Joji Okada was appointed to serve as Trustee of the IFRS Foundation; Duck-Koo Chung, Dick Sluimers and Antonio Zoido have been tapped serve second terms as trustees.


Cherion Sibley was promoted to senior manager at Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham. Lauren Byrd, Ashley Caldwell, Marlene Cox, Clarke Hoelscher and Mark Underhill were promoted to supervisors. Tyler Crawford, Dan Post, AJ VanderWoude and Graham Travers were promoted to senior accountants and Caroline Cockrell and John Haggard were promoted to staff accountants B.


John Schweisberger has been tapped to serve as the new chief executive officer at RBZ, Los Angeles.


Tami Cindrich, a team member at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., was appointed to the Florida Institute of CPA’s Accounting Careers Committee.


Carrie Connell has been promoted to senior manager in the audit department at Porter Keadle Moore, Atlanta. Caroline McCormick has been promoted to manager and Derek Dill to senior, while Nadine Creutz-Adams and Sara Gabrell were promoted to senior.


Pat Murphy has joined Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago as a director in the firm’s Forensic Investigative and Dispute Services practice. Prior to Grant Thornton, Murphy worked as a special agent and supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. … Byron Spruell has been appointed to lead Deloitte LLP’s Central Region and Chicago Office. Stacy Janiak has been named Central region managing partner of the firm’s Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice.


Lisa Blankman has been promoted to senior in the Audit & Assurance Services department at Sponsel CPA Group in Indianapolis.


Shannon Miller and Kristin Sekavec were promoted to manager at Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City. Lisa Axman, Rebecca Brady and Anne Pruneda were promoted to senior accountants.


Stan Syra and Sharon Mondino were promoted to senior managers at Riney Hancock CPAs. Bobbi Cunningham was promoted to manager.


Brian Stagg, a director at Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC, has been selected to receive the Society of Louisiana CPA Distinguished Public Service Award.


Michael Hayunga, an audit senior at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC, has earned his Certified Fraud Examiner credentials.


Tim Farquhar, Brandon Loeschner and Christina Solomon were promoted to partners in the business advisory services group at RubinBrown, St. Louis. … Mike Baltzel was admitted as a tax partner at PwC US, St. Louis. Brian Bernert was admitted as a tax principal and Sean Toohig as an assurance partner. … Kristin Rugen and John Simpson were promoted to managers at Stone Carlie, Clayton. Michelle Matava, Amanda Mell and Mark Paluczak were promoted to senior managers, while Beth King and Deborah Maret were promoted to principals.


Cory Wheeler has been promoted to partner at Smith, Lange & Halley,Sidney.


Frank Storniolo, a staff member at Olbricht Storniolo Group LLC, Hampstead, has earned the designation of CVA.


Barry Goodman and Stephen Bracone were promoted to partner at Grassi & Co., New York. Thomas Butler joins the firm as partner-in-charge of tax services. … Robert Modansky, a partner at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co., has recently been recognized with the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, by the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. … Kristian Koktvedgaard has been appointed chair of the Consultative Advisory Group to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. … Mary MacKrell, a manager at  LCS&Z, was appointed to the New York State Quality Review Oversight Committee. … Deborah Finch and Nicholas Shires were promoted to senior tax managers at Dannible & McKee LLP, Syracuse. Charla Roth was promoted to senior audit manager, Alex Nitka to tax manager, Benjamin Summer to audit senior, Jessica Pond to audit senior, and Arina Shnaider and Joshua VanNamee to tax seniors. …Jeffery Miller has joined Valuation Research Corporation as a managing director for client relationships. … Saul Berkowitz, a partner at McGladrey LLP, will be honored by ORT America Accountants, Attorneys & Financial Services Chapter with the ORT Community Achievement Award. The award ceremony will be held on Sept. 30, 2013 at The Yale Club of New York City. … Joseph Ahn, William Conron, Scott Gallagher, Albert Salem and Kfir Ribak were admitted into the Citrin Cooperman’s partnership. Craig Jacobson will become a principal in the firm. Andrew Adler, Michael Dooley and Kellen Prince were promoted to directors.


Joey Ward has been named partner-in-charge of Grant Thornton LLP’s Raleigh office. … Adam Buchanan has joined Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, as partner.


Andrew Brenner, a team member at Brinker, Simpson & Co., has been selected to receive the “Young Leaders Award” by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. … Staci Brogan and Jeanne Barrett were selected at the newest shareholders at Schneider Downs & Co., Pittsburg. ... Mary Brislin was admitted into the Citrin Cooperman’s partnership, and is based in the firm's Pennsylvania office.


Timothy Grow has been promoted to managing shareholder at Elliot Davis LLC’s Charleston office.


Amanda Hensley and Meredith Pratt were promoted to seniors in the tax department of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Knoxville. Gina Swainson was promoted to administrative manager in the firm’s tax department.


Gayla Thornton, a principal with Armstrong, Backus & Co., received the 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year award from Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association. … Whitley Penn, Fort Worth, made more than two dozen promotions throughout the firm. Stephanie Braislin, Kimberly DeWoody, Dan Hernandez, Justin Roberts and Leslie Wilks moved up to senior managers, Brian Crue and Chris Luersen moved up to managers. Brady Carrington, Ailene Comple, Kimberly Escobedo, Amber Gau, Elizabeth Godwin, Andy Hines, Travis Holloway, Danny Hughes, Joe Lavis, Kristen Lindley, Chelsea McCleskey, Christi Moore, William Rather, Jonathan Rittenhouse, Libby Ross, Tim Smith, Scott Stover, and Trey Watten were promoted to seniors. … Alison Buren and Joe Purvis have joined Clark Nuber, Bellevue, as audit associates. Joseph Evers joins the firm as an accounting services associate and Alexis Richards as a tax processing coordinator. Jillian Harlin, Michelle Spruch and Cassie Stanford joined as audit interns.


Chris Russell has been selected as managing partner at Peterson Sullivan LLP, Seattle.


Robert Moss has joined CohnReznick LLP as principal and National Director of Governmental Affairs. Moss will lead the firm’s federal and state government relations efforts, particularly in the area of affordable housing and will be operating out of CohnReznick’s Boston and D.C.-metro offices. … Annette Smith was appointed leader of the Federal Tax Services practice in PwC US's Washington National Tax Services. Smith has been a partner at PwC since 2001 and was formerly with the US Treasury's Office of Tax Policy, where she ultimately held the position of Deputy to the Tax Legislative Counsel.

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