Bhakti Patel has joined Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP as a director in the Century City practice.



Amir A. Isaiah, director of receivership and fiduciary services with Kaufman, Rossin & Co., Miami, has been invited to join the adjunct faculty at the Florida International University School of Law. He will teach a receivership law course during the fall semester.



David C. Shapiro has joined the Chicago office of Capstone Advisory Group LLC as executive director and head of restructuring for the Midwest Region.



Jamie Ellis has joined Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, Indianapolis, as chief of operations and finance.



Jerry E. Beard, a supervisor in the Tax Department at Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Bethesda, has been appointed chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs' State Tax Committee.



Kevin White, partner-in-charge of the Massachusetts office of BlumShapiro, has been appointed to the Board of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County.



Carly Akers and Kassy Gardner have joined the insurance advisory services practice of Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, as a staff tax accountant and a staff auditor respectively.



Diahann W. Lassus, president of Lassus Wherley, New Providence, has been named one of the New Jersey Society of CPAs' 2012 Women of Note. ... Walter J. Brasch, a partner with ParenteBeard LLC, has been re-elected treasurer of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.



Fayezul Choudhury has been named the next CEO of the International Federation of Accountants, succeeding Ian Ball, whose contract is due to expire in February 2013. In addition, Jörgen Holmquist has been appointed the first independent chair of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. ... Elite Rubin has joined UHY Advisors NY Inc., New York, as director of marketing. ... Jack Sieber has joined Freed Maxick CPAs PC, Buffalo, as a director in the health care practice. ... Christine Miller has been appointed the first female partner of Janover LLC, Garden City.



Liz Kalooky, practice growth director at Elliott Davis PLLC, has been named one of the Charlotte Business Journal's "Women in Business."



R. Trey Yant has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Brentwood, as a manager in the Accounting and Assurance Services Department. The firm also announced a number of promotions: In the Nashville office, Jared Chaffin, Amanda R. Fletcher, Clayton Joyce, Buck Freeman and Ashley E. Kilmon have been promoted to a senior in audit. In the Knoxville office, Mitch Janocha and Daniel S. Kittrell have been promoted to senior in tax, and Whitney D. McGowan to manger in tax. And in the Chattanooga office, Elizabeth Terry has been promoted to senior in audit, and Maegan D. Manning to senior in tax.



The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation announced that the Monitoring Board has approved the re-appointment of Harvey Goldschmid as a trustee for a second, three-year term.



Srikant Sastry has been named global public sector managing principal at Grant Thornton LLP. He is based in Alexandria.



Thomas J. Butler has been appointed director of the new Office of Credit Ratings at the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Eileen Rominger, director of the Division of Investment Management, will be retiring in July.



Michelle Charlesworth has been promoted to marketing coordinator at Kolb+Co., Brookfield, while Meghan Froehlich has transitioned from tax specialist to marketing coordinator and Rose Gavigan has transitioned from administrative assistant 1 to accounting associate/payroll specialist. In addition, John Fleming has joined the firm as an M&A intern.

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