Joseph W. Walloch, chief executive of Walloch & Associates, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education by the American Institute of CPAs.



Alex Molieri has joined Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant CPAs & Consultants LLP, Miami, as an associate director of international tax services.



Matthew J. Henry has joined Sikich Financial, a subsidiary of Sikich LLP, Aurora, as a financial advisor.



CBIZ announced a number of new hires: Katy Chowning has joined the Leawood office as a tax manager, Betsy Hegg as a senior associate, and Rachel Martens as a manager. In addition, Adam Grilliot has been promoted to tax manager at CBIZ MHM LLC, Wichita.



Bill Richardson has joined Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker as a senior consultant.



William T. Riley Jr., CPA, a principal in the Baltimore office of Reznick Group, has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.



Angelina A. Manushev, of the Tax Department of Abeles and Hoffman PC, St. Louis, has earned her CPA license.



Michael Patanella, an audit partner in the financial services practice of Grant Thornton LLP, has been named chair of the new Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs.



Randy Fogle has joined Battelle & Battelle LLP, Dayton, as an audit principal, specializing in serving defense/government contractors. ... Amy M. Herald, of the Tax Department of Brady Ware, Dayton, has earned her CPA license.



Nihill & Riedley PC, a Smart Devine company, Philadelphia, announced a number of new hires: Heather Craden has joined the firm as a manager in the litigation practice; Matthew Musgnung and Christopher Bradish as managers in the insurance practice; and Angela Shindledecker as controller. ... Julius Green, a partner and exempt organization tax practice leader at ParenteBeard, Philadelphia, has received the 2011 Volunteer Service Award of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. ... Robin L. Russo, senior investment analyst and chief compliance officer for Kuntz Lesher Capital LLC, a subsidiary of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP has earned the Certified Financial Planner credential. ... Adam A. Greene, technical manager at Wouch, Maloney & Co. LLP, Horsham, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.



Matt Dutton, Rebecca Homola and Sarah Wine have been promoted to audit and assurance manager at Clark Nuber PS, Bellevue.



James R. Burns has been named deputy chief of staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, succeeding Kayla Gillan, who left the agency at the end of April.

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