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


R. David Isley, CPA, CFE, CFF, has opened a sole practice in Fort Myers focusing on litigation support, forensic accounting and business consulting services. He has nearly four decades of financial management and business operations experience. For more information or to contact the firm, e-mail davidi@rdicpa.com.



Christopher Tower has been appointed national managing partner for the audit quality and professional practice of BDO USA LLP, Chicago. He succeeds Chris Smith, who has been appointed global head of audit & accounting for BDO International. Joe Johnson, the current assurance managing partner in the firm’s Orange County practice, will succeed Christopher Tower as the West Region managing partner.


Janet Law, a payroll specialist at Aliign LLC, Columbus, an affiliate of Blue & Co., LLC, has earned the Certified Payroll Professional certification.


Quinton Autin has joined Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC as a tax manager in the firm’s Lafayette-area practice.


The Maryland Association of CPAs named its 2016 Women to Watch: Amy Richardson, an assurance supervisor in the Baltimore office of RSM US, received the Emerging Leader Award, and Elizabeth Gantnier, the professional practice partner for the mid-Atlantic region at Dixon Hughes Goodman, received the Experienced Leader Award.


The Massachusetts Society of CPAs named its 2016 Women to Watch. The Experienced Leader Award winners were: Pamela Kelleher, a partner at Ernst & Young; Zara Muradali, a partner at KPMG; and Linda M. Smith, managing partner at Smith, Sullivan and Brown PC. The Emerging Leader Award winners were: Jeanie I. Gorlovsky-Schepp, a manager at AAFCPAs; Laura J. Gregoriadis, a principal at DiCicco, Gulman & Co.; and Jessica Platt, a principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. … Kayla Luther has rejoined Rodman CPAs as an experienced Associate.


Tim O’Neill, a senior staff accountant at Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors, St. Louis, has received the 2016 Young Professional Award from the Missouri Society of CPAs. … Alana Neale has joined the Assurance and Business Advisory Department of MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, as a consulting manager. … Teresa Pizzo has joined Abeles and Hoffman PC, St. Louis, as a senior accountant in the Audit Department.


Oreste Mosca, managing director of Nathan Wechsler, Concord, has been named the treasurer of the board of Leadership New Hampshire.



RotenbergMeril, Saddle Brook, announced several new hires: Thomas Butler has joined the firm as a tax director in the New York City Office; Eliana Garces as audit semi-senior accountant; Priya Atmakur and Gerald Fagu as tax semi-senior accountants; and Laura Grigoriew, Alexandra Stankus and Bin Kim as audit staff accountants. … Samuel J. Kenworthy has been promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal of Mercadien PC CPAs. He has been with Mercadien for eight years. In addition, Eric M. Whelan and Emily A. Hoffman have been promoted to director.



Sanath Rajapakse has been promoted to director at Freed Maxick CPAs PC, Buffalo. … Robert Loccisano has joined Lumsden McCormick, Buffalo, as a staff accountant. … Jonah Gruda, George Moffa, John Ohannessian, Lorenzo Prestigiacomo and Michael Rofman have been admitted as partners at WeiserMazars LLP. … Larry Iwanski and Robert Lang have joined Alvarez & Marsal as managing directors.


Christina Drake and Tyler Chambers have joined Blackman & Sloop CPAs PA, Chapel Hill, as a tax associate and an associate in the Audit Department, respectively.



David W. Achey and Lindsey R. Marchant have been promoted to manager in the Lancaster office of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP.



Dallas McGuire has joined the Tax Department of Scott and Co. LLC, Columbia, as a senior accountant.


Mike Vaden, a shareholder and leader of the Vaden Group, the Nashville-based entertainment business management practice of Elliott Davis Decosimo, has been named a Top Business Manager by Billboard magazine.


Weaver, Dallas-Fort Worth, announced six new partners: John DeBurro, Jackie Gonzalez and John Weihe in assurance services; Brandon Drews and Margaret Wallace in tax and strategic business services; and John Wauson in risk advisory services. … Chris Masters has been named managing shareholder of the Houston office of Doeren Mayhew. He succeeds Tim Moore, who has served as Houston managing shareholder for nearly 35 years. Moore will remain active with the firm as a shareholder through 2017. Masters joined the firm in 1998. … Austin C. Southerland has joined Condley and Co. LLP, Abilene, as a senior tax accountant.


Jane Norberg has been promoted to chief of the Office of the Whistleblower at the Securities and Exchange Commission. She joined the SEC in 2012 as the first deputy chief of the Office of the Whistleblower.

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