Francois Chadwick has joined the federal tax practice of KMPG LLP as a managing director in the San Francisco office.



Manda K. Dinkel has joined Stark Schenkein LLP, Denver, as audit manager.



Jack Kirkland, a managing director at CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp, has received the 2011 Legacy Award from the American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter, in recognition of his contributions to promoting charitable giving through estate planning.



Howard Zandman, a partner at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP, Atlanta, to the Executive Advisory Board of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. ... Todd Skelton has been named chief operating officer of Windham Brannon Financial Group LLC, Atlanta. He had previously been firm administrator and director of human resources at Windham Brannon PC; Larry Sheftel has joined the firm as its new director of HR.



Emily M. Massoth, a staff accountant at Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville, has earned her CPA license.



Nafatouma Haidara, a staff accountant at DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, has earned her CPA license. ... Scott D. Rodgville, an officer and head of the not-for-profit service area at Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn PA, Baltimore, has been re-elected treasurer of the Board of Directors of Paul's Place Inc., which advocates change and improvement of quality of life for residents of Washington Village/ Pigtown and the surrounding neighborhoods in Southwest Baltimore.



Dennis S. Pellecchia, chairman of the board of Braver PC, Needham, has been elected by the firm's Executive Committee to serve as president and CEO, succeeding Patrick B. Riley, who will remain a client service partner with the firm. Pellecchia, who joined the firm over 30 years ago, holds a Bachelor's in Accounting and Finance, and a Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Taxation, from Babson College. He also holds a Master of Science in Financial Planning from Bentley College.



Gregory Marx has earned his CPA license and been promoted to senior accountant in the Midland office of Yeo & Yeo PC.



Jennifer N. Jenkins has joined Schowalter & Jabouri PC, St. Louis, as an accountant in the Audit Department. ... Judy Murphy, partner-in-charge of the Not-for-Profit Services Group at RubinBrown, St. Louis, has been awarded the Fr. Joseph L. Davis, S.J., Alumni Merit Award by Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business Alumni Association, in recognition of her volunteer service and support and her application of business education in a manner that fosters professional advancement and accomplishment. Murphy graduated from SLU with a degree in accounting.



Ronald M. Finkelstein, a tax partner and co-manager of the Trust & Estates Group at Marcum LLP, Melville, has been elected president of the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs.



Alexandra Goodrich has joined Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, as paraprofessional in the Small Business Services Group.

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