A roundup of recent hires, promotions, awards and other personnel news from firms across the country.


Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Enterprise, 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.


Michael Balter, partner-in-charge of the Southeast Region at Marcum LLP, was been named a 2016 Top 100 Power Leader by the South Florida Business Journal. This is the second consecutive year he has been recognized. … Clifford Gelber has joined Gerson Preston as a partner in the Boca Raton office.


Danny Altschul has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago, as a financial services partner. … UHY Advisors Inc. has appointed five new managing directors: Brad Baer, Harold Mohn, Robert Scope, Mehmet Sengulen and Aaron Witalec.


Brandon Hoge has joined Sponsel CPA Group, Indianapolis, as a staff accountant in the Audit & Assurance Services Department.



Merrill Barter and Stanley Rose have been promoted to director at Baker Newman Noyes, Portland.


Keith Laudenberger has been appointed a partner at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda. … Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, Bethesda, has named four new partners: nonprofit audit partners Jennifer Arminger, Trevor W. Williams and Walter Derengowski, and client services partner John R. Pace. … Ellin & Tucker, Baltimore, has promoted three people to principals: John Coppola, Stephanie McGuire and Dan Thrailkill.


Megan Mastantuono has joined Maner Costerisan, Lansing, as a tax associate, while Joel McComb and Steven Osborn have joined as audit associates. … Gregory G. Waller has been promoted to managing principal of Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint, effective Jan. 1, 2016. He joined Lewis & Knopf in 1991, and provides assurance, tax, and consulting services for a wide range of entities with an emphasis on the auto dealership, retail trade, oil and gas distribution, and construction industries.



Kristina Aleksonyte has joined MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, as a senior staff accountant, while John Clark has joined the firm as a staff accountant. … Dominic Pisoni and Curtis Smith have joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as managers.


Brian Cove has been named managing director of technical activities at Financial Executives International, Morristown.



Martin Bissett of The Upward Spiral Partnership has partnered with Whitman Business Advisors LLC as an industry expert. … Friedman LLP has promoted five new partners: John M. Bono, Brian Kristiansen, Scott Stavin and Geoffrey Wilson in the Tax Services Department, and Susan Miano in the Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, and Valuation Services Group. … CohnReznick LLP has added nine new partners and principals: Kent Burgess has been named a principal in the Austin, Texas office; John Yin, a principal in the Roseland, N.J. office; Gary Franklin, Cheryl V. Joseph, Pushpita Kotikalapudi and Blaise Moreland, partners in the Bethesda, Md., office; Christina Lee and Jeff Moskowitz, partners in the New York City office; and Laura Wilder, a partner in the Sacramento office.


Richard O’Callaghan has been name IS assurance senior manager for the Akron practice of BDO USA. … Cohen & Co./Cohen Fund Audit Services announced a number of promotions: Mathew Cunningham, Joshua Messina and Raymond Polantz have been promoted to partner; Alexandra Cottam, Chris MacLaren, Lisa Metzinger, Jennifer Tapia, Donna Weaver and Laura White to director; Jami Blake to assistant technical director; Mike Maimone and Greg Speece to senior manager; Joe DiFranco, Ken Fu, Jeff Haneline, Ken Randazzo, Angel Rice, Jenna Santisi and Jake Vogel to manager; and Alex Chuna, Deb Elfers, Kim Calkins, Teresa Harrat, Laura Sefcik, Marilyn Surbey, Morgan Trimacco and Patrick Walsh to senior staff accountant.


Christopher Mordas is joining KLR as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. He will divide his time between KLR’s four U.S. offices.



Amorette Raymes has joined the Healthcare Services Group of WebsterRogers LLP, Columbia, as a health care manager.


Derek Bland, a partner with LBMC Investment Advisors LLC, Nashville, was recognized by the American Institute of CPAs as part of its Standing Ovation program, which recognizes young CPAs who exhibit outstanding professional achievement in various specialty credential areas.



Ham, Langston & Brezina LLP, Houston, has added three new partners and fourteen professional staff. The partners are Bill Ansell, Ann Masel and Mark Rush, all formerly with DRDA PLLC.

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