Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, announced a number of employee achievements: Shareholder Myra Roberts has been named to the Alabama Law Institute's Uniform Principal and Income Act Committee; senior tax manager Cynthia Hudson volunteered to provide tax-filing information to callers during the NBC13 United Way of Central Alabama Tax Expert Phone Bank; and senior audit manager Jaime Sweeney has been elected to serve as treasurer at the Alabama Profit Sharing Council. ... Carl T. Jamison, a shareholder with JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, Tuscaloosa, has been elected first vice chairman of the Business Council of Alabama and chairman of ProgressPAC, the BCA's political action committee.



Jim Brown, a retired partner from BKD, has been selected to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk.



Bo S. Brault has been promoted to manager of audit services at Gregory, Sharer & Stuart, St Petersburg.



The Georgia Society of CPAs announced the graduates of its 9th Leadership Academy class: Christopher J. Anderson; Jessica H. Cawley; Lisa L. Conti-Bacon; Karen C. Drescher; Paul M. Hodgson; Stuart A. Jackson; Tracey L. Jackson; Cristi H. Jones; Chanika A. King; David P. Payne; Anthony S. Pritchett; Lisa S. Robinson; Jessica E. Straub; Robert B. Stroud; Christopher B. Thomas; Carlos Villegas; Margaret H. Waldrep; Kristy L. Walker; Carrie M. Wilkins; and Maria A. Williamson.



Scott Brenan, Jennifer Wood and James R. Savio have been named partners at Sikich LLP.



Sarah J. Bartel has joined Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City, as a staff accountant.



Jennifer M. Hamilton, a staff accountant in the Accounting Services Division at Riney Hancock CPAs, Owensboro, has earned the Professional in Human Resources certification. ... Christopher Nuttle and Jessica Biddle have joined Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville, as staff accountants.



Jennifer Huffman, an audit manager in the Baltimore office of Reznick Group, has been named to the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Maryland and its Finance Committee. ... Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC announced a number of promotions:Margaret E. Eldridge, Shannon K. Geiman, MaryBeth Hockenberry and Leighton P. Stiffler were promoted to supervisor; Amy K. Brousse, Jennifer G. Day, Nicole E. Shives and Mark A. Hill to senior associate; Jaimie S. Kaufman and Ashley N. Poole to staff associate; and Deborah L. Meckley to supervising accountant.



David Menard has joined Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA as a staff accountant.



Seth Oster has joined KPMG LLP as chief communications officer. ... Pei-Li Wong has joined BDO Consulting as head of the firm's Asia Forensic Desk, based in New York City. ... Jeffrey S. Parker has been admitted as a partner in the tax practice of EisnerAmper LLP, New York City, while Karen L. Goldberg has joined the firm as a principal in the tax practice. ... Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs PC, Albany, announced a number of new hires: Amy Wallace has joined the firm as a senior pension consultant for the Pension Administration Division; Bonnie Halkenhauser and Michela Paniccia in the Business Advisory Division; and Aleisha Coons, Ben Giannetti, Luda Khlevnoy and MC Unger as accountants.



Amy Dieffenbach has joined the Charlotte office of Elliott Davis PLLC as a tax senior manager in the manufacturing and distribution practice.



Carolyn H. McNerney, a director with SS&G Inc., Akron has been appointed to the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs.



Jessica Yoder has been promoted to audit manager at McDonald Jacobs PC, Portland. ... Rich Willott has been named a partner at AKT LLP, Portland.



Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP announced a number of promotions: Michael R. DePaul, Laurie M. Peer and Wendy L. Lance have been promoted to partner in the Tax Services Group; and Rebecca A. Clouser, Donal Renninger and Sara "Sally" Stewart to principal in the Audit Services Group. In addition, Michelle J. Frye and Casey L. Lemkelde have joined the firm as managers in the Audit Services Group.



Travis R. Bogan, Todd Soderlund, David Turner and Jim White, of Elliott Davis LLC, Greenville, has all earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional credential from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals.



Catherine W. Blythe has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, as a staff member with the Audit Services Group, while Michelle L. Ebel has joined the Audit Services Grouip as a staff accountant, and Mark Burnette has joined LBMC Managed Security Services LLC as director of risk services.



Jason W. Downing has been named managing principal of the North Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma practice of Deloitte, succeeding Blaine Nelson, who will become a senior contracting partner. ... Jesse Daves has been named principal in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Department of UHY Advisors, Houston.



Yael Almog has been appointed executive director of the IFRS Foundation.



Mark Andersen has been promoted to assurance and business advisory services partner at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean. ... Newly formed Burdette Smith & Bish LLC, Fairfax, announced a number of promotions: Sue Ranck and Angelito Gabriel have been promoted to senior manager; Ryan Perry and Tiffany Dearborn to supervisor; and Kevin Green to senior. In addition, the firm's Rebecca Bartholomae has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Society of CPAs. ... Rocco Rinaldi as has joined BookKeeping Express, Vienna, as national franchise advisor.



Charles Lundelius, Jim Conversano and Jennifer Hull have joined the Washington, D.C., office of Berkeley Research Group to form a financial institutions practice. Lundelius will serve as a director, and Conversano and Hull as principals. ... Brian Hart has joined H&R Block as director of government relations in the Washington, D.C., office.

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