CALIFORNIA

Sara Chan has joined Macias Gini & OConnell LLP, Sacramento, as the new director of the firm's healthcare practice.

GEORGIA

David Sites has been promoted to international tax services partner at Grant Thornton LLP, Atlanta. Sites initially joined the firm in 2002.

MARYLAND

Arlene Thayer, COO of KatzAbosch, Timonium, has recently been inducted into Network 2000, a non-profit organization founded in 1993 with the mission to promote the advancement of women in professional and executive positions. … Keith Laudenberger has been promoted to Director of Technology Services at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC, Bethesda. Robert Aceituno, Karen Yingst and Sean Griffin were promoted to senior managers. Gemma Coronado was promoted supervisor. Damaris Mirza and Sarah Cooper were promoted to seniors-in-charge, while Jorden Davis and Ashley Lozupone were promoted to senior.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Katilyn Bell and Ryan Maran have joined Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA.

NEW JERSEY

Audrey Sherrick, a partner at Friedman LLP, as been named by New Jersey CPA Magazine as one of its "50 Over 50" for 2013.

NEW YORK

Vin Colman has been promoted to leader of PwC's US Assurance practice. Colman, who previously held the position of vice chairman for the firm's East Region, succeeds Tim Ryan, who now serves as PwC's US MArkets, Strategy and Stakeholder Leader. … David Evangelista, a principal at MSPC Certified Public Accountants & Advisors, P.C., began a three-year term as a Board Member of the Foundation for Accounting Education for the New York State Society of CPAs. … David Dannenberg, of Day Seckler LLP in Fishkill, earned his accredited valuation analyst credentials from NACVA. … Ernst & Young LLP made more than a dozen promotions throughout the firm. New promotions include: Anthony Ammirato was promoted to principal of the firm. Anthony is a member of the firm's International Tax Services practice, focusing on the inbound and outbound sectors. Virginia Adams was promoted to partner of the firm. Virginia is a member of the firm's Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice, working with clients on bribery and corruption risks. John Auletta was promoted to principal of the firm. John is a member of the firm's Northeast Risk practice, focusing on the IT Risk Management competency. Carol-Ann Back was promoted to executive director of the firm. Carol-Ann is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on insurance. Karen Becker was promoted to principal of the firm. Karen is a member of the firm's Financial Services office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Diane Blessinger was promoted to principal of the firm. Diane is a member of the firm's Human Capital practice in the Tax practice. Yumi Brannan was promoted to executive director of the firm. Yumi is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office in the Tax practice. Karey Dearden was promoted to executive director of the firm. Karey is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office in the Tax practice. Kara Della Croce was promoted to director of the firm. Kara is a member of the firm's Core Business Services. Marlene Devotto was promoted to principal of the firm. Marlene is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Christopher Doyle was promoted to partner of the firm. Christopher is a member of the Financial Services Office, focusing on Asset Management. Nicola D'Souza was promoted to principal of the firm. Nicola D'Souza is a member of the firm's Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice, focusing on financial reporting matters, specifically IFRS and US GAAP conversions. Jason Dueno was promoted to executive director of the firm. Jason is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Keith Ender was promoted to principal of the firm. Keith is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on insurance. Brett Freimauer was promoted to executive director. Brett is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Gregg Gordon was promoted to executive director. Gregg is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on insurance. Jaime Gorski was promoted to executive director of the firm. Jaime is a member of the firm's Assurance practice, focusing on the Media & Entertainment sectors. Shiva Goundar was promoted to principal of the firm. Shiva is a member of the firm's Advisory practice, focusing on the life sciences and technology sectors.

