ARIZONA

Chris Perszyk-Cox, an analyst at Honeywell International, has received the 2011 Excellence in Accounting and Finance Award for Outstanding Achievement from the American Society of Women Accountants.

 

CALIFORNIA

Andrew Fuller has been promoted to senior vice president in the Assurance Services Group of Perry-Smith LLP, Sacramento and San Francisco.

 

COLORADO

Barry Levine has joined Hein & Associates, Denver, as a director in business advisory services. ... John Carpenter has joined KPMG LLP as a partner in the M&A tax practice in Denver. He will also support teams assisting private equity clients in the San Francisco market.

 

CONNECTICUT

Michael Belsky has resigned as one of six part-time members of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He accepted a position with an investment advisory firm.

 

ILLINOIS

Neil Furmanski has joined KPMG LLP as a federal tax managing director in Chicago. ... Martin Battaglia has joined Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC as a leader in the national capital advisory practice. He will be based in Chicago. ... Jakob J. Thompson, an audit and tax senior at Sikich LLP, Rockford, has received the Illinois State University College of Business Early Career Achievement Award, which recognizes young alumni who have demonstrated innovative and responsible professional leadership and the potential for future distinction. ... Matt Becker, Steve Ferrara, Kathy Kopczick and Chris Smith have each been elected to the Board of Directors of BDO USA LLP, Chicago. Becker, Kopczick and Smith were elected to full three-year terms, while Ferrara will serve a one-year term as he completes the term of a departing board member.

 

KENTUCKY

Amy Miles has been promoted to director at Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville.

 

MARYLAND

Gary Perlow has been named regional managing principal of the East Region at Reznick Group. The firm's East Region consists of the Baltimore, Bethesda, Boston, and Tysons Corner, Va., offices. Perlow was previously co-office managing principal for the Baltimore office, and is being succeeded in that role by principal Ira Weinstein. Separately, senior manager Carmen Graves has been named one of the 2011 Leading Women by The (Maryland) Daily Record in recognition of her professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change. ... Bond Beebe, Bethesda, announced a number of promotions: Caroline Kettering has been promoted to senior audit manager; Brian Wynne to senior tax manager; Jason Edwards and Ravi Melwani to audit manager; and Phil Green to senior in the Audit Department.

 

MICHIGAN

Kevin Flattery has been named office managing partner for the Ann Arbor office of Plante Moran, succeeding Michael Swartz, who will now lead the firm's governmental accounting professionals practice team.

 

MISSISSIPPI

Jeffrey Davidson of Jackson was named Franchisee of the Year by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service at its annual convention.

 

NEW JERSEY

Timothy Larson has joined WithumSmith+Brown as a tax partner in the New Brunswick office.

 

NEW YORK

Steven Wolpow, co-managing partner of Nussbaum Yates Berg Klein & Wolpow LLP, Melville, has been named a member of the AICPA's 2011-2012 Professional & Personal Liability Insurance Committee. ... David A. Shuster, a tax principal at Grassi & Co., Jericho, has been inducted into Long Island Business News' Leadership In Law Class of 2011 in the In-house Counsel Category. ... Guy Sanschagrin has joined the transfer pricing practice of WTP Advisors, White Plains. ... Jeffrey Solomon has been named chief executive officer of Cowen and Co., New York. ... Martin Leventhal, co-chairman of the Business Investigative and Insolvency Group of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, has been re-elected president of Harbor Childcare Inc. ... Thomas Agnello has joined Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs/RSM McGladrey, Rochester, as client relationship executive. ... James J. Wienclaw has rejoined the Long Island office of Marcum LLP as a partner. ... Professor Peter Wolnizer has been confirmed as chair of the International Accounting Education Standards Board by the Public Interest Oversight Board.

 

OHIO

Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland, announced a number of new hires: Brett Benjamin has joined the firm as audit staff, Lisa Pipkin as tax staff, and Jennifer Herbison as a tax senior. ... SS&G announced a number of new hires: In Cleveland, Brian D. Jones and Seth Weinstein have joined the firm as a manager and an associate, respectively, in the Assurance Department. In the Akron office, Linda Phillips has joined the firm as an associate in the Tax Department; Evan Pestello and Jonathan McGarity as associates in the Assurance Department; and Carrie O'Neill as manager of clinical research for Ohio Clinical Research Partners at SS&G Healthcare Services LLC, and Lee Anne Graefnitz as a billing specialist. In the Cincinnati office, Samantha Koeppe has joined the firm as an associate in the Assurance Department.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Chris Barbier has joined Smart Devine, Philadelphia, as director of technology services in the business advisory practice. ... Katie E. Perry has been promoted to advanced staff accountant at Herbein + Co. Inc., Greensburg. ... Ryan Orman has joined ERP software vendor Deacom, Wayne, as a junior software developer, while Stephanie Eaves has joined the company as a marketing communications specialist. ... Steven Franckhauser has joined Hill, Barth & King LLC, Pittsburgh, as director of HBK Energy. ... Thomas Barber has joined the Horsham office of WeiserMazars LLP as a partner.

 

TEXAS

Barbara de Marigny has joined the M&A tax practice of KPMG LLP as a managing director, based in Houston.

 

VIRGINIA

Peter Raymond, a principal at PwC US, has been named the firm's capital projects and infrastructure practice leader for the firm. He is based in McLean, and succeeds Carter Pate, who recently retired.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Internal Revenue Service has selected four new members and a chairman for its Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee. The new members are Timothy Blevins, Cyrus Daftary, Yasmine Nolan and Timur Taluy, while Mark Steber has been elected chairman for 2011-2012. ... Karen Roche has been named a principal at Calibre CPA Group PLLC, Washington, D.C.

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