A roundup of recent personnel announcements from accounting firms and companies across the country.


Gregory Blake has joined CliftonLarsonAllen in Tucson.



Santa Clara-based partner Lincoln Clark has been named leader of the global semiconductor industry practice of KPMG LLP.



The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation announced three new members of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council: Tennessee State Treasurer David Lillard, Nevada Governor’s Finance Office director James Wells and Fitch Ratings senior financial analyst Terri Wenck. The FAF also reappointed 12 current members of the GASAC to two-year terms: Stephen Klein, Richard Larkin, Gerard Lian, Lealan Miller, Sandra Moorman, Jacqueline Reck, Alan Skelton, Daniel Smith, Joseph Stefko, Charles Tegen, Glen Whitley and Robert Wylie.



Brian A. Hall has joined GunnChamberlain PL, Jacksonville, as a senior manager.


Steven Kuzma and Joseph Galanti have joined the forensic and valuation services practice of Grant Thornton LLP, Atlanta, as a managing director and a principal, respectively. … Missy Herbert has joined the Atlanta office of Warren Averett LLC as a member in the audit & assurance practice.



Karleen Mussman has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago, as chief human resources officer.


Bill Balhoff, managing director and CEO of Postlethwaite & Netterville, has been elected to the board of the International Federation of Accountants.



Shannon Wolcott has joined MarksNelson as a supervisor in the Tax Department; Emily Hanover as a staff accountant in the Tax Department; and Carri Baker as a staff associate in the State & Local Tax Department. … RubinBrown chairman Jim Castellano received the Outstanding Visionary Award from the Missouri Society of CPAs in recognition of his achievements, innovation and leadership in advancing the CPA profession.


Kathleen Alexander of SaxBST LLP, Theodore Byer of Smolin Lupin & Co. PA, Donald Cowan of Cowan, Gunteski & Co. PA, and Lisa Osofsky of WeiserMazars LLP have been named among the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in New Jersey by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals, while Olivia Campaniolo of Untracht Early LLC, Kelly Cassidy of Malesardi, Quackenbush, Swift & Co. LLC, and Ermal Luzaj of SaxBST LLP have been named among the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars in New Jersey.


Yigal Rechtman of Grassi & Co. PC, David Sands of Buchbinder Tunick & Co. LLP, and Mark Wieder of Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP have been named among the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in New York by NAPAP, while Matthew Burke of Cerini and Associates LLP and Nicholas Sher of Sher & Associates LLP have been named among the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars in New York. … Jeffrey Schwarcz has joined the tax practice of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC, New York, as a senior director. … Shawn Panson has been appointed U.S. private company services leader at PwC US, New York. He succeeds Rich Stovsky who was recently named PwC’s Midwest regional vice chairman. … Matthew J. Tower, a senior accountant in the Assurance Division of Lumsden & McCormick, Buffalo, has been named to the Buffalo Niagara 360 Advisory Board.


Richard T. Lash, managing partner of Walthall CPAs, has been elected to the board of directors of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America for a three-year term. … Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced a number of new hires: Brian Miller has joined the firm as a senior manager in the Tax Department; Catherine Davis, as an executive compensation analyst/tax staff accountant; Victor Thornburg and Ashley DeCress as staff accountants in the Accounting & Auditing Department; and Kate Lines as a data entry specialist. 


Joe DiBianca, founder of Global Tax Management, was honored by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business with its Outstanding Alumnus Recognition Award.


Priscilla Sayward is retiring from DiSanto, Priest & Co., Warwick, after 11 years as the "face and voice of firm." She will be succeed in the firm’s front office by Kristie Moore.



Jimmy Sfiris has been named a partner in assurance services in the Greenville office of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.



Bryan Rush has joined the Washington Partner Group in the Bellevue office of Gallina LLP.


Cindy Fornelli, executive director of the Center for Audit Quality, has been appointed to the Accounting and Auditing Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network.


Sean Dingeldein has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP as a director of Baker Tilly Capital LLC, the firm’s investment banking subsidiary. He is based in the Milwaukee office.


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