swiman has been appointed head of regulatory and compliance consulting for the financial services advisory practice of BDO Consulting.


Robert E. Pozesky has joined Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Lancaster, as a manager in the Business Consulting Services Group. In addition, James M. Spencer, a manager in the Senior Living Services Consulting Group, has been named one of Lehigh Valley Business’ 2016 “Forty Under 40.” … Charles E. Marston has been named president of S.R. Snogdgrass PC, succeeding Jack Salvetti. Marston has been with the firm for over 18 years, leading its tax practice and serving on its Board of Directors. … Julius Green, a tax partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, has received a Distinguished Performance in Management Award from Widener University’s School of Business Administration, and given honorary membership in Widener University’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.


Matt Tilling has joined the IFRS Foundation as director of education.



William M. Paul has been named deputy chief counsel (technical) at the Internal Revenue Service.

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