ALABAMA

Robin E. Taylor, a member in the Birmingham office of Dixon Hughes, has been inducted into the Business Valuation Hall of Fame of the American Institute of CPAs. ... Bryan Hall, Keith Hundley, Keisha Hall and Danncey Wood have been promoted to partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Enterprise. ... Stephanie Houvinen, a manager at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

 

ARIZONA

Rick Goldenson, managing partner of the Southwest practice of Clifton Gunderson, has been elected to the firm's nine-member partnership board for the third time.

 

CALIFORNIA

Armon L. Mills has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, San Diego, as regional director of practice development. He was previously president and publisher of The San Diego Business Journal.

 

COLORADO

Matthew Morris, a partner with RGL Forensics, Denver, has been director for corporate advisory services in the U.S. ... Cheryl Gehlen has been promoted to audit senior manager at Anton Collins Mitchell, Denver, and Erin Swaney and Jessica Eide to manager in the Employee Benefit Plan Practice.

 

FLORIDA

Joel S. Mutnick has joined Fiske & Co., Fort Lauderdale, as director of audit. In addition, managing director Alan Fiske and director of business valuation services Sheri Schultz have received the South Florida Business Leader's Impact Award in Accounting, in recognition of their significant contributions to their firms, clients and peers. ... Laura Olivieri has been promoted to managing director at CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp, Clearwater. ... Nicole Cevallos, staff in the Risk Consulting Group of the Fort Lauderdale office of Crowe Horwath LLP, was named a Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, while Audit and Financial Advisory Group partner Justin Stone received a 2010 Key Partner Award from the South Florida Business Journal, and partner Jodi Kippe and manager Lahteefah Bryant were named Women to Watch by the Florida Institute of CPAs.

 

ILLINOIS

Julie Wood, chief people officer of Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, has been named to HR Executive Magazine's HR Executive Honor Roll, while Heidi Verbiscer, a senior manager in the Tax Group, has received the 2010 Women to Watch Award from the Illinois CPA Society's Women's Executive Committee and the American Institute of CPAs Work/Life and Women's Initiatives Executive Committee.

 

INDIANA

Derek Bang, a partner in the Performance Group of the Indianapolis office of Crowe Horwath LLP, received a 2010 Indy's Best and Brightest Award from Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc., while Carla Crittendon, assistant director in the Enterprise Solutions Group, and Jayson Kincaid, senior manager in the Audit and Financial Advisory Group, both in the South Bend office, were named to Michiana's 40 Under 40 class for 2010.

 

GEORGIA

Greg Adams has joined BDO Valuation Advisors, Atlanta, as director and national real estate practice leader.

 

INDIANA

Jeffrey Donovan has been named managing partner of Donovan CPAs, Avon, succeeding Robert Donovan, while Carrie King has been named a partner of the Audit and Assurance Group, and Evan Dyer has joined the firm as a supervisor in the Audit and Assurance Services Group.

 

IOWA

Jeffrey W. Thelen has joined Feldmann and Co. CPAs PC, Carroll. ... Anita K. Norian has joined Kemin Industries Inc., Des Moines, as vice president. ... Conrad M. Hanson has joined McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith PC, West Des Moines, as a supervisor. ... Krista L. Ketcham has been promoted to chief financial officer at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake. ... Nathan T. Beck has been promoted to tax manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Des Moines, while Scott P. Gillespie and Brent F. Wilberts have been promoted to audit manager, and Thomas J. Mangan and Tracy A. True have been promoted to tax manager at Deloitte Tax LLP. ... Patrick M. Glover and Timothy F. Heaston have been promoted to tax supervisor at RSM McGladrey Inc., Des Moines, while Laura A. Langesen has been promoted to assurance senior associate, Gregory M. Pudenz to tax supervisor, and Kyle L. Hoekstra to tax senior associate at McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Des Moines.

 

KANSAS

Carley Sharp has joined the staff of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chartered, Wichita.

 

KENTUCKY

Amelie E. Larson and Cory Reitz have joined Ray, Foley, Hensley & Co. PLLC, Lexington, as a tax manager and an assurance manager, respectively.

 

MAINE

Jeff Mansir has been promoted to manager at Baker Newman Noyes, Portland, while manager Jacqueline Leclair and staff II Tracie Bradbury have earned the Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Penetration Tester credentials, and firm principal Patrick Morin and senior manager Todd Bickford have earned the Certified Information Technology Professional credential from the American Institute of CPAs.

 

MARYLAND

Wendy E. Jacobs, director of the Forensic and Valuation Services Division of Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra Chartered, Lutherville, has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, while senior manager Kelli Miller has completed the Business Volunteers Unlimited Board Leadership Program and joined the Board of Directors of Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Kenneth W. Kirkland, managing partner of KAF Financial Group and founding shareholder of Kirkland Albrecht Fredrickson LLC, Braintree, has been installed as international chairman of accounting firm network JHI.

 

MICHIGAN

James R. Dedyne, a principal at Maner Costerisan, Lansing, has been named to the Board of Directors of Relief After Violent Encounter Inc. ... Jeffrey Sabolish has been named a principal of Lewis & Knopf CPAs PC, Flint.

 

MISSOURI

Michelle Wright has joined Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as firm controller. ... Kirk Wonio has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a manager in the Tax Consulting Services Group.

