Megan Asselin has been promoted to senior manager at Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP, Glendora. Asselin has been with VLS for more than 10 years. She specializes in financial and compliance audits; single audits under Federal Circular A-133; Proposition 39 financial and performance audits; attendance accounting consulting; and individual and trust taxes. Asselin has expertise in various industries, including K-12 school districts, community. … Stuart McLean has joined the San Francisco-based online accounting software company Xero Ltd as chief revenue officer. McLean joined to Xero from Google Inc. in Sydney where he was the head of enterprise in Australia New Zealand, driving cloud applications business for products such as Google Apps. … Maria Orellana and Maureen Cronin have joined Pun & McGeady CPAs, Los Angeles, as partners. … Sue Tomlinson, a partner at Crowe Horwath, received the Women in Business Award for Business Executive of the Year from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.


The Financial Accounting Standards Board appointed new members to its task force and advisory groups. Alexander Corl has been appointed to the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force. Corl is the CFO and Treasurer of The Lee Company, a privately held manufacturing company based in Westbrook, Connecticut. There were six new members appointed to the Investors Technical Advisory Committee, including Frederick Cannon, Wallace Enman, Brian Foran, Jonathan Nus, Kevin W. Shea and David Trainer. Larry Probus has been appointed to the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. Jeffrey Rubin has been named the vice president and general counsel of the The Financial Accounting Foundation. Rubin will provide strategic legal advice and guidance to the FAF, which oversees the FASB and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.


Justin Stone, a partner in Crowe Horwath, was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” program.


Chuck Allen, CEO of Crowe Horwath LLP, was named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship 100. Allen also received the Ball State University Department of Accounting Award of Excellence for 2012. Geralyn Hurd, a partner at the firm, was named one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants in the category of Excellence in the Public Sector.


Cory Herendeen, a principal, and Jeremy Cox, a senior manager, both in the Performance practice in Crowe Horwath’s Indianapolis office, were among the 100 finalists for Indy’s 2012 Best and Brightest.  Herendeen was a finalist in the Accounting category, Cox a finalist in the Government category. Jennifer Kary, a partner in the audit practice in the Crowe South Bend, Ind., office, was recognized in the 2012 Class of Michiana “Forty Under 40” program, presented by the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph’s County. Aaron Myers, a senior manager in the audit practice in the Crowe Fort Wayne, Ind., office, was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s “Forty Under 40” program.


Steve Jennings, a partner in the audit practice of Crowe Horwath, Lexington, received the Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s Outstanding Board Leadership Award.


Ellie Baker, a managing principal at Baker Newman Noyes was honored with the American Heart Association’s 2013 Crystal Heart Award for their continued support and promotion of the organization’s mission.


David Kessler, partner and national director of CohnReznick’s commercial real estate industry practice, has been appointed to the board of advisors of ALM, a provider of specialized business news and information for the commercial real estate sector. In this role, Kessler will help to guide content development for three premier ALM media and thought leadership outlets including Real Estate Forum, and RealShare conference series.



Sheila Smith has been named the restructuring services leader for the Americas region for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, in Boston.



Damien Paumi, who works at Nisivoccia LLP, was recently recognized as a 2013 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager in the January issue of New Jersey Monthly. … Warren Broudy,  a principal at  The Mercadien Group, Princeton, has received his Registered Municipal Accountant certification. … Todd Christie, New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie’s brother, will become the director of Ernst & Young’s Northeast Practice Market Team


Michael Schneider has joined ParenteBeard LLC, Lehigh Valley, as partner in the firm’s consulting practice. … Nicholas Breon has joined Rotz & Stonesifer PC, Chambersburg as a full time staff accountant. He will step into his new position in June 2013.


Vanessa Taylor has joined LBMC Strategic Staffing LLC, Nashville, as  an IT recruitment specialist.


William Belt has been named a director of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services' discovery practice, in Washington, D.C.

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