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


Lauren Leon, Brad Martin and Adam Middleton have been promoted to supervisor, and Patty Hickman to marketing/office manager, at Machen McChesney, Auburn.



William L. Inchoco has joined BlumShapiro, West Hartford, as tax director - international tax services.



Sydney Trew and Joe Coleman have been promoted to senior tax manager, and Caroline Andrews and Cristina Simpson to business assurance manager, at Moore Colson, Atlanta. ... Patrick Terry has joined Windham Brannon, Atlanta, as a principal in the audit practice. ... John Brock has joined the Atlanta office of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP firm as a partner.



Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, admitted 47 new partners and principals to the firm. The new partners are: Melissa Beaumont, Eric Burgess, Andrew Clements, Vincent Concialdi, Vikram Das, Tee Duncan, Graham Dyer, Anthony Fuccione, Jason Geisler, Matt Gerkens, Joseph Heatherly, AdriAnn Jahn, Meghan Jodz, Ed Kleinguetl, Tomasz Kotowicz, Dana Lance, Brandon Law, Chris Martin, Ellen Martin, Nishit Mehta, Rebecca Merriman, Rob Michaelis, Todd Piacentine, Bill Pollatos, Michael Pramberger, Lisa Russell, Melissa Schibi, Kelly Schindler, JJ Schneider, Lauren Spegal, Eric Stone, Jarrod VanDerwerken, Matt Warne and Omar Yassine. The new principals are: Demek Adams, Lance Beder, Bill Behen, Andres Castaneda, David Howard, Luke Jones, Johnny Lee, Dawn Lobecker, Brad Marchand, Ryan Maupin, Chris Shearer, Matt Thompson, Stacy Tselekis. In addition, the firm has promoted a number of new managing directors: Adam Bareham, John Batt, Niles Brown, Holly Daetwyler, Orus Dearman, David Dominguez, Dennis Frio, Wendy Garrett, Paul Hagge, Ben Harder, Joe Hayes, Randy Heng, Lou Ann Hutchison, Shlomo Lang, Tim Lawler, Shawn Mostal, Jason Price, Frank Russo, Sam Shaw, Saylor Sims, Michael Sinese, Zach Snickles, Barbara Stanton, Chris Stathopoulos, Jeffrey Su, Fred Tan, Neal Weber, Todd Wegener and Michael Whiting. ... James Pellino and Adam Levine have been elected directors at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. Chicago. Levine has been with ORBA since 2005, and Pellino since 2008.



Blue & Co. LLC, Carmel, announced a number of promotions in Indiana: In Indianapolis, Angie Babb and Landon Hackett have been promoted to senior manager, and Alex Eads, Austin Fisher, Abby McDonough and William McNeely have been promoted to senior accountant; in Seymour, Andrew Brock, Jessica Hidalgo and Rachel Sterling have been promoted to senior accountant; in Columbus, Katy Ritter has been promoted to senior manager, Debra Anne Gill to manager, Stephanie Flora to senior accountant, Kari Storey to senior payroll specialist, Susie Bullard to tax accounting specialist, and Jennifer Rutan to office manager; and in Carmel, Michael Brutout, Peter Hillenbrand, Amy Hughes, Joseph Mattingly and Christopher Reid have been promoted to senior accountant, and Carol Fischer and Bridgette Mugge to senior accounting specialist.



Blue & Co. LLC announced a number of promotions in Kentucky: In Louisville, Rebecca Burrus, William Dixon, Caleb Fox, William W. Pfund and Preston Theiss have been promoted to senior accountant, and Rob Kester and Paula McConville to senior manager. In Lexington, Miranda Aavatsmark and Dominique Waits have been promoted to manager; Joseph Duruttya to senior accountant, and Brenda Begley to senior accounting specialist. ... Dean Dorton Allen Ford announced a number of new A-owners (shareholders): Danielle Adair, Faith Crump, Mike Harbold, Melissa Hicks, Simon Keemer, Lance Mann and Brandi Marcum. A number of employees also received title changes: Joy Gomez, accounts payable specialist; Jeff Ricketts, human resources consultant; Jenny Dixon, human resources specialist; Sally Nolan and Bonita Weber, senior accounting & financial outsourcing consultants; Lauren Williams, healthcare Consultant; Shannon Lamb, Kerri Sadler and Allison Sharp, accounting & financial outsourcing consultants; Philip Blakely, Jacob Enlow, Nick Reynolds, supervisors of assurance services; Whitley Martin, Brittany Neaves, and Lance Turpin, specialists in assurance services; Elizabeth Leatherman and Matthew Smith, associate directors of tax services; Jason Amburgey, Donnie Banks, and Abby Kirk, supervisors of tax services; and Katie Escudero, Austin Fox, Chad Luttrell and Kristen Wathen, specialists in tax services.



Dayton Benway, a principal in the Healthcare Consulting Group at Baker Newman Noyes, Portland, has been appointed to the National Chapter Advancement Team of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.



Kate Doherty has been promoted to senior accountant at Rodman CPAs, Waltham.



Ryan Carter has joined Maner Costerisan, Lansing, as a senior information technology consultant in the Business Solutions and Technology Department. ... Kevin Benson, Brian Camiller, Raymond Celaya, Dan Chewning, Tom Clement, Amy Forester, Lisa Manetta, Gabriel O'Keefe, Brian Schultz, William Sharp, Dawn Stark, Katie Thornton and Steve VanSteenkiste.



BDO USA LLP, St. Louis, announced a number of promotions: Mark Paluczak was promoted to tax managing director; John Alonso to state and local tax manager; and Kristy Fisher, Stephen J. Lenivy and Jessica Poppenhager to tax manager.



Lisa McKnight has been promoted to senior financial planner, Betty Thomas to financial planner and Pete Cintula to director, information technology, at Lassus Wherley, New Providence.



Isabella Grabner, associate professor of accounting at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, in the Netherlands, received the 2016 Best Early Career Researcher Award from the AICPA and CIMA. (See the story.) ... Thomas De Filippe has joined GBQ Consulting LLC as the New York director of practice growth in the Valuation and Financial Opinion Services Department of GBQ Consulting LLC.



Blue & Co. LLC announced a number of promotions in Ohio: In Columbus, Helen Hoffman and Jacob Wethington have been promoted to senior accountant; and in Cincinnati, Claire Archibald has been promoted to senior accountant.



Elizabeth E. Krisher, has been named the next president and managing partner of Maher Duessel, Pittsburgh, effective Oct. 1, 2016. She will succeed David P. Duessel, who has served for 25 years, and will transition to the position of chairman and continue to service clients. Krisher is currently a firm board officer and directs its nonprofit practice. She joined the firm in 1991.



Goldin Peiser & Peiser LLP, Texas, announced a number of promotions: Amber Gutschlag has been promoted to tax manager, and Katie Heller, Ashley Meller and Matthew Swento to tax senior.



Mike Sorrells has joined Tate & Tryon, Washington, D.C., as a tax principal in the exempt organization tax services practice. The firm also announced a number of promotions: In audit and assurance services, Reggie Brewington, Katrina Henderson, Ariana Young and John Kubichek have been promoted to senior manager, Meredith Richman to manager, and Ed Kent and Maura Handte to audit senior; and in outsourced services, Maureen Downs has been promoted to senior manager, and Samantha Burch to senior staff accountant

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