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

ARIZONA

Mary Jordan, a partner as Lohman Co. PLLC, Mesa, has joined the Legacy Resource Group of Phoenix Rescue Mission.


BRAZIL

Adriano José Ponciano and Emerson Santana have joined the Transaction Advisory Group of Alvarez & Marsal in Brazil as a managing director and a senior director, respectively.


CALIFORNIA

Rich Howard, a shareholder in the Orange County office of MHM, has been re-elected to a two-year term to represent the North America region on the Kreston International Board of Directors. … Crystal Ekanayake, a partner and EBP practice leader at Gallina, Rosevill, has received the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist credential from the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. 


GEORGIA

Ed Priem, a senior manager at CapinCrouse LLP, Atlanta, has been appointed to the AICPA Exempt Organizations Taxation Technical Resource Panel for 2016-2017. … Josh Thomas has been admitted as a partner in the consulting practice of Moore Colson, Atlanta.


ILLINOIS

Maurie Richie has joined the Human Resources Department of Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd., Chicago.

 

KANSAS

Kristin Sekavec, a manager at Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC, Garden City, has earned the Single Audit Digital Badge from the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center.

 
MINNESOTA

Abdo, Eick & Meyers, Mankato, announced a number of promotions: Derek Halvorson and Tara Torseth were promoted to senior manager; Erin Enstad, Thomas Kueber, Heidi Lellman, Justin Nilson, Bonnie Schwieger and Brad Wallace to manager; Zach Doud to client services senior accountant; Laura Jans, and Riley Petersen to senior accountant; Lelia Leonhardt to client services accountant; and Jolene Marsh to office manager.

 

NEW JERSEY

Maria Rollins, a principal at Kreinces Rollins & Shanker LLC, Paramus, has been named one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs for 2016 by Leading Women Entrepreneurs. … Carole Hedinger, a CPA and executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, has received the 2016 Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Gaming Research Institute. … Gordon Smith has joined the New Jersey Society of CPAs as chief financial officer. … Steven E. Sacks, founder of Solutions to Results LLC and former executive director of Moore Stephens North America, has launched a new Web site for his communications consulting practice: http://solutions2results.com/

 

NEW YORK

Ronald Storch has rejoined Marcum LLP as a partner and chief operating officer. He will be based in the firm’s Melville office. … Michael Parrinello and Jeffrey Trubia have been appointed Construction Team leaders in the Rochester and Syracuse offices, respectively, of The Bonadio Group. … Albert J. Frazia, a former talent management executive at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, has joined the Whitman Business Advisors’ team of CPA industry experts. … Sanath Rajapakse has been promoted to director at Freed Maxick CPAs PC, Buffalo.


OHIO


Samantha Dye has been promoted to controller at GBQ Partners LLC, Columbus. She joined the firm in 2010. In addition, managing director Darci L. Congrove, was named one of Central Ohio’s 2016 Smart 50 Award recipients by Smart Business.


PENNSYLVANIA

Kevin A. Eisenhart, a tax partner at Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, York, was named one of the 2016 “Forty Under 40” by the Central Penn Business Journal.

RHODE ISLAND

Michelle I. Cullion has been promoted to principal, and Renee Bell and Mark Pezza to senior accountant, at DiSanto, Priest & Co., Warwick.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Louis E. Robichaux, a restructuring professional at Deloitte CRG, was part of the team of advisors that won the 2016 Turnaround Management Association’s Non-Profit Company Transaction of the Year Award, for serving as chief restructuring officer for Tuomey Healthcare System, in Sumter. … Elliott Davis Decosimo, Greenville, admitted 10 new shareholders: Justin Boyd, Jessica Cain, Vicki Cherry, Brian D’Amico, Ken Doty, Elizabeth Finch, Shanna Morales, Chad Reingardt, Robert Stevens and Josh White.


TENNESSEE

LBMC PC, announced a number of new hires in its Knoxville office: Janice R. Sansing has joined the firm as a director in tax services; Thomas E. Booker and Ginger N. Wyatt as a senior managers in tax services; Kimberly L. Townsend as a manager in tax services; and Tatyana Aleksandrova, Thea Carter and Vicki E. Hilton as paraprofessionals. … Rusty Kruciak has been promoted to principal with 2nd Generation Capital LLC, Nashville, a merchant banking and financial advisory firm affiliated with KraftCPAs PLLC. 


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