Mary Otulana, of the Consulting Division of Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino LLC, Birmingham, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.



Elisabeth Fraser Au-Yeung has joined Sensiba San Filippo LLP, Pleasanton, as vice president of marketing.



Matt Marino has been promoted to manager in the Assurance Services Group of RubinBrown, Denver.



Jason Lafser, a manager with LBA CPAs, Jacksonville, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. ... Ana Larias, a senior manager in the Audit Department of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC, Miami, has been appointed to serve as secretary of the Litigation Support Committee of the Florida Bar's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.



W. Scott Hazy, a shareholder with Bennett Thrasher PC, Atlanta, has been elected president of the Board of Directors of DFK International, while shareholder Cary M. Rodin has been elected chair of the Tax Committee.



Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago, announced a number of promotions and leadership changes: Ed Offterdinger has been promoted to executive managing partner, a firmwide leadership position in the Office of the CEO. Partner Matthew Hallam has been named managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., office, succeeding Offterdinger, while Jere Shawver, managing partner of the D.C. office's consulting practice, has been appointed to a new firm-wide risk services leadership position, and Kelly Toole has been named managing partner of tax services for the firm. In addition, the firm named 13 new partners, and 12 new members of its Partner Development Program. The new partners are: Angela Achenbach, Todd Bernhardt, Frank Nardi, Joshua Meinen, Peter Pearce, Brian Quandt, David Johnson, Jason Page, James Smolinski, Sean Sant, Kevin Schalk, Kurt Schroeder and Christopher VanStraten. Entering the PDP are: Christina Berger, Cindy Bratel, Jodi Dobson, Sue Hong, Christopher Jeffrey, Andrew Katz, Peter McElwain, Michael Patti, Susheel Saini, Mark Strong, Christopher Tait and Todd Wilkerson.



Melissa Merrick has been promoted to senior in the Tax Services Group, Angela Crawford to manager in the Tax Services Group, and BJ Lippert to manager in the Audit & Other Assurance Services Group of Greenwalt CPAs, Indianapolis.



Michael Carroll has joined Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC, Overland Park, as a manager in the State and Local Tax Department.



Allen DeLeon, a founding partner of DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, has been named chairman of the Maryland Association of CPAs.



Brian Greko, Laura Pettinga, Adam Stevenson and Jeremy Tollas have been promoted to associate in the Grand Rapids office of Plante & Moran PLLC.



Isaiah S. Warren has joined Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA as a staff accountant.



John M. LaPilusa, a principal at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa LLC, Cranford, has been re-appointed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Health Care System Corp. as a trustee and treasurer of the Cusack Care Center at St. Joseph's Home for the Blind for 2011-2012.



Steve Marcus and Jeff Schwartz have been promoted to principal at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York City. The firm announced a number of other promotions as well: Arun Chadha and Monica Cortes have been promoted to manager; Michael Cooper, Susan Green, Jason Pena, Darya Prokopenko, Smadar Rinat, Roman Shneyder and Lisa Yee to supervisor; George Bagdassarian, Erin Kahn, Tara Russell and Matthew Sullivan to senior; Michelle Finocchi, Matthew Frohlinger and Chris Veros to semi-senior; and Pamela Fischer to experience assistant. ... Carl Oliveri has joined Grassi & Co., Jericho, as an audit principal. ... Eric A. Kreuter has joined Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York City, as a partner in the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group.



Richard C. Fedorovich, managing partner and CEO of Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron, has been appointed to the nine-member Small Business Advisory Council by Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. ... Sue McPartlin, U.S. retail and consumer sector leader at PwC US, has also been named managing partner of the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana market, which includes the firm's offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Lexington, Louisville and Indianapolis. She is based in Cincinnati.



Stephen W. Wouch, managing partner of Wouch, Maloney & Co. LLP, has been installed as vice president of the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania. ... Randall C. Raifsnider has joined Herbein + Co. Inc., Reading, as a manager in the Management Advisory Services Department. ... Robert W. McCutcheon has been appointed leader of the U.S. industrial products practice of PwC US. He will remain as managing partner of the Pittsburgh office. ... David Hurst has joined the Philadelphia area office of WeiserMazars LLP as a principal in the Financial Services Consulting Group.



Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, announced a number of new hires: W. Lipscomb Davis has joined as a manager in the Accounting and Assurance Services Department; Denise A. Thomas in a staff position in the Transfer Pricing Services Department; and Eric P. Duvall as a network engineer with LBMC Technologies LLC. The firm also announced a number of promotions: Jenny Merritt has been promoted to manager in the employee benefit plan audit practice; Robert Nichols and Gregg Whittaker to manager in audit; Kyle Baldwin, Dane Blythe and Ben Carver to manager in tax services; and Briana Mullenax to senior manager in tax services.



Greg Williams has been named national leader of the building, construction and real estate practice of KPMG LLP, succeeding Ray Milnes, who plans to retire later this year. Williams is based in Dallas. ... Matt Odom has been promoted to manager at Karlins & Ramey LLC, The Woodlands.



Four partners from Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, have been named 2011 SmartCPAs by SmartCEO magazine: president and CEO Paul Argy, co-founder Steve Wiltse, audit partner Chris Carson and tax partner Jeff Schragg. ... Wesley D. Elliott and Tara Rose Sirianni have been promoted to senior accountant in the Audit Group and supervisor in the Construction Group of the Audit Department, respectively, at Swart, Lalande & Associates PC, Fairfax. ... The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation, Alexandria, announced the names of those who had passed its May-June Accredited Business Accountant, Accredited Tax Preparer, and Accredited Tax Advisor exams. Passing the ABA exam were: Lise Abazs, Jennifer Anderson, Suzanne Cantlay, Miranda Evans, Scott Foster, William Frohliny, Mary Huerd, Thomas Jernigan, Ilia Suzanne Jungwirth, Gayle Kammerer, Dennis Kilfeather, Jamie Marien, Wilfredo Moran, Austin Moyer, Deborah Richardson, Chris Ricker, Caleb Rosenberger, Eric Schwartz, Michael Smith, Bonita Sommers, James Lee St. Aoro, Michelle Wade and Patricia Weitemier. Passing the ATP exam were: Kristina May Hornaday-Alberts, Jason Kollasch, Alexander Smith and Beverly Williams, while Dale Machalleck passed the ATA exam.



David Katri, president and CEO of Clark Nuber PS, Bellevue, has received the 2010-2011 President's Award from the Washington Society of CPAs, in recognition of his services as a member of the Board of Directors from 2007-2011, during which he helped develop a new strategic plan for the society, and change its governance structure.



Theresa Harrison, director of supplier diversity at Ernst & Young LLP, has been given William J. Alcorn Award by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, in recognition of her leadership contributions to its mission. She serves on the WBENC Board of Directors in numerous positions, and is chair of the Membership and Revenue Generation Committee. ... Philip M. Tatarowicz has joined law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP as an of counsel in the Washington, D.C., office. He was previously with Ernst & Young. ... David W. Blass, associate general counsel for legal policy at the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been named chief counsel and associate director for the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, to begin in September.

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