Mark E. Oemcke, CPA, has joined Trigild, San Diego, as chief financial officer. ... Steve Gomo, former CFO of NetApp, has joined the Board of Directors of NetSuite Inc., San Mateo.
Jill Morton and Phuong "Cindy" To have joined Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co., Miami, as a senior accountant and a staff accountant, respectively. ... Taylor Hall Hixon has been promoted to senior auditor at LBA CPAs, Jacksonville.
Ken Anderson has joined the practice development team in the Atlanta-Birmingham Region of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; he will be based in the Atlanta office.
Audrey M. Odermann and Jerry J. Robke have been admitted as shareholders at Mize Houser & Co. PA CPAs, Topeka.
Scot E. Orndorff, a member of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, Hagerstown, has been appointed to the Accounting & Auditing Committee of PKF North America, while member Scott N. Drake serves on the Steering Committee of PKF NA's Financial Institutions Community of Practice.
Erin Delaney has joined Shepherd & Goldstein, Worcester, as client relationship manager.
Ren Cicalese, managing shareholder of Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co., Cherry Hill and Hammonton, has received the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
The American Institute of CPAs, New York, announced the winners of the 2010 Elijah Watt Sells Awards for the highest scores on all four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Exam, out of the more than 103,000 candidates who sat for the Exam in 2010: Seth D. Albin, Bryan T. Avery, Michael Berryman, Kristen Adele Brands, Michael Robert Dean, Jeffrey D. Downs, Shane C. Drake, Jaymie A. Farr, Trevor Steven Goss, Eric Emil Hartel, William Thomas Jachym, David E. Johnson, Emily Kiser, Zhi P. Liu, Jenna K. Mehalic, Heather Brilyn Saleeby, Christopher Joseph Schoell, Christopher David Tkach, and Paul Zimbardo. ... Sian Rayson has joined KPMG LLP, New York City, as a principal in the federal tax practice. ... Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, New York City, announced a number of new hires: David Kim and Tamar Kadosh have joined the firm as senior audit managers; Fred Steinmann as senior tax manager Fred Steinmann; Waqas Khan and Doris Lam as tax managers; Saleem Nabi as an audit supervisor; Catherine Rugolo as a senior accountant; Ben Lewin as a senior tax accountant; and Jaclyn Romanelli, Daniel Griffith, Amy You and Denise Bain as staff accountants. ... Elliott Lavietes has joined Sanders Thaler & Associates LLP, Jericho, as tax director. ... William J. O'Brien and Christopher L. DePalma have joined Bollam, Sheedy, Torani & Co. LLP CPAs, Albany, as associates in the Accounting and Auditing Department and the Tax Department, respectively. ... Martin Leventhal, co-chairman of the Business Investigative and Insolvency Group of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co., New York, has received the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the AICPA and CIMA. ... James W. Carter has been named CEO of Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC, New York City.
Gregory M. Alexander has merged his practice with Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP, and currently serves as the tax partner in the Hartsville office. ... James M. Manley, a shareholder at Elliott Davis LLC, Columbia, has been named 2012 South Carolina Financial Services Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. ... Stacy Galin has joined A.T. Locke, Greenville, as an accounting specialist.
Ryan, Dallas, announced a re-organization of its leadership team. On the global leadership team, Brendan F. Moore will serve as executive vice president and vice chairman of global corporate development; Gerald L. Ridgely as executive vice president and vice chairman of emerging businesses; Jon C. Sweet as executive vice president and vice chairman of strategy and business development. Delta Emerson will serve as executive vice president and chief of staff in the Office of the Chairman and CEO. On the national leadership team, Ginny Buckner Kissling will serve as president of U.S. operations, and Garry Round as president of Canadian operations. The firm also announced its practice leadership team, including Noel E. Hall as practice leader for abandoned and unclaimed property; Mark W. Eidman as practice leader for controversies and appeals; Helen Lemmon as practice leader for credits and incentives; Jim Kranjc as interim practice leader for employment tax; Peter McLaughlin as practice leader for fraud and forensic recovery; Todd E. Behrend as interim practice leader for international income tax; Suzanne den Breems as practice leader for Netherlands operations; Lester C. Rhodes as practice leader for property tax; Susan Traylor Bittick as practice leader for public affairs; William Samuels as practice leader for severance tax; Robert A. Sheehan as practice leader for state income and franchise tax; Dena Oberst Hall as practice leader for tax compliance services; Tony Chavez as practice leader for tax technology; Damon Chronis as practice leader for transaction tax; and Jillian McCullagh, as practice leader for U.K. operations. ... James Brodnax has been named partner-in-charge of risk advisory services at ) MJLM Consulting, a division of McConnell & Jones CPAs, Houston. ... Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth, promoted a number of employees to senior manager: Corky Freed, Adam McCane, Jacob Nethery, Neha Patel, Delan Paulsen, Mostafa Popal and George Rendziperis.
Chungwoo Suh, an advisor to the Korea Accounting Standards Board and a professor of accounting at Kookmin University, has been named as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board for a five-year term.
The Accreditation Council on Accountancy and Taxation, Alexandria, announced the results of the five different credentialing exams offered during the November-December 2011 testing window.
Eleven people passed the "Practice 1" portion of the two-part Comprehensive Examination for Accreditation in Accountancy: Darren Bailey, of Key Largo, Fla.; Ana Maria Cardona, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; Lisa Colon, of New London, Ct.; Marit Gilkey, of Excelsior, Minn.; Jorge Gomez, of North Hills, Calif; Wayne Green, of Niantic, Ct.; Carol Ann Korte, of Keokuk, Iowa; Daniel Randall, of Eugene, Ore; Richard Sacks, of St. Charles, Mo.; John Spada, of Quincy, Mass.; and Edward Steinback, of Prescott Valley, Ariz. Randall posted the highest score on the exam. Nine people passed the "Practice 2" portion of the exam: the previously mentioned Darren Bailey, Ana Maria Cardona, Richard Sacks, John Spada and Carol Ann Korte; and Jesse Leahy, of Topock, Ariz; Yuliya Pigrish, of Redondo Beach, Calif.; Alexander Smith, of Solana Beach, Calif.; and Jason Jones, of Columbus, Ohio. Smith and Spada posted the highest scores on the exam. Three people passed the Accredited Tax Advisor Exam: Lola Caraway, of Liberal, Kan.; David Iler, of Petaluma, Calif.; and Alexander Smith, Solana Beach, Calif. Iler posted the highest score on the exam. Seven people passed the Accredited Tax Preparer Exam: Nader Andrews, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Sonia Ballard, of Ridgeland, Miss.; Brenda Ensing, of Houghton Lake, Mich.; Juan Hinojosa, of Hidalgo, Texas; Fredd Montoya, of Doral, Fla.; Nirav Parikh, of Rutherford, N.J.; and Kenneth Williams, of Columbia, Md. Montoya posted the highest score on the ATP exam. Three people passed the Accredited Retirement Advisor Exam: Therese Doering, of Howard Lake, Minn.; Evan Golar, of Airmont, N.Y.; and Peggy Nolan-Prem, of Spring Green, Wis. Doering posted the highest score on the ARA exam. ... Steve Wiltse, co-founder and partner at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, has been named to the Board of Directors of Cardinal Bank.
Phoebe W. Brown has been appointed secretary of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, D.C. ... Brian Stephens has been named national leader of the banking and finance practice of KPMG LLP, succeeding Tony Anzevino, who is assuming a global client leadership role. ... Brandon Carlton has rejoined Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, D.C., as a principal in the National Tax Department, while George Blaine has joined the firm as an executive director.
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