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

CALIFORNIA

Adam Yorkshire has joined MGO, Los Angeles, as a partner to lead a team of music and business management industry professionals. ... Stefano Vranca has joined the national forensics practice group of Marcum LLP as advisory principal-in-charge in the California Region. He will be based in Los Angeles. ... Haskell & White, Irvine, announced a number of promotions: Tuan Le has been promoted to tax manager, Georgia Yu to tax senior, Miriam Notik to tax in-charge associate, Ryan Maes to ABAS manager, Jeffrey Wang to ABAS senior, and Sebastian Galmarini and Navid Rafiee to ABAS in-charge associate.

 

FLORIDA

Larry Schiff, a senior manager in the Tax and Accounting Department of MBAF, Miami, has been named president of the Florida Lions Eye Bank, a nonprofit organization operating at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, while the firm's David Hollander, a principal in the Audit Department, has been named vice chairperson of Florida Atlantic University School of Accounting Advisory Council. ... CS&L CPAs announced a number of promotions: Jennifer Messal has been promoted to senior tax manager, Alexandria Davis and Guillermina Vega to tax supervisor, Regina Klein to audit supervisor, Christopher Norton to tax senior, and Ryan Parrish to audit senior.

 

INDIANA

Gavin Fox, a manager at Blue & Co. LLC, and senior accountant Jill Hanson are serving as mentors in the Indiana CPA Society Scholar Program, which aims to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to consider accounting.

 

KENTUCKY

Zachary C. Scott has joined Riney Hancock CPAs PSC, Owensboro, as a supervisor in the Audit and Assurance Services Division.

 

MARYLAND

Jeanie Price, a partner at DeLeon & Stang CPAs and Advisors, Gaithersburg, has been elected to the CPA Firm Management Association Board as director of membership and growth.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Charles S. Fast has been promoted to manager in the Wooster office of Walthall CPAs.

 

MICHIGAN

Krystina Borrocci, director of marketing at UHY LLP, received a 2016 Emerging Leader Award from Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business.

 

MISSOURI

Lisa Benson has joined Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, as a business development manager. She was most recently COO of The Advisory Board, and prior to that was partner and leader of the Business Development Services Division at The Growth Partnership.

 

NEW JERSEY

WithumSmith+Brown announced a number of promotions: Scott Bartloff, Crystal Fitzpatrick, Erik Halluska, Shawn Henderson, Jason Kunkel, Shannon Metz, Aishe Miric. Susan Murphy. Alicia Mynarsk and Jessica Offer were promoted to senior manager; Andrei Adams, Stephen Antenucci, Gideon Bannett, Savannah Crain, Donald Foster, Nathaniel Green, Christine Mellusi, Michael Pahira, Melissa Roth and Ian Taylor to manager; Joseph Boccia, John DeAngelo, Philip Craft, Alexander Dundara, Julia Escobar, Aron Fredheim, Courtney Gordon, T.J. Houmes, Joshua Horowitz, Andrew Kelleher, Karen Koch, Daniel Kroliowski, Joanne Lee, Rebecca Lemanowicz, Robert Mandetta, Jason Margulis, Kevin McElgunn, Julia Novik, Brenda O'Neal, Brian Pace, Melody Peaten, James Petrat, Brian Roddy, Nicholas Roszak, Dominick Salerno, Karin Salmeri, Kathy Sikora, Amanda Simanton, Vincent Spinelli, Tyler Tedesco, Matthew Walsh, Robert Weiss, Isabelle Wissocki, Manting Yan and Gerald Zungri to supervisor.

 

NEW YORK

Hayley Mayer and Mary Santoli, directors at Prager Metis CPAs LLC, Woodbury, have received the 2016 Long Island Business News' Millennial Award. ... Craig Kanzel and Barry Sorkin have joined the partnership at Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP. Kanzel joined the firm in 2015 as a principal, and Sorkin in 2003 as an intern. ... Marcum LLP announced seven new partners: Tony Arrow and Juliet Song in San Jose, Calif.; Edward F. Bechold, Kurt Koegl  and Jonathan C. Tomazic in New York City; Susan N. Dupuis in Boston; and Monte Singh in Melville, N.Y.

 

OHIO

Renee West, human resources manager at Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, has earned The Caliper Foundation Certification, while Tiffany Frame has joined the firm as a human resources generalist, and manager Chad Gorfido has earned the Advanced Single Audit Certification from the American Institute of CPAs.

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Mohammad Faiz Azmi has been appointed chair, and Martin Edelmann vice-chair, of the Islamic Finance Consultative Group of the International Accounting Standards Board. Mohammad Faiz Azmi is the executive Chairman of PwC Malaysia, and Martin Edelmann is a member of the IASB.

 

WASHINGTON

Erica Coogan has been appointed new partner-in-charge of Moss Adams Wealth Advisors LLC, Seattle, succeeding Rebecca Pomering, who has become chief practice officer of Moss Adams LLP. Coogan has been with Moss Adams Wealth Advisors for over 18 years, leading the practice in the Puget Sound region for much of her tenure.

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