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


Jorge Servin and Jonathan Willyerd have been named partners in Hood & Strong LLP, San Francisco. Servin joined the firm in 2007, and Willyerd in 2001. … Elisa Stodghill, Sacramento region manager at Gallina LLP, has earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries. … Rony Rodriguez has been appointed a tax partner in the Los Angeles office of CohnReznick LLP. … Karen Flathers has been named the first chief customer officer of BlackLine, Los Angeles.



EKS&H, Denver, has promoted five partners: Michael S. Fitzgerald, Rebecca Kelley, Michael Lopez, Clayton Sparks and Kari Ritz Thiessen.


Becca Gilbert has been promoted to director of marketing and business development, and Stephen Andrews to senior manager in the Tax Services Department, of Thomas Howell Ferguson PA CPAs, Tallahassee.


Alison Melton has joined Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC as an associate consultant in accounting and finance outsourcing in the Louisville office. 


Margery Piercey has been named partner-in-charge of the Boston office of Marcum LLP. She will also serve as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. … Russell Phillips has been named office managing partner of the Boston office of CohnReznick LLP. He succeeds Jim Naber, who has retired.



Kevin Kelley, a junior staff accountant at Lewis & Knopf CPA PC, Flint, has earned his CPA license.


MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, announced a number of new hires: Kurt Brekke, Kris Goodwin, Alex Kaplan, Nick Tinoco, and Darby Wooldridge have joined the Assurance and Business Advisory Department as staff accountants. … Harvey Wallace, partner and co-founder of Brown Smith Wallace, has received the Missouri Society of CPAs’ 2016 Outstanding Public Service Award, in recognition of his contribution to his community through service to charitable and civic organizations, as well as his level of leadership, innovation, initiative and involvement. … Rebecca Kibler has joined Abeles and Hoffman, P.C, St. Louis, as a tax manager. … Jenny Meyer and Jon Waitukaitis will become partners at Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis, in January 2017. Meyer joined the firm in 1994, and Waitukaitis in 2003.



Tobi Smit, a partner at vhm|abc RA, has been elected chairman of IECnet, an international association of accountants, auditors and tax consultants.


The American Institute of CPAs announced the four recipients of the 2016-2017 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship award. (See the story.) 


Gina Grote is rejoining Blue & Co. LLC as a senior manager in the Tax Department beginning October 31. … Bruce Flyak, a partner in the Canfield office of Bodine Perry, and Aaron Pitko, audit and tax supervisor of the Youngstown office have earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. … Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron, announced a number of promotions: Rachel Gilbo has been promoted to senior manager; Kristopher Brown, Caitlin Lucas and Samantha Rathburn to manager; Monica Foster, Anthony Hon, Claire Schwab, Nathan Lieb, James Skakun, and Karyn Kail to supervisor; and Elizabeth Allread, Carly Neczypor, Theodore Maleski and Geoffrey Zion to senior accountant.


Dennis K. Dunlap has been named managing director of Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont. He succeeds Larry Pickering, who retired on Sept. 30. Dunlap is one of the firm’s founding shareholders, and has served on the firm’s Executive Board of Directors since its founding in 1999, as well as overseeing the firm’s IT department.



Jason Sanders has been named chairman of the Tax Department at Briggs & Veselka, Houston. He joined the firm in 2004, and succeeds Steve Awalt, who will continue his client work and service on the firm’s Executive Committee.


Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, has named 16 new partners and an executive director: Doug Buurma and Chris Gewain were admitted as partners in the Orange County, Calif., office; Brian Steuber as a partner in Silicon Valley; K-deep Dhaliwal as a partner in Fresno, Calif.; Gerardo Godinez as a partner in San Diego; Sharon Gregory as a partner in Seattle; Jason Thompson, Kristine Hoeflin and Olga Darlington as partners in Everett, Wash.; Kim Koch as a partner in Spokane, Wash.; Josh Lewis as a partner in Albuquerque, N.M.; Stan Luker as a partner in Los Angeles; Rob McGhee as a partner in Sacramento, Calif.; Joelle Pulver as a partner in San Francisco; Aaron Sedler as a partner in Kansas City, Kansas; Colin Wallace as a partner for advisory services in Portland, Ore.; and Jen Wyne was named executive director of human resources in the national office. … Shelly Archuleta, Joe Haberzetle, Jennifer Mace, and Christie Streit have been promoted to principal at Clark Nuber PS, Bellevue, while Victoria Kitts, Moses Man, Bryce Rassilyer, Kaman Shiu, and Mandy Statz have been promoted to senior manager.



Daniel Young, managing partner of the Green Bay office of Schenck SC, has received the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Distinguished Alumni Award for 2016.

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