Ian Novos has rejoined KPMG LLP, as a managing director in its Washington National Tax Economic and Valuation Services Group. He will be based in Los Angeles.



AGN International-North America Inc., Denver, announced its new Board of Directors for 2012: Bill Goodman, of Schenck SC, will serve as chair; Bob Oster, of Concannon Miller & Co. PC, as vice chair; Chris Judy, of Thomas, Judy & Tucker PA, as treasurer; Gary Katz, of Logan Katz LLP, as secretary; and Warren Barnes, of Kernutt LLP, as immediate past chair.



CPAmerica International, Alachua, announced its new Board of Directors for 2012: Scott T. Wallace, of Wallace, Plese + Dreher LLP, will serve as chair, and David J. Nissen, of Mueller & Co. LLP, as vice chair/chair-elect. Newly elected to the board are: Leslie C. Daane, of Barnard, Vogler & Co.; Joseph V. Pease, of Pease & Associates Inc.; and Michelle L. Siner, of Dunbar, Cook & Shepard PC. Returning to the board are: Bryan R. Chandler, of JamisonMoneyFarmer PC; Frank P. Discenza, of Testone, Marshall & Discenza LLP; and Kathy J. Klang, of Cummings, Keegan & Co. PLLP.



Lisa E. Wasserman, CPA, has been named as chief financial officer of the American Board of Medical Specialties, Chicago.



Michael E. Garrity has been named associate regional director for examinations in the Boston regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. ... Bradford Carlson has joined Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, Westwood, as director of tax services.



A number of employees at Arthur Bell CPAs, Baltimore, have earned their CPA licenses: audit senior Meg Gruhn; staff accountants Andrea Imhoff, Daniel Katibian, Meira Simanowitz and Alex Wong; and senior tax accountant Ayala Tajerstein. In addition, human resources generalist Jessica Krady has earned her Professional in Human Resources license.



Andrew Thom has been promoted to partner at Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP, Mankato, effective January 1.



Jodi Rinne, director of accounting and assurance services at Orizon CPAs, Omaha, has been appointed to the American Institute of CPAs Peer Review Board, and will serve on the Education and Communication Task Force.



Rachel Anevski, director of human capital at Smolin Lupin, Fairfield, has been selected as a fellow in the 2012 class of Leadership New Jersey.



Sanjay Hiranandani has been appointed vice president of information technology operations at Paychex Inc., Rochester. He will also serve as an officer of the company. ... Alan Fishman, a director at J.H. Cohn LLP, has earned the Certified Medical Practice Executive designation from the American College of Medical Practice Executives.



Rea & Associates Inc., New Philadelphia, announced a number of promotions: Chris Ricker, Kyle Stemple and Chad Welty have been promoted to principal; Chad Bice to director of taxation services; Michaela McGinn to director of assurance services; and Gene Spittle to director of manufacturing services. ... Brandy Futrell has joined Brady Ware, Dayton, as a senior accountant.



Alfonzo Alexander has been named president of the Center for the Public Trust of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2012.



John Braden has joined McConnell & Jones LLP, Houston, as a tax partner, while Dee Anne Creach has joined the firm as a tax manager. ... Jennifer Ehmke has joined Tamlin Software Developers Inc., Dallas, as operations manager.



The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, D.C., announced today that Rhonda Schnare, who has led the Office of International Affairs since its inception, has announced her departure from the board.

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