A roundup of recent personnel announcements from accounting firms and companies across the country.


Dan Zitting has been named chief product officer of ACL, Vancouver.



Burr Pilger Mayer Inc., San Francisco, has accepted five new partners: Michelle Ausburn, Mark Leverette and Dan Winter in assurance, Yung Ling in corporate tax, and Edward Webb in consulting. … Kenneth A. Miles, managing partner of Beverly Hills-based NSBN LLP, has been named to deputy worldwide chairman of international accounting and law firm alliance Alliott Group. … Eleanor Schultz has joined Haskell & White, Irvine, as director of finance and administration.



BKD LLP announced a number of promotions in its Colorado offices: Ryan Reiff has been promoted to partner; Lea Geiser Hayler to managing director; Brian Beiser, Ryan Gorman, James Gulick and Katie Willemarck to director; Kristina Lowe, Katelynn Stoll and Anna Thigpen to senior manager; and Eric Leafgreen to senior managing consultant.



Jack Small has been promoted to director in the state and local tax practice of the Atlanta office of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. In addition, Kelly Thrift has been admitted to the partnership in DHG Healthcare's audit practice.


Crowe Horwath LLP has elected 22 new partners: In assurance professional practice, Mike Antonetti; in performance consulting, Alicia Antonetti-Tricker, Eric Boggs, Jeff Goudie, Jeff Schmidt and Jay Sutton; in risk consulting, Michelle Beard, Wayne Gniewkowski and Chris Wilkinson; in tax, Steve Driver, Shelby Ford, Jim Parker and Marc Wilson; in advisory services, Chad Kellar and Chris McClure; and in audit, Andy Hendricks, Adam Lawrence, Andrea Meinardi, Eve Rogers, Mike Van Duyn, Heather Semenuik and Steve Wagner.



Nicholas Porritt has joined Maner Costerisan, Lansing, as an audit associate. … Allison Bzdok and Kyle Bazzy have joined Billhighway, Detroit, as talent acquisition specialist and as director of growth, respectively.



Matthew Giroux has joined CohnReznick LLP, Edison, a managing director in the advisory practice.



Kate Barton, Americas vice chair of tax services at Big Four firm EY, was named Woman of the Year - Business Services in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the category for organizations with 2,500 or more employees. … The Bonadio Group has appointed three partners to lead teams in Western New York: John Bevilacqua will lead the Buffalo Small Business Advisory Team; Denise Gueli will lead the Buffalo Commercial Team; and Richard Wojciechowski will lead the Buffalo Tax Team. … Simcha B. David has joined EisnerAmper LLP as a partner.


Michael B. East has joined the fraud & forensics services practice of Cherry Bekaert LLP, Raleigh, as a manager.


Zinner & Co., Beachwood, announced a number of promotions: Brett W. Neate was promoted to partner; Gary Sigman to senior tax manager; Chris Valponi to audit manager; Laura Haines to accounting & tax services manager; Richard Huszai to accounting & tax services senior; Robert O’Neil to tax senior; and Susan Licate to communications and development director. … Paul Weisinger, a partner at Walthall CPAs, has been named treasurer and executive board member of the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland. … 415 Group, Canton, announced three promotions. David Besse and Natalie Simmons were promoted to principal, and Brian Raber to manager. The firm also announced several new hires: Alan McManus, Joseph Monaco, Kimberly Span and Maria Nicholas have joined the firm as associates, and Luis Jimenez, Ray Smalley and Michael Richeson as technology consultants.


Lindsay S. Bixler has joined the Harrisburg office of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP as a manager in the Audit Services Group. … CliftonLarsonAllen announced a number of promotions in its Philadelphia office: Elizabeth A. Spina and Kevin Mullin have been promoted to engagement director; Jennifer Feist-Johns and Ryan Santarella to manager; Jessica L. Fitzgerald, Richard J. Karuschkat, Bradley H. Freeman, Daniel Gallagher, Mallory N. White, Owen S. Grimes and William Hunter to senior; Mary Jo Hughes to accounting manager; Catherine A. Schweiger to senior consultant; Christopher Schuch to senior wealth advisor; Seth Brody, Tim Crouch, Laura Faulkner, Larry Fiorini and Michael Johns to principal; and Jaimie Mann and Deb Savery to accounting manager.


Bob Loritz, a partner in assurance services at Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth, has received Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business’ 2015 Distinguished Accounting Alumnus Award.


Kim Gibson, global head of risk management and independence at Grant Thornton International Ltd., has been named to the International Federation of Accountants’ International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.



Ted Hill has been named the new partner-in-charge for two Utah offices of Eide Bailly LLP, succeeding previous Utah partner-in-charge Kevin Andersen, who will continue in his role as partner-in-charge of Eide Bailly’s Boise, Idaho, office


Patricia A. Drolet, executive vice president of CBM, Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C., was named a 2015 Women to Watch in the Experienced Leader category by the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.


Thomas Linsmeier, a board member at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, will join the faculty of the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison next fall as a professor and distinguished chair in accounting.

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