 

NEW JERSEY

Kim Kaminek and James May have joined Holman & Frenia PC, Toms River and Medford, as a tax accountant and a staff auditor, respectively. ... Kenneth A. Hofsommer has joined Hunter Group, Fair Lawn, as a senior manager in the Tax Services Group. ... Wiss & Co. LLP, Livingston, announced a number of new hires: Jeff Gatarz, Laura Zindel, John Dutcher, Rosa Matias, Katelyn Blose, Lauren Schmitz, Caitlin Guzzi, Sean Fallon and Jim Gerhard have joined the firm as entry-level staff accountants; Aleksey Tsymbalov as a litigation support specialist; Andrew E. Goldstein as a tax manager; and Dino Zicopoulos as director of quality control. ... Thomas F. Roche, a principal with Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa LLC, Cranford, has been named president-elect of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

 

NEW YORK

Fred Chilkowitz, Sean Kanousis, Robert Mauro and Rachel Murphy Spice have been promoted to principal at Berdon LLP, New York City. ... Marc H. Lion, founding member of Lion & Co. CPAs LLP, Syosset, has become president of the National CPA Health Care Accountants Association.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

Paul Fedorkowicz, a partner-in-charge at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, has been re-elected to the firm's Executive Board, while senior manager April Adams has been selected for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Raleigh program. In addition, Adams has been promoted to senior manager, while Troy Shadoin, Derek Glunz, Millie Shelton and Scott Anderson have been promoted to manager. ... Tim Gupton, a partner and executive committee member at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has joined the Board of Directors of Southeast BIO.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Mark Martens and Ty Inglis have been elected to the Board of Directors of Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo, for three-year terms. ... Tracee S. Buethner has been named a partner at Widmer Roel PC, Fargo, Bismarck and Hazen.

 

OHIO

Anthony J. Constantine has joined the Tax Department of Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, as a manager. ... Brian Daniels, Eric Schmidt and Matt Stegmoyer, of Walthall, Drake & Wallace LLP, Independence, have earned the CPA licenses. ... Chris Oldiges, Caitlin Bainter and Scott Nietz of Gilmore, Jasion & Mahler Ltd., Maumee, have earned their CPA licenses. ... Howard, Wershbale & Co., Cleveland, announced a number of new hires and promotions: Linda Zevnik has joined the firm as a manager in the Accounting & Auditing Group; Kate Protsenko-Blake as a senior Accountant in the Tax Services Group; Shauna Gerstenberger, Alex Lemmel and Brad Miller as staff accountants in the Accounting & Auditing Group; and Sandy Vinas as an executive assistant. In addition, Pamela J. Skrzynski and Marianne Wesolowski have been promoted to principal; Christopher G. Loede to director of information technology; Steve Anderson to senior manager in the Healthcare Advisors Group; Mary Shively to senior consultant in the Healthcare Advisors Group; Tracy Bender to senior manager in the Tax Services Group; Stephanie E. Smith to business development manager; Megan Bartholomew and Janine Horvat to senior accountant in the Accounting & Auditing Group; and Ally Brikman to senior accountant in the Tax Services Group. ... SS&G announced a number of new hires and promotions: Lindsay Turbow and Kathryn Berta have joined the Cleveland office as associates, while Michelle Pawlowski has joined the Akron office as a manager. Lewis Baum, Mary Jo Dolson, Henry J. Grzes, Michael S. Koch and Teresa J. Schaffer have been promoted to director, and Lori M. Crow to associate director.

 

OREGON

Terri Oen is transferring to the Portland office of KPMG LLP to serve as tax partner-in-charge, succeeding Glen Ulmer, who recently retired. Oen had previously worked in the Minneapolis office.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Brian Clouse has been named a managing director of LECG, and a partner of Smart and Associates LLP. ... Frank Tobias has joined the Lancaster office of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP as a principal in the Tax Services Group. ... Alan Mandeloff, president of Citrin Cooperman Wealth Management LP and a partner in the Philadelphia office of Citrin Cooperman, has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Philadelphia magazine. ... David A. Dunkelberger has joined IS Partners LLC, Horsham, as a partner. ... Sara Bonner has joined Rosenberg, Smith, Cooney & Migliore PC, Bensalem, as a staff accountant, while the firm's Kristine Gress has earned her CPA license, and Janet Nahill has retired as chief bookkeeper after 27 years with the firm. 

 

TENNESSEE

Nadia Boyd has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, in a staff position in the Family Office Services Department; Tyler Gobble and Robert Breedlove have joined the firm in staff positions in the Tax Department; while Regina Cotton has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC as a senior level HR manager, and Patrick Lafferty and Jason Hatmaker have joined LBMC Technologies LLC, as a consultant and a client services specialist, respectively.

 

TEXAS

Aaron Cother has joined RGL Forensics as a director in its Dallas office. ... Eric Gnospelius has joined UHY Advisors, Houston, as manager of talent development in the Human Resources Department, while Liza Monroe has joined the Tax Department as a senior manager. ... Erick Wegmann and Joe Gubic have joined Calvetti, Ferguson & Wagner PC, Houston, as audit managers. ... Gary Welsh has joined the Banking Services Group of Condley and Co. LLP, Abiline, as a loan review/compliance manager.

 

VIRGINIA

Eliana Borda, Daniel Cady and Erin Shutt have joined The Burdette Smith Group PC, in Fairfax, as staff accountants.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Stephen L. Cohen has been appointed associate director of the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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