A roundup of recent personnel announcements from accounting firms and companies across the country.


Dana Wattay, of Wattay Accounting & Financial Strategies, has been named one of the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars for Delaware by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.  


Joseph M. Palmar has joined Goldstein Schechter Koch, Miami, as the director of its Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Division. … Sheri Schultz, of Fiske and Co., Plantation, named one of the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals for Florida by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.  


Evelyn Poulos, director of talent at Moore Colson, Atlanta, won the firm’s Peak Award for the second trimester of 2015 in recognition of her significant and unique contributions. The two runners-up were tax senior manager Jonathan Levens and corporate accounting senior associate Michelle Brooks. … J. Wade Weeks has been named office managing partner of the Atlanta practice of Grant Thornton LLP. He recently served as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Central Florida offices. … C. Edward Kennedy has joined GrossDukeNelson & Co. PC, Atlanta, as a tax partner in the international tax and business practice area.


Marc Hehl has joined Billhighway, Troy, as executive vice president of operations. He most recently worked at Ernst & Young LLP as an executive director..


Cheryl Harbaugh has joined Kiefer Bonfanti & Co. LLP, St. Louis, as an office administrator. … Greg Cole has been named director of growth & development at BKD, Springfield. … Kim Woirhaye-Reid has joined – MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, as a marketing PR specialist.


Castellano, Korenberg & Co. CPAs PC, Hicksville, announced a number of new hires: manager Ken Godin, supervisor John Rizzolo, senior accountants Steve D’Amico and James Giovanelli, staff accountant Jack Nicoletti, and executive secretary/marketing coordinator Doreen Mazzone. … Keith Peterka has been named partner-in-charge of the Professional Standards Group at Marks Paneth LLP, New York City. … Kathryn A. Byrne, a partner at WeiserMazars LLP, New York City, will become chair of the Compliance Advisory Panel of the International Federation of Accountants on Jan. 1, 2016. … Joseph Turkewitz has joined Citrin Cooperman, New York City, as an audit partner.


Craig Radke has been appointed managing partner for the Southeast Region at McGladrey LLP, with responsibility for leading teams focused on serving clients in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida and Alabama. He is based in Charlotte.


Bruner Cox LLP, Canton, announced a number of promotions: Jennifer Grossman and Michelle L. Steck were promoted to assurance services manager; Nathan R. Remington to tax manager; Kyle A. Bowers to assurance services supervisor; Shelley L. Plas to tax supervisor; Jeffrey A. Grater and Brittany N. Marcelli to assurance services senior associate; and Christopher T. Daianu to valuation services leader.


Jayme McWidener, of HJ & Associates LLC, Salt Lake City has been named one of the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars for Utah by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.  



Moss Adams, Seattle, announced a number of new partners: in the Tacoma office; Jode Beauvais in the Tacoma office; Adam Cline and Mark Steranka in the Seattle office; RJ Del Mese and Tricia Galvano in the Spokane office; Ryan Kuenzi and Ryan Sturgis in the Portland, Ore., office; Amanda McCleary-Moore in the Medford, Ore., office; Mrunal Patel in the Los Angeles office; and Jerry Yu and Mike Zelda in the Silicon Valley office.

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