A roundup of recent hires, promotions, awards and other personnel news from firms across the country.


Machen McChesney, Auburn, announced a number of promotions: Jessica L. Pagan has been promoted to senior manager, and Amelia B. Blessing and Alan Craft to manager.


Kevin Rickman has joined Altruic Advisors as a partner to help manage the firm’s audit, tax, and nonprofit consulting services as director of audit and accounting.


Ross Riskin, vice president of Riskin & Riskin PC and founder/manager of Riskin Advisory LLC, has been received the 2016 P. Thomas Austin Personal Financial Planning Division Scholarship from the American Institute of CPAs. The annual scholarship is awarded to a CPA with five to 15 years of experience who either practices estate planning or is a member of an estate planning organization.


Salvatore Furnari has been named chief operating and financial officer of Moore Stephens Lovelace, Orlando. … Michael Wethern has been named director of tax-exempt organizations in the Tax Department of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil PA, West Palm Beach. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions: Andrew Ford was promoted to audit supervisor; Michelle Vanderwall to family office senior manager; Laura Clark and David Thorson to tax senior manager; Lilach Fisher to tax manager; Masami Fujimoto to tax supervisor; Robert Doherty to senior accountant; and Blessie Reis to advanced staff accountant. … Patty Hamilton has been promoted to partner in the Tampa office of Skoda Minotti, Tampa. She has been with the firm for nearly 20 years in the Accounting and Auditing Group.


John Shurley has been named office managing member of the Atlanta office of Warren Averett LLC. He has been with the firm for over 30 years.


Mike Jurnak has been named the practice leader of the Commercial Business Practice Group of BerryDunn, Portland.



DeLeon & Stang CPAs and Advisors, Gaithersburg, announced a number of new hires: James Burgess has joined the firm as a senior accountant, William Coulter as a senior, and Jake Giampietro and George Smith as staff accountants.


Cole Bass has joined MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, as a staff accountant in the Tax Department, while Bret Schawang has joined the Information Technology Department as part of the Support Team. … Matthew E. Wallace, a manager with KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In addition, shareholder Angie Patrick has been named a 2016 Springfield Business Journal “Trusted Adviser.”


Carolyn M. Havlick and Andrew W. Sosna have been promoted to senior managers at Bowman & Co., Voorhees, while Jeff R. Crosley has been promoted to marketing manager.


Peter Mahoney has been named Americas real estate tax sector leader at Ernst & Young; Thomas Minor has been appointed Americas mining & metals tax sector leader as a member of the National Tax Department – Energy Group; and Petter Wendel has been named Americas tax private equity leader. … Marilyn Pendergast, managing director at UHY Advisors and a partner at UHY LLP, Albany, is celebrating 50 years with the firm this month. … Demetrios Frangiskatos has been appointed New York office managing partner for commercial assurance with BDO USA LLP. … Jennifer A. Kartychak has joined Lumsden & McCormick LLP, Buffalo, as a principal. In addition, the firm’s Seth Hennard was received the Rookie of the Year Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Western New York Chapter.



Steve Boston has been promoted to senior manager at GBQ Partners LLC, Columbus, while Kelly C. Noll has been promoted to senior manager at GBQ Consulting LLC.


Kimberly DeWoody, an audit senior manager at Whitley Penn, Fort Worth, has been named to the 2016-2017 Class of Leadership Fort Worth.


Steven A. Wolf has been promoted to partner in the litigation support practice of Cherry Bekaert LLP, Richmond.



Chris Schmidt has been re-elected chairman and CEO of Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, serving until June 30, 2022. In addition, Dave Follett will become president and COO, succeeding Dick Fohn, who will assume the leadership of the firm’s consulting practice, and Rebecca Pomering will become chief practice officer, succeeding Follett.


John J. Brennan has been elected chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. … Scott Barnard, a tax partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, has been named East region tax leader. … Wesley R. Bricker has been named the interim chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission. (See the story.) 



David Ferris has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP as a leader for the outsourced accounting services team in the state and local government industry practice. He will be based in the firm’s Madison office.

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