William Dow, a member at Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino LLC, Birmingham, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Alabama.



Karen Burns, a CPA and audit partner at Sensiba San Filippo LLP, has been appointed to the Audit Committee of Alameda County's Children's Hospital & Research Center. ... Christine Hall Fraser has joined CPE Link, San Jose, as director of corporate training solutions. ... Eric Weis has joined the Management Consulting Group of Perry-Smith LLP, Sacramento, as an ERM, IT controls and SAS 70 expert.



Neil Oberfeld has joined the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the Real Estate Department.



Michael K. Brooder, CPA, CCIFP, has been named partner-in-charge of the Hartford office of Marcum LLP.



Richard A. Berkowitz, managing director and director-in-charge of management consulting services at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant CPAs & Consultants LLP, Miami, received a Silver Medal for Individual Achievement from Miami Today for his many contributions to the community, including serving as state chair of Take Stock in Children, a member of the University of Miami's Citizen Board, and as a trustee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.



The Exit Planning Institute, Chicago, announced that 22 professional advisors recently earned its Certified Exit Planning Advisor credential: Anthony Berndt and Brian Quandt, of Baker Tilly; Kurt Cretors, of SC Financial Services Inc.; Peggy Dean, of Johnson Miller Co. CPAs; Dominick DiBona, of UBS Financial; Gilberto Escobedo, of Serficor Partners; Kevin Fox, of LPL Financial; Marsha Golgart, of Nationwide Valuations; Warland Griffith, of Wealth Management Advisors; Deborah Hodge, of Stearns Financial Services Group; Anthony Ivanoski, of Anthony Ivanoski CPA; Glenn Karlberg, of Karlberg Consulting LLC; Michelle Knights, of Rob Knights & Co.; James Maher, of Merrill Lynch; John Murray and Leigh Riley, of The Exit Experts; Michael Pelkey, of Michael Pelkey & Co. PLLC; Adi Ringer, of BridgePoint Custom Strategies; Randy Rua and Kent Snyder, of Rua Associates; Craig West, of Succession Plus; and Ben Wicks, of Cornerstone Advisors Inc.



Whit MacCuaig has been promoted to senior in the Audit, Accounting, and Consulting Department of Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore. ... Ronald D. Rudich, CPA, ABV, CFF and director of business valuation and litigation support services at Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn PA, Owings Mills, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Institute of Business Appraisers for a three-year term.



Douglas J. Heun, Debra E. Parker, and David I. Waddington have joined Friedman LLP as partners, and Audrey J. Sherrick as a principal. All were previously with Tracey Heun Brennan & Co., and will constitute a new Linwood office for Friedman.



Paul Williams has joined the real estate business advisory services practice of PwC as a managing director. He will work in New York City for the next few months, before relocating to Boston. ... Michael J. Buddendeck has joined the American Institute of CPAs as general counsel and secretary, succeeding Richard I. Miller, who will retire on July 31. ... Dorothy A. DiCarlo-Rhoads has joined Freed Maxick Healthcare, a division of Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs PC, Syracuse, as a revenue cycle specialist. ... Jordan Lamm has been appointed national financial valuation leader, and Drew Smith national tangible valuation leader, in the valuation services practice of KPMG LLP, New York City.



HW&Co. announced three new hires in its Cleveland office: Donna Jenkins has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the Accounting & Auditing Group; Connie Stepich as an executive assistant with HW Financial Advisors; and Susanna Thompson as an executive assistant.



Jodi Arsenault has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Brentwood, in a staff position in the Tax Department.



Louis E. Robichaux and Todd M. Patnode have joined the chief restructuring officer services team of the Reorganization Services Group of Deloitte, in the Dallas office, as a principal and a director, respectively. 



Brian Wolohan has joined the Center for Audit Quality, Washington, D.C., as senior director of professional practice, policy and research. He was previously with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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