Michael Neathery, a manager at­­­­ BKD LLP, Little Rock, was presented with the 2012 Pride Award by the firm. 



Todd Carper and Manish Patel were promoted to senior managers at Ernst & Young LLP, Irvine, and Kristina Liphardt was promoted to associate director. Several were also promoted in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Karim Anani, Leslie DeHoff, Brian Gauer and Jim McCaulley all held roles as senior manager and were admitted into the partnership. Jason Chao was promoted to principal, Mieke Velghe to executive director and Kush Gupta to associate director. In the firm’s San Jose office Matthew Dale, Ron Murphy and Kirk Parrish were admitted into the partnership, while Nicolas Kelpe was promoted to senior manager. In the San Francisco office, Alan Castillo and Carin Kaltschmidt were promoted to principals, while Mark Jain and Howard Ro were admitted to the partnership. Richard Anderson, Amir Golan, Scott Levy and Dave Seo were promoted to executive director. Michael Formolo was admitted into the partnership in the firm’s Redwood City office. …Andrea Ferran, COO of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, earned the association-certified Accredited Administrator in Accounting Practice Management by the Association for Accounting Administration.



Fang Wensen, a managing partner of Hua Yin Wu Zhou LLP, was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Finance as one of the Top influential people in the Chinese accounting profession.



The Financial Accounting Foundation appointed the chair and members to the Private Company Council. Billy Atkinson was selected as the chair of PCC, while George Beckwith, Steven Brown, Jeffery Bryan, Mark Ellis, Thomas Groskopf, Neville Grusd, Carleton Olmanson, Diane Rubin and Lawrence Weinstock were appointed to council.



Amy Gallagher, a principal at UHY Advisors, Inc., Atlanta, was honored with the APICS President’s Distinguished Leadership Award.



Mark Stutman has been named chief learning officer at Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago. …Thomas Walker has been promoted to managing partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago.



Kevin Graham and Connie Nipp joined Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville. Graham signed on as a staff accountant and Nipp as an administrative assistant.



Randy Oberdiek, a partner at BKD LLP, Kansas City, was presented the 2012 Pride Award by the firm. … Chad D. Kunze, a partner in the Health Care Group of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, transferred to the firm’s St. Louis office from Phoenix, Ariz.



Gary Moran joined J.H. Cohn LLP, Roseland, as a partner in the firm’s consulting group. John Boykas has joined Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, Chatham, as partner.  



Craig Hatherly has joined UHY Advisors Inc., Houston, as a senior manager in the firm’s tax group. …Amanda Kloesel has joined Better Bookkeepers Inc., Woodlands, as senior bookkeeper and office manager.



Rebecca Isaacs has joined BerryDunn, Portland, as tax manager in the firm’s Tax Consulting and Compliance Group. … Merrill Barter, a senior manager who works in the tax division at Baker Newman Noyes, was appointed by the AICPA as one of the ten national members of the State and Local Taxation Technical Resource Panel for 2012-2013.



Scott Mattingly, a manager at KatzAbosch, Timonium, recently earned the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist designation.



Jeffery Naeger has joined Stone Carlie & Company LLC, as principal in the firm’s Tax & Business Services practice. … Dale E. Oberkfell, who is a CPA, has joined Midwest BankCentre, St. Louis, as executive vice president and CFO. Oberkfell succeeds Ric Grimmer who recently retired as MBC’s CFO. Ne



Joe Proto, CEO and chairman of the New York-based billing, payment and marketing applications provider Transactis, has been elected to serve as the B2C Co-Chair on NACHA’s Council for Electronic Billing and Payment Steering Committee. … Tobias Lee, chief marketing officer for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, was named as one of the nation’s top CMO’s by ExecRank.



Bober Markey Fedorovich, Akron, promoted several associates throughout the firm. Chad Basquin was promoted to manager, Jeanine Black, Jessica Tepus, Shawn Carlson and Mindy Marsden moved up to supervisor, while Kristopher Brown was promoted to senior accountant.



David Chapman and Nancy Pham joined McDonald Jacobs PC, Portland, as staff accountants.



Lauren Rogers has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, as a senior consultant in the firm’s Security & Risk Services department. Rogers previously worked as a security analyst at AdvanceMed



Todd Workman has been named managing partner at SC&H Group, McLean. Workman succeeds Chris Helmrath, who was the managing partner at the firm since 2012.



Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, appointed 13 new partners throughout the firm including, Tracy Paglia, Jessica Cluzeau, Francis Tam, Mark Woodward, Elizabeth Dollar, Ben Mack, Shawn Jensen, Tony O'Donnell, Mark Harrison, Jennifer Ehman, Dena Herbolich, Mark Meier and Dhaval Patel.



Margaret (Peggy) Begg was named associate inspector general for Mission Support CFO by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration office, while George Jakabcin, chief information officer, was promoted to a function head status.


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