ARIZONA

Wendell Peters, a partner at Henry & Horne LLP, Tempe, has retired after 15 years of service. He joined the firm in 1997, and became partner in 2001.

 

CONNECTICUT

Jill Kovalich, Connecticut marketing manager for Marcum LLP, North Haven, has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater New Haven Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for a two-year term.

 

GEORGIA

Amanda Foster and Pieter Penning have been promoted to partner in the assurance practice and the advisory practice, respectively, of PwC US, Atlanta.

 

ILLINOIS

Daniel J. Doherty has been named U.S. market development leader for the advisory practice of KPMG LLP, succeeding John Tesoro, who will be retiring in September. Doherty is based in Chicago.

 

LOUISIANA

Helene Kaiser Wall has joined Postlethwaite & Netterville as a manager in the Consulting Division.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs Inc. has elected its Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Kenneth Kirkland, of KAF Financial Group, will serve as chairman; Merrill S. Puopolo, of CBIZ Tofias & Mayer Hoffman McCann PC - Tofias New England Division, as chairman-elect; William D. Mahoney, of Edelstein & Co. LLP, as vice-chairman of finance; Carla M. McCall, of Alexander Aronson Finning & Co. PC, as vice chairman; Paul E. Costantino, of Costantino Richards Rizzo LLP, as vice chairman; Stuart R. Benton, of Bradford Soap, as past chairman; and Theodore J. Flynn as president and CEO. Serving as members will be: Cheryl M. Burke, Frank Constance, Kristin M. Costa, Randall S. Davis, Douglas P. Fiebelkorn, Gerald A. Gerson, Lawrence Kahn, Daniel F. Morrill, Catherine M. Moy, George R. Neble, Charles O'Donnell and Kathryn A. Polak.

 

MINNESOTA

Kimpa A. Moss has joined Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co. LLP, Minneapolis, as a partner.

 

NEW JERSEY

Thomas F. Roche, a principal at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa LLC, Cranford, has been elected president of the New Jersey Society of CPAs for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2012.

 

NEW YORK

John J. Kearney, a shareholder of Jaeckle Kearney & Lepselter, Garden City, has been elected president of the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of CPAs for a one-year term. In addition, Patricia A. Johnson, A. Rief Kanan and Ronald G. Hegt have been selected as trustees. ... Scott Sanders, managing partner of Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz LLP, Jericho, has been named president-elect of the Nassau County Chapter of the NYSSCPA. ... Terri McClements, a partner in the U.S. advisory practice of PwC US, has been named U.S. human capital leader, succeeding Dennis Finn, who will continue as global human capital leader. ... Kevin Hudson has joined Grant Thornton LLP, New York City, as national private equity services managing director. ... Henry Ristuccia has been appointed leader of the global governance, risk and compliance offering of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., New York.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Partners Kevin Doyle and Rick Steen have been elected to the Board of Directors of Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo, while partner Mark Martens has been elected chair of the board, and partner Linda Koerselman has been elected vice chair.

 

OHIO

SS&G announced a number of new hires: In the Columbus office, Rebecca Hill has joined the firm as a bookkeeper in the Entrepreneurial Services Group, while in the Akron office, Dusty Walulik has joined the firm as an associate in the Human Resources Department, and Lisa Hunt has joined SS&G Healthcare Services LLC as a billing specialist. ... Jason Kline has joined BCG Systems Inc. as an inside sales associate.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Peggi Rockefeller has joined Vertex Inc., Berwyn, as chief tax officer of U.S. transaction tax.

 

TEXAS

Rod Desroches is leaving Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches LLP, Houston, where he has been a partner since 1992, to become president of U.S. Metals. He joined GDD in 1987.

 

VIRGINIA

Bill Barrett, a shareholder in Barrett PC, Richmond, has been elected to the American Accounting Association's Forensic and Investigative Section as vice president of practice.

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