Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, announced a number of new hires: Jeremy Viers has joined the firm as a senior accountant, and Tyler Crawford, Dan Post, Graham Travers and AJ VanderWoude, all previously interns at the firm, as staff accountants.



Shawn Stewart has been admitted as a partner of the Business Advisory Services Practice in the Los Angeles office of Grant Thornton LLP. He joined the firm in 2010. ... Chris Frederiksen has joined Accounting Transition Advisors LLC as West Coast partner. ... Richard Green and Caroline Walsh, partners at MGO, Sacramento, have been appointed to the American Institute of CPAs' State and Local Government Expert Panel Pension Comment Letter Task Force. ... Frank J. Bernhard has been appointed a strategy and operations director in the telecommunications sector at Deloitte Consulting LLP. He will be based in the San Jose office. ... Therese Tucker, CEO of Blackline Systems, has received two Golden Bridge Awards in the Women in Business and the Professions Category - Best Entrepreneur/Founder - Non-Services Business, and Best Woman Professional - SaaS or Cloud Computing.



Hefgine G. Fils-Aime, a spring 2011 graduate of the University of South Florida, has been awarded Beta Alpha Psi's Medal of Inspiration Award. The award, sponsored by the AICPA, is bestowed upon a student who has experienced extreme hardships in their life and who has demonstrated an unusually high level of success despite that adversity.



Charles T. Hunter and Brandon Milton have joined the Government Consulting Group of BerryDunn CPAs, Portland, as consultants, and Michaela Millunzi as a business development specialist.



Neil D. Krug, a partner at Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, Westwood, was honored by Hebrew SeniorLife for more than 40 years of volunteer service at the group's annual golf outing. ... Christopher Ernest, a CPA in the Rockland office of Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC, has been selected as one of South Shore Stars' "40 Under 40" emerging leaders.



Jeff Hert has been promoted to principal at Rehmann, Midland.



Steve Rader has joined the health care consulting practice of Eide Bailly LLP, Minneapolis, as a partner.



Randall Wilson, a partner at RGL Forensics, St. Louis, has been elected Grand Keeper of The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International, a fraternal organization in the insurance industry. As Grand Keeper, Wilson will serve as the treasurer of the organization, an international officer position.



Matt Barbieri has been promoted to partner at Wiss & Co. LLP, Livingston. The firm also announced a number of promotions: Stephanie Hirsch, Paul Lembo, Kerri Nelan, Kyle Pennacchia, Nicole Stewart and Darin Valentine were promoted to supervisor; Aleksey Tsymbalov to manager; and Dewang Sanjanwala to the newly created position of director of employee benefit plans.



Eric Openshaw has been appointed to lead the U.S. technology, media and telecommunications practice of Deloitte, New York City, succeeds Phil Asmundson, who continues to lead Deloitte's U.S. media & entertainment and telecommunications, as well as the global telecommunications sectors. ... Michael Cohen, Mitchell Cohen, Ryan Dudley, Michael McDonald and Willem van der Berg have been promoted to principal at Friedman LLP, New York City.



Mike Boger, a member of Breslow Starling, Greensboro, has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation credential from the American Institute of CPAs, while member Tom Evans has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Preservation Greensboro Inc.



Phil A. Hartke and Nicholas R. Lepley, of Brady Ware, Dayton and Columbus, have earned their CPA licenses.



Brian J. Hoffman, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Citrin Cooperman, has been appointed vice chair of the Board of Directors of JEVS Human Services.



Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, announced a number of new hires: Dustin Chaffin and Martha Norris have joined the firm as seniors in the Accounting and Assurance Services Department; Deborah Gerrald Seaton as a senior consultant in the Risk Services Department; and Josh Lloyd as e-marketing coordinator in the Marketing Department.



Karen Love, director of practice growth at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Houston has been named one of 10 Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women.



Gina Devine has joined the growth markets practice of Reznick Group, Tysons Corner, as an audit manager.



Michael F. Mundaca has rejoined Ernst & Young LLP after a stint at the Department of Treasury, most recently as assistant secretary for tax policy. Mundaca will co-lead E&Y's National Tax Department with Eric Solomon and be based in Washington, DC. 

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