ARIZONA

Ryan Rold, a shareholder at Mayer Hoffman McCann, has been named West Region Employee Benefit Plan audit leader. … Stacy Thompson has been promoted to consulting manager at Keegan, Linscott & Kenon. Matt Anson was promoted to senior accountant in the firm’s tax department.

CALIFORNIA

The AICPA presented Scott Jackson, Timothy Keune and Leigh Salzsieder with the Greatest Potential Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award. The Institute also presented Michael Maher with the 2015 Lifetime Contribution Award. … Sam Bachstein was admitted into the partnership at Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP.

COLORADO

Matt Rolland has been appointed to partner at Hein & Associates’ in its Denver office.

CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut Society of CPAs announced its 2014 “New and Young Professionals to Watch,” a select group of three up-and-comers, aged 35 and younger, who have set themselves apart as emerging leaders in the accounting profession. New and Young Professionals include; J. Tobias Freeman, a manager in CohnReznick’s Hartford office, Katherine McNair, an audit supervisor in O’Connor Davies Wethersfield office, and Evan Kalish, a tax senior at Saslow Lufkin & Buggy's Simsbury office.

FLORIDA

Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund has made several promotions throughout the firm. Whitney Bruner and Lori Gambill were promoted to seniors in the Financial Institutions Services Department. Stephen MacBeth and Rob Wilson were promoted to managers in the Financial Institutions Advisory Group. Mike Miller and Beth Varhalla were promoted to senior managers in the tax and accounting services department and Catie Purdon was promoted to senior. Chuck Landers was promoted to shareholder in the audit and assurance services department.

GEORGIA

Kim Mobley has been promoted to partner at Johnson Lambert LLP. Mobley joined the firm in 2013 and has since played a key role in developing the firm’s Business Advisory Services practice in its Atlanta office.

ILLINOIS

Christie Butcher and Michael Wall have become partners at Kessler Orlean Silver Co. … Max Grebenschikov, has joined Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams’ audit department. Shawn Mangan joined the firm’s accounting services department.

MARYLAND

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has appointed Lauren Yost as chief operating officer. With over 20 years of leadership and hands-on management experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, Yost has successfully leveraged her expertise in operations, finance, and strategic planning to lead big picture visions, balanced with efficiency and practicality. Yost joins NABA from the National Recreation and Park Association where she served in a similar capacity as the vice president of operations and chief administration and strategy officer. During her nearly 10-year term at NRPA, Yost had responsibilities for strategic planning, human resources, information technology, conferences and exposition, sales, marketing, communications and magazine publication.

MASSACHUSETTS

Joe Ciccarello, managing partner of Gray, Gray & Gray LLP has been elected to CPAmerica International’s board of directors as vice chair/chair-elect. Ciccarello is scheduled to assume chairmanship of the association of large independent CPA firms in 2016. … Christina Cannellos Henchmanhas has joined MFA Cornerstone Consulting as a director in its valuation practice.

MARYLAND

Brett Friedman, of DeLeon & Stang, was named co-chair of Young Professionals at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce.

MINNEAPOLIS

Anna Lovegren, Charles Metzig, Barbara Sawdy and Stacy Shaw have been named partners at Boyum & Barenscheer PLLP.

MISSOURI

Millicent Tutlam has joined Abeles and Hoffman PC, as a senior tax associate. Prior to this role, Tutlam worked as a senior tax analyst at Emerson Process Managements. Tutlam graduated from St. Louis University with a Master of Science degree in Accounting. She also attended Lindsey Wilson College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. Tutlam is a current member of the AICPA, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, the GenNext Program of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and the Pan-African Organization for Health, Education and Research.

NEW YORK

Jennifer Birkemeier, a senior manager at Freed Maxick CPA in Buffalo, has passed the exam to become a senior member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals, a non-profit corporation established in response to the growing need for education, credentials, technical standards and a Code of Ethics within the cost segregation industry. …. Lily Hui has joined Raich Ende Malter & Co. as audit partner, and Louis Moran joined as director of information technology. ... David Moshashvili, a senior manager, at CBIZ MHM LLC, has been appointed president of the Contemporary Credit Club II, Inc. … Pasquale Patrone, a senior audit manager at CohnReznick LLP, has been appointed Treasurer of the Brooklyn Chamber Commerce. … Jessica Blatt, Marc Fogel and Travis Ludden were promoted to partners at Berdon LLP. … Andrea Fantozzi has made partner at Prager Metis.


NORTH CAROLINA

Scott Hall has been promoted to partner at Johnson Lambert. He provides audit, consulting, and engagement management services to the firm’s clients based in the Raleigh office.

OHIO

Janie Evans has been promoted to tax partner at Cassady Schiller. Evans, who has worked with the firm for more than seven years, becomes the firm’s seventh partner. Evans specializes in taxation, while focusing her work with the firm’s real estate and emerging and established wealth teams.

OREGON

Scott Wright, who is a partner at Kernutt Stokes, was recently reappointed by the Governor for another three year term to the Oregon Board of Accountancy. He was also elected to serve as the Vice Chair of the Board for 2015.

PENNSYLVANIA

Cory Cuffley, Jennifer Day and Angela Quigley were promoted from senior associate to supervisor at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. Meghan Clark, Charli Heilmann, Scott Henry, Karen Larson and Daryl Staley were promoted from staff associate to senior associate. Bonnie Aleshire was promoted from support accountant to supervising accountant. … Peter Calcara has been appointed to the Revenue Transition Review Team for Governor-elect Tom Wolf. Calcara, vice president of government relations with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the other members of the transition team will be responsible for reviewing the Revenue Department’s internal operations and working with the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges that face the executive branch. … John Schnitzer, a managing member of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. has been appointed to the 2015 Firm Management Committee and the 2015 Nominating Committee for PKF North America.

TEXAS

is pleased to announce that Dan Manley has joined Whitley Penn as director of the State and Local Tax Practice and will be based in the firm’s Dallas office. … Justine Laswell has been appointed to partner at Hein & Associates’ Dallas office.

VIRGINIA

Timothy Ross has joined CohnReznick LLP, as a in the firm’s Tysons Corner office in Virginia. … David Damiani, Harvey Johnson and Nicholas Perrine were appointed partners at PBMares LLP. … Scott Hall and Kim Mobley were promoted to partners at Johnson Lambert. … Halt, Buzas and Powell, Ltd. has announced that its 2015 Semi-Annual Spring Nonprofit Symposia will be held on March 19, 2015 and March 26, 2015 in Alexandria, Va. and Baltimore, Md., respectively. HB&P began its nonprofit symposia series in 2002 to educate nonprofit board members, CFOs, and Executive Directors on updates in the accounting world as well as other hot industry topics. Now the most heavily and widely-attended firm event, the symposia joins nonprofit organizations with industry experts who present on current issues and trends that affect the community and aim to benefit the growth and prosperity of nonprofit organizations. The event is held twice a year in both Alexandria, VA and Baltimore, MD and represents upward of 180 nonprofits in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Registration for the spring symposia will open in early February.

WASHINGTON

Shawn Hansen has been appointed to audit and assurance shareholder at Clark Nuber.

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