Charles White has joined PwC US, San Francisco, as a director where he will be responsible for helping clients address complex cyber security investigations, reduce risks related to operating in cyber space, and solve cyber security issues leveraging his extensive experience in U.S. law enforcement. … Bill Esensten, a partner at NSBN LLP, Beverly Hills, was awarded the 2013 Variety International Presidential Citation by  Variety the Children’s Charity of Southern California. He was honored for having served on the Board of Directors for 30 years at the Variety International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


Brian Callahan has been tapped as partner-in-charge of Eide Bailly’s Colorado practice, which includes six offices located in Boulder, Denver, Frisco, Golden, Grand Junction and Vail. Callahan succeeds James Lyons, who also moved into a firm wide leadership role as strategic growth officer.


PwC LLP has admitted seven professionals to its partnership in the Atlanta office. The new partners include: Jeff Barnett, Nick Donkar, Lisa Heskett, Jill Niland, Melissa Ramer, Brett Ritter and Todd Warren.


Todd Shapiro has been tapped as the new president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society. Shapiro served as the Society's CFO since 1998 and Interim CEO since January 2013. … Baker Tilly, Chicago, names seven new partners throughout the firm. The new partners are Christopher Crowder, Monica Modi Dalwadi, Jodi Dobson, Laurie Horvath, Christopher Jeffry, Amar Kothapalli and Peter McElwai.


William O’Bryan has joined Louis T. Roth & Co. as a senior staff accountant.


David Reznick, co-founder and former chairman of the board of CohnReznick predecessor, Reznick Group, has received the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers Lifetime Achievement Award.



Patrick Dunleavy has joined the international business advisory firm BBK, as a managing director. Dunleavy previously worked at Dunleavy & Associates. … Charles Finn and James Manley have been promoted to partner at PwC US, Detroit.


Ren Cicalese, a managing partner at Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co. of Medford, NJ, has been recognized by the New Jersey Society of CPAs as a “50 Over 50.” … Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co., of Cherry Hill and Hammonton, NJ, is recognized as one of the largest regional accounting firms in Southern New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area.


Vincent Paolucci has been named operational leader of WeiserMazars LLP’s Long Island office tax department. Eugene Ferraro has joined the firm as partner and tax sector leader in its international tax services group. … Joseph Lapoint has been taken on an internship at the commercial team within The Bonadio Group in Buffalo. In the firm’s Syracuse office Kathleen Fandrich has joined as an intern in the firm’s commercial practice. Tyler Sass has joined the firm’s government, compliance and labor team as an intern and Wade Wiers joined the firm’s healthcare and tax exempt central team within. In Rochester, the firm added Aubrey Anselm-Cooke, Leah Fallone, Rachel Halsey, Emily Monnat, Michael Vacanti, Mark VanAtta, Grace Walker, Jason Wilson as Nick Doktor as interns. Nicole Warren joined the Geneva office as an intern in its healthcare/tax exempt central team. In Albany, the firm added Kylene Fitsik, Jennifer Hayes and Stephanie Vega as interns. …


J. Michael McGuire to become the national managing partner of operations at Grant Thornton LLP, Charlotte. McGuire will succeed Lou Grabowsky who becomes a senior advisor as he transitions to retirement from the firm.


Ross Manson has been named principal-in-charge of Eide Bailly’s Fargo office. Manson succeeds Mike Astrup, who moved into a Firmwide leadership role as chief administrative officer.


Wayne Boggs joins SS&G Inc., Cincinnati, as an associate in the entrepreneurial services group. He completed an internship with the firm and earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Scott Pfeiffer joins as an associate in the wealth management department. He also completed an internship with the firm and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the honors college at Kent State University. Joyce Goldenbaum joins the firm as an associate in the entrepreneurial services department. Prior to joining SS&G, she worked as an independent accountant. Goldenbaum earned a Master in Business Administration from Otterbein University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Franklin University.


Adrienne R. Straccione, a senior accountant at Wouch, Maloney & Co. LLP, has been selected by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for the 2013 – 2014 Young Leaders Award. … Bill Kuhlman has joined Smart Devine as a managing director in its research and development tax consulting practice while Jack Branham joins as senior manager.


Kent Wilson has joined LBMC Strategic Staffing LLC, Nashville, IT recruiting team as an IT search consultant.


PwC US has admitted five professionals into the firm’s Greater Houston office partnership. Anthony Caletka will be admitted as a principal in the firm’s capital projects and infrastructure advisory practice. Bryan Melvin will be admitted as a partner in the private company services tax practice, focusing heavily on private equity. Yana Storms will be admitted as an assurance partner focused on the energy industry. Chad Tallant will be admitted as a partner in the financial services practice. He joined PwC in 2000, and has broad financial services experience, which enables him to serve clients in the brokerage, private equity and finance company segments. Kollen West will be admitted as an assurance partner focused on the energy industry. … Terry Pitts has joined UHY Advisors as senior tax manager in the firm’s Resource Solutions practice in Houston. Pitts will be responsible for assisting client companies with their tax department’s interim solutions needs. Pitts previously worked as a federal tax manager for Calpine Corp., and earlier as a tax supervisor with Lyondell Chemical Company. … Ruth Papazian joins H.D. Vest Financial Services, Irving, as chief marketing officer. Papazian left LPL in 2011 and has spent the last two years running her own consulting firm specifically focused on branding, strategic marketing and recruiting marketing for financial services firms.

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