Don Murphy, managing shareholder of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Alabama, has been named CEO of the Year by the Birmingham Business Journal.



Colette Kamps and Marilyn Mays have been admitted to the partnership at Henry & Horne LLP, Tempe, bringing the total number of partners to 15.



Barbara Rosenbaum, a senior tax shareholder at Gumbiner Savett Inc., Santa Monica, will co-chair the California Society of CPAs' 2011 Women's Leadership Forum on June 10.



Shawn Dahl has joined RSM McGladrey Inc. as a director in the consulting practice, serving the Southeast United States. He will be based in the Atlanta office.



Gregory T. Kuhn has joined Sikich LLP, Aurora, as director of local government management services, succeeding Larry W. Maholland, who is retiring at the end of June.



Chuck Faunce has joined Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn PA, Owings Mills, as a director in the Business Valuation Department. ... Carl Kampel, director-in-charge of professional standards at Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, has been elected area director for the North Atlantic Area of Financial Executives International. ... Clifton Gunderson named three new partners in its Baltimore office: John Kraft, Andrew Ranck and Owen Ward. ... Steven J. Kurinsky, a staff accountant with DeLeon & Stang, has earned the QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification.



Rich Antonini, managing partner of the Grand Rapids office of Plante & Moran PLLC, has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Ferris State University.



Kelly Raso, an associate partner at Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co., Cherry Hill and Hammonton, has been appointed vice president of the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce.



Rema Serafi, an economic and valuation services principal with KPMG LLP, New York City, has been named national transfer pricing leader, as well as the primary representative of the U.S. practice in KPMG's Global Transfer Pricing Services network. In addition, Jeffrey Millen has joined the firm's New York Metro financial services practice as a federal tax principal. ... Brian L. Fox has been appointed chief financial officer of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York City. ... Stephen Almond has been elected chairman of the board of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., succeeding John P. Connolly, whose term ended on May 31, 2011. Previously, Almond served as deputy global chief executive officer.



Morgan Blaisdell and Laramie Reese have joined the staff of Breslow Starling, Greensboro.



Tene Thomas, a tax partner at McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP, Houston, has been named a member of Who's Who in Black Houston, in recognition of her achievements in her field and her contributions to community affairs.



Damon DeSue, income tax director of Dollar Tree Inc., has been named chair of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Society of CPAs, Richmond, for 2011-2012. In addition, the society named Elsie Rose, of Yount, Hyde & Barbour, 2011 Outstanding Member of the Year, in recognition of her community and leadership activities. It also named the recipients of its Top 5 Under 35 Award, which recognizes notable professional achievement, VSCPA accomplishment on the state or chapter level, community contribution and dedication to the CPA profession: April Gunn, the director of data analysis at the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts; Marc Filer, a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Holly Ratwani, a tenured faculty member in the Economics and Business Department at Bridgewater College; Jamie Wohlert, of Navigant Consulting; and Natalie Lentz, an assistant chief accountant with the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission.



Bob Uttenweiler has joined McQuadeBrennan LLP, Washington, D.C., as a senior consultant. He was previously the executive director of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.



Clifton Gunderson named a number of new partners: Jason Feltz has been named a partner in the Oshkosh office, while Terry Halfman and Sean Walker have been named partners in the Milwaukee office.

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