Joel Jorrisch has joined HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, as a senior tax manager in the firm’s tax department. … Linda Gomez has joined Rosner Brown Touchstone & Keller LLP, San Diego, as a staff accountant.


Windham Brannon, Atlanta, promoted several throughout the firm including: Michael Maiorano who has been with the firm for almost nine years and was promoted to principal. Maiorano specializes in tax preparation and planning for corporations, partnerships and individuals. After six years with the firm Bret Sperling was promoted to senior manager. Sperling assists clients with corporate audits and related services, including SEC reporting requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance and initial public offerings. Brandon Grant has been with the firm for close to nine years and was promoted to senior. Grant primarily focuses on the real estate, manufacturing/distribution and employee benefit plans. He specializes in HUD compliance audits, financial statement audits and reviews for non-public companies, and audits of employee benefit plans. Herb Barnes, CPA was promoted to director and will work in the firm's tax department. Barnes joined the firm in 2001 and specializes in estate and trust tax compliance, gift strategies, and estate planning and administration, as well as planning and compliance for individuals, family partnerships, and corporations. … Steve Parent and Joanna Hancock moved up the ranks to partners at Mauldin & Jenkins LLC, Albany.


Charlie Judy has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago, as the firm’s chief human resources officer. Judy will provide strategic direction and operational leadership to the firm’s HR function.


Patrick Amos, a team member at RubinBrown, Kansas City, was recognized by the Kansas State Board of Accountancy for having the third highest score out of the top ten CPA exam scores throughout the state of Kansas.


Janet Hodgdon, director of health care development, and Dianne Rodrigue, a senior the health care consulting practice at Baker Newman Noyes, completed the coursework and testing to become AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM-PCS Trainers.


Brian MacNeil has joined Shepherd & Goldstein LLP, Milford, as supervisor.


Adam Hill and Justin Koebel joined Mueller Prost PC, St. Louis. Hill is an active member of the AICPA and the Missouri Society of CPAs. Koebel, a CPA, is also a member of the AICPA.


Michael Mathisen has joined ParenteBeard LLC, New York, where he will lead the firm’s international tax practice. … Ashraf Shehata has joined KPMG LLP, New York, as the newest U.S. member of the firm’s global health care center of excellence. Joe Norville has been selected to serve as a managing partner of KPMG’s West Region where he will work in the tax department. He succeeds Laura Newinski, who was recently appointed national managing partner in the firm’s tax department.… Linda Kennedy has joined The Bonadio Group, Pittsford, as principal in the firm’s tax practice. … Andrew Cohen, a member of WeiserMazars LLP’s executive committee and partner-in-charge of its Long Island office, has been elected Vice-Chair of the AICPA’s Joint Trial Board.


Dave Wedding will take on the new role of office managing partner of at Grant Thornton LLP’s Carolina practice in Charlotte, Raleigh, N.C. and Columbia, S.C. …  

Mark A. Goldfarb, a managing director and founding partner at SS&G, Akron, has been appointed to the board of directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation.


Gary Wilcox has joined the Washington National Tax Services at PwC U.S. LLP. Prior to PwC, Wilcox led the tax practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He also had the opportunity to work as a litigation counsel to Iberdrola and ScottishPower in NAGP v. Commissioner, a 2012 Tax Court decision that has received widespread attention for upholding nearly $1 billion of taxpayer's interest deductions on cross-border intercompany debt.


Goran Vukovic and Christopher Marks joined Vrakas/Blum, Brookfield, as staff accountants in the firm’s audit and tax department. Prior to Vrakas/Blum, Vukovic interned at Robert W. Baird & Co. Marks recently completed all of his requirements to earn his CPA designation and previously served as an intern with Vrakas/Blum prior to being offered a full time position.

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