Travis Hersh and Melissa Klass have joined White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, Irvine, as audit junior. ... Christopher L. White has joined the Woodland Hills office of J.H. Cohn LLP as a partner in the international tax practice. ... CPA Frank Coleman has been named chief auditor at Farmers & Merchants Bank.



Steven A. Gagnon has joined BlumShapiro, West Hartford, as an audit principal in the Manufacturing/Distribution Group.



Stuart Rosenberg, a principal at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC, Miami, and president of Solutions@MBAF LLC, has been appointed to the Information Technology Committee of United Way of Miami-Dade.



Stanley N. Logan has joined Sikich LLP, Naperville, as a partner and chief operating officer. ... David Bowers, a member of the business valuation and transition planning team of Porte Brown LLC, Elk Grove Village, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.



Andrew R. Conyers and Ashley M. Heath have been promoted to tax senior associate at McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Des Moines. ... Brent E. McLaren, of FBL Financial Group Inc., West Des Moines, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Children & Families of Iowa. ... Carmen M. Austin has been promoted to partner at De Noble & Co. PC, Rock Rapids. ... Stefanie E. Lovin has been promoted to senior manager at Brooks Lodden PC, West Des Moines, has been promoted to senior manager.



Brad Southern and Todd Tigges have been promoted to principal at UHY LLP, Sterling Heights, while Krystina Borrocci has been promoted to director of marketing.



Seth Leibson has been promoted to managing director at CBIZ, and shareholder at MHM, Kansas City, while Mike Loritz has been promoted to managing director at CBIZ MHM. ... Lincoln Gray, an audit principal and broker-dealer services practice leader with Brown Smith Wallace LLC, has received the 2011 Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Missouri Society of CPAs. ... Kristin Bettorf has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a manager in the Federal Tax Services Group. ... Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC announced a number of new hires and promotions: Andrew Dahmer and Tyler Jessup have joined the Tax Services Department as staff accountants, and Capri Swanson has joined the department in the State and Local Tax Group, while Brad Hanneman and Sarah Schiltz have been promoted to manager; Anne Leal and Michael Herber to senior; and Lindsey Downey to supervisor. In the Assurance and Business Advisory Services Department, Jordan Deremer has been promoted from to manager and Rebekah Marshall to supervisor.



Kevin Hedden and John Toscano have been elected to the partnership at J.H. Cohn LLP. Hedden is based in the Roseland office, while Toscano leads the educational institution industry practice in New England.



Michael Burke has joined UHY Advisors NY Inc., New York City, as a managing director, and UHY LLP as a partner. ... Terry Most has joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York City, as a partner in the SEC Practice Group. ... Brian Sackstein has joined Grassi & Co., Jericho, as a not-for-profit audit principal.



Jennifer Kovell has joined Skoda Minotti Financial Services, Cleveland, as a financial services assistant. ... Dennis Vaughn, a senior associate with SS&G, has been named Ohio's Big Brother of the Year by the state association of Big Brothers Big Sisters. As Ohio Big Brother of the Year, he is nominated for National Big Brother of the Year.



Brian J. Hoffman, a partner at Citrin Cooperman, Philadelphia, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Staffing Association.



Tina Smerdon has joined A.T. Locke, Greenville, as an accounting analyst. ... Holly E. Crown, of the Georgetown office of WebsterRogers, has earned her CPA designation. ... Leah Maybry, a senior manager in the Charlotte office of Elliott Davis PLLC, Charlotte, has been named one of the Charlotte Business Journal's 40 Under 40.



Marshall Gandy has been appointed associate regional director for examinations in the Fort Worth Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.



Mark Burnette and Craig Zimberg have joined LBMC Security Services LLC, a member of the LBMC Family of Companies, as a director and a senior manager, respectively.



Justin Lamanna has joined UHY Advisors, Houston, as a business development manager in the eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Practice Group.



Diane Carter has joined Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Newport News, as a tax director.



Lisa Wilson has been promoted to office managing partner of the Northwest practice of McGladrey & Pullen LLP. She is based in Tacoma and will oversee the practice development and general practice management efforts in Tacoma, Seattle and Olympia. In addition, Robert Best has been promoted from to tax services lead partner for the Northwest practice, and Lenore Drollinger has been promoted to assurance services lead partner for the practice. ... Cindy Doyle has been promoted to senior manager in charge of the Finance and Accounting Services Group of Clark Nuber, Bellevue.

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