CALIFORNIA

Warren Hennagin has been appointed as the new managing partner at Glenn M. Gelman & Associates. … Samantha Parish is now a principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in the San Francisco office.

FLORIDA

Tammy McGaughy, a member at Warren Averett, has been elected as chair-elect for 2015 and will lead as chair in 2016 for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, effective in January.

GEORGIA

Kerry Buchan has joined Windham Brannon as principal in the firm’s Atlanta office. … Kurt Koons has joined PwC as a tax partner in the federal tax services practice, based in the greater Atlanta market. Before joining PwC, Koons spent 12 years at Ernst & Young's Atlanta office. He works primarily with large multinational public companies in various industries, including: manufacturing, consumer products, technology, and life sciences.

ILLINOIS

Steven Lewis has been named a 2014 Five Star Certified Public Accountant by Five Star Professional. Lewis is among an elite group of award winners who are featured in the November issue of Chicago magazine. … Matthew Becker, Stephanie Giammarco and Christopher Orella have each been elected to three year terms to the board of directors at BDO USA LLP. Giammarco and Orella are new directors, while Becker, who serves as the chairperson of the board, was re-elected to a new term of service. … Jeff Griffiths has moved up to principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in its Chicago office.

KANSAS

Patrick Lowrance has joined Kennedy and Coe LLC as manager where he will work in the firm’s manufacturing practice in Wichita.

MARYLAND

Karin Lundquist, a senior manager at CohnReznick, has been selected as recipient of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women award.

MASSACHUSETTS

Zoe Hagen was hired as a staff member in the audit practice of Baker Newman Noyes’ Boston office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance, with a certificate in accounting, from the University of Southern Maine. … Michael Taylor has been promoted to director at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in the firm’s Boston office. … James Brown has been honored with The American Institute of CPAs Sustained Contribution Award, which recognizes members who have contributed measurably to the AICPA and accounting profession with a long and exemplary record of volunteer service. ... Frank Ross is the recipient of The American Institute of CPAs Institute’s 2014 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service. The Gold Medal is the highest award granted by the AICPA and is given to CPAs who have made major contributions to the CPA profession. Ross received the award at the fall meeting of the AICPA governing Council. James Curry, CPA, chair of the awards committee presented the award.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Jon Cushion, Krystal Martin and Monique Welch were hired as staff members at Baker Newman. Christopher Hussey was hired as a manager in the tax practice. Jessica Lefavor was hired as a staff member in the audit practice.

NEW JERSEY

Nathan Florio has moved up to principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services’ in Jersey City. … Christopher Martin, a supervisor at Hunter Group CPA LLC, has been selected to serve as vice president of Business Networking International .

NEW YORK

George Psarianos has been promoted to director at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. … Mary Young was appointed to the board of Director of the Graycliff Conservancy. … William Allen, an auditor at Brisbane Consulting Group, was awarded with Certified Fraud Examiner credentials by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. … Denise Schwieger has joined PwC US as a new tax principal in the New York banking and capital markets practice. Prior to joining PwC, Schwieger was in KPMG’s Washington National Tax office and worked with financial services and investment fund clients. … Christopher Noble and Yair Holtzman have been added to the partnership at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. Tamir Dardashtian, Esq. was promoted to principal at the firm. … Charles Marx will serve as the Aerospace and Defense leader at PwC, Pamela Schlosser as the Chemicals leader, Michael Tomera as the Metals leader and Jennifer Fahey as the Business and Professional Services leader. All four executives will oversee cross-functional teams of professionals to provide comprehensive financial, tax, operational and strategic services to clients in their respective industries. … Amy Matsuo, principal in KPMG LLP's Regulatory Risk service network and National Leader of the firm's Financial Services Enterprise-wide Compliance and Consumer Regulatory group, has been named to Consulting magazine's 2014 list of Women Leaders in Consulting, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm announced today. Matsuo was recognized in the "Client Service" category and was one of only 12 women chosen from the more than 400 nominations that were submitted.

PENNSYLVANIA

The Philadelphia Business Journal announced that Colleen Vallen, partner at the Philadelphia office of Citrin Cooperman, has been selected as a 2014 Women of Distinction award recipient.

TEXAS

Scott Bonin has been admitted as principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Service in its Houston office. In the firm’s Dallas office, Holly Tucker has made partner and Josh Johnston is now a director. … Jason Cope and Aaron Harris have been promoted to assurance manager at Goldin Peiser & Peiser LLP.

VIRGINIA

Nicholas Harrison has joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a tax advisory services partner. Harrison will be based in Richmond and will lead the Virginia tax advisory services practice group.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Sachin Verma has been promoted to director at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. … Leigh Ann Schultzhas been appointed managing director at MorganFranklin Consulting. … John McGowan, a partner with Deloitte Tax LLP, has joined Deloitte as the leader of its National Tax Technology practice. In this role, McGowan will help drive the technology strategy and application development for Deloitte’s Tax business in the U.S.

 

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