Khalid Otain, managing partner of Saudi Arabia member firm HLB Otain Mudaiheem CPAs, has been appointed to the Accounting Standards Committee of the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA).


Joshua L. Reidinger was recently promoted to president of Warren Averett Asset Management LLC, Birmingham. … Cherion Sibley has joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith PC, Birmingham, as a manager where she will specialize in tax planning and compliance and estate planning. Grant Williams joined the firm as a supervisor where he will provide financial statement preparation and audit services.


Maryellen K. Sebold has joined BDO Consulting, Los Angeles, as a managing director in the firm’s Litigation & Fraud Investigation practice.


Scott G. Sipple, Jr. has joined Belfint, Lyons & Shuman PA, Wilmington, as a manager in the Accounting & Auditing practice.


Alana Mueller has joined Porter Keadle Moore, Atlanta, as a senior manager in the audit department. Prior to PKM, Mueller worked as a senior manager at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne. … Matt Natho was promoted to assurance senior at Decosimo, Atlanta.  


Lawrence Borgman has joined SS&G Inc., Des Plaines, as an associate in the firm’s assurance department. Prior to SS&G Borgman worked in sales at Fastenal Company. The firm also promoted five staff members throughout their Illinois offices. Samantha Olschansky and Natasha Perssico were promoted to senior associates while Dawn Nadle, Samuel McKay, and Lyle Prempas were promoted to managers. …Evan Klein has joined Michael Silver & Company, Skokie, as an audit senior and Daniel Mulvey joined as a staff accountant.


Terri Goodridge, of Postlethwaite & Netterville, has been approved by the Board of HandsOn New Orleans to be a member of their Finance Committee.


Mary Agnew has joined Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, Baltimore, as staff accountant in the firm’s tax department. … Rich Stang, founding partner of DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, has been elected Treasurer of the Montgomery County Corporate Volunteer Council.


Christel Harju was promoted to manager in Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC’s, Holyoke, audit and accounting division.


Noorus Khan was promoted to manager at Smolin, Lupin & Co, Fairfield. … Doug Heun, a partner at Friedman LLP, was named a Cape May County 2012 Distinguished Citizen by the Southern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America.


Elizabeth Askey has joined PwC US, New York, as a principal in the firm’s US Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution practice. Earlier in her career she worked as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel at Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy. Michael Spielman has joined the firm as a tax partner in PwC's Personal Financial Services practice within the Private Company Services group. …Alfred M. Pruskowski, a partner at Rosen Seymour Shapps Martin & Co. LLP, New York, has recently been re-appointed as a member of the Independence-Behavioral Standards Subcommittee for the 2012-2013 volunteer service years. Avery E. Neumark, partner-in-charge of employee benefits and executive compensation at the firm, has been re-appointed as a member of the Tax Executive Committee of the AICPA for the fiscal year 2012-2013. … Anthony Bracco joins Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, New York, as a partner in the firm’s Litigation, Forensics and Valuation Services Group. The firm also tapped Jared Feldman and Michael Mazzola as partners.


Christa Lenko, director of employee development at Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, was recently recognized as the Organizational & Employee Development Award recipient at the 2012 HR Awards. …SS&G Inc., Cleveland, promoted several throughout the firm.

John Hollo, Haley Robinson, M. Lynne Baranek, Brandon Morris, Mary Griffin, David Rice and Lisa Smith were promoted to senior associates. Dennis Vaughn, Jr., Katherine Blakemore, Melissa White, Michelle Hawkins, Ronald Reed, Jr, Sharon Sturgill, Floyd Roades, Michael Shepka and Jeannette Schwartz were promoted to managers while Deanna Jacobs moved up as an executive administrative assistant. … Krista Braun and Matt Elberfeld were promoted to senior accountants at Decosimo, Cincinnati, while Ryan Newkirk was promoted to tax supervisor.


Michael D. Colgan, CEO and executive director for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Philadelphia, has been recognized as a leader of small associations in the country for 2012 by CEO Update, a newsletter for association and nonprofit executives.


Natalie Shipley was promoted to senior assurance manager at Decosimo, Chattanooga. Josh Rudd, of the firm’s Knoxville office, was also promoted to senior assurance manager. Stacy Chow, who works out of the firm’s Memphis office, was promoted to tax manager and Jeremy Matthews was promoted to assurance senior. 

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