Ira Gruin was promoted to executive director of the firm. Ira is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Brian Halligan was promoted to partner of the firm. Brian is a member of the firm's Transaction Advisory Services practice, focusing on providing divestiture advisory services. Mohamed Jabir was promoted to partner of the firm. Mohamed is a member of the firm's Tax practice. Ilona Kahl was promoted to partner of the firm. Ilona is a member of the firm's International Tax Services practice, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and reorganizations. Susan Komansky was promoted to executive director of the firm. Susan is a member of the firm's General Counsel Office, focusing on real estate matters. Peter Kwan was promoted to executive director of the firm. Peter is a member of the firm's Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice, focusing on capital markets and other transformational transactions. Nikhil Lele was promoted to principal of the firm. Nikhil is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Manhua Leng was promoted to principal of the firm. Manhua is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Jane Lin was promoted to executive director of the firm. Jane is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Upneet Madan was promoted to partner of the firm. Upneet is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Jonathan Miller was promoted to executive director of the firm. Jonathan is a member of the firm's Transaction Advisory Services practice, focusing on divestitures. Lauren Miller was promoted to partner of the firm. Lauren is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on asset management. Ana Mingramm was promoted to partner of the firm. Ana is a member of the firm's International Tax practice, focusing on the Latin America business sectors. Lan Ming was promoted to partner of the firm. Lan is a member of the firm's Assurance practice, focusing on the financial instruments related topics sectors. Joseph Morello was promoted to partner of the firm. Joseph is a member of the firm's Assurance practice, focusing on the provider care sector. Vici Moss was promoted to executive director of the firm. Vici is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office in the Tax practice. Paul Nagai was promoted to principal of the firm. Paul is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Nalika Nanayakkara was promoted to principal of the firm. Nalika is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on asset management. Rhonda Nelson was promoted to director in the firm. Rhonda is a member of the firm's Brand, Communications and Marketing group, focusing on driving marketing initiatives in the Northeast Region. Brett Ofsink was promoted to executive director in the firm. Brett is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets.

Kathy Sullivan was promoted to partner of the firm. Kathy is a member of the firm's Assurance practice, focusing on the real estate sector. Rosemary Perkins Free was promoted to partner of the firm. Rosemary is a member of the firm's Transaction Advisory Service practice, focusing on the healthcare sector. Jessica Perna was promoted to partner of the firm. Jessica is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office in the Tax practice. Joanne Polvino was promoted to executive director of the firm. Joanne is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets. Matt Posta was promoted to partner of the firm. Matt is a member of the firm's Assurance practice, focusing on financial accounting advisory services. Andrea Ramsey was promoted to director of the firm. Andrea is a member of the firm's Americas Inclusiveness Office, focusing on diversity and inclusiveness. Donald Rogers was promoted to principal of the firm. Donald is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on insurance. Peter Rosenbaum was promoted to partner of the firm. Peter is a member of the firm's Assurance practice, focusing on the media & entertainment and technology sectors. Mihir Shah was promoted to executive director of the firm. Mihir is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on asset management. Megan Smith was promoted to principal of the firm. Megan is a member of the firm's Advisory practice, focusing on the retail & consumer products and media & entertainment sectors. Colin Smith was promoted to partner of the firm. Colin is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office in the Assurance practice. Kevin Tanaka was promoted to partner of the firm. Kevin is a member of the firm's Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice, focusing on the financial services industry sector. Steven Thiakodemitris was promoted to principal of the firm. Steven is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on asset management. Olga Timoshkina was promoted to partner of the firm. Olga is a member of the firm's Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice, focusing assisting non-audit clients with their accounting and reporting for large transactions. Morimasa Ueda was promoted to partner of the firm. Morimasa is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets.

Julie Valeant was promoted to partner of the firm. Julie is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office in the Tax practice. Stephen Verrone was promoted to executive director of the firm. Stephen is a member of the firm's National Assurance practice, focusing on the financial services sectors. Jayesh Vira was promoted to executive director of the firm. Jayesh is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office in the Assurance practice. Eloise Wagner was promoted to executive director of the firm. Eloise is a member of the Assurance practice, focusing on transactions. Michael Woznyk was promoted to Principal of the firm. Michael is a member of the firm's Indirect Tax practice, focusing across all sectors. Sandra Zarraga was promoted to principal of the firm. Sandra is a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on banking and capital markets.

TEXAS

Thomas Payne and Garrett Smith were promoted to tax senior accountants at Condley & Co. LLP, Abilene.

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