A roundup of recent hires, promotions, awards and other personnel news from firms across the country.
Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Enterprise, has named 24 new partners: Bob Buckley, Sandi Guy, Kim McConkey, Diana Garza, Vibha Kejriwal, Heather Barber, Tim Dick, Shannon West, Matt Zasada, Frank Mason, Barry Corbitt, Juan Torres, Francois Houde, Colleen Angerdina, Mark Bohnet, Amy Verberne, James D. Wright, Matthew Taylor, Matthew Incinelli, Kelly Brannon, Rich Moreira, Tom Sherman, Bert Earp and Jennifer Hamway. … Adam Himel, an audit supervisor at Warren Averett LLC, Montgomery, has earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor designation.
Mark Szewczyk, chief marketing officer of Gallina LLP, Roseville, has been appointed to the Commerce Department District Export Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce for a three-year term. … Johnny H. Minassian has joined the partnership of NSBN LLP, Los Angeles. In addition, Olga Zarney has been promoted to senior tax manager. … Dawn Brenner, managing partner of Grant Bennett Associates APC, has been appointed to the Peer Review Board of the American Institute of CPAs. … David Grisham, a partner at Hemming Morse LLP, and manager Nathan Fan have completed the California Society of CPAs’ Leadership Institute. … Taylor Macdonald, senior vice president of channel sales at Intacct, has been named to CRN's list of top Channel Chiefs for 2016. … Scott Hamilton has been appointed a partner in the Research & Development Group of CohnReznick LLP. He is based in the Los Angeles office. … Bob Lewis has joined Bill.com, Palo Alto, as senior director of channels and alliances.
Michele Williams has been appointed regional managing partner for Atlantic Canada at Grant Thornton LLP, and Norm Raynard has been appointed regional MP for Western Canada.
Christine Ann Botosan, Professor of Accounting at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, has been appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. In addition, Jacqueline Reck has been appointed vice chair of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council. … Danny A. Pannese has joined Brentmore Valuation Advisors LLC, West Hartford, as a valuation consultant.
Shaun McClung and Tom Steiner have been promoted to managing director at CBIZ & MHM, Tampa Bay, while Brent Williams has joined the firm as transaction advisory practice senior manager, Mariem Talavera as transaction advisory practice manager, Alex Rasskazov and Jane Walley as tax senior managers, and Olga Arab as a tax associate.
Richard Kopelman has been unanimously re-elected to a second three-year term as managing partner by the partners of HA&W LLP. He also serves as chief executive officer, and has been with the firm for 23 years. … John Cummings has rejoined Bennett Thrasher LLP, Altanta, as director of business development. He was previously as an audit manager with the firm from 2000 to 2007. … Marc Scheipe has been appointed president of Sage North America. He has previously served as interim regional president.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd., Chicago, announced three new hires: Gregory L. Mudd has joined the firm as head of the Tax Department; Nichole C. Smith as a member of the Accounting Services Department; and Matthew L. Weiskopf as senior network administrator.
Taylor L. Edge, a staff II accountant in the Audit & Assurance Division of Riney Hancock CPAs, Owensboro, has earned her CPA license.
Baker Newman Noyes has hired 17 interns for tax season: Jennifer Day, Addison Dunn, Danielle Hansen, Katrina Lyons, Nathaniel Marcet, Mikenzi Merrill, Alexia Pappas, Andrew Perkins, Wren Saunders, Benjamin Staples, Dylan Wetmore and Megan Wittine in the Portland office, and Derek Gelineau, Michael Joyce, Cassidy LaBier, Philip Masse and Casey O’Neill in the Manchester, N.H. office.
Wayne Baldwin has been promoted to partner at MKS&H, Baltimore and Frederick. He joined the firm as a principal in 2013.
Robert Hart and Wayne Karacek have been promoted to principal at LitmanGerson Associates LLP, Woburn, and Frank Storniolo has joined the firm as a principal. … Emily Schmidt has joined Rodman CPAs, Framingham, as a staff accountant. … Vincenzo Botta, Ronald Baptista and Jack Malley have joined Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone PC, Woburn, as partners, doubling the size of the firm’s partnership. Botta has been with the firm for 14 years, Baptista for 11, and Malley was founder of a firm that merged with RB&F this month.
