Lynell Chun, a director with the RBZ Family Wealth Group of RBZ LLP, Los Angeles, has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Los Angeles for the second year in a row. ... White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, Irvine, announced a number of new hires: Stephen Cahill, Damon Haroutunian, Carter Hill, Rachita Rangnath, Aaron Gonzales, Jeremy Shaw and Kyle Goetz have joined the firm as staff accountants, and Odette Acosta, Bianca Arevalo, Brianne Cordwell, Sean Denney, Kyle Laddusaw, Shannon Lay, Christopher Turnbull, Anastasia Vorontsova and Kathleen Bruins as interns. ... Don Dahl has joined Kushner, Smith, Joanou & Gregson, Irvine, as a partner to head the firm's Tax Department.



Timothy R. Bowling, Toni M. Diprizio and Jill Elden Rorem have been elected partners at Blackman Kallick, Chicago. ... Grant Thornton partners Dave Wedding and Jon Wolkenstein have been elected to the firm's Partnership Board.



Ryan Zaininger has joined Blue & Co. LLC, Indianapolis, as a staff accountant.



Sarah J. Bartel has joined Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City, as a staff accountant.



Christopher Nuttle and Jessica Biddle have joined Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville, as staff accountants. ... Blue & Co. LLC announced a number of new hires: In the Lexington office, Will Harward has joined firm as a senior manager, and Scott Taylor as a staff accountant; and in the Louisville office, Drew Deptola and Anna Katz have joined the firm as staff accountant.



Alex Cummings and Kenneth M. Eyler have been named members at Arthur Bell CPAs, Baltimore. ... Peter O. McDonald and Jessica L. Mihalov have been promoted to manager at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC.



Daniel C. Romano, managing member of Gray Equity Management LLC, Westwood, has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Boston.



David Remnitz has been named to lead the forensic technologies and discovery services business of Ernst & Young LLP, New York City. He will be joined by principals Adam Cohen and Todd Marlin in New York and Jay Sonbolian in Los Angeles. ... George I. Victor and David T. Scheuer have been admitted as shareholders at Giambalvo, Stalzer & Co. CPAs PC, Great River. ... Paul E. Becht and Lori A. Catapano have been admitted to the partnership at Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP, Melville.



Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced a number of new hires in its Tax Planning & Preparation Department: Galina Velcheva has joined the firm as senior manager, and Christian Ibrahim and David Silverman as staff accountants. ... Isabel Anderson and Rebecca Jackson have joined the Columbus office of Blue & Co. LLC as a reimbursement manager and a staff accountant, respectively. ... SS&G announced a number of new hires: In the Cleveland office, Kerilyn Boergert has joined the firm as a manager in the Tax Department; in the Des Plaines, Ill., office, Samantha Olschansky has joined the firm as an associate in the Tax Department; in the Akron office, Antonio Golston has joined the firm as an associate in the Tax Department; and in the Chicago office, Vanessa Moldovan has joined SS&G Healthcare-Chicago LLC as a client account executive. In addition, Carina Diamond, managing director of SS&G Wealth Management, has been ranked No. 16 among female independent advisors in the United States by Meridian_IQ and Registered Rep. ... Ali Swink has joined Skoda Minotti Strategic Marketing, Cleveland, as marketing coordinator.



Ryan S. Brosius and Mitchell L. Kalkhof have been elected partners at Malin Bergquist, Erie. ... Chiara Sockel Renninger has been promoted to partner at Herbein Wealth Management LLC, while at Herbein & Co. Inc. Erica J. Houck and Jeremy T. Kirkhoff have been promoted to advanced staff accountant; Bryanna L. Fredericks, Shawn M. Carl and Maria C. Criniti to supervisor; and Josh A. Pollet to manager. ... Andrew J. Wittman has joined Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Lancaster, as a senior consultant in the Senior Living Services Consulting Group. ... David Naser has joined Smart Devine & Co. LLC, Philadelphia, as a director in the governance, risk and compliance practice.



Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, announced a number of new hires: Linda-Gail Y. Hough, Ashley Lassiter and Madison Vannoy have joined the firm as staff, and Matthew Liskom as part of the sales and local tax team.



Rance Buss, an employee benefit assurance and compliance services partner at McConnell & Jones LLP, Houston, has joined the board of Collaborative for Children for a two-year term. ... UHY Advisors TX LLC, Houston, announced its 2012 Executive Committee: CEO Rick Stein, Steve Albert, Norman Comstock, Ron Martin, and new members Bill Hickl, Mike Richter and Eric Self. In addition, Klaus Oehring, national director of transfer pricing in the Tax Department, was named a principal. ... Alan Goldfarb, director of wealth advisory services at Weaver Wealth Management, Dallas-Fort Worth, won an Influencer Award in the Legacy Builder Category from Financial Planning. ... Deidra Wilson Hubenak, an attorney and CPA with law firm Looper Reed & McGraw, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of CPAs, representing the Houston chapter for a three-year term. ... Christina Alcala has joined GBH CPAs PC, Houston, as an SEC audit senior.



Kristen Soles has been named a member of the Government Contracting and Technology Group at Watkins Meegan, Tysons Corner.



Sacha Liu and Matthew Bradley of Seattle University have joined Nth Degree CPAs as interns. ... Kevin Baldwin has been named market managing partner for the Pacific Northwest Market at PwC US, succeeding Matt Kosmicki, who is relocating to PwC's Charlotte, N.C., office to serve as the Carolinas market managing partner.



John Hudson, a senior manager with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, has been named to the Advisory Board of Athena Alliance. ... S. Bruce Wilson will join the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, D.C., as director of the Office of International Affairs.



CliftonLarsonAllen, Milwaukee, admitted a number of new partners: In the Indianapolis office, Travis Chamberlain and Randie Dial; in the Baltimore office, Qasim Collidge; in the Washington, D.C., office, Jennifer Hammond and Elliott Leary; in the Milwaukee office, Jamey Rappis; and in the St. Joseph, Mo., office, Tim Reynolds.

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