A roundup of recent hires, promotions, awards and other personnel news from firms across the country.

FLORIDA

Lori Sampson, a principal with Myers, Brettholtz & Co. PA, Fort Myers, has been appointed to the Cape Coral Expansion Executive Committee for the capital campaign to bring the Gulf Coast Humane Society to Cape Coral. … Christi Link has joined the Tampa office of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors as director of client development.

 

KENTUCKY

Mickey McCandless has joined Dean Dorton Allen Ford as an associate in health care consulting in its Louisville office.

 

LOUISIANA

Gina Rachel has joined Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC as a tax director in the New Orleans area practice.
 


MAINE

BerryDunn, Portland, announced a number of new hires. In administration, Christina Dalessio has joined the firm as a marketing manager, Alex Gagnon as a PC support technician, Adam McNally as a content marketing manager, and Jennie Palermo as a CPE and training coordinator. In audit and accounting, David Andrus has joined the firm as a staff accountant; in government consulting, Kimberly Brandt and Michael Martel have joined as senior consultants, and Amanda Findlay and Meagan Shelton as consultant; and in tax, Kathy Bennett has joined the firm as a manager.

 

MARYLAND

A number of employees of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC are participating on committees of firm association Allinial Global: managing member John R. Schnitzer has been reappointed to the Firm Management Committee and the Nominating Committee; member Timothy E. Peters has been appointed to the Accounting & Auditing Committee; tax manager Nathaniel L. Fissel to the Tax Committee; marketing director MaryBeth Hockenberry to the Business Development/Marketing Committee; and firm administrator Kimberly J. Wines was reappointed to the Human Resources Committee.


NEW YORK

Adam Strayer has joined BDO Consulting, a division of BDO USA LLP, as a director, leading technology-assisted review for the forensic technology services practice. … Stephen Latuso, director and head of the Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Group at WeiserMazars, has become a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Darren Hendrix has joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Raleigh, as an assurance senior manager.


OHIO

Renee West, a human resources generalist with Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, has been elected to serve as the workforce readiness director for the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management’s State Council Board.


TEXAS

At a conference in Texas, the Institute of Internal Auditors announced four new members of the American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners: Eric Hespenheide, a past global leader for internal audit services at Deloitte & Touche and current chairman of the Global Sustainability Standards Board and chairman of the AICPA Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Task Force; Urton Anderson, the EY Professor and Director of Von Allmen School Accountancy at the University of Kentucky; Jon T. Rymer, a past inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Stephen L. Morgan, president of Excellence in Government Accountability and Performance Practices. … Michael Dunlap has joined Rylander, Clay & Opitz LLP, Fort Worth, as a manager in the Tax Department.

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