Bret J. Berry has been promoted to director of audit services, and Adam Lohr to audit supervisor, at Keegan, Linscott and Kenon PC, Tucson, while Sean M. Tanner has joined the firm as an audit manager.



Joseph M. Mendes has been appointed partner-in-charge of the Modesto office of Kemper CPA Group LLP.



Robert Conner and Stephanie Schmuecker have been promoted to manager at BKD LLP.



Daszkal Bolton LLP announced a number of promotions: In the Tax Department, Debra Onkenhout has been promoted to tax manager, and Karen Anne Benoit, Michelle Bressler, Kelly Czocher, Dawn Ennis and Nathalie Gelinas to tax supervisor, while in the Audit Department, Andrea Garcia and Henry Martin have been promoted to audit supervisor, and Paulius Obeliunas and Will Lopez to senior audit associate. ... Ten members of the forensics and litigation support practice of Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Miami, have been named to the South Florida Legal Guide's annual list of top CPAs and financial professionals in litigation support: Richard A. Pollack, Andrew Bernstein, Scott Bouchner, Richard Fechter, Joel Glick, Dan Hughes, Adam Lang, Sandra Perez, Martin Prinsloo and David Siegel.



Jeff Moynihan has joined UHY Advisors, Atlanta, as business development manager in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Department in the eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Practice Group.



Kelley Krowczyk has been admitted as a partner at Porte Brown LLC, Chicago.



Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, announced a number of promotions: Thomas A. Byers has been promoted to director in the Tax Department, and Michael A. Strauss to director and Jared A. Rosen to principal, in the Audit, Accounting, and Consulting Department. ... Mario DeLuca has joined Aronson LLC, Rockville, as a partner to lead the firm's tax practice.



Chad J. DaGraca has been made a partner at DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP, Woburn. ... G.T. Reilly & Co., Milton, announced a number of promotions: Carol A. Magyar has been named director of tax services; Linda J. Kramer has been named an accounting and auditing director, as well as director of employee benefit services; and William B. Ford has been named an accounting and auditing director.



Corey Pignatello, a senior accountant in the Accounting & Auditing Services Group of Cowan, Gunteski & Co., Tinton Falls, has earned her QuickBooks certification from Intuit.



Alan E. Weiner, founding tax partner and partner emeritus at Holtz, Rubenstein Reminick, has been selected as the 2012-2013 chairman of the IRS Garden City Tax Practitioner Liaison Committee.



SS&G, Cleveland, appointed a number of people to leadership roles: Michelle G. Mahle has been appointed chairwoman of the Tax Department and was named to the firm's Executive Committee; Michael J. Voinovich, co-managing director of the Columbus office, has been appointed to the Executive Committee; Christina Salminen, a director in the Assurance Services Department, has been appointed chairwoman of the firm's Personnel Committee; Clifford Sussman, a director in the Entrepreneurial Services Group and a client service partner, and Dustin Minton, a director in the Assurance Services Department, have been appointed to the Personnel Committee; and Dirk Ahlbeck has been appointed to the Finance Committee. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions: Paul Woznicki and Kimberly A. Zagar have been promoted to director; Ryan M. Hecht, Leif E. Erickson, Marie A. Brilmyer, Brian Palisin and Marc S. Newman to associate director; and Jeffrey L. Bushong to director at SS&G Healthcare Services LLC. ... Howard, Wershbale & Co. announced a number of promotions: Edward C. Lowe has been appointed to principal; Linda S. Zevnik has been promoted to senior manager; Gary T. Dayton, Lindsay Glavan, Kate Protsenko-Blake and Melanie McPeak to manager; Christina V. Luangrath, William Cope, Laura Bove, Ben A. Stumpf, Benjamin Whalley, Debbie Palmer and Shayna Raj to staff accountant; Kathy Loy to senior consultant; Linda C. Lewis to consultant; and Audrey Cahn to para-professional.



Douglas L. Berman, Robert M. Gratalo and and Steven E. Fisher have joined Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Lancaster, as partners.



Meredith Pratt and Amanda Hensley have joined the Tax Services Department of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Knoxville, in staff positions.



Griff Babb, Susan Lunn, and John Van Zanten have been promoted to partner at Whitley Penn LLP, Dallas. ... Yvonne Harris has joined UHY Advisors, Houston, as a director in the Human Resources Department.



The trustees of the IFRS Foundation announced the appointment of two new trustees: Yong Li, the president of the Chinese Institute of CPAs and a vice minister to the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China, and Marco Onado, a senior professor of financial institutions at the Bocconi University, in Milan, and chairman of Pioneer Global Asset Management.



Pamela A. Gibbs has been named the inaugural director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. Separately, SEC Administrative Law Judge Robert G. Mahony has retired after more than 14 years at the commission. ... James C. Kokolas has been elected managing partner of Calibre CPA Group, Washington, D.C., succeeding Stephen J. Raeder.

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