Raul Hernandez, an audit and advisory partner at Hood & Strong LLP, was elected to the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors, where he will serve as director of the Northern Region. CHCC represents the interests of more than 600,000 Hispanic business owners in California. … Bethany Stanley joins the Global Compliance and Reporting group at EYin Los Angeles. Stanley joins from BDO USA, LLP where she served for 10 years, bringing extensive experience with ASC 740. Timothy Skillman has been named director in the Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group in the Los Angeles office.


Annette King joins EY’s National Tax Department in the Indirect Tax/Affordable Care Act practice as an executive director based in Tampa. She has more than 20 years of experience with health benefits and retirement plans and will be working with clients to help them become ACA compliant. Previously, King worked in Benefits at Bloomin’ Brands and as a Director of both Benefits and Human Resources for Starbucks Coffee Company.


David Rogers has joined Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams to assist with the expansion of the firm’s business valuation and litigation support. Rogers joins ORBA from a global professional services firm. He is a member of the AICPA, Illinois Society of Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Chicago Estate Planning Council and Association for Corporate Growth. Rogers received his B.S. in Business Administration with Major in Accounting at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


Baker Newman Noyes promoted several throughout its offices in Maine. Promotions include: Christopher Allinson to helpdesk analyst II in the operations department. Adam Aucoin was promoted to supervising senior in the tax practice. Kayla Bartlett was promoted to supervising senior in the tax practice. Drew Blaney was promoted to supervising senior in the tax practice. Kelly Bristol was promoted to supervising senior in the tax practice. Ally Brophy was promoted to senior marketing coordinator in the marketing department. Matthew Dionne was promoted to junior systems administrator in the operations department. Jason Emery was promoted to senior manager in the audit practice. Gib Foltz was promoted to manager in the tax practice. Craig Frey was promoted to senior manager in the audit practice. Daniel Gayer was promoted to supervising senior in the tax practice. John Hadwen was promoted to senior manager in the tax practice. Jennifer Horton was promoted to senior human resources specialist in the human resources department. Jaclyn Johnson was promoted to manager in the tax practice. Jessica Metros was promoted to senior in the tax practice. Julie Paquette was promoted to senior manager in the audit practice. Nicholas Porto was promoted to senior manager in the tax practice. Natalie Solotoff was promoted to senior manager in the tax practice. Remy Vazquez was promoted to supervising senior in the tax practice. In addition to promotions Baker Newman Noyes made several new hires. New team members include: Santa Allaire was hired as a manager in the healthcare consulting practice. Joanna Brinker was hired as an administrative assistant in the operations department. Danielle Laverriere joined the firm as a staff member in the audit practice. Jay McCormick and Natasha Nuttall joined as staff members in the tax practice. Christopher Underwood joined as a senior in the tax practice.


Catherine Honey joins EY’s Human Capital Performance Improvement practice as an executive director in the firm’s Boston office. Prior to EY, Honey was a partner at Wipro and Mercer Consulting, a senior consultant at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and practice manager for the Hunter Group. Most recently, Honey was with Radius/High Street Partners, managing delivery of HR, payroll, finance and accounting services. … Christopher Bolte has joined Baker Newman Noyes as a staff member in the tax practice of the firm’s Boston office. Kaitlin DeMartin was promoted to manager in the tax practice.


Jennifer Rico joins Brown Smith Wallace as a manager in the Health Care Advisory Services practice. She has more than 28 years of experience in health care. As a registered nurse and certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Rico has unique expertise in health care process improvement, daily operations management and the development of customer quality improvement programs. Her experience includes positions in St. Louis area hospitals, correctional medicine, governmental public health and long term care.


Baker Newman Noyes promoted several in its New Hampshire office. Promotions include: Allison Hall who was promoted to senior in the tax practice, Christopher Hussey and Kimberly Kotlin were promoted to senior managers in the tax practice. Cynthia Manning and Colleen Mathews were promoted to managers in the tax practice. Baker Newman Noyes hired Ofir Campeanu and Chris Rossetti as a staff members in the audit practice.


Jose Torres has joined the public companies and assurance services group at RRBB Accountants and Advisors. Prior to RRBB, Torres was a manager in Centri Consulting’s New York Business Advisory Services practice.


Hiromi Ikuta joins Ernst & Young LLP as a partner in the National Tax Department for Japanese Business Services in New York. Previously a partner with Deloitte, she has provided tax services to large Japanese multinational companies. While there, Hiroma was the FATCA Japan Leader and established the US Tax Desk to provide tax consulting and compliance services in Japan. David DiFusco joins EY’s Banking and Capital Markets group as an executive director. Most recently, he was the global head of tax with MSCI for four years. He earned that position after 20 years with major professional services firms, including 10 years at Deloitte where he became a Managing Director. Jackie Taylor joins EY Tax’s HR Performance Improvement practice in New York. Her 15+ years' experience in HR and Technology include leading the evaluation and optimization of global HR processes and technologies in an effort to align with organizational goals. She comes to EY from PVH Corp where she was a Senior Director of Global HR Systems. Taylor has a wealth of experience in industry as well as consulting having worked as Managing Director of Global Operations & Strategy for Sapien LLC as well as running NJ Workforce contracts for ACS State & Local Solutions. Taylor is also the recipient of NJBiz' 2015 Best 50 Women in Business Award as well as the 2015 Outstanding Women in Somerset Award for her leadership in Information Technology. … Matthew Waldron, director of Financial Reporting Policy, has been appointed Chair of the Consultative Advisory Group to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, effective April 1, 2015.


Jesse Speltz has joined DHG as a National Business Development Executive for the firm's national Private Equity practice. He has more than 25 years of professional experience working with Asset Based Lenders, Corporations, Private Equity Groups, Hedge Funds, Attorneys, Corporate Finance Companies. Throughout his career, he has worked with clients helping solve complex valuation and asset management issues.


Richard Lash has joined the Cleveland State University’s Accounting Advisory Board.


John Bilanin was promoted to managing director in the Higher Education Practice of Smart Devine. Previously, Bilanin was a senior manager. John Bullock has moved up from senior manager to director the firm’s Forensic & Ligation Practice. Chad Melroy was promoted from senior manager to director in the firm’s Surety & Litigation Practice. MaryLynn Kudey is now a director in the firm’s Higher Education Practice. Previously, Kudey was a senior manager. Christopher Niwinski is now a director in the firm’s Business Advisory Practice. Previously, Niwinski was a senior manager. Jack Branham is now a director in the firm’s tax practice Branham was a senior manager. … Janet Golonka has joined Financial Outsourcing Solutions as director of compliance audit service. Golonka earned her B.A in accounting from Washington and Jefferson College and her MBA in finance from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. She specializes in regulatory compliance and has assisted clients with the establishment of compliance management systems, risk assessments, training, consulting and special projects in areas such as UDAAP, BSA, CRA, HMDA and fair lending.


James Mihills has been promoted to partner in the financial institutions consulting practice of Weaver. … Trang Scott joins EY’s National Tax Department - International Tax Services. Prior to EY, Scott worked at Procter & Gamble as the regional tax director in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was responsible for tax operations in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Procter & Gamble, Trang had 14 years of experience in international accounting firms working in the US and Asia. Trang is an executive director based in Houston.

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