Wes Salisbury has joined Maner Costerisan, Lansing, as a financial accounting software consultant in the Business Solutions and Technology Department. … MRPR, Southfield, announced a number of promotions and new hires: Erica Braun has been promoted to senior manager, and Justin Kemp and Edmond Golemi to senior staff accountant, while Lauren Toner, Danny Doyle and Nozrul Islam have joined the firm as staff accountants.
Brett Hedberg has joined the the Accounting Services and Business Advisory Department of MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, as a manager. … Steve Wisniewski has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a partner in the Wealth Management Services Group.
Lindan Elliott has been named a partner in Joseph Eve CPAs, Kalispell. Elliott joined the firm in 2011. In addition, April Bacon has joined the firm as an advisory consultant and tribal gaming expert.
Al Traverso and Shivani Jain have been promoted to partner in the Clifton office of SaxBST. They have been with the firm since 1996 and 2004, respectively
RPC CPAs + Consultants LLP, Albuquerque, announced a number of new employees: Michael Carnevale has joined the firm as a partner; Greg Pare as a financial coach and speaker; Danny Martinez as a manager in the Assurance & Attestation Group; and Larry Gray as technical reviewer in the Assurance & Attestation Group. In addition, founding partner and director John Manganaro has relocated from the Carlsbad office to the firm’s headquarters in Albuquerque.
David Kirk and Jonathan Mayer, of the private client services practice of Ernst & Young LLP, were among the recipients of the American Institute of CPAs’ first annual 'Standing Ovation' for their contributions to personal financial planning. … Randall Paulikens has joined Friedman LLP as a partner in the forensic accounting, litigation support and valuation services practice. He will work out of the New York City and East Hanover, N.J., offices. … Frank J. Vitale has joined Berdon LLP, New York City, as co-chief marketing officer. … Shannon M. Flood has been admitted to the partnership at Fust Charles Chambers LLP, Syracuse. He joined the firm in 2005. … Daniel Kesner has been named a partner in the Business Management Group of CohnReznick LLP. … Marks Paneth LLP has added five new partners: Isidor Hefter and Avery E. Neumark in the Tax Group, and Dov Klein, Frank A. Petitto and Neil A. Sonenberg in the Real Estate Group. … Charles Florio has joined CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC as a director of the New York family office services practice. … Joy Herrick and Michael Sicurella have joined Castellano, Korenberg & Co. CPAs PC, Hicksville, as a senior tax accountant and a senior accountant, respectively.
Scott Kost has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of Eide Bailly, Fargo, and Tom Ritchie has been elected vice chair, each for a one-year term for 2016.
Whalen & Co. CPAs, Worthington, announced a number of new hires: Tiffany Clark has joined the firm as client service leader in the Accounting Department; Jessica Distel as a senior manager in the Accounting Department and founder of the firm’s Simplibooks division; Debbie Keen-Cooper, DeAnne Foy and Joshua McReynolds as staff accountants; and DeAnna Nay as a client service associate. … Anthony J. Constantine has been promoted to partner in the Tax Department at Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland. In addition, Frank A. Eich has been promoted to senior manager of the Audit and Accounting Services Group. … Jaime Carreon and Christina Bieber have joined Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, as a senior associate in the Risk Advisory Services Group and a staff accountant in the Tax Department, respectively.
Dan Shank has joined Geffen Mesher, Portland, as the firm’s first chief operating officer. In addition, shareholder Graham Petersen has received the Portland Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award.
Emily Job has been promoted to manager and joined the state and local tax team of LBMC, Chattanooga.
Jacob Tate has joined Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth, as a director in the transaction advisory services practice.
Takatsugu Ochi has been re-appointed to a second, three-year term on the International Accounting Standards Board. In addition, the board announced the retirement of Pat Finnegan. Both will be effective June 30.
David Bohn and Jeff Quigley have been promoted to partner at Tate & Tryon, Washington, D.C., in the outsourced services practice and the audit and assurance services practice, respectively.
Huberty CPAs & Trusted Advisors, Fond Du Lac, announced a number of new hires: Robin Lutz has joined the firm as director of tax services; Jennifer Bieck and Karin Harms as tax managers; and Audra Hoffmann as an auditor.
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