CALIFORNIA

Roger E. Laty has joined Haskell & White LLP, Irvine, as a principal to help expand the firm's real estate services into the REIT industry. ... Ryan Whelan has joined HMWC CPAs, Tustin, as a staff accountant in the Tax Department. ... PwC US admitted six new partners in its San Francisco office: Gib Efird in the advisory practice; Tom Holman, Emily Pillars and Renton Squires in the assurance practice; Ligia Machado in the tax practice; and Pete Schraeder in the IT and project assurance practice.

 

DELAWARE

Kristen Shaw, a principal at ParenteBeard LLC, Wilminton, has received the American Institute of CPAs' Women to Watch Award in the Experienced Leadership Category from the Delaware Society of CPAs.

 

ILLINOIS

Nelson Rodriguez and Nathan Knavel have joined the executive search practice of Koltin Consulting Group, Chicago, as a managing director and a director, respectively. ... Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago, has named 12 new partners: Nicki Donlon, James Drumm, Joshua Ganshert, Kimberly Ginn, Robert M. Hull, Andrew Katz, Mark Kiecker, Eric J. Kroll, Noah Leiden, Michael J. Patti, Carver Smith and Brent Wagner.

 

MISSOURI

RubinBrown, St. Louis, has promoted Brian Amelung, Ben Barnes, Wayne Danneman and Bill Gawrych to partner.

 

NEW YORK

Dr. Jeffrey Owens has been appointed senior policy adviser to Dave Holtze, global vice chair of tax at Ernst & Young, New York. ... Howard Fielstein has joined Citrin Cooperman, New York City, as a partner in the valuation and forensic services practice. ... John Q. McGowan has been appointed to the new role of chief information officer for global tax at KPMG International. He previously served as leader of the tax technology practice for KPMG LLP.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Jeffrey L. Ferro has been named president of ParenteBeard LLC, Philadelphia. He previously served as chief operating officer. Separately, firm manager Jeffrey Buchakjian and staff accountant Andrew Kunisky have passed the CPA Exam. ... Colleen S. Vallen has joined the Philadelphia office of Citrin Cooperman as the lead partner in its valuation and forensic services practice. ... Dan LaBert has joined the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

 

TEXAS

PwC US admitted seven new partners in its Houston office: Maria Collman, Kasey Dunn and Melanie Hutchinson as tax partners; Jared Curless as a tax principal; Joe Longoria, Mark West and Kenneth Verheeck as assurance partners.

 

WASHINGTON

Dr. Lisa Reshaur, a director with the risk consulting services practice of PwC US, Seattle, received an International Award of Excellence as the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Consultant of the Year from DRI International.

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