ALABAMA

Wesley Willings has been promoted to manager at Warren Averett Turnaround Advisors, an affiliate of Warren Averett LLC in Birmingham.

CALIFORNIA

Eric Adler, Carey Heyman and Monica Heyman have been promoted to senior managers at NSBN LLP, CPAs & Business Consultants in Beverly Hills, Calif. … Anthony Calascibetta, a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group at EisnerAmper LLP, has been appointed a Chapter 11 Trustee by the U.S. Trustee for the Northern District of California. … Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP has announced seven promotions. Patricia Williams has been promoted to senior manager; Meagan Holmwood, Jessie Wang and Marlen Gomez have been promoted to managers; Kim Trautloff has been promoted to senior associate; and Cameron Heckman and Jazmin Ortega were promoted from interns to full time associates. … Jeff Faust, Irina Plevako and Chris Bitter formerly with the accounting firm Berger Lewis, have joined Abbott, Stringham & Lynch. … Darlene Hall has been promoted to partner at Hood & Strong LLP in the firm. … Grant Thornton LLP admitted James Hughes as tax partner in the firm’s Irvine, Calif., office effective Aug. 1. Across the firm, Grant Thornton admitted 32 new partners and principals and promoted 21 professionals to managing director.

FLORIDA

Garrett Shinn, Christine Yekel and Christy Cardillo have been named partners, at Shinn & Company.

GEORGIA

Theresa Wan has joined Porter Keadle Moore accounting firm in its international tax practice as a senior international tax manager. … Johnnie Clark will be honored at the Celebrating You: Legacies, Leaders & Luminaries Celebration Dinner, hosted by The Georgia Affiliate of the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants on a Jan. 8, 2015.

ILLINOIS

Jose Molina has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a principal and leader of its Financial Services Advisory Enterprise Risk Management practice, based in Chicago.

LOUISIANA

Wendy Hutchins has joined Postlethwaite & Netterville as a business development manager in the firm’s consulting division.

MARYLAND

The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. has executive position openings. The Board of Directors of NABA Inc. is looking for a vice president, business development and a chief operating officer for its Greenbelt, Maryland location. The organization tapped Reffett Associates to help seek out qualified candidates for the positions. … Accounting and audit principal, Tammy Schneider of Glass Jacobson, was given one of two awards for “Experienced Leader” by the American Institute of CPAs and the Maryland Association of CPAs during the 2014 Women to Watch Awards Breakfast.

MASSACHUSETTS

Bob Lammey, former Sr. Director of Higher Education at Radius (formerly High Street Partners) and Director of Global Business Compliance at Harvard University, has joined the Higher Education practice as a partner in the firm’s Exempt Organization Tax Services group at EY. … Andrew Bostian has joined BlumShapiro, Newton, as a manager in the firm’s consulting group. … Kevin Campbell has joined G.T. Reilly & Company as a staff accountant and auditor.

MISSOURI

Keith Rauch has joined Abeles and Hoffman, P.C., as a tax manager. … Katherine Zahner and Travis Klingler were promoted to manager in the audit services practice at Brown Smith Wallace in St. Louis. Pam Sigmund was been promoted to manager in the firm’s Small Business Services LLC practice. Todd Reich and Megan McDonaldwere promoted to manager in the firm’s tax practice. Joe Montes and Keenan McKinney were promoted to manager in the advisory services practice. Julie Eckstein has joined the firm as a principal in the firm’s health care advisory services practice. … Michael Bohning has been promoted to president of HSMC Orizon Techonology.

NEW JERSEY

Eric Barr, co-managing member at Fischer Barr & Wissinger LLC, was recently published on QuickReadBuzz.com. In his article, "The Guideline Transaction Method: Problems and Solutions", Barr highlights both the benefits and limitations of the Guideline Transaction Method. The GTM is an often-used method of developing an indication of value and the GTM can provide useful insight when valuing businesses. However, Barr explains that business valuation analysts also need to be aware of the method's problems and make informed decisions regarding the reliability of valuation conclusions developed under this method. To read the article in its entirety click here.  … Jo Anna Fellon, a senior tax manager at Friedman LLP’s East Hanover office, has been named a NJBIZ "Forty Under 40".

NEW YORK

Jerry Mazurkiewicz past president of the New York State Society of CPAs chapter there, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Michael H. Urbach, CPA Community Builders Award for his volunteerism work with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. … Steven Goldberg has joined Berdon LLP as a principal in the firm’s Financial Services Advisory practice. … Chris Austin has been elected chair of The International Accounting Education Standards Board. … Matthew Waldron has been appointed as the incoming Chair of the Consultative Advisory Group to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, effective April 1, 2015.

PENNSYLVANIA

Josh Pollet has been promoted to senior manager at Herbein, Reading.

TEXAS

Debbie Bromiley and Lisa Wright-Burnham were promoted to seniors at Goldin Peiser & Peiser LLP. … Aaron Hawthorne, a managing director at Andersen Tax, has relocated to Andersen Tax Dallas office. His primary areas of expertise include family wealth planning with an emphasis on complex cross-border compliance and planning. … Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier LLP has added five new employees. Reba Long joins as senior audit associate; Sean Miller as a tax manager; Karen Lowrey as new business solutions services team member; Paige Todd as new audit associate and Debbie Webb as new North Dallas office coordinator. SB&F also announced the promotion of two employees, both to senior tax associate: Josh Reynolds and Rosa Marikar.

VIRGINIA

Jeff McCurry has joined Thompson Greenspon as a manager in the firm’s tax department. … Debra Salbador, an associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named a Martin Junior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. … Thompson Greenspon has made several new hires throughout the firm. In the tax department Erin Kidd, Phil Choe and Junyi Welch joined as individual tax supervisors, while Jessica Brown, Danielle Shaeffer and Alex Tuvin joined as staff tax accountants. In the audit department, Beth McGinty , Sean Petersen and Claire Williams joined as staff auditors. … Eric Fletcher joins Thompson Greenspon as a tax professional.

WASHINGTON

Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has made several promotions throughout the firm. Jennifer Becker Harris, Cindy Doyle and Karen Ledbetter were promoted to principals. Matthew Sutorius and Melissa Takade were promoted to senior managers. Jason Chong and Jessica Fabish were promoted to managers. Amanda Brault, Garrett Cummins, Celia Davis, Ashley Johnson, George Lampe and Patrick Lewis were promoted to seniors, while Lisa Duong was promoted to senior business analyst. In addition, the firm tapped Sara Elizabeth Hyre to succeed Rob Wheeler as shareholder-in-charge of Clark Nuber’s tax department. … Andy Mattson, a partner at Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, has been appointed vice chair of the AICPA IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee.

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