A roundup of recent hires, promotions, awards and other personnel news from firms across the country.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Brendan Quigley, CPA, has joined governance, risk and compliance software provider ACI as chief financial officer.

 

CALIFORNIA

Seung Yoo has been named a partner in the Silicon Valley location of Moss Adams LLP.

 

FLORIDA

Matt Walker has been promoted to manager in the Assurance Services Department of Thomas Howell Ferguson PA CPAs, Tallahassee, and Kavisha McCranie to manager in the Tax Services Department. … Patrick A. Fields has been named a shareholder at DuVal Fields CPA Group, Green Cove Springs. He has been with the firm for seven years.

 

GEORGIA

Debbie Sessions, chief operating officer of Porter Keadle Moore, Atlanta, has been named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016 Women Who Mean Business, which honors 20 female leaders who have made significant strides in their careers, make a difference in their communities, blaze a trail for others and leave an indelible mark on the Atlanta business community.
 


ILLINOIS

Four members of the risk, regulatory and legal affairs team of Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, have received First Chair Awards for excellence in legal counsel: Associate general counsel Chris Stathopoulos won the 2016 Top Assistant General Counsel Award; senior legal counsel Jason Anderson won the 2016 Top Litigation Counsel Award; senior counsel Elizabeth Epstein won the 2016 Top Corporate Counsel Award; and senior counsel Hina Sodha won the 2016 Top Employment Counsel Award.

 

LOUISIANA

Karman Chan has joined Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC as an audit manager in the New Orleans area practice. 

 

MAINE

Leah Clair, an auditor at BerryDunn, has been elected one of the Maine Society of CPAs’ Women to Watch.

 

MICHIGAN

Brett Karhoff and Aaron Sal have been elected shareholders at Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors, Grand Rapids. Karhoff has been with the firm for six years, and Sal for 15.


MISSOURI

Beth Lattin has joined MarksNelson, Kansas City, as a senior staff member in the State and Local Tax Department.


NEW JERSEY

Marina A. Gentile has been named a senior manager of the International Services Group and the Forensic and Valuation Services Group of WithumSmith+Brown PC, Princeton. In addition, the firm announced a number of promotions on its marketing team: Jin Young Park has been named creative director, Danielle Atkinson and Heather Campisi have been named marketing managers, and Matt Basilo has been named senior marketing coordinator.

 

NEW MEXICO

David Akerson and Ross Nettles, Investment Analyst, have joined REDW Stanley Financial Advisors LLC, Albuquerque, a subsidiary of REDW LLC, as a senior investment advisor and an investment analyst, respectively.


NEW YORK

Michael Parrinello, a partner at The Bonadio Group, Rochester, has been appointed leader of the firm’s Commercial Practice. … EisnerAmper LLP announced a number of leadership appointments: Michael Breit has been named partner-in-charge of New York; Steven Kreit has been named the leader of the assurance practice for commercial clients in New York; and Anthony Minnefor has been named the leader of the assurance practice for financial services clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a newly created position. … Christopher Mellen has joined BDO Consulting as director in the technology advisory services practice.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Ryan Perez has joined Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill, as a staff accountant for the Insurance Team. 

 

TEXAS

Dwight Hill has joined Alvarez & Marsal as a senior director in Dallas. … Manish Seth has joined ABIP CPAs and Advisors, Houston, as a shareholder. He will lead the firm’s Fraud Services Group. …  Brittany George, a senior manager in IT advisory services in the Dallas office of Weaver, has been elected president of the North Texas Chapter of ISACA. She has been an active member of the chapter since 2007. … Troy D. Ashby has joined Whitley Penn as business development director based in the Dallas office. 

 

VIRGINIA

Charles F. Helme, managing principal of Thompson Greenspon, Fairfax, has been named a member of the 2016 Class of 20 Prominent Patriots by George Mason University. 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO of KPMG, has joined the Board of Directors of LUNGevity Foundation. … The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Melissa Hodgman has been named associate director in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


WISCONSIN

Brad Kussow has rejoined Schenck SC, Milwaukee as managing director in transaction advisory services.


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