International People News:



Tony de Bell, Reinhard Dotzlaw and Martin Schloemer have each been appointed to serve three-year terms, renewable once. De Bell is a member of the Global Accounting Consulting Services Leadership Team with PwC in the United Kingdom, Dotzlaw is the Canadian member of KPMG’s Global IFRS Panel and Schloemer is Head of Accounting Principles and Policies at Bayer AG in Germany. All appointments will commence on July 1. 2013.


United States People News:



David Appel, a senior Tax & Business Services partner at Marcum LLP and a leader in the firm’s national EB-5 Regional Center Services practice, will be a featured presenter at the 2013 EB-5 Investment Summit: Dealmakers Conference on May 30 in Los Angeles.


Sam Aziz has joined UHY Advisors, Atlanta, as a manager. Prior to UHY, Aziz was an internal audit manager with an automotive supplier. He has served in information technology audit and systems roles with major health care, automotive and distribution companies.


Talyr Guerrero and Matthew Lupo have joined Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co. LLP, as staff associates. Brett Mathieson, a manager at the firm, was elected treasurer of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and also was honored with the “Top Young Professional of the Year” award by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce at its annual Gamon Awards. … Beth Brooke, global vice chair of public policy at Ernst & Young, will examine the growing economic power of women at the Women's Leadership Program at the Palmer House Hilton on May 22. 2013. The event will be hosted by The Executives’ Club of Chicago.


J. Adam Hancock is the newest member of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2013. The non-profit educational organization brings together a select group of people that possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state.


Jon Swift has joined Postlethwaite & Netterville as manager in the firm’s consulting services group. Prior to P&N, Swift was president of Centurion Risk Associates LLC.


Lynn Applegate has been named as implementation consultant at AVF Consulting – a Baltimore-based Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning partner specializing in financial management software for nonprofit organizations.


Matt Ocenas has joined Stone Carlie CFO Solutions LLC, as director of CFO Solutions. … Jeffrey Kane has joined RubinBrown, St. Louis, as a partner in the firm’s Wealth Management Service Group.


Marty Abo, a forensic practitioner in South New Jersey, has a house full of goodies he’s collected throughout his years in the accounting profession. The NJSCPA produced its own version of MTV Cribs of Abo’s houseful of treasures. For a peek in Abo’s humble abode, click on the bitly link. ... Bowman & Company LLP recently recognized the recipient of the.  Bowman & Company LLP’s manager Maryann Holloway, and partners John Dailey Jr., and Rebekah Calverley, were the 2013 recipients of the Lisa A. Donahue Scholarship. Lisa A. Donahue Scholarship is given in honor of Mrs. Donahue who lost her battle with cancer five years ago and in recognition of her long and dedicated service to the CPA profession.  She was a partner in Bowman & Company LLP at the time of her death.  The scholarship is given in conjunction with the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Mark Fogel, chief human resources officer at Marcum LLP, received the Adelphi University Part-Time Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. … Stephen Wyss has joined CohnReznick LLP as a partner. Wyss will lead the Retail and Consumer Products Industry Practice in CohnReznick’s New York office. … Mahmoud Abdallah has joined WeiserMazars LLP’s consulting practice as a senior advisor, in New York. Abdallah previously served as chairman and chief executive officer at MISR Insurance Holding Company and was an executive vice president at American Re Group. … Gary Shaw has been named national sector leader for insurance at Deloitte LLP. Shaw succeeds Rebecca Amoroso, who is retiring. … Michael Hurwitz has joined Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York, as an executive consultant. … Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City will honor J. Michael Stanley, managing director of Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc., and David Bukzin, partner at Marcum LLP, at its 16th Annual Accountants and Bankers Reception. … Lourdes Andrade, Laura Boyd and Marco Chong have joined O’Conner Davies LLP. Andrade joined as accounting manager, Boyd as audit manager and Marco as tax manager.


Brooks Malone, a partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, is serving on the Advisory Committee for the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge. The start-up competition is a business accelerator designed to identify, fund and develop early-stage, high-impact environmental start-ups. It is an opportunity for environmental entrepreneurs to receive a seed investment of $20,000, as well as three months of free office space, back office support and advice from experienced entrepreneurs and investors.


Dave Stende, , who has served as Eide Bailly’s chief operating officer for the past seven years, is now at the helm of the business as he assumed the managing partner/CEO role. “I am humbled and honored to step into this role,” Stende says. “Working with Jerry Topp during the past seven years has prepared me well for this role. I am ready to build on what he has done.”


Judith Mondry, a senior manager at Walthall, Drake & Wallace, completed the certification process with The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts to earn her designation of Certified Valuation Analyst. … Tom Hastings has rejoined BCG & Company, Akron, as chief operations officer.


Vincent Burke has been named partner-in-charge at WeiserMazars LLP’s Philadelphia office beginning. Burke succeeds partner Kathryn Byrne who oversaw the integration of both Fishbein & Co. and LECG/Smart into WeiserMazars. … Keith Hoffman a senior manager at Herbein + Company Inc., Reading, completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce financial analysis and is now a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.


Matthew Stover has rejoined Ernst & Young LLP, Seattle, as an assurance partner. Stover started his career in Ernst & Young Chicago and Grand Rapids offices, joining the firm’s Seattle office in 2005. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, timber and retail. Stover returns to Ernst & Young LLP from eBay Inc., where he spent the last year as the company’s director of accounting. … Maria DeAtley and Jennifer Ross were promoted to seniors in Clark Nuber’s Bellevue office. The firm recently hired Danielle Woolum as an audit associate.


The Internal Revenue Service tapped Joseph Grant to serve as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division and Sheldon Kay as Chief of Appeals. … Bruce Karpati, chief of enforcement division asset management unit, to leave the Securities and Exchange Commission after 12 years. Deputy Chiefs Julie Riewe and Marshall Sprung will lead the unit until new leadership is named. … The SEC named Keith Higgins as the new director of the agency’s Division of Corporation Finance. The SEC also tapped Lona Nallengara as the agency’s chief of staff.


Shea Reese has joined Wipfli LLP, Milwaukee, as a senior consultant.

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