Spencer Hong has joined Fineman West & Co. LLP, Los Angeles as a principal and overseer of assurance and advisory services. ... Daniel Shea has joined BDO Valuation Advisors LLC as director of business development in the Los Angeles office.



Emily Cornaire has been promoted to tax manager at LBA CPAs, Jacksonville. ... Susan Thompson, a senior at Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp, Clearwater, announced a number of new hires: Dennis Milam and Shaun McClung have joined the firm as senior managers in the Tax Group, and Christine McAlarney as a manager focusing on providing audit services for Mayer Hoffman McCann PC.



Kristen B. Schuler has been promoted to manager at Rice, Sullivan & Co., Swansea.



Kevin Bruot and John Colling have been promoted to senior accountant at Bradley Associates Inc., Indianapolis.



Tavish Hall and Danielle M. Hoffman, staff accountants at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chartered, Hutchinson, have earned their CPA licenses.



Bruce A. Gold and Howard D. Farber, principals at Abrams Little-Gill Loberfeld PC, Chestnut Hill, were named Five Star Wealth Managers by Boston Magazine.



Jeffrey L. Staley, a senior manager in the Audit Department of Maner Costerisan, Lansing, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the YMCA of Lansing.



Capstone Advisory Group LLC, Saddle Brook, promoted four employees to executive director: Bob Butler and Kip Horton of the restructuring and transaction advisory practice in New Jersey; William Epstein of the valuation practice in Los Angeles; and Steve Wolf of the litigation, forensic and dispute resolution practice in Washington, D.C.



Cid Hickman has joined Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, as a partner. ... J. Mark Livingston, a partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has been re-appointed to the firm's Executive Committee for a second three-year term.



Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced a number of new hires: Brian Bailey has joined the firm as a manager in the Tax Planning and Preparation Department; Katie Reinhard, Amanda Riccardi, Beth Greenwood and Amanda Franz as staff accountants in the Accounting and Auditing Department; Victor Hernandez and Ritchie Wilson as helpdesk technicians in the Managed Services Group; Sandy Jiberno as administrative assistant; and Bridget Mullaly as a paraprofessional in the Small Business Services Group. ... SS&G announced a number of new hires: In the Cleveland office, Christine Klaiber has joined the firm as a manager in the Assurance Services Department. In the Akron office, Rebecca Frisina has joined the Tax Department as a senior associate, while Jeannine A. Souders has joined the Retirement Plan Design and Administration Department as an associate.



Reagan Farr and Matt Kisber have joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Brentwood, as "of counsel." Farr previously served as the revenue commissioner for the State of Tennessee, while Kisber previously served as the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the State of Tennessee. In addition, Rana Potter has joined LBMC Technologies LLC as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM consultant.



UHY Advisors TX LLC, Houston, announced its 2011 Executive Committee: Rick Stein has been re-elected as CEO of the firm and chairman of the Executive Committee, whose members also includes Steve Albert, James Brodnax, Norman Comstock, Milton Frankfort, John Landers and Ron Martin. ... Tammy Cunningham and Jennifer Shahan have been promoted to manager at Davis Kinard & Co. PC, Abilene. ... Johnnie R. Bejarano, an adjunct faculty member and area chair of accounting and finance at the Denver campus of the University of Phoenix School of Business, and E. Wendell Hopewell, managing director of Forensic Professionals LLC, have been elected to the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin.



Dick Sluimers, CEO of APG Group, has been appointed a trustee of the IFRS Foundation, for an initial term beginning immediately and expiring on at the end of 2013



Steven Richards will join the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, D.C., as special adviser to Chairman James R. Doty at the end of March. ... Mark D. Cahn has been promoted to general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission, succeeding David M. Becker at the end of this month.



Bryan Laabs, a senior manager with Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee, has earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals Inc.

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