Karen Poist and Bill Lorimer were recently appointed members at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith. Lee McGee has joined Warren Averett as a member and managing director of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Group.
Christina Roderick was promoted to principal at REDWLLC’s fPhoenix office.
Luigi Ramirez has been promoted to in-charge associate at Haskell & White. Tracy Cuculic McLaughlin has moved up to audit manager. Eric Nasalroad has joined Aplos Software, a cloud-based software company specializing in nonprofit accounting and donor management, as the chief operating officer. Brian Brewer has been promoted to partner at CohnReznick’s Sacramento office..
Carolyn Neyer has joined TaxOps as a senior manager in the firm’s Stamford, Conn., office. Neyer oversees process, calculations and reviews in all areas of income tax accounting including tax provisions (FAS 109) and uncertain tax positions (ASC-740) for diversified public and privately-held domestic and multinational organizations. She also provides tax planning in all aspects of tax compliance for C-corporations, S-corporations and partnerships. Mark Livingston was promoted to partner at CohnReznick’s Hartford office.
Patrick Daniel has been promoted to IT Audit and Consulting Director, at Moore Colson in the firm’s Risk Advisory and Compliance Practice. Thierry Delvaux has joined PrimeGlobal as chief regional officer.
Kelly Switt has been admitted as partner at Porte Brown.
Brandon Cangany has joined Sponsel CPA Group as a staff accountant.
Scott Voss has joined Mariner Holdings to lead the firm’s local expansion efforts. Ryan Drake joined the firm as a tax senior, and Megan Deay joined as a staff member. Kelly Drees, a senior staff accountant at Lewis, Hooper & Dick, has earned her license as a Certified Public Accountant.
Barry Bondroff, who is an officer at Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, and lead director on Medifast Inc.’s board of directors, has become a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow which is the highest level of credentialing for corporate governance professionals. Kayla Gross has been promoted to principal in CohnReznick’s Baltimore office and Richard Davies and Jeremy Colville were promoted to partners.
Paul Alampi and Suzy Lee have joined Untracht Early as senior tax managers. Donald Conway, a managing director and principal at Mercadien Group, has been selected by National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton as the 2015 Distinguished Individual Honoree. Eric Barr, co-managing member at Fischer Barr & Wissinger, recently presented “Valuing Pass-Through Entities: The Market Approach,” at the New Jersey Society of Certified Financial Planners Business Valuation Roundtable. Helena Lynch, has joined Hunter Group as tax manager.
Josh Trujillo has been promoted to principal in the Albuquerque office of REDWLLC.
Mark Kavanaugh has joined the New York offices of CohnReznick as a tax partner and member of the firm’s Affordable Housing Industry Practice. Robert Bjelke was promoted to partner at Gettry Marcus. Bjelke joined the firm’s accounting and audit group as a senior manager in 2011. John Bonelli has joined Citrin Cooperman as its general counsel. Bonelli joins the firm with nearly 15 years of experience working as in-house counsel and, prior to that, as a practicing attorney. He will principally be based in the firm’s New York City headquarters. Evan Chamberas has joined LCS&Z as a staff accountant. In this role, he assists in providing clients with compilation, audit, tax and other accounting services. Prior to joining the firm, he worked with LeverPoint Management LLC and GE as a corporate tax intern. Kevin Levine and Lee Zimet have joined Berdon LLP as principals. Asael Meir was promoted to partner at CohnReznick’s Long Island office. Brian Kern, Douglas Muth, and Jonathan Roller were promoted to principals at Lumsden & McCormick. Colleen McCarthy has joined Brisbane Consulting Group LLC as a staff analyst. Craig Kanzel has joined Raich Ende & Malter, as principal.
Nicholas Mathias has been promoted to partner in the Charlotte office of CohnReznick, and will work in the firm’s assurance practice.
Herzl Ginsburg has recently joined the audit and accounting services department of Ciuni & Panichi as a manager, and Eden Kovacik joined the firm’s tax department as a staff accountant.
Cindy Stratton has joined Rotz and Stonesifer as a full-time staff accountant. Duane Morris LLP has hired two CPAs to add to its litigation Tax Accounting Group (TAG). Hyun Kim will be primarily responsible for tax planning and compliance activities, including tax minimization strategies for high net worth individuals, family offices, private foundations and closely-held businesses. He is a member of the AICPA and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kim, a certified public accountant, graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Kevin Ward will concentrate on tax planning and compliance activities, including tax minimization strategies for a diverse client base that includes high net worth individuals and fiduciaries. He will also devote time and energies to TAG’s growing Family Office practice. A certified public accountant, Ward graduated with a Bachelor of Science in finance and accounting from the University of Delaware. He recently became a member of the AICPA and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kathleen McLaughlin has been promoted to managing director and Employee Benefit Plan industry leader for Grant Thornton’s Atlantic Coast region, and will be based in Philadelphia.
Jose Cañas has joined MaloneBailey, as a senior audit manager. Cañas’ main focus will be to serve publicly- and privately-held clients from a variety of industry lines, including manufacturing and distribution, construction, non-profit, software, employee benefits and more. Cañas will also participate in the firm’s recruiting and internal training programs. Doug Puckett and Rob Popovitch have joined Deloitte Tax’s Investment Management Practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Puckett leads the private equity tax practice for the Dallas - Fort Worth region and also works with clients in other major cities around the country including New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Popovitch leads the private wealth tax practice in the Dallas - Fort Worth region, where he serves ultra-high net worth individuals and families, private business owners, individual and institutional trustees, family offices, estates and private foundations.
Dave Hoopes has been appointed to attest practice leader at Mayer Hoffman McCann’s Salt Lake City office. Hoopes succeeds Rick Angell who has served in the APL role from the Denver office for the last few years.
Mike Buzas, a partner and practice director for the Management Advisory Services at Halt, Buzas and Powell, Ltd, has retired from the firm. Buzas’ retirement will bring to a close 22 years of service to the firm. Buzas joined the firm in July 1993 and became a partner with a firm in 1994. He has served a diverse range of clients in the areas of business reengineering, design and management of financial systems, process innovation, system security, and business development. Buzas began his financial systems career as a senior consultant at Arthur, Andersen & Company. Julius Cline has joined Broussard Partners & Associates as a senior examiner after working more than 30 years with the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
Jim Holmes, president of Vrakas/Blum, has been elected chairman-elect of the North America Board of Directors of CPA Associates International, Inc.
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