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


Kevin Westcott has been appointed leader of the media and entertainment practice in the U.S. of Deloitte Consulting LLP within the technology, media and telecommunications practice. Westcott, who is based in Los Angeles, succeeds Jerry Belson. … Kyle MacLeod has joined SingerLewak as an assurance and advisory director. In addition, the firm’s David Finkelstein has been appointed to the Technical Issues Committee of the American Institute of CPAs. … Josh Clark has been named president of Cloudnine Realtime. (See the story.) … Robert Reid, CEO of Intacct, San Jose, has been named to The Channel Company's Top Midmarket IT Executives List. … Wayne Pinnell, managing partner of Haskell & White, Irvine, and his wife, Karen, will receive the DreamMaker Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast its annual Be Great Gala on Oct. 8.



Jeff Phillips, CEO of Accountingfly, has joined the CPA Consultants’ Alliance.


Josh Thomas has been admitted as a Partner in the Consulting Practice of Moore Colson, Atlanta.



Blue & Co. LLC announced a number of new hires: In Indianapolis, Rachelle Schultz has joined the firm as a staff accountant, Brian Holden as a senior accountant, and April Mohr as a receptionist. In Lexington, Ky., Nefty Lopez and Daniel Jackson have joined the firm as staff accountants, and Andrew Marcum as a senior accountant. And in Louisville, Ky., Jordan Rose has joined the firm as a staff accountant.



Brian Black and Zach Hylton, staff accountants at DeLeon & Stang CPAs and Advisors, Gaithersburg, have received their CPA licenses. 


Ann Brady has joined AAFCPAs Wealth Management as chief operations officer, while AAFCPA manager Jeanie Gorlovsky-Schepp has received a 2016 Women to Watch Awards from the Massachussetts Society of CPAs and the AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee. … Matt Hoogerland has joined QuickBase Inc., Cambridge, as chief financial officer.


Brian Simmons has rejoined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP as a partner on the firm’s Michigan specialty tax team. … Angela Mastroionni will succeed Mark Rottermond as managing principal of MRPR, Southfield, on Oct. 1, 2016. She has over 20 years of public accounting experience, and will continue to provide consultative assurance and tax services to clients.



Dr. Leslie Garrett, of Accounting Edge Marketing Inc., Minneapolis, has received a Quality Award for Social Media from K2 Enterprises as the Quality Awards winner for Social Media.


MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, announced a number of promotions: Emily Baird has been promoted to supervisor in the Accounting Services Department; Sarah Gaddy to manager in the Specialty Services Department; Harmonie Geha and Erin Hanavan to manager in the Assurance and Business Advisory Department; Michael Herber to manager in the Tax Department; Cal Jones to supervisor in the Tax Department; Collin Koenig to supervisor in the Specialty Services Department; and Gerald Ostapko to manager in the Assurance and Business Advisory Department.



Ashley Major, a manager at Nathan Wechsler & Co. PA, Concord, has joined the New Hampshire Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, while firm senior James Mitkonis has been named to Board of Directors of the Circle Program.


Cheryl Watson has joined the Financial Services Industry Practice of CohnReznick LLP, as a partner.


WeiserMazars announced a number of leadership changes: Michael Coletti has succeeded James Blake as office managing partner in New Jersey, while Blake will continue as the firm's managing partner; Craig Fine has succeeded Andrew Cohen as office managing partner in Long Island, while Cohen will continue to serve clients and assisting with the firm's growth strategy for Long Island; and Charles Abraham has been appointed leader of the Financial Services Group in New York, succeeding James Kinney, who will continue to provide support for the Financial Services Group growth plans, as well as the Long Island office. In addition, in January 2017, Kirk Eldridge will succeed Vincent Burke as the office MP in Pennsylvania. … Guido Gabriele has been appointed general counsel of Grassi & Co., New York. … James Bowers, partner-in-charge of the railroad industry at Bowers & Co. CPAs PLLC, Syracuse, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Urbach CPA Community Builders Award from the New York State Society of CPAs and the New York Council of Non-Profits for his leadership in recovering a number of nonprofits throughout his career. … Diane Paoletta has joined Marks Paneth LLP, New York, as chief marketing officer. … The International Federation of Accountants announced three appointments: Monica Foerster will serve as chair of the Small and Medium Practices Committee, Arjuna Herath as chair of the Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee, and Charles Tilley for a second term as chair of the Professional Accountants in Business Committee.



Alison Merkabah has joined Blackman & Sloop CPAs PA, Chapel Hill, as a senior tax associate.


Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, announced a number of new hires: Amy Noland has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the Accounting & Auditing Department; Kacey Houser as a senior staff accountant in the Tax Department; and Nikki Baynes as an administrative assistant. In addition, the firm’s Sean Saari and Dan Golish received the 2016 American Institute of CPAs’ Forensic and Valuation Services Standing Ovation Recognition, which recognizes professionals 40 or under who have exhibited exemplary professional achievement. … Trista Acker, a principal in the Dublin office of Rea & Associates, has earned the National Social Security Advisors certification from the National Social Security Association. … Eric Schreiber and Matt Campanale have joined 415 Group, Canton, as a principal and an audit manager, respectively.


Wendy L. Lance has been named department head of the Tax Services Group in the Lancaster office of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP. In addition, Nicholas A. Boyer recently joined RKL Wealth Management LLC, a subsidiary of RKL, as chief investment strategist. … Jason Staley has joined Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors LP, Pittsburgh, as an investment relationship manager.


Amanda Hawkins has joined Scott and Co. LLC, Columbia, as a staff accountant. 


The Texas Society of CPAs announced the selection of Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray as its new executive director and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017 (See the story.) … Mike Dansby has joined Consero Global Solutions, Austin, as vice president of CFO services. … Kristen Porter and Katie Thomas have joined Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP, Dallas, as a tax senior and an assurance senior, respectively.


Louise Davidson, CEO of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Integrated Reporting Council, London.



Reza Barkhi, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the KPMG Professor in Accounting by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.



Cassandra Walsh has been promoted to director in the governance, risk and compliance practice of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Washington, D.C., while Henry Windmoeller has joined the firm as a director in the professional services group.

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