FLORIDA

Heidi Kempf has joined CBIZ, Clearwater, as Business Development Manager at CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp. … Lynsey Morganti, Aimee Varnum and Colin Bock were promoted to assurance managers at CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy and Tapp, and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, Clearwater. Linden Arakawa, Kimberly First and Fiorella Ferrari were promoted to assurance senior associates. Robert Baldree was promoted to tax senior manager, Brandon Salem and Judy Lewis to tax managers, while Alicia Brown and Brooks Duncan were promoted to tax senior associates. … Catherine Mary Sullivan, Amy Mierzejewski, Anthony Scuotto, III and  Robert Boos were promoted from seniors to managers. Kimberly Martin joined the firm as a staff accountant and Carrie Ciak joined the firm as a production supervisor.

GEORGIA

Carolyn Riticher, a principal in Windham Brannon’s  tax services department, was appointed to chair the Governance/Nominations Committee for CAMICO. 

KANSAS

Shannon Miller and Kristin Sekavec were promoted to managers at Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City. Lisa Axman and Anne Pruneda were promoted to senior accountant.

LOUISIANA

Brook Harvey, a director in Postlethwaite & Netterville’s Accounting and Assurance Services Group, has been elected as Treasurer of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.

MISSOURI

Richard Scarfino, Joshua Ayers and Timothy Crawford of the Clayton, Mo.,-based CPA firm Stone Carlie, were approved as Service Organization Control Specialists for the AICPA Peer Review Program. 

NEW JERSEY

Taylor Hawes Sr. general manager of corporate finance and services of Microsoft Corporation, will serve as the national board chair for Financial Executives International.

NEW YORK

Kristian Koktvegaard has been appointed to the Consultative Advisory Group as chair by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. … Tyler Cameron and Christopher Daniel have joined the staff of Dannible & McKee LLP, Syracuse. … Alan Appel has joined the full-time faculty of New York Law School as a Professor of Law. In addition, Appel will become director of a new international tax program, an initiative that will build bridges to the practice of international tax law for the Law School’s J.D. and LL.M. students.    

SOUTH CAROLINA

Christina Auckland and Casey Gilbert have been selected as interns at Scott & Co. LLC, Columbia. 

TENNESSEE

Jenny Harvey, a coding consultant in the healthcare division of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, has earned the designation of American Health Information Management Association ICD-10 Ambassador. … Lawrence Alexander and Kellen Gibson were promoted to seniors in the firm’s audit division. Logan Laug and Martha Rauch promoted to a managers in the firm’s audit unit.

TEXAS

John Blackmon has been promoted to manager within the tax department of Gainer Donnelly LLP, Houston. Lisa Leung, Kristen Rover, Randy Smith and Joel Thompson moved up the ranks from tax associates to senior tax associates. Jessie Spence was promoted from audit associate to senior audit associate.

VIRGINIA

Ralph Damone has joined Matthews, Carter & Boyce PC, Fairfax, as tax manager.

Prior to MCB, Damone was a senior tax manager at SC&H Group LLC in McLean where he was responsible for the growth and development of the tax department. … Denise Ho Lippuner has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner in its Global Public Sector practice where she will lead the Public Sector Financial Management Advisory Services.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Susan Seabrook has joined Bingham McCutchen LLP as a partner in the Washington office. Prior to Bingham McCutchen, Seabrook worked as tax lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She focused on tax controversy relating to insurance companies, financial institutions, and financial and insurance products. She also advises on tax issues unique to insurance company M&A transactions, reinsurance matters and product issues. Prior to entering private practice, she was an attorney adviser in the National Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, Financial Institutions and Products, where she served as industry counsel for the life insurance industry and assisted in identifying and developing issues related to insurance company and product tax matters. … Cristina Arumi has joined Ernst & Young LLP’s national tax practice as a principal in the Real Estate group where she will focus on transactions. Arumi joins Ernst & Young LLP from the law firm of Hogan Lovells, where she was the leader of its Global Tax practice.

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