Loretta Doon, a CPA and CEO of the 37,000-member California Society of CPAs, has been named one of the Bay Area's Most Influential Women for 2011 by the San Francisco Business Times. Doon is also CEO of the California CPA Education Foundation.



Kate Carr has been promoted to director at BKD LLP.



Joseph A. Tarasco, CPA, founder of Accountants Advisory Group LLC, has joined the advisory board of Engineered Tax Services, West Palm Beach. ... Sean Deviney, a retirement planning specialist at Provenace Wealth Advisors LLC, Miami, has been named one of five national finalists for the Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Award from PlanAdviser Magazine. In January 2011 he was named to Plan Adviser Magazine's list of the Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers.



Robert Lee, chief financial officer of recovery audit services provider PRGX Global Inc., Atlanta, has been named 2011 CFO of the Year by Atlanta Business Chronicle, in the Public Company/Medium Category.



Ronald S. Sonenthal, a CPA and chief operating officer of Deloitte Tax LLP, has received the 2011 Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award by the Illinois CPA Society in recognition of his commitment to driving greater diversity within the accounting profession and his role in increased hiring of diverse professionals within Deloitte Tax and throughout the professional services field.



Michael Schoenbaum has joined BerryDunn CPAs, Portland, as the firm's systems administrator.



Steven Harris, a CPA and partner in the Assurance Services Group of RubinBrown, St. Louis, has been named a 2011 Young Professional of the Year by the Urban League Young Professionals of St. Louis. ... Sandra Dilber has joined Schowalter & Jabouri PC, St. Louis, as a staff accountant in the Accounting Services Department.



Audrey J. Sherrick, a principal at Friedman LLP, has been elected president of the Atlantic/Cape May Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs for a one-year term.



Martin Leventhal, CPA, CFF and co-chairman of the Business Investigative and Insolvency Group at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York City, has been appointed chair of the Meditation and Arbitration Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs. ... Michele Amato, a quality review partner at Friedman LLP, New York City, has been named chair of the SEC Practice Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs.



Amanda Patty has joined Breslow Starling, Greensboro, as a staff accountant.



James E. Merklin, CPA, CFF, CFE, a partner at Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron, has been was named president-elect of the Northeast Ohio Medical University Foundation. ... Julia Dean has joined the Cleveland office of SS&G as an associate in the Assurance Department, while Michael W. Roush has joined the Akron office as a senior associate with SS&G Wealth Management LLC.



Susan S. Roberts, CPA, a partner at Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier PLLC, Fort Worth, has been elected president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs for a one-year term.



Sandra S. Lappen has joined LBMC Employment Partners LLC, a member of the LBMC Family of Companies, Brentwood, as a payroll account manager position. In addition, David Babb has been promoted to senior in audit, and Mark Brumbelow, CPA, to senior manager in tax, at Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Knoxville.



Rick Schneider, CPA, has joined Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Tyson's Corner, as a tax partner in the Real Estate and Construction, and Technology and Life Sciences Groups.



Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced a number of new hires: Rosmic Calvo, Ryan Hughes and Joseph O'Meara have joined the firm as audit associates; Vanessa Enany as an HR administrative assistant; Scott Haberman as a tax senior; and Ashley Johnson and Preston O'Malley as audit summer interns.

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