Hollie Johnson and John Schenk have joined Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, as a manager and a senior accountant, respectively.



Andy Richards, a senior manager in the Little Rock office of BKD, has been named to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board's Comprehensive Implementation Guide Advisory Committee. The appointment runs through June 2014.



Samantha Ter-Kasarian has been promoted to audit manager at HBLA CPAs Inc., Irvine. ... Rosalind Ramsey Tyson will retire as director of the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission at the end of March. ... Robert Redwitz, senior managing principal of Robert R. Redwitz & Co., Irvine, received a special volunteer service award from Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Redwitz served from 1989 to 2010 as the business manager of the high school and overseer of the development of its master plan. ... Michael Brossmer has joined KPMG LLP as a partner in the federal tax accounting methods and credit services practice. He is based in the Silicon Valley office. ... Brian Cullinan has been appointed market managing partner for the Greater Southern California market for PwC US. Based in Los Angeles, he will direct the strategy and operations of the firm's offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas. He succeeds Martha Corbett, who is moving to a national advisory role. ... Brian Christensen has been promoted to executive vice president and global leader of the internal audit and financial controls solution of Protiviti, Menlo Park.



Tyler A. Daniels has joined StarkSchenkein LLP, Denver, as a staff auditor.



Bruce Murphy, a shareholder in the Tampa Bay office of Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, has been appointed to the firm's Board of Directors. In addition, Michelle Spriggs has joined the firm's Professional Standards Group as a subject matter expert in not-for-profit organizations and OMB Circular A-133 audits.



Matt Bonaguidi, a principal and advisor with Gresham Partners, Chicago, has been named chief wealth strategist.



Grady Hazel, executive director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs, will retire from his position on April 30, 2012. He has accepted a position with the American Institute of CPAs as a liaison to some of the country's largest CPA firms.



Colleen Oakley has joined BerryDunn, Portland, as a technical writer in the Marketing Department.



Alicia Timmerman has joined Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint, as a junior staff accountant.



Chelle Adams, partner-in-charge of the Hospitality and Gaming Services Group of RubinBrown, St. Louis, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Professionals. ... Barb Plattner has been promoted to partner in the Tax Services Department of Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC, Kansas City.



Maria Patriarca, a CPA at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa LLC, Cranford, will be answering personal income tax filing questions until March 30 as part of the New Jersey Society of CPAs' "Ask the Experts" program, taking tax questions online.



David Slemmer has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, New York City, as a director in the international tax practice, leading the efforts of the firm's transfer pricing practice in New York. ... James M. Robbins, has joined the tax practice of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York City, as a principal. ... Deborah Bailey, who led the first round of stress tests in 2009 as the deputy director of the Federal Reserve Board's Supervision and Regulation Division, has been named managing director of the banking and securities regulatory practice of Deloitte, New York City. In addition, two senior regulators from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Christopher Spoth and John Corston, have joined the firm's banking and securities team as directors.



Cohen & Co., announced a number of new hires: In the Akron office, Samantha Guzik, Amber Rose and Robert Towne have joined the firm as staff accountants, and Felicia Luangraj as an office services assistant. In the Cleveland office, Brandon Coates has joined the firm as a senior staff accountant; Michael DeVries, Brian Korsberg, Lauren Lippert, Dana Raponi, Arthur Rice and Jonathan Williamson as staff accountants; Angel Wells as a health care consultant; Nicoletta Gallo as an office services assistant; and Kathleen Lawry as a marketing specialist. In the Columbus office, Whitney Eggleston has joined the firm as an office manager. In the Westlake office, Jason Sabine has joined the firm as a staff accountant and Jeffrey Hensien, Nathan Zellers and Tabitha Zukoski as staff accountants with Cohen Fund Audit Services. And in the Youngstown office, Tarik Awad has joined the firm as a staff accountant. ... Whitney L. Bohman and Sharon A. Howard have joined the Dayton office of Brady Ware as a staff accountant and a bookkeeper, respectively. ... Nick Ward and Jonathan Emerson have joined Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, as staff accountants in the Accounting & Auditing Department.



Allie Troy and Sam Murphy have joined McDonald Jacobs PC, Portland, as staff accountants.



John Maloney, a partner at Wouch Maloney & Co. LLP, Horsham, has earned the Accreditation in Business Appraisal Review credential from the Institute of Business Appraisers. ... CPA Kristen McCabe has joined the Tax Accounting Group in the Philadelphia office of law firm Duane Morris LLP.



Tim Moxie has joined A.T. Locke, Greenville, as an accounting analyst.



Billy and Donnelle Atkinson will be honored as honorary co-chairs of the Houston CPA Society's 2012 Scholarship Extravaganza. Billy Atkinson retired recently as an audit partner with PwC, and recently served as chairman of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. ... Nayar Ali and Di Wu have been promoted to audit senior at GBH CPAs PC, Houston. ... Mark Goodwin has joined Weaver, as a senior manager providing CFO and controllership services in the Dallas office. ... Paige Baacke has joined Karlins & Ramey LLC, Houston, as a staff accountant. ... The Texas Society of CPAs has named 12 members as the organization's 2012 Rising Stars, recognizing CPAs under 40 who have shown leadership in their profession and community: Darold "Chip" Adami, of Adami Lindsey & Co. LLP; Katy Avenson, of Atchley & Associates LLP; Michael L. Brown, of Jaynes Reitmeier Boyd & Therrell; Gina G. DeHoyos, of Gina G. DeHoyos CPA LLP; Michelle R. Downs, of Patillo Brown & Hill; Neely Duncan, of Lane Gorman Trubitt PLLC; Sheila A. Enriquez, of Briggs & Vaselka Co.; Charlotte M. Jungen, of Edgar Kiker & Cross PC; Christi A. Mondrik, of Mondrik & Associates; Richard W. Orellana, of TriFlex Staffing Solutions; Joel Perez, of Padgett Stratemann & Co. LLP; and Benjamin C. Simiskey, PLS Advisory LLC. ... Jeff Glasspool has been named a senior manager in the State and Local Tax Department of UHY Advisors, Houston.



C. B. Bhave and James Quigley have been appointed trustees of the IFRS Foundation. Bhave is a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, and Quigley is a senior partner of the Deloitte LLP and former global chief executive officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.



Ceci Connolly has been named managing director of the PwC Health Research Institute of PwC US, New York City.



Kimberly Peterson has joined the Stevens Point office of CliftonLarsonAllen as a senior manager in the Tax Department. ... Jim Holmes, managing partner of Vrakas/Blum SC, Brookfield, has been elected secretary of the North America Board of Directors of CPA Associates International Inc.

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