Jeff Chastain has been promoted to business development leader at Machen, McChesney & Chastain LLP, Auburn.



Luciano Humberto, director of digital forensics at Kaufman, Rossin, Miami, has earned the Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.



Michael Kovacich has joined the Atlanta office of SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC as a director in the business advisory services practice.



Thomas F. Walker has been promoted to managing partner of the Illinois offices of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause.



Bruce Webb, a partner in the National Professional Standards Group of McGladrey LLP, has been appointed chairman of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs.



Sharon Latimer has been promoted to partner in the Assurance Services Group in the Kansas City office of RubinBrown.



Emily B. Parker and Andrea J. Duquette have been promoted to manager in the Health Care/Not-For-Profit Group of BerryDunn, Portland.



James A. Tortorella, an executive vice president with Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda, has been named a “SmartCPA” by SmartCEO Magazine. … Michael Strauss, a director at Ellin & Tucker Chartered, and Jennifer LeSage, a manager, have been named a “SmartCPAs” by SmartCEO Magazine.



James Buckley has joined the Farmington Hills office of UHY as a principal in the Government Services Group.



TeamMate, a part of Wolters Kluwer Audit, Risk & Compliance, announced the winners of the 2012 Audit Technology Open Innovation Contest, who will receive $5,000 each and TeamMate license credits for their audit departments: Justin Anderson, manager of internal audit at Boston Scientific, and Erica Maciel, manager of internal audit at Western Union.



John E. Oeltjen, a shareholder and director of risk advisory services at Mueller Prost PC, St. Louis, was named a 2012 Top Small Business Accountant by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly. … Stone Carlie & Co. LLC, Clayton, announced a number of promotions: Lenise M. Major, Anne M. Phelps and Brett A. Rugen were promoted to manager; Mark E. Weinhold and Amanda K. White to supervisor; and Jay R. Heddell to senior.



Colin Smith has joined the Accounting & Auditing Services Group of Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, as staff accountant.



Wilkin & Guttenplan PC, East Brunswick, announced a number of promotions: Jill Carvalheira, Joseph Chorba, Maureen Jasper and Thomas Pedersen have been promoted to manager; Brittany Fedun and Sam Schneider to supervisor; and Jordan Burkhalter and Jodi Kleuskens to senior. … Daniel Fornelius, a manager at J.H. Cohn, has been named president of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ North Jersey Chapter.



Jeffrey Agranoff, Edward F. Bechold, John Bono, Jerald Jacobik, Seth Marin, Amish Mehta, Scott Stavin and William S. Timlen have been promoted to principal at Friedman LLP, New York City. … Anthony D’Agostino has joined Grassi & Co., Jericho, as a director in the business advisory practice. … James N. Kinney, a partner at WeiserMazars LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Literacy Nassau. … Thomas G. Butler has joined Berdon LLP, New York City, as a tax principal. … Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York City, announced a number of promotions: Michael S. Myers has been promoted to principal; Pauline Choi, Elizabeth Gallagher, Tom Jurcic, John Giordano and Steve Reisberg to manager; Jason Geisler, Tzivia Gelbman, Erin Kiernan, Michelle Lai and Urvi Sheth to supervisor; Davida Bork, Michelle Finocchi and Matthew Frohlinger to senior; Pamela Fischer to semi-senior; and Brittany Di Marco, Izabela Drapala, Isaac Hedaya and Tatsiana Martynava to experienced assistant.



Gunjana Pandey and Anthony Pinzone have joined the Audit and Accounting Services Department of Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, as staff accountants, while Eric Bukovec has joined the firm as a senior staff auditor. … Robert Lapp and Deborah O’Malley has joined SS&G, Akron, as an associate and an administrative assistant, respectively.



Schneider Downs, Pittsburgh, announced a number of promotions: Steven A. Barber, Lauren E. Craig, Heather A. Haemer, Jason M. Lumpkin and Christopher L. Watson have been promoted to senior manager, while Kristin Borchers, Daniel J. Desko, Adam J. Goode, Eric Ingalls, Anthony J. Margiotta, Brian W. Matthews, Jason M. Reljac, Carl Scharf, Scott T. Seapker and John J. Vogel have been promoted to manager.



John A. Litchfield has been named chief operating officer of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, while Brooke Mullican has joined the firm in a staff position, Kyle Hendrickson as a senior consultant, Chris B. Stalans as a manager, and Seth Neller as a senior position, and Kimberly Kosier has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC as an HR assistant. In addition, partner Andrew Bissonnette has been named to the Nashville Health Care Council 2012-2013 Board of Directors. 



Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, PC, Houston, announced three promotions: Abigail McLarty has been promoted to audit senior manager; Erin Phillips to audit manager; and Jen Lemanski to practice growth manager.



Billy R. Robinson, James R. Fries, Laura H. Sprouse, Robert G. Guilliams, Tony M. Harris and Elizabeth K. Hammond have been promoted to director at Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke.



Ryan Risley, chief technology officer of Brittenford Systems, has been elected president of the Washington D.C. chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.



Scott Riser has joined Wipfli LLP, Milwaukee, as an audit and assurance partner. … Lindsay M. Rudkin has been promoted to director of business development at Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield.

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