People News: Jan.18, 2013


Scott Grimm has been admitted as a partner at Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, Denver.


Nancy Chan has rejoined KPMG LLP as a managing director in the firm’s Federal Tax practice in Los Angeles. 


Diann Finley and Joe Casey has joined Michael Silver & Company CPAs, Skokie, as tax manager and tax accountant respectively, to the firm’s tax compliance and consulting practice team. …Genevra Knight has been admitted as partner at PorteBrown LLC, Elk Grove Village. … Susan Huizinga has been promoted to partner at Rozovics Group PC, Chicago.


The Indiana CPA Society hired Jenny Norris, as vice president – finance. Norris has over 20 years of association financial experience. In her role at the Society, she will oversee the finance, IT and peer review functions. She also will serve as staff liaison to the Society’s ethics committee. Prior to ICPAS, Norris spent 12 years at the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS, where she worked as a finance director. Sherrill Rude, was promoted to vice president- advocacy at the Society. Rude joined the staff in 2007 and recently served as the Society's director of leadership and advocacy.


Ken Merchant, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2013 Lifetime Contribution Award by the AICPA and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. Merchant was honored for his research on relevant topics that advance business practice, innovative case-based teaching focused on how business actually operates, and his service to both companies and professional organizations. …Ramji Balakrishnan, Eva Labro, and Konduru Sivaramakrishnan have received AAA’s Greatest Potential Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award. … Bradley Tate has joined Postlethwaite & Netterville, manager in the firm’s Tax Services Group. Prior to joining P&N, Tate worked as a tax counsel at The Shaw Group Inc. In addition, P&N announced that it promoted more than 40 staff members throughout the firm. For a full list of 2013 promotions visit the firm’s website.


Brad Hoffman and Dan Dellon have joined DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg. Hoffman joined as a senior manager while Dellon joined as a tax manager. …Dina Bernstein, Scott Mattingly, Chad Seifert, and Ryan D. Sturm, have been promoted to principals at KatzAbosch, Timonium.


David Keyo has been named shareholder and vice president G.T. Reilly & Co., Milton.


Todd Groeneveld and Stephen Mihalik were promoted to shareholders at the Troy-based firm, Doeren Mayhew. Thomas Hollerback is now the president and CEO Yeo & Yeo CPAs.  He assumes responsibility for the firm's eight Michigan offices.  In addition to managing the CPA practice, he becomes the CEO of affiliates Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting and Affiliated Medical Billing.


Lassus Wherley president of Diahann W. Lassus was selected as a 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager for the third year in a row.


Richard Gordon has joined Citrin Cooperman, New York, as partner in the firm’s business management and family office sector of the entertainment, music and sports practice. CohnReznick LLP, New York, elected three new partners and three new principals throughout the firm. Mike Celkis was tapped to serve as partner in the firm’s Tax Practice. Michael Harlow, who specializes in providing services to private companies, was selected as partner. Cristi Lewis also chosen as the firm’s newest partner is part of the firm’s audit and assurance practice. Patricia McGarr has joined the firm’s advisory group as principle and will lead the efforts of its valuation advisory services to the commercial real estate industry. A principal based in the Firm’s Chicago, IL office, she is a seasoned valuation professional. Other new principals include Nick Ratti and

Brett Weal. … Thomas Torrillo has joined Metis Group LLC as Audit Partner & Director of Retail and Consumer Products. Prior to joining Metis, Torrillo was a partner at CohnReznick and served as the New York Office Leader of the Retail and Consumer Products Group. … Michael A. Cohen, Ryan Dudley and Amish Mehta were all appointed to the role of partner at Friedman LLP, New York. … Albert Nigro was admitted to the partnership of Dopkins & Company LLP, Buffalo. … Brendan Kennedy has joined BST, Albany as senior manager. Mark Spraker joined the firm as tax partner.


Karen Furstenberg has been promoted to Leader at Dixon Hughes Goodman’s Transaction Advisory Practices Group in Charlotte.


Craig Beittel has joined Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Lancaster, as a manager in the firm’s business consulting services group.


Jon Sutter has joined Elliott Davis LLC, Greenville, as an assurance manager in its Manufacturing and Distribution practice.


Alex Capri has rejoined KPMG LLP as a managing director with the Trade and Customs Services practice in the firm’s International Corporate Services in Houston. … Mark Strippy has joined BenefitMall Co.’s payroll, tax filing and HR-related service provider, CompuPay, as senior vice president where he will head up payroll operations in Dallas. 

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