ALABAMA

Henrik Ernst, of the German Business Services Division of Rödl Warren Averett LLC, has earned his CPA license.

 

CALIFORNIA

Gary E. Wilson has joined PwC US as a partner in the private company services' assurance practice, in Irvine. ... Rob Trammell, principal of tax and construction at Abbott, Stringham & Lynch, San Jose, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Builders' Exchange of Santa Clara County for a three-year term. ... Karen Goodfriend, a principal founding member of KK Wealth Advisors, Los Altos, received the 2011 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award at the American Institute of CPAs' 2012 Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference in Las Vegas.

 

FLORIDA

Daszkal Bolton announced a number of new hires and promotions: Prince Renaud has joined the firm as audit manager, and Karen Brooks as a tax associate, while Andrea Garcia and Henry Martin have been promoted to audit supervisor, and Paulius Obeliunas and Will Lopez to audit senior.

 

GEORGIA

Jena DiGiacomo has been admitted as a partner in the business assurance practice of Moore Colson, Atlanta. ... Christopher Bean has been appointed a senior manager in the Management Consulting Group of UHY Advisors GA, Atlanta. ... Richard Kopelman has been named the next managing partner of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, Atlanta, to succeed current MP Dan Simms on Jan. 1, 2013.

 

INDIANA

Bradley Associates Inc., Indianapolis, announced a number of promotions: Dustin McKinley, Kylie Norman and Andrew Wright have been promoted to senior accountant; Kevin Bruot, John Colling, Dan Rogers, Justin Thompson, Christopher Wright and Diane Yerges to supervisor; and Eric Neidig to manager. ... Jeff Curiel has been promoted to manager at Greenwalt CPAs, Indianapolis.

 

LOUISIANA

Postlethwaite & Netterville announced a number of promotions: In the Baton Rouge office, Brennan Millet, Blair Daily, Thomas Weaver and Kyle Marino were promoted to senior auditor; Megan Woods, Stephen Sparks, Matthew Baham and Joe Mosby to senior accountant; Karen Curry, Blaine Fuller, Kristin Bourque, Brady Meaux, Yoke Wanneevechasilp and Ben Vance to senior consultant; Megan Gendron to audit manager; and Amanda Strebeck to associate director. In the New Orleans office, Rain Huang, Justin Mahe, J.T. Erwin, Conrad Lin and James Wiltenmuth were promoted to senior auditor; Kelly Helffrich to senior accountant; Tommy Maginnis to audit manager; Brandy Smith to associate director; and Charles Dabney to senior accountant in the DHH Department.

 

MARYLAND

Andrew L. Bareham, Kristin N. Hucht and Josh A. Sutherland were promoted to principal at KatzAbosch, Timonium.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Richard Feilteau has been named director of franchise accounting at Gray, Gray & Gray CPAs, Westwood. ... Dan Bonnette has joined the Boston office of McGladrey & Pullen LLP as a director in the assurance practice.

 

MICHIGAN

Patrick Colunga, Chad Soukup and Katie Yang have been promoted to associate at Plante Moran, Grand Rapids.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Peter Ventura has been promoted to manager at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA.

 

NEW JERSEY

John M. Adams has joined Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co., Cherry Hill and Hammonton, as an associate partner, while Anne R. Schields has joined the firm as an associate. Separately, managing shareholder Reynold P. Cicalese has been appointed president of Inpact Americas for a two-year term.

 

NEW YORK

Chuck Schwartz has joined Grassi & Co., Jericho, as president of the Technology Consulting Division, while Frank Vitale has joined the firm as director of marketing. ... Gary S. Kaminsky has joined Rothstein Kass, New York City, as a principal in the Business Advisory Services Group.

 

OHIO

Kathy Mitts has been named managing principal of the Cincinnati office of Joseph Decosimo & Co. LLP, succeeding Paul Cheney, who will focus on business development efforts and corporate finance services for the firm's clients.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

David Stagliano has been promoted to managing director in the Philadelphia office of CBIZ MHM LLC.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Bobby R. Creech, partner-in-charge of the estate and trust practice of WebsterRogers LLP, received the Service to the Profession Award from the South Carolina Association of CPAs at its recent Annual Summit, in recognition of his public service, professional conduct, and time and effort contributed to the advancement of the profession of accounting.

 

TENNESSEE

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, announced a number of new hires: Mikael Elledge has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the Tax Services Group; Patricia Aguirre as a tax processor with the Tax Services Group; and Eric Kimmerling as a senior accountant in the Audit Services Group. ... Kevin McAdams has been named managing principal of the Memphis office of Decosimo CPAs, succeeding Arnold McGruder, who will continue to lead the office's assurance practice. In addition, Jennifer Lane has been named a principal with Decosimo/Vaden, the Nashville office of Decosimo CPAs.

 

TEXAS

Kristina King has been named manager of the commercial audit practice of McConnell & Jones LLP, Houston. ... Terri Brooks has been named a principal in the Tax Department of UHY Advisors, Houston.

 

VIRGINIA

Bob Chaney has joined CliftonLarsonAllen, Arlington, as a senior advisor in the forensic accounting practice. ... John G. Ams, executive vice president and Chief Operating Officers of the National Society of Accountants, Alexandria, has been named one of seven new members of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The IRS announced five new members of its Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee: Boyd J. Brown, of Intel Corp.; Kristin Johnson, of Edward Jones; Patricia L. Schmick, of P&L Enterprise; Paul Scholz, of Onisko & Scholz LLP; and Holly Sutton, of Golden Living. ... Jane A. Norberg has been appointed deputy chief of the Office of the Whistleblower at the Securities and Exchange Commission, while Inspector General H. David Kotz announced that he will leave the SEC at the end of the month to join a private investigative services firm.

 

WISCONSIN

Chad M. Zeller has been named a shareholder of Schenck. He works in the Manitowoc office, where he serves as co-leader of the construction/real estate industry team.

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