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


Bethany Swartwood has joined CohnReznick as a tax principal in the Los Angeles office.



Mark Scoles, partner-in-charge of Grant Thornton LLP’s Accounting Principles Group, has been appointed to the Emerging Issues Task Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk.



Marie Streetman and Deborah Holden have joined the Tampa Bay office of CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann as bookkeepers in the Tampa Bay office.



Aaron Gilcreast has been appointed U.S. valuation services leader in the assurance practice at PwC US. He is based in the Atlanta office.



Shawn Stevison has joined Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC, Louisville, as a manager of health care consulting services.



Baker Newman Noyes announced a number of promotions and new hires in its Portland office: Adam Aucoin, Drew Blaney, Kelly Bristol and Remy Vazquez have been promoted to manager in the tax practice; Pamela Cook to senior manager in the health care consulting practice; Stephanie Richio and Dianne Rodrigue to manager in the health care consulting practice; Tiffany Edwards to senior manager in the audit practice; Courtney Francis to senior in the tax practice; Dan Gayer to manager in the tax practice; Josie Hajdysz to senior accounting coordinator in the finance department; Greg Knight to senior in the health care consulting practice; and Josh Lapierre to senior manager in the tax practice. At the same time, Gilda Bryand and Lauren O’Neil have joined the firm as an administrative assistant in the tax practice; Jordan Emery as a staff member in the tax practice; Jacqueline Guerin as a paraprofessional in the tax practice; Diane Kandilakis as a consultant in the healthcare consulting practice; Kristie Krouse as an administrative assistant in the operations department; Roshay Reddy as a senior in the tax practice; and Nicole Shaffer as a proposal coordinator in the marketing department. … Jason Favreau, a principal in the Tax Consulting and Compliance Group of BerryDunn, Portland, received a 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association. In addition, marketing director Cheryl Bascomb has been nominated for the Association for Accounting Marketing’s Marketer of the Year Award.



Arthur Bell CPAs, Hunt Valley, announced a number of promotions: Michelle Chopper has been promoted to director, responsible for managing the consulting and advisory team; Erica Beaumont, Jason Friedman and Susanne Wolfe have been promoted to tax manager; and Elizabeth Halteman, Allison Hartlove and Nicole Clabaugh have been promoted to family office manager in the family office services group. … Kelly Brown, marketing manager at KatzAbosch, has been elected to the board of directors for Sports Boosters of Maryland.


Mary A. Green has been promoted to senior accountant at Kiefer Bonfanti & Co. LLP, St. Louis.


Baker Newman Noyes announced a number of five promotions and one new hire in its Manchester office. Rebecca Acorn, Michael Casale, Shaun Cote and Kevin Pelletier have been promoted to supervising senior in the tax practice, and Emily Antonico to manager in the risk and business advisory practice, while Jim Moran has joined the tax practice as a senior manager. … Patricia Marrese has joined Financial Executives International, Morristown, as director of strategic partnerships.


Simon Filip has been named partner at KRS CPAs, Paramus, where he will lead the KRS commercial real estate practice and play a significant role in the private client advisory group. He joined the firm in 2014.


Marks Paneth LLP announced three leadership appointments: Steven Eliach has become principal-in-charge, Tax; Steven Henning has become partner-in-charge, Advisory; and Michael McNee has become partner-in-charge, Attest. … Amina Diallo and Brittany Smith have been promoted to senior accountant in the Audit Department of Lumsden McCormick, Buffalo. In addition, the firm’s Robert Ingrasci has been named vice president of the Board of Associates of Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital. … Martin Cooperman has joined Whitman Business Advisors LLC. He was previously a senior partner at Grant Thornton. … Cole Clark has joined the higher education leadership team of Deloitte as national director of higher education client relations. … Cathy Steininger has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP as vice president of BT Benefits & Consulting, its employee benefits affiliate. … Joy Herrick and Michael Sicurella have joined Castellano, Korenberg & Co. CPAs PC, Hicksville, as a senior tax accountant and a senior accountant, respectively.


Tania D. Gitch has been named chair of the Tax Department at Geffen Mesher. She joined the firm as a shareholder in 2013.


Kate Kilcoyne has joined the assurance and advisory services team of Scott and Co. LLC, Columbia, as an associate accountant.


Gonzalo Hordeñana, founding partner of Baker Tilly Uruguay, has been appointed Latin American regional chairman for Baker Tilly International.



Barbara Schaefer McDuffie, managing director of business development at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, has been elected to the board of directors of Tysons Partnership. … Robert J. Shea, a principal in the global public sector practice at Grant Thornton LLP, has been awarded the Andy Barr Award from the Association of Government Accountants in recognition of his work exemplifying and promoting excellence in federal government service.



Brian J. Cassidy has joined the Center for Audit Quality, Washington, D.C., as a professional practice fellow. He joins the CAQ from Deloitte LLP, where he is an audit senior manager.

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