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


Jessica Martin has joined the franchising team of Payroll Vault, Greenwood Village, as director of marketing and executive project manager.



The Connecticut Society of CPAs presented two Connecticut accounting educators with Educator of Excellence Awards: Ross A. Riskin, CPA/PFS, CCPS, an assistant professor of accounting and finance at Albertus Magnus College and a vice president of Riskin & Riskin PC; and Jennifer M. Oliver, CPA, a professor of business and accounting at Quinebaug Valley Community College.



Teri M. Kaye has been appointed to the Executive Committee of Daszkal Bolton, Boca Raton. Kaye joined Daszkal Bolton as a principal in October 2010 and was named a partner in January 2012. … Debie Leonard, a shareholder with Thomas Howell Ferguson PA CPAs, Tallahassee, has received a Women to Watch Experienced Leader Award from the Florida Institute of CPAs. She sits on the Investment Policy Committee, Estate and Financial Planning Conference Committee, and the CPA Elder Planning and Support Services Committee of the institute.


Brian Pitera has joined the transactions services practice of Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, as a principal and operations leader, while William Hickey has been named a senior manufacturing advisor in the manufacturing industry practice.



Scott Norbot has joined McGuire Sponsel, Indianapolis, as a tax consultant for the cost segregation practice, while Jamie Skerston is joing the firm as a tax consultant for the R&D tax credit practice.


Adam Campbell has joined the tax team of Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC in Lexington as a supervisor. 



Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC promoted five professionals to director: Aaron Cancienne as an audit director in New Orleans; Rodney Combs and Tommy Naquin as audit directors in Baton Rouge; and Keith Crews and Jon LeBlanc as tax directors in Baton Rouge.


Marc Montpas has joined XCM Solutions LLC, Quincy, as vice president of sales. He will be responsible for building out and leading the company’s sales organization as the company broadens its market position in North America and expands into new markets and solution areas. He brings over 15 years of experience in the industry, most recently at CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, where he served as director of strategic alliances and vertical strategy.


Ulrike Harrison has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP as chief sales officer. She will lead the firm’s sales and business development organization and align sales objectives with the firm’s strategy and marketing capabilities.


Kristin M. Carter has joined Central Trust Co., Springfield, as its first tax officer. … MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, announced five new hires: Brianna Akers, Brandon Bowman, Bethany Zimbelman and Elsa Zhu have joined the firm as staff accountants, and Jon Roberts as a market research analyst.


Darren Burton has been appointed vice chair of human resources at KPMG LLP, succeeding Bruce Pfau, who is retiring after 12 years in the position and joining the advisory practice in a senior consulting role. Burton joins KPMG from Raytheon Co., where he most recently served as vice president of HR and security.



The American Institute of CPAs honored 19 young CPAs for their contributions to the areas of information management and technology assurance with the first annual Standing Ovation, which recognizes the best young CPAs in various specialty credential areas. The recipients, all CPAs age 40 and under who hold the Certified Information Technology Professional credential, include:

  • Sundeep Bablani, 37, Austin, Tex.
  • Jim Boomer, 39, Manhattan, Kan.
  • Kelly Cassidy, 33, Englewood, N.J.
  • Jeffrey Cook, 36, Vienna, Va.
  • Troy Fine, 29, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Julie Gustavsson, 35, Glen Allen, Va.
  • Justin Harmon, 37, Eastman, Ga.
  • Marie Hibbert, 35, Debary, Fla.
  • Apoorve Jain, 31, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Dale Livezey, 39, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Matthew O’Leary, 27, New York, N.Y.
  • Chris Pinell, 31, Covington, La.
  • Elizabeth Pittelkow, 33, Chicago, Ill.
  • Ketul Raval, 37, Shelton, Conn.
  • Brent Reese, 32, Columbia, S.C.
  • Donny Shimamoto, 39, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mike Skinner, 34, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Kyle Viele, 33, Midlothian, Va.
  • Su Wah, 37, Houston, Tex.

In addition, Denise Miller, an information assurance associate with Macpage LLC, in Amesbury, Mass., received this year’s IMTA Young CPA Scholarship from the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance Section, which the registration fee and travel expenses to the AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference. … PwC US announced that seven people in its power and utilities practice have been admitted into the partnership: Amanda Herron, Kyle Long, David Sands, Holly McKenzie, Dan McGill, Geoff Plese and Todd Knapp. … Brenda M. Mauro has joined Grassi & Co. as a director in the financial services practice based out of the New York City office. … Linda Orton has joined Alvarez & Marsal, New York City, as a managing director and chief marketing officer, while Stuart Greenberg has joined the firm as a senior advisor. … Terry Pomerenk has joined Gettry Marcus CPA PC, Woodbury, in the newly created position of director of recruitment and career development.


Christopher M. Allegretti has been re-elected to the position of managing principal and CEO of HBK CPAs & Consultants. He has been with HBK since 1985 and was named one of its principals nine years later. Allegretti is the only principal to serve as MP/CEO in HBK’s 67-year history. He was elected by a unanimous majority in 2004 and has served in the role ever since, and his next term will run through Aug. 31, 2020.


Andrew D. Kehl has joined the Lancaster office of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP as a manager in the Audit Services Group.

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