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

DELAWARE

Staff at Belfint, Lyons & Shuman PA, Wilmington, have earned a number of professional designations: Anne Mary Kluska and Jonathan A. Patterson have earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation; Michael E. Mast earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential; Casey A. Hagy received the AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate: Core Concepts; Maria T. Hurd, Christopher J. Ciminera, Stacey I. Snyder and Saaib T. Uppal received the AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certification, while Ciminera and Snyder also earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator credential from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.


GEORGIA

Mark Trivette and Paras Motiram have joined Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC, Atlanta, as a managing director and a senior director respectively.


ILLINOIS

Joseph Chivini has joined UHY Advisors, Chicago, as director of business development.

 

MICHIGAN

Andrew Rose, a tax principal at Rehmann, Lansing, has earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional certification. … Laurie Horvath, a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Southfield, has been named to the Michigan Association of CPAs’ Board of Directors for a three-year term.

 

MINNESOTA

Jeffrey Gendreau, a partner in the Minneapolis office of Baker Tilley Virchow Krause LLP, was inducted into the University of North Dakota’s Accounting Hall of Fame, while partner Timothy Kosiek was recognized by the Minnesota Society of CPAs for nearly a decade of service to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Cynthia A. Hetu has joined Nathan Wechsler & Co. PA, Concord, as a tax associate.


NEW YORK

Gary S. Kaminsky has joined BDO Consulting, New York, as managing director in the financial services advisory practice and head of regulatory compliance, asset management and broker-dealers. … The American Institute of CPAs announced the 2016 AICPA Leadership Academy graduating class. (See the story.) … Joe Gill has joined Andersen Tax as a managing director in the U.S. National Tax Office. He is based in New York City. … EisnerAmper LLP admitted six new partners: Thomas Cardinale, Charles Gill, Jeffrey Melnick, Jimmy Mo, Matthew Muscarnera, and Shari Savitt. … Sylwia Skoney, a senior accountant at LCS&Z, LLP, Latham, has earned her CPA license. 

 

OHIO

Gary S. Shamis has launched Winding River Consulting. (See the story.) 

 

OKLAHOMA

Tom Goekeler, partner-in-charge of the Tulsa office of Eide Bailly LLP, has been named the firm’s director of dealerships.
 

OREGON

Nicholas Vitale, Carlee Hauser and John Brewer have been promoted to senior associate at Kernutt Stoke.


PENNSYLVANIA

WeiserMazars LLP announced a number of promotions in the Fort Washington office: Marissa Lieb and Edward Westenberger have been promoted to senior manager; Brett Pulsfort was promoted to manager; and George Bonnewell, Samantha Grismore and Carolyn Zapata were promoted to seniors.


TEXAS

Sean Sarsfield has joined Doeren Mayhew, Houston, as a manager in the Valuation and Litigation Support Group.


UNITED KINGDOM

Sue Lloyd has been appointed vice chair of the International Accounting Standards Board. (See the story.) 
… Paul Ginman, previously the chief operating officer and technical director at Baker Tilly International, has become chief quality officer. Ben Lloyd will succeed him as COO.

 

VIRGINIA

The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation named new officers and directors to its 2016-17 Board of Directors: Virginia Bruns will serve as president; Carla Rich will serve as vice president/educator; and Cynthia Hunt and Brian Thompson were installed as directors.


WASHINGTON, D.C.

John Niehoff, a partner and professional service practice leader at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, was named to the George Mason University School of Business 2016 Class of 20 Prominent Patriots in Business, which recognizes exceptional alumni who demonstrate citizenship, scholarship and leadership in their everyday life.

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