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

ALABAMA

John Shank and Don Murphy, founding partners of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, have been appointed to the Alabama Society of CPAs’ Life Insurance/Disability and Benevolence Committees, respectively.


CALIFORNIA

Jay Leibowitz has joined Andersen Tax as managing director in the Orange County office. … Adoria Lim, CPA, has joined the San Francisco office of The Brattle Group as a principal. … Katie McConnell, director of recruitment and development at Gallina LLP, Roseville, has been named one of the 2015 “40 Under 40” by the Sacramento Business Journal.


ILLINOIS

Donald Dvorak has joined Selden Fox Ltd., Oak Brook, as an audit vice president.


MARYLAND

Payal Vadhani has joined Aronson, Rockville, as a partner in the technology risk services practice.
 


MISSOURI

Angie McElhaney, a member and chair of the assurance and business advisory practice at MarksNelson, Kansas City, has been appointed to the firm’s executive committee. In addition, the firm has hired De Ann M. Demo as a human resources manager. … Erin Prest, of Anders CPAs & Advisors in St. Louis, has been named one of the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars for Missouri by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.  


NEW JERSEY

Bill Hagaman, managing partner of WithumSmith+Brown, is marking his 35th anniversary with the firm. … Alfred Pruskowski has joined Prager Metis CPAs LLC as a partner in the Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services Group in the Basking Ridge office.

 

NEW YORK 

Castellano, Korenberg & Co. CPAs PC announced six new hires in its Long Island office: 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. … Magda Szabo has joined Grassi & Co. as a tax partner in the New York City office.


OHIO

Walthall CPAs announced a number of promotions: In the Cleveland office, Brittany R. Kinney and Dean Lisowski have been promoted to supervisor, and Emily Woods, Nicholas Jurkiw and Susan Kornatowski to senior associate. In the Amherst office, Kathryn Stiwald and Duane Denn have been promoted to supervisor.


PENNSYLVANIA

Mark S. Caltagirone has joined the Reading office of Herbein + Co. Inc., as a senior consultant in the Management Advisory Services Department. Separately, Thomas Bakaitus of the Pittsburgh office has been named one of the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals for Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals. … Michael Kerwin, of Stephano Slack LLC, Wayne, has been named one of the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars for Pennsylvania by the NAPAP.  


RHODE ISLAND

Richard DeRienzo and Michael Crawley, of LGC&D LLC, Providence, and David Fontes, of BlumShapiro. Providence have been named among the 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars for Rhode Island by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.  


VIRGINIA

Srikant K. Sastry, national managing principal of advisory services at Grant Thornton LLP, has been named Business Leader of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jennifer Baskin and Stephen Spiegelhalter have joined the fraud investigation and dispute services practice of Ernst & Young as partners in the Washington, D.C.


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