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


Jennifer Mannino has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a director in the national forensic, investigative and dispute services practice, based in Phoenix. ... Ron Rivera, a principal in the Albuquerque office of REDW LLC, and Mike Tobiason, of the Phoenix office, have received Certified Value Growth Advisor certification from Corporate Value Metrics.



Tom LaPlaca has joined Moss Adams as a partner in the Orange County office. ... Steve Burnett has retired as a partner and executive leader of Gallina LLP. A public accountant for over 40 years,  Burnett merged his practice with Gallina in 2010.



Jeff Gerhard, of CS&L CPAs, Bradenton, has earned the Advanced Single Audit Certificate from the AICPA.



Adam June has been named a member at Weltman Bernfield LLC, Buffalo Grove. He joined the firm as a tax accountant in 2008 and was promoted to manager of tax services in 2013, and head of the firm’s Tax Department earlier this year.



Bob Ellis, a director with Blue & Co. LLC, has been elected to the Board of the Hamilton Southeastern School Foundation, in Fishers.



Riney Hancock CPAs PSC, Owensboro, announced two promotions: Taylor L. Edge has been promoted to senior accountant in the Audit and Assurance Services Division, while Sara H. Fleischmann has been promoted to staff accountant II in the Tax Services Division. ... Clay Deye, a director with Blue & Co. LLC, has been selected for the Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2017. 



Karen Smith, a partner in the Boston office of CohnReznick LLP, has been elected treasurer of the Board of the National Leased Housing Association.



Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda and Washington, D.C., announced a number of promotions: Robert Aceituno has been promoted to director of education and professional development; Michael Uong to audit manager; Reema Patel to senior-in-charge; Norah Jones and Grace Song to senior auditor; and Bryan Klieber to senior accountant.




Rebecca Drake, Tara Drost and James Edgett have joined Maner Costerisan, Lansing, as audit associates.




Lanny Morrow, managing consultant with the Forensics & Valuation Services Division in the Kansas City office of BKD LLP, has earned Cyber-Threat Forensic Investigator certification from the McAfee Institute.




Marc Palker, principal of MPP Associates Inc., has been named chair of the Global Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale, for 2016-2017.



Sean T. Daughton and Charla Roth have been admitted to the partnership at Dannible & McKee LLP, Syracuse. Daughton has been with the Audit Department for over 15 years, while Roth has been with the same department since 2003. ... Gary Goldman has joined BDO USA LLP as an audit partner in the commercial assurance practice of the New York City office.



Cherry Bekaert LLP has expanded its national valuation services practice: Zain Ahmed has joined the firm as a principal; Daniel Welborn as a senior manager; and Kate Waller as a manager. ... Andrea Woodell Eason has become managing partner of Blackman & Sloop CPAs, Chapel Hill, as of July 2016, succeeding Joan Pharr. Eason began her career as a CPA in 1990 and joined Blackman & Sloop in 1993, becoming a senior manager in 1998, and a principal 2002. 


Karen Wilson has joined Schlabig & Associates Ltd., Kent as a firm associate.



John-Paul Cody-Cox, has joined the Institute of Internal Auditors as executive director of IIA-Canada, Ottawa. 



Brittany Woodbury and Lauren Bean have joined Geffen Mesher, Portland, as full-time tax staff. 



Jonathan Zeigler, a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, has received the 2016 Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs Young Leaders Award, in recognition of his demonstrated commitment and active participation in his community and the accounting profession.



Danielle Supkis Cheek, president of D. Supkis Cheek PLLC, Houston and an adjunct professor at Rice University, has received the Outstanding Young CPA Award in Honor of Maximo Mukelabai from the American Institute of CPAs. (See the story.) 



Byron K. Patrick has joined Network Alliance, Reston, as managing director of its CPA practice